Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2x2 Books-Extraordinary Jane

This week in the library, grades K-2 will be introduced to this years 2x2 Books.  These are books specifically for children in PS-2nd grade that are the cream of the crop in literature.  As students read the 2x2 Books, they are encouraged to fill out the chart below.  Once it is all colored in, they can bring it to the library for a small prize.


To introduce the 2x2 Books, the kids and I "visited the circus" by reading Extraordinary Jane and then played Circus Bingo.  


For anyone with a beloved pet, this delightful and heartwarming story set at the circus shows that quiet qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy.
 
Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn't strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn't feel like herself, but she also doesn't feel special. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Her Ringmaster thinks so, but not for the reasons Jane believes.
 
Ordinary can be extraordinary!






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