Library/Mrs. Patricia Swedenberg

During the month of May we will be focusing on kindness. We will be reading books that inspire
kindness, gratitude, mindfulness, communication, creativity, and reflection. Students gain self-awareness and confidence through the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas.
 books we will share are:
The Bad Seed by Jory John This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be'happy?
What Do You Do With a Chance by Kobi Yamada
a story of a child who isn't sure what to make of a chance encounter then discovers that when you get brave, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen.

What Do You Do with a Problem by Kobi Yamada 
What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it.
We will be making kindness reflection mazes.
Kindness Is A-MAZE-ING

  Reading is one of the most important skills your child will learn in school. Reading improvement comes with practice, and the Notre Dame Library provides a wide variety of books for students to borrow for reading practice, information, and enjoyment.  You can help your child by reading to or with him/her. Encourage your child to spend time reading at home every day. 

  Students are responsible to handle library books with care, since they are for everyone to share. Please keep books away from pets, food, and all liquids.

 Any book damage should be reported to the library as soon as possible so we can attempt repairs.  Please do not try to fix books at home. 

 Library books may be kept for two weeks then must be returned. A book may be renewed (checked out again) if the student is not finished reading it. An overdue (late) book means a student cannot borrow another book (until the overdue book is renewed or returned). If a book is lost, payment toward a replacement will be requested from the parents.

             Happy Reading! helps kids select books that appeal to them by offering kid-friendly reviews and information about children's books and authors. The information is searchable by author, series, and special features. The companion site focuses on young adult literature.           

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