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Reading Resolutions + Research

We are off and running with PS 8’s Readathon! Here’s a fun 2020 reading log–just write titles completed on the spines. Hard copies of this log are available to pick up in the library during Open Access for parents (Tuesdays 2:40-3:20 every week). This month second graders and I will embark on a guided research […]

Choice Reading

Inspired by the ideas of educator/author Pernille Ripp’s 2017 book Passionate Readers, I began thinking more deeply about how to emphasize student choice as a greater feature of PS 8’s library program. Early in the year I challenged each student to “Try for 25” and complete at least twenty-five books of their choice–any genre, any […]

Library Open Access Tuesdays Begin this Week

I am happy to announce new Open Access Tuesdays for PS 8 families from 2:40-3:20 beginning on October 8th! Stop by the library, room 313, for recommendations, quiet studying, and to borrow books. Students must be accompanied by an adult. September library orientations and Banned Books Week activities are now complete. Students in grades 2-5 have begun borrowing books, […]