Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season with your kids! We are getting settled back into a routine in the Reading Center at school. We have a lot of topics I want to cover in the remaining months of school.
This month we will be focusing on nonfiction books. We will start by understanding the difference between fiction and nonfiction by making comparisons. We will do some fun research using nonfiction books and magazines (National Geographic: KIDS) and share some of our findings. We will also learn about the nonfiction section of the library and that it is sorted by the Dewey Decimal System. Nonfiction books often have features that other books do not. These features include a Table of Contents, a Glossary, an Index, captions, maps, graphs and others. We will be introduced to these features as we learn that wonderful knowledge can be gained by using the nonficiton section of the library.
At the end of the month, we will enjoy the Book Fair! All students will have the opportunity to browse before they buy.
I have been noticing that many students have not been returning their books in a timely manner. Please talk to your child and ask them if they have any books that they are not able to locate. They may just need a little help. I want all of the students to be able to check out books freely and keep reading!
Have a great January and stay WARM!