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    Second Grade 

    I am reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick to second grade students.  In this book, when twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.  Students will examine the perspective of different characters in a story.

    First Grade

    First graders are viewing The Miracle Worker.  This is the portrayal of the early life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan.  Students will examine realia from that time period and discuss the challenges in the life of Helen Keller.


    To kindergartners, I will read the chapter book The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling in which a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.  Students will discuss how a dream-come-true might have its bitter side.  Be careful what you wish for!


    Each week, pre-K students will view a different story by Beatrix Potter.  These include:  The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny;  The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse;  The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck;  The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse;  The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding;  The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher;  the Tale of Mr. Tod;  The Tale of Pigling Bland.