This week, Mrs. Etta was inspired by author Paul Czajak’s book, Seager the Weaver, about the spider who breaks tradition and creates a web in new and innovative shapes. Related to this theme, she read Kindergarten and Grade One students Lois Ehlert’s book, Color Zoo, that features a variety of animals composed of different shapes meticulously connected. The students drew their own creative shape animals out of circles, triangles, and squares.
As a follow-up to introducing Grade Two students to word play homonyms with the book Dear Deer by Gene Barretta, the students “played” on the words “Bear/Bare” by drawing a “bear, who cannot bear to be bare.” The result was a variety of bears sporting hats, decorative coats, and even a kippah!
At the end of last week, readers who participated in the Pesach Reading Club were awarded a free book for a job well done over Yom Tov. The gift of a new book is always the most meaningful reward for enriching one’s time with the joy of reading.