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Principal’s Book of The Month

 
 
Purpose
The Princiapal's Book of the month was created to encourage and foster a love of reading for pleasure in our students.
 
Process
Students are asked to read a book and complete a reading response form. All students who complete and submit a reading response form are invited to attend the Principal's Book of the Month Chat. During the Chat students will eat a catered lunch with our Principal and discuss the book of the month. The discussions center around the IB Learner Profile Traits the characters exhibit, connections students make with the text, themes and problems of the text, and narrative elements of the text (author, characters, setting, & plot).
 
The Principal's Book of the Month Chat occurs the last Friday of each month and the forms, which can be picked up in the office, are due the Wednesday before.
 
Participation
Participation in the Principal's Book of the Month is voluntary but we encourage all of our students to participates. Research has proven that the more a child reads the better that child will read.


 
2012- 2013 Principal's Book Club Selections
 
 
August

K/1       Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

2/3        Frindle by Andrew Clements

4/5        Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko*

 

September

K/1        Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz*

2/3         Ellray Jakes Is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner
4/5         Holes by Louis Sachar

October

K/1         The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

2/3          Ms. Daisy Is Crazy by Dan Gutman
4/5          The Detention Club by David Yoo

 

November

K/1        Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama

2/3         Punished by David Lunbar*

4/5         Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

 

December

K/1        Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester*

2/3         The School for the Insanely Gifted by Dan Elish

4/5         Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack Gantos


January

K/1        The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone*

2/3         The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson

4/5         Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

February

K/1        One Love by Cedella Marley
2/3         Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell

4/5         The Jacket by Andrew Clements

 

March

K/1        I'm Not by Pam Smallcomb

2/3         Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

4/5         The Watson's Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

April

K/1        What If Everybody Did That by Ellen Javernick

2/3         Ramona Qumby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

4/5         Blubber by Judy Blume

 
*Indicates books on the Beecher EBook Shelf
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