This week, we have dedicated time to discuss and explore the school book fair!
What is the book fair?
Where you read books. - Daniel
For reading. - Jade
For taking home books. - Lily
Buying books! - Lucas
Is it just like the art fair or is it different than the art fair? The art fair is like you go inside a school and you see art. - Hugh
And you can buy art. And you can buy books at the book fair! - Finlay
Where will the book fair take place?
Outside of the school in the front lawn. - Lily
I’m going to it! - Finlay
It’s actually going to happen in Blake Hall. - Sam
Downstairs! - Lily
After gathering some information and further discussing what the book fair is and where it will take place, we read the book fair brochure together as a class to gain a stronger awareness of the theme for the event and meaning behind it.
Little Stories Everywhere
What does it mean to tell a story?
It means like once upon a time there was three pharaohs or something. - Finlay
Some Rainey Room friends tell a story about St. Johns ...
Once upon a time there was three classrooms. - Finlay
Tucker room, Rainey room, and Brown room. - Wilder
And in those classrooms there were...
People, teachers, - Wilder
and toys. - Finlay
And water bottles and lunch. - Wilder
And playing, and tables, and eating. - Finlay
And learning. - Hugh
And going outside. - Wilder
It goes forever and ever until everyone's dead. - Finlay
I want every book on this list! - Lucas
Included in the brochure are a list of "teacher favorite" books that staff at St. John's have recommended to others.
Today, we were able to visit the book fair as a class to not only look at some of these stories in person, but also discover additional interesting stories to read as well!
I love all the books! - Remy
Here are some books that stood out to children both during the in-person book fair tour and afterwards when recalling books that we enjoyed reading.
We spotted something else we recognized and are excited about. The St. John's pajamas!
There will be some pajama sets available for purchase at the book fair.
We will have our first school pajama day on Friday, October 29th, and cant wait to show these off!
No. It’s big stories everywhere. See? - Frannie
We are so looking forward to spending time with you at this years book fair.
Being able to experience some of the stories with the children today was so exciting.
We will see parents tomorrow evening at the preview party and then families together on Saturday!