Saturday, February 28, 2015

No more snow please - but if more comes this way...

I just heard on the news this morning that February was the snowiest month on record - EVER! Yikes!  The story went on to cite that of the 28 days in February we received snow on 20 of the days. I think everyone and their cousins are yelling UNCLE about now, but more may be on the way!  So as a last hurrah (hopefully) to snowfall for the 2014-2015 winter, how about checking out this website listing a few snow themed books?  Since we can't change the weather, we might as well embrace it?  
Take a look at this list: More Snow Titles

Bookworm bench at McGovern School is covered in snow

Saturday, February 14, 2015

PJ Read Aloud

On Tuesday evening February 10th, McGovern School hosted the second annual P.J. Read Aloud.  Once again our guest reader was Steve Aveson, NECN news anchor and husband of kindergarten teacher Karen Aveson.  The evening began with a quick presentation reminding parents of the importance of reading aloud to their children for fifteen to twenty minutes a day.  (Why read aloud?)   But Steve quickly stole the show with his magic tricks, his ability to juggle snowballs and his animated story telling. Everyone went home with happy giggles and smiles leaving us with the confidence to say that the evening was once again a huge success!  

We are only left wondering what tricks Steve will have up his sleeves when he returns to McGovern School for next year's P.J. Read Aloud!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Award winners

The news this week was filled with talk of winners, from the Superbowl winning Patriots to the winner of the most snow fall in the state, Leominster.  But a much less publicized winning news story occurred this week with the American Library Association choosing the winning books for 2015, specifically the Randolph Caldecott Awards, for the most distinguished American picture book for children.  Congratulations to these winning titles. 

Caldecott Winner:

Honor Books: