Dear Hunnewell,Please join me tomorrow morning in the Hunnewell library at 8:45 to meet and hear from our new Literacy Specialist, Lisa Mortarelli, and our librarian, Roxanne Scott. Lisa will be sharing tips on how to support your child as a reader and Roxanne will show you how to access a variety of databases that can support your child’s learning and reading life.Our Morning of Literacy will followed by the Hunnewell Book Fair beginning this weekend. I hope that you’ll stop into Wellesley Books on Sunday, February 7th and/or Monday, Febraury 8th. Your classroom teachers and specialists have put together wish lists for their classroom libraries.  A donated book may become your child’s new favorite!  Your purchases will also support the Hunnewell shared library.
Hunnewell’s shared library is a collection of leveled books for the teaching of reading, Grades K-5. There are multiple copies (sets of 6) of each title for small group instruction. Teachers match books to students in order to grow more proficient readers. Having these resources is critical to developing readers’ skills, stamina, engagement and volume. Thank you for supporting our shared library with books that will help your children to become strong readers!
Finally, I want you to know that the third grade students will award the Hunnewell Mock Caldecott Medal to their choice for best picture book. The real Caldecott Medal honors the illustrator who creates the most distinguished picture book for children published during the preceding year.During library class, third grade students are studying the Caldecott Medal criteria (plot, character, setting, child appeal) and past Caldecott Medal winners to see what to look for in outstanding illustrations. We are reading and discussing six possible winners from picture books published in 2015. Next week, by secretive ballot, each third grade student will vote for his or her favorite picture book that will then receive the Hunnewell Mock Caldecott Medal.The six books included are Trombone Shorty, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, Last Stop on Market Street, Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event, and 8: An Animal Alphabet.I hope to see you tomorrow morning and thank you for suporting literacy at Hunnewell. 

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