Well friends, it’s happened. The last Friday of the 2018-2019 school year is here! Faculty will still be here for another week with meetings, but the kids are officially done next Tuesday. So here we go with my final weekly roundup for the library.
6th grade book club had our last meeting of the year this Thursday, to talk about the awesome book Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. It’s the story of a girl who is deaf striving to connect with a whale who sings his song at a wavelength none of his fellow whales can understand. I asked the kids if they thought it would be a good book to read in a science class for all the science tie-ins and they enthusiastically said yes. Something to think about for the future…
We also wrapped up our 4th quarter reading challenge and had the most students to read 9 or more books out of all 4 quarters. Sadly, there just isn’t time for the usual pizza party celebration, but we still had some nifty prizes to choose from.
On Tuesday, we got word that we were accepted to bring four of our students to the ALA National Conference this June in DC, where they will get to have lunch with YA authors and give their feedback on the YALSA Best Fiction for Teens 2019 nominees. We can’t wait!!
We’ve been exam study central all this week as well, as our Upper School students take their finals. So it’s by far the quietest days we’ve had all year! I even had time to READ A BOOK. What??