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The Weekly Roundup with Teacher Margaret

Dear Friends,

This week I read Yuyi Morales' Nino Wrestles the World to First and Second grades. We laughed at the monsters in the book, wondered why he wore a mask, and talked about which of Nino's opponents we liked best. Reading with and alongside children is one of my favorite parts of being a parent and an educator. Our children need to see us as readers, too. If you are wondering why reading and seeking out books that interest your children and you are so important, I recommend two different TEDTalks. The first is by one of my favorite authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her talk is titled "The Danger of a Single Story." The second is by Lisa Bu. Her talk is titled "How Books Can Open Your Mind: a love letter to libraries." Both use personal stories to lift up the power of stories to shape our lives.

Please be sure to come to our Harvest Festival on Sunday from 1-3. Several of you have shared with me your desire for and appreciation of school events that are just for fun and friends. Our Harvest Festival is such an event. We will have a DJ, face painting, scarecrow building, nail painting, and other fun activities for all ages. If you have never been before, the Harvest Festival takes place on the field that runs from the Main Building to the Meeting House.  

Thank you to those who filled out the volunteer interest from. If you haven't filled it out I have included the link here.