- Monday, March 2-- Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
- Wednesday, March 4 -- Happy Birthday, Dav Pilkey! Watch this video about Dav and his books, Captain Underpants and DogMan!
- Students have been given a Scholastic Catalog to order books. More information will be coming soon. Please read Class Dojo to find out when Martinez-Acchini is coming to ACS.
- Spring Break -- March 16-20-- READ, READ, READ!!
Women's History Month--Women's History Month in March is an ideal time to celebrate the brave, bold, and fearless women who have influenced history. The important role women have played in shaping our nation and the world can often be overlooked, whether in the fields of science, politics, environment, legal, the arts, and more.
NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH TIMELINE
I'm with Her (2016)
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman to be nominated for President by a major political party.
Women Go to Infinity and Beyond (1983)
Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space.
A Women's Place is in the Court (1981)
Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court
Women Win the Right to Vote (1920)
Women are granted the right to vote thanks to the 19th Amendment
Come to the Elementary Library to check out books about brave, bold and fearless women!
Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts.
- How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond) - Research indicates a strong correlation between parents reading and storytelling with children in the early years and reading achievement at age 15, with those students performing one to two years above their peers. Read more.
- 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12 - From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. Others open kids' minds to cultures beyond their own. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles. Read More.
- Sites & Links
- International Children's Library - Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library. The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time. This is a great site for extension activities when learning about different regions of the world and can be used effectively into the middle school grades.
- Story Online - Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.
- We Give Books - A Pearson Foundation Initiative, We Give Books offers students a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children. While the books are not read aloud, they allow students to practice “Read to Self” with a good fit book during center time. There are books for children in preschool through fourth grade.