GEJ 4th graders recently had an exciting few weeks in the library! Last year, I learned about Breakout EDU, and was happy to find ways to incorporate it into our library instruction time. To conclude our library time for the school year, I designed a special library challenge for our 4th graders that involved solving clues that required the use of a variety of informational resources they learned about with me. These clues gave them the combinations to the 4 different locks on their team's Breakout box. On the last library day of the school year, each team was able to successfully get into their Breakout box. It was a fun, active way to conclude our school year!
Our Hollis 4th grade lunch time book club had the amazing experience of Skyping with the author of the book they just completed! Author Stephanie Burgis, who wrote the fantastic book The Dragon With the Chocolate Heart, very generously did a Skype with us on Friday during our last meeting of the school year. It was a wonderful way to conclude our final book club meeting of the school year!
Summer is one of my favorite times for reading. During summer breaks, I visit my local public library to read some of the books that I plan to add to our school libraries. I hope that our students also find many fantastic books to read this summer. Within our school district are several excellent public libraries to visit including the West Buxton Public Library and the Hollis Center Public Library.
If you visit a local library this summer, or are in a place where you are looking for a great book to read, here are some of my favorite books!
Mrs. Parker's Summer Reading Recommendations:
Students going into 1st grade
Students going into 2nd grade
Students going into 3rd grade
Students going into 4th grade
Students going into 5th grade
Students going into 6th grade