December 23, 2009

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December 15, 2009

Great e-reads for December!


With the unpredictable weather of Pittsburgh, this e-book surely will have your child talking about wildlife, weather patterns and family customs. While cardinals are rather common winter visitors here, in other parts of the country they are much more rare to spot.
The extension pages of this book might help your family examine how wildlife can be helped on those blustery winter days.
Happy reading, both online and in a cozy spot by the fireplace!
Enjoy your winter break!

November 05, 2009

Negotiating Reading in November...


Without Daylight Savings Time, darkness is falling before we are in our front doors. Evening hours can quickly disappear in front of 'a screen' and suddenly it is children's bedtime with barely time for a story to tuck them in. Make the most of evening "screen time" with a wonderful e-book from our Sylvan Dell Grant!
My featured book is Whistling Wings, the story of migration and one frightened, lonely bird. This award winner will have you and your child glancing skyward to watch those Canadian Geese as they make a similar trek to warmer settings.
Please post your comments for our book discussion! Happy e-book reading!

October 20, 2009

Grand Opening of the E-Books site!


Reservations are coming in for the Parent workshops on Tuesday, October 27th. We will be having sessions at both 2:15 and at 6:30. It is the perfect opportunity to come in and learn about the features of the Sylvan Dell Publishing e-book Grant we have received. These are "hands on" sessions to show you all the features of these beautiful books.

So far my favorite title is difficult to pick, but Countdown to Fall is perfect for our Pennsylvania Autumn. The illustrations make me want to get outside for a brisk hike!
What was your reaction to this story?

October 16, 2009

October 19th, Preview of our E-books Grant

On Monday, October 19th we will be revealing the Sylvan Dell Publishing Grant we received to use the wonderful e-books for all our students! P.P. C. will meet at 9:15 and I am anxious to hear the reaction to some of these titles.

We do want to be certain that everyone understands the purpose of our book blog and uses safe internet practices when they make a comment. If we enjoyed one of these books and would like to discuss it on the blog, we simply type in our comments and then sign with our first names or using family name only. You are welcome to put your grade level , but please do not use any full names, or share personal information.

This blog is moderated, so we will be certain information is appropriate before it goes public.

I will model an appropriate entry in my next entry.