Sakura Book of the Week

Asa Stahl, a graduate student in astrophysics at Rice University, never expected to write a children’s book. His book, The Big Bang, presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand.

Have you ever wondered how the universe began?

What do we know about the universe?

What don’t we know about the universe?

Jennifer Nielsen – Gr. 5 Virtual Author’s Visit

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Jennifer Nielsen – December 11th

Grade 5 is in for a special reading treat with a virtual author’s visit from one of ASIJ’s favorite visiting authors on December 11th at 10:50.  I don’t know any author who can write such compelling historical fiction, adventure and dystopian novels.  Quite frankly, when I read The False Prince several years ago, it became my favorite adventure of all time!  I am honored that Jennifer is so graciously giving up an evening to do a virtual author’s visit with our students.  

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Sakura Book Bowl 2021

If you are in Grades 4-5 and love to read, you might enjoy the Sakura Book Bowl after school activity which begins in January. Elimination rounds will take place in March. Elimination rounds for the “traveling team” will be in mid-March. Twelve book bowlers who qualify for the “traveling team” will participate in this year’s Sakura Book Bowl Tournament at the end of April.

You will be required to participate in weekly activities, keep a reader’s notebook and read three books from one of the categories below, as well as two additional “everyone reads” books. If you qualify for the team, you will be required to read an additional “expert” book.

Save the World

Rich & Riveting Page Turners

Heartfelt & Honest

Sticking Out & Fitting In

Everyone Reads

Expert Books

KG The Gruffalo’s Child

“Who is this creature so big, bad and strong?”

As part of KG’s exploration with shadows Mrs. Pretz read The Gruffalo’s Child during library class this rotation. A special thank you to Mrs. Notter for her puppetry and shadow-making skills!

KGT strikes a pose wearing their Gruffalo headbands!

ASIJ Elementary Library