I’m getting very excited for tomorrow! Even though it is the end of the semester and I’ll be working on my cataloging memo tonight I’m taking some time out to look over the grade level expectations for Reading to Kids. It’s going to be the first time I’m reading to the 5th grade! I’ve been a volunteer for about three years and a grade level coordinator (GLC) for nearly two but I usually do 2nd grade. We’ll be reading Judy Moody & Stink : A holly joliday and making snowflakes and other ornaments. I may have to find some online tutorials on how to make Hawaiian flowers (I guess Judy and Stink decide to decorate the tree luau style? I guess we’ll find out tomorrow).
With luck I’ll be able to make time next year to go to the curriculum meetings again. I just read an excellent article in the Scientific American Blog about books to give to little scientists in training. Although some of the questions would have to be leading for scientific analysis some of the books look amazing. I didn’t know that Mo Willems had written a dinosaur book and I’ve seen the Peter Sis book before but forgot to recommend it the last time Reading to Kids did from the earth to the moon.