This past week, the BPE library was lucky enough to host two special guests. On Wednesday, November 16th, Linda Anthony, the mayor of Westlake Hills, read Wild About Books to Mrs. Tremel's first grade class. She visited to encourage students to participate in the BookSpring Read-a-Thon, which will begin at the end of January. This fundraiser helps to buy books and support literacy programs at a number of Austin-area schools. For more information about the Read-a-Thon, please click on this link.
On Friday, November 18th, all students attended a performance by local storyteller, Bernadette Nason. Bernadette is a multiple-award winning performer who has been touring around the country since 1993. She acted out two stories (The Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats and Stone Soup), which had themes of sharing, gratefulness, and kindness to go along with the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone loved watching Bernadette bring stories to life with her expressive voice, movements, and dramatization. We are so thankful that the Booster Club funded this unique opportunity for students to experience literacy in a different way!
Thank you to everyone who decorated and brought in a pumpkin to the library for Halloween. I was amazed by the amount of creativity and hard work that went into all of the designs. We had an overwhelming turn-out and ended up with a total of 125 pumpkins!
Take a look at the video below for a glimpse of everyone's awesome creations. If you didn't have a chance to participate this year, start planning for next year. I know it's going to be even more impressive!
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