In the last two weeks, students in Kindergarten to grade 4 read two more stories by the Global Read Aloud author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. We enjoyed the stories Duck! Rabbit! and It's Not Fair. Using Twitter, students shared their thoughts and connections about the books. Please check out the Creekside Library Learning Commons' news feed by following us on Twitter (@creeksideLC) and searching #creeskidelearns and #GRAAMy.
Last Friday, Creekside students participated in the school's 3rd annual Global Cardboard Challenge event. The global event all started from the creativity and imagination of one young boy in East L.A. To learn more about Caine, watch the video of him and his cardboard arcade at Caine's Arcade. Students had a lot of fun collaborating and creating their own projects!
The Global Read Aloud project is a literacy event that students around the world are participating in. For six weeks, the same books are shared with over 300,000 students. There are many opportunities for students to make global connections and share their opinions about the stories.
The younger students will be part of the author study and will be reading the books with Ms. Koppensteiner in the library. This year, the Global Read Aloud is focussing on books written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Our first book this week will be Chopsticks. Grade 3 and 4 students will be reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. Grade 5, 6, and 7 students will be reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
Mrs. Koppensteiner is the teacher-librarian for the Creekside Library Learning Commons.