Reinforcing the difference between fiction and nonfiction: Starting this week, when students return individual books to the library they will be asked to place their books in a fiction or nonfiction pile. I have discussed fiction and nonfiction with all classes, and we are going to experiment with this system and see if it works to reinforce this concept. Fiction books are made up, while nonfiction books contain true information!
Also in library this week, all classes are becoming familiar with the books of Pam Munoz Ryan, who is visiting our school on 10/23. 1st-2nd grades will read book from the Tony Baloney series, while 3rd-5th grades will perform Reader’s Theater from Ryan’s chapter books.