If you are a J.K. Rowling fan then listen up! She is releasing her newest book, The Ickabog, one chapter at a time from May 26th - July 10th. It is a story that she began writing years ago, but it had gotten put up in her attic for another day. And that day is today!!! And what makes it even better is that she wants children, that may be looking for a little something to do while stuck at home, to do the illustrations! So if you are interested, you can read more about it on her website (<click there). If you decide to do any illustrations, I'd love to see them!
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Each year on Memorial Day, NBCS honors those in the military that have passed away or died in the line of duty with our Memorial Day Assembly. I always enjoy this day, with students singing patriotic songs, veterans speaking, and everyone respectfully honoring those who have served our country and given the greatest sacrifice. I will miss hearing "A Toast to the Flag", In Flanders Field and Mr. And Mrs. Towne talking about the members of the military and their service. Take some time to reach out and thank a current or former member of the military for their service. Send a card, make a phone call, FaceTime or video chat. Tell them that we all appreciate the hard work and sacrifices they have made to protect our country. Please watch the following video to learn a bit more about Memorial Day.
Click on this link to view a video talking about Memorial Day.
Jason Reynolds, author of the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Lu, Sunny) has been chosen by the Library of Congress as their National Ambassador For Young People's Literature. Since he cannot go out and tour and meet kids all across the country, he has created a "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story" video series. He talks a bit about himself, his passion for writing, and offers writing challenges to kids. Here is one of the videos challenging you to write a story about an imaginary tiny neighborhood. I hope you give it a try!