Sunday, March 30, 2014

April is Poetry Month

Check out these poets:

Joyce Sidman

Take a look at these websites:

Here are some great books:
(Look in the 800s section for more.)

A Kick in the Head by Paul Janeczko

Some fun poetry activities:

  • Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day. We will celebrate on April 18th at South School but the national Poem in your Pocket Day is April 24th
  • Participate in the Rockland Public Library's Poetry Contest
  • Write and illustrate a poem for the South School Poetry Book
  • Do a Poetry Slam with a friend
  • Recite and record poetry
  • Video tape yourself reading poetry

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pick Your Chick!

Chickadee that is.  During the last week of March we will be joining students from around the state of Maine to vote for the 2013-2014 Chickadee Award winner.  Students will have 10 books to choose from.  Over the next few weeks students will listen to the nominees during their library class and in their classrooms.  We encourage you to share the books at home and to discuss them with your children.  This is a great way to encourage reading, increase awareness of authors & illustrators, learn about children's book awards, and have some fun! To learn more about the Chickadees go to this website, LINK.

Here are this year's nominees:
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

Jangles: A Big Fish Story by David Shannon

Lost and Found by Bill Harley, illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony Wilson, illustrated by Sue deGennaro

Randy Riley's Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen

Step Gently Out by Helen Frost, photographs by Rick Lieder

Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino