Oh, hello, week six of school, and welcome to the Derby Library, where there is more to do than check out a book.
Please take advantage of family check-out time in the Lower School library, Monday through Thursday from 3:15-4:00 p.m. Sit quietly on a couch or cuddle with a bear on the floor and read. LS students know how to self-check-out books using the scanner should you find a book that you would like to borrow. Perhaps your children would like to share the skills they have learned in tech class and teach you how to make a card using Print Artist Gold. The computers and iPads are available to use while sitting in the LS library.
This month the Terry library is featuring a pumpkin book cover walk designed by MS students in Mrs. Depin’s library class. Students cleverly designed their pumpkins to resemble their favorite book. The pumpkins will be on display for about another week and can be seen as a slide on Lewis Dining Hall wall screen, which will run from morning snack through lunch.
A special thanks to our friends at Buttonwood Books and Toys for sharing two of their talented visitors. In September, Christopher Eliopoulos delighted students and teachers from Grade 2 with the illustrations from his “Ordinary People Change the World” book series. The following titles are available in the Lower School library: “I am Amelia Earhart,” “I am Abraham Lincoln,” “I am Albert Einstein,” “I am Helen Keller,” “I am Jackie Robinson,” “I am Lucille Ball” and “I am Rosa Parks.” Mr. Eliopoulos shared his step-by-step drawing style and the students drew several of the main characters of his books. Mr. Eliopoulos signed his drawings for the grade teachers to hang in their classrooms.
On October 13, Buttonwood again partnered with Derby Academy and scheduled a visit with Adam Shaughnessy, author of “The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB.” MS students and their teachers enjoyed a presentation in the Healey Family Center for Innovation about “The Unbelievable FIB.” After reciting the FIB oath, Mr. Shaughnessy left each student in Grades 4 and 5 an official Mister Fox authorized Fibber ID Card. The book is available in the Terry Library. We hope to see you soon!