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Dr. Seuss Library Activities

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information


Read Across America with Dr. Seuss March 5 – March 9, 2018

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

The National Education Association is continuing once again with the NEA’s Read Across America program. In its 20th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through various events and partnerships. In our LUES Library we have been busy with daily activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Reading. Read Across America Day is officially celebrated on March 2nd.  In the LUES library and in  all  Specials classes, students enjoyed  various Dr. Seuss reading activities to celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday.  Throughout  the week students showed their spirit by “Seuss-fying” themselves and  dressing  up for Monday: The Cat in the Hat Day-wearing stripes, Tuesday: The Lorax Day- wearing a moustache, Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday- wearing wackiest socks, Thursday: Thing One & Thing Two Day-Crazy Hair Day, and Friday: Fun Favorite-dressing up as your favorite Dr. Suess character!  The daily Dr. Seuss trivia question for the week included two lucky winners from each grade level who were announced each morning during the morning announcements. Each winner won a book and several Dr. Seuss “goodies”.  Reading activities in the library  have been conducted with a Battle of the Books of Dr. Suess books with fiction vs. nonfiction. Library lessons included Read Aloud’s of various Dr. Seuss books incorporating our twelve  IB Attitudes and emphasizing our IB Learner word of the Month: “Caring”.   With  a little bit of tech. time in the library,  a variety of Dr. Seuss games and activities were enjoyed as well. Happy Birthday Dr. Suess and Happy Reading!

“Read Across America Poem” by Anita Merina

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,

To pick up a book and read with a child.

You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,

To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.

In schools and communities,

Let’s gather around,

Let’s pick up a book,

Let’s pass it around.

There are kids all around you,

Kids who will need

Someone to hug,

Someone to read.

Come join us March 2nd

Your own special way

And make this America’s

Read to Kids Day.


Central Rappahannock Regional Library Visit

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information


Our library would like to thank the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for partnering with our LUES library program and giving their presentation of Chinese Folktales to all of our third grade students.   The Central Rappahannock Regional Library offers the Stories from the Ancients class for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Specially trained library staff perform stories from the Chinese and/or Native American traditions that coincide with current SOLs and this supports our reading curriculum.  Fredericksburg public librarians Craig Graziano and Josie  came to Lafayette Upper Elementary School on February 9th and  gave an entertaining and enlightening presentation of Chinese folktales to all of our third grade classes. The live storytelling enhances the listening skills of children, increases vocabulary, develops the capacity to empathize, encourages self-awareness, and motivates children to read. Thank you Central Rappahannock librarians for your wonderful storytelling!

100 Reasons Why We Love to Read

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

With the 100th day of school  and Valentines Day on February 14th; our LUES library students have shared their thinking and have created a colorful library display on our library doors for students, teachers, and administers to see. Our students love to read!

Congratulations Division Spelling Bee Grades 3-8 Participants

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee scholars who participated on January 16th, at the Division Spelling Bee held at Walker Grant Middle School Cafetorium. LUES participants were: Izaiah Welden, Kevin Lopez-Barradas, Eve Wenger, Melissa Lamey, John Schaffer, Mikayla Fernandez, Lalani Nguyen, Mary Muldrow, and Sara Furmuli. The winner of the Division Spelling Bee was Joseph Ghent, 6th grade student of WGMS. Congratulations Joseph! Joseph will be participating in the Regional Spelling Bee at James Monroe High School, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. A special thank you to all parents and families, classroom teachers, WGMS and LUES Administrators, and Spelling Bee judges for making this event possible.

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee Participants!

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

Congratulations to all of our spelling bee participants and to the winners who will be competing in the Division Spelling Bee on January 16, 2018 at WGMS.