This week we are reading a new Chickadee nominee, Float by Daniel Miyares. It is a wordless picture book about a boy's adventures with a paper boat. Click on the playlist below to learn how to create your own paper boat!
Each year South School students join with other kids from the state of Maine to help choose the next Chickadee Medal winner. Join in the fun and read these books at home with your kids. If you would like to be a guest reader at South just let me know. We are inviting people from the community in to read two of the nominees; Land Shark by By Beth Ferry, Illustrated by Ben Mantle, and Emmanuel's Dream by By Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls.
January is the month when many prestigious awards are given in the book industry. Watch for announcements for the new Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Theodore Geisel and Sibert award winners. Links are attached on the right sidebar of this website. Click on this link to learn more about the Chickadee Award, LINK Students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to read the 40 books nominated to receive the 2016 Maine Student Book Award. Here is the link to learn more about them. LINK
Many Chickadee nominees and MSBA nominees are available online from our South School Learning Commons Library and from the Rockland Public Library. Please let me know if you need help accessing them.