Middle Grade Monday – Read Across America
Each year, my trusty library club participants and I travel to one of our district’s elementary schools to participate in Read Across America by reading Dr. Seuss books in classrooms. This year’s trip had to be rescheduled due to an early closing for snow, but we finally went last Thursday. It’s a fun but exhausting trip. The students are grouped in twos and threes and have a schedule of classrooms to visit. To prepare, we spend about 15 minutes of each library club meeting reading Dr. Seuss books with partners to get used to the language and cadence of the words.
The students get their marching orders from Mrs. Shore – AKA The Cat in the Hat.
Lunch is served! I wish I could show you pictures from the classrooms – the little kids are so cute. I don’t have the correct permissions for that, though.
Next up for our Library Club is our end of year celebration for this year’s Book for All Readers – Legend by Marie Lu. Have any of you read it?
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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