This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" and the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is here to help! Please download the document below (click on the picture) for a list of great resources and weblinks for students of all ages. These include centers to support and build basic skills such as reading and math as well as resources for students in grade 6 -12 to maintain basic skills and improve research skills to help prepare for life after high school with college or career information.
Mrs. Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, author of Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!, came to visit the 2nd graders at Gearing. She began her visit by sharing her journey to becoming an author and getting her first book published as well as on what students could do to make their writing come to life! She spent time encouraging the students to use their imaginations and "think outside the box". Second graders got a sneak peak of her next book due out this Spring. It was an enjoyable afternoon for all.
Gearing students are thinking all things chocolate and participating in a variety of activities as we kick-off our month long reading of THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH. First graders recently engaged in a STEM activity to determine which projectile traveled the furthest - chocolate chips, a Hershey kiss, or a marshmallow. The best part, of course, was eating the chocolate!!