Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This Week in the Library...

This week we're reading about some of the history surrounding our Thanksgiving Day traditions.

Third and fourth grades are listening to Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, which tells the story of Tony Sarg, the creator of the larger-than-life balloons that have come to represent the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Here's a glimpse into the book:

You can download a fun activity guide to accompany the book by clicking here.

Fifth grade is reading Laurie Halse Anderson's Thank You, Sarah, which explains how Sarah Hale, in superhero fashion, made sure that Thanksgiving was a nationally celebrated holiday.  You can learn more about Sarah Hale by clicking here.

You can learn more about author Laurie Halse Anderson in the video below:

Enjoy next week's holiday!

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