We kicked off a new One Book, One School event this afternoon with an assembly that introduced the students to the new book we will all be reading for the next 5 weeks - A Nest for Celeste, A story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home by Henry Cole. It is the story of a young and lonely mouse looking for a home and friends, set near New Orleans in the 1800s when the naturalist John Audubon came to draw the birds of the area. We took a look back at why we loved reading with our families and reading the same book as their teachers and staff last year. Students watched the trailer for the book and learned about some of the activities we will be doing at school to celebrate and enhance our reading. Youngest and only students took home their family's book and will show their parents how to find the reading schedule and chapters read by staff on the A Nest for Celeste page of the LMC site. At that page families can also learn more about the story and the author, Henry Cole who will visit Patton November 7! Finally our own little Celeste made a squeaking and waving appearance!
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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.