Today we will work on our A-Mazing Roots project. The students have been carving out a maze in the east lot. Although our maze may not be as large as the maze at Snowlandia Zakopane Park in Poland, the students have had a blast working on it.
Please join us ALL weekend as we continue to build our maze.
I read a short little Polish Fairy Tale called The Three Gifts. It is from the book A Bedtime Full of Stories. I love little short fairy tale reads.
I also read the book Jars of Hope. I loved this short children’s book. This past year I read the book The Book of Lost Names. It is so heart-wrenching to think about losing your name. Something so simple that we take for granted. I recommend reading The Book of Lost Names and reading Jars of Hope as a family. Wonderful opportunity to talk about the tragedies of the past.
Here is a quick view of the snow maze the kids are making here at the Library.
Miss Sherry also read The Three Gifts from A Bedtime Full of Stories.
I also chose to read Maus. I loved this graphic novel and thought it was so well done. It is truly a work of art. I love the father/son dynamic portrayed in the writing. Maus was recently added to the banned books list in several libraries across the United States. The art is super powerful and may be something that you want to share with your parents if you are reading it. Sometimes sharing with our parents our feelings on books such as Maus can be very helpful to get a better perspective on a very tragic time in our history.