Although all of our partner schools are on a
year-round track system, September often feels like
Back To School season for the rest of us. This
is the perfect time to get back into the routine.
We look forward to seeing you
on the 10th!
Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales
A great selection of books
awaits our September readers! The theme of
the month is "Fantasy, Folklore, and Fairy Tales." For a
list of this month's books and some excellent craft and
discussion ideas to go along with them, please
First graders are bound to clamor for more with this
month's classic selection,
Rumpelstiltskin. The Brothers Grimm may have
shared this story first, but Paul Zelinsky has done a
beautiful job of retelling it through words and splendid
oil painting illustrations. As readers pick up the
book, they will be reminded of the impudent,
sympathetic, and infuriating little creature who
headlines this old favorite.
Who knew that mosquitoes had the ability to
unleash jungle disaster? In the 1976 Caldecott
Award winning book
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, we learn the
impact of one mosquito's tall tale and the trouble she
ends up causing in the jungle.
Curriculum Committee has a great "bring-ahead option"
idea for craft time -- bring paper plates,
feathers, and googly eyes, and anything else you can
think of to make owl puppets!
Sharon's Secret Recipe for Freckle
Juice from one lemon
Pepper and Salt
. . . . and a few other crucial ingredients will allow
readers to get that face full of freckles that they have
always wished for -- or will it? Fourth grade readers
will easily relate to Judy Blume's timeless tale
Freckle Juice. [But please don't bring the ingredients to the clubs. :-)]
You can read more about these titles and the three
other September books,
The Talking Eggs, and
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, on our
They Had Us Rolling in the Aisles!
A huge round
of applause to our very own Ali
Oktay for his efforts to propose and organize
the first ever Reading to Kids Comedy Night and
Silent Auction at the Improv on August 11th!
Additional thanks go out to the
Mary Abdo, and Summer
intern, Elaine Choi -- all
of whom dedicated many hours to making the event a
Also, we wish to thank those who made us laugh all
- Jimmy Dore
- Henry Phillips
- Eddie Pepitone
- Bil Dwyer
- Carol Ann Leif
- Chris McGuire
- Vance Sanders
- Ali Oktay
This evening of fun helped to raise nearly $2,000
to support our Reading Clubs.
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