On curriculum night we debuted a special event for the the Patton community - our first ever all school/family book club. We will all read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, according to a four week reading schedule. Families each received a beautiful copy of the book and will read at home with their students while teachers and staff read it as well. In school there will be trivia contests, discussion, research and activities related to the book. Each class will create a class robot that represents their class with specific features they choose. Reading begins on September 12 and ends on October 11 when we will visit with the author Peter Brown through Skype. We know our families will enjoy reading this unique story together and sharing the adventure of Roz the Wild Robot. We hope you will also access some of the suggested home activities on The Wild Robot page. On Friday when our students learned about the book club, Roz made an appearance, becoming "activated" and leaving students with this important message:
We also learned from our students why they love reading with their family at home and in class with their friends:
My Reading List!
I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.