Philippe Petit

Students in grade two have been learning about Philippe Petit, who is an incredible tightrope artist.  His most famous tightrope walk is a walk between the Twin Towers in New York City when they were still being built.  Together, we’ve read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein.  This book also won a gold Caldecott Medal in 2004.  We also began asking questions about Philippe.  How can he do such amazing stunts? This week, we will research a few of our questions together.

Michael Sporn made a video version of the book. Here is a clip to share with your families!

Michael Sporn made a video version of the book. Here is a clip to share with your families!

Kindergarten Learns About the Library

K Animoto Riquinha

Mrs. Riquinha’ Kindergarten class has been coming to the library during their flex planning time.  For our first few weeks together, we worked on making this video.  Students helped to take the pictures and even wrote the captions (with a little help from Mrs. Barrett).  We are learning what library class is all about!  We hope you enjoy our video.

They are a Hit!

First grade enjoyed our library centers today, too! They worked on animal and president puzzles, letter of the day art decoration, and independent reading. Everyone made really nice choices. Way to go! Enjoy your first library books of the school year!





Library Centers

It is hard to believe that this is already the third week of school! Our library checkouts started up today and we were so thrilled to notice lots of excited students making their way to the desk. We also began a few “centers” in the library. We are starting with three: a puzzle center, an ABC table art center, and an independent reading center. We plan to add to these each month and keep them changing so you always have something new to try at the end of library class. What do you think so far? These fifth grade boys were really into the presidents puzzle that is out right now!