Greetings, Wildcats! Hope you are enjoying poetry month. We are having a blast with our poetry month centers! We have several different stations where our students read poems, write poems, illustrate poems, copy poems, or create poems of their own. See some of our magic in action below.
This month is flying! We have several upcoming events planned.
Thursday, April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Make sure you have a poem in your pocket to share with those you love! Can’t find the right poem? Haven’t written one yet? Make sure you stop by one of our poetry stations, which will be in operation through Wednesday, April 30.
It’s super important to read during the summer break. If you don’t, you lose valuable reading skills. The Athens- Clarke County Library has a great summer reading program to encourage all of you to come in and check out books. On Thursday, May 1, ACC Librarian Ms. Kim James will visit OAES to discuss the summer reading program. I will also introduce our summer reading lists, which we are compiling this week.
Don’t have enough books to read at your house? On Monday, May 5 and Tuesday May 6 volunteers from awesome Athens organization Books for Keeps will be here to distribute 12 free books to each student in our school grades K-5. This is our first I am so THRILLED, and I know you all will be too.
Wednesday, May 7 Mr. Marty Barrett and his crew from the Woodruff Arts Center will share their Poetry Off the Page Program. This event was sponsored by AthFest Educates and our P.T.O. Thanks AthFest! Thanks, P.T.O. We ❤ you!
Thursday, May 8 Ms. Lauren Knowlton from the Young Adult Program of the ACC Library will discuss their summer reading program with our 5th Grade. We also will have the Books for Keeps Distribution for our 5th grade.
Monday, May 12 all library books are due for inventory. Make sure you get them back to us no later than Friday, May 16– the last day of school!