April and May in the Library

posted Apr 16, 2018, 7:03 AM by Sheila Wooten-Jones   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 7:03 AM ]

April is National Poetry Month and we will explore poetry of all types.  Did you know there are over 50 different types of poetry?  Poetry can be fun, but it is also widely recognized to help with cognitive development, language development, social and emotional development, and even physical development through coordination of breathing, and mouth and tongue movement.  Each morning on the announcements the morning reporters will share a poem. On Thursday, April 26 Sahuaro will celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day.  We will have an opportunity to pull a copy of our favorite poem out of our pocket to share with others.  Check out the parent resources links to explore several great children’s poetry websites, and for information on why poetry is important. 

On May 4 our students will enjoy a storyteller assembly to wrap up our storytelling unit in the library.  Jim Cogan will be here to delight and inspire us to continue to be great storytellers.  Mr. Cogan also uses stories to help teach good character traits. 

To support summer reading our PTA has purchased three books for each Sahuaro student!  On May 16, students will be allowed to choose three books during our book distribution.  It is important for children to read during the summer.  Studies agree that, with as few as six books, children retain more of what they have learned and are better prepared for the upcoming school year. These books are a great start to summer reading.  Click on the Summer Reading link for information and resources. 

Please help us protect our resources.  All student library books should be returned on time and in the same condition in which they were checked out.  Please ask your students to return library books on time.  Lost or damaged items must be paid for.  Please call the library with any questions. Thank you for your support! 

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