Book of the Month
“Sky Dancers” written by Connie Ann Kirk and illustrated by Christy Hale is an historial fiction book which takes place in the early 1930s and is based on the historic story of Mokawk steelworks. The little boy in the story has a father who has gone to the city to work on the New York Skyscrapers. He misses his father and only gets to see him on weekends. One day his Mama takes him into the city to visit his father and notices how different things are from the reservation. When he sees his father at work on the tall buildings he describes it as seeing his father dance across the sky. This enjoyable story is a celebration of family, courage and pride.
Our book of the month, for the months of March and April is Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins amd Chris Soentpiet. This beautifully illustrated collection of poetry reflects the feelings we all experience at some time or another. Our children have been listening, reading and writing poetry. We are now in the process of compiling their poems for our Annual PS 32 Poetry Anthology. This book was chosen to give the children another genre to explore and appreciate.
Our book of the month for January is Babu’s Song written by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen. The theme of this story shows the wonderfully honest and loving relationship of a boy and his grandfather and how they overcome the obstacles of being poor.
A copy of this book can be found in the Parent’s Coordinators Room, B137, if you would like to read it and discuss with your child at home.
Our December book of the month, David’s Drawings written and illustratated by Cathryn Falwell, focuses on kindness. It is a gentle story that imparts positive values about cooperation with other classmates. A copy of this book can be found in the Parent’s Coordinators Room, B137, if you would like to read it and discuss with your child at home.