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For the month of October:

On Tuesday, October 14, the Book It Repertory Theater will perform their production of the book La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez. This is the story of a young boy from a Mexican migrant worker family who is adjusting to his new life in America. He struggles with an unfamiliar language and making new friends, but finds comfort in a caterpillar that sits in a jar by his desk. By the end of the story, both the caterpillar and the boy have transformed.

Park Lodge students are preparing for this exciting performance by listening to and responding to the story. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students are practicing the use of diagrams by studying butterfly lifecycles. 3rd graders are using the text features on nonfiction websites to find information on butterflies. 4th and 5th graders are reading personal accounts of children from migrant worker families and writing about the advantages and disadvantages of this lifestyle.

In addition:

Kindergarteners completed a unit on libraries and book care and are now ready to check out books. Practice books were sent home the week of 9/29. Students who return their practice books before their next library day will get to check out a real library book to take home. Library books are due on Mondays.

1st and 2nd graders are learning about captions in nonfiction texts. Both grades are using the computer to practice captioning pictures.

3rd graders have begun a unit on nonfiction text features. This month they will focus mainly on the use of captions and headings. Later this month, they will be using their knowledge of captions and headings to create a report that compares/contrasts a carnivore with an herbivore.

4thand 5th graders will use the month to fine tune their migrant worker essays. They will learn note-taking strategies, gather information from more than one source, and write & revise their essays.

The Library Media Center is a busy place!