Amy Ludwig VanDerwater                                                                                                       

                                                                                                               SPRING DRINK

                                                                                                              Autumn cider.

                                                                                                              Winter cocoa.                                                                                                       

                                                                                                              Summer lemonade.


                                                                                                               A drink for Spring

                                                                                                               is rain with petals

                                                                                                               shaken in the shade.


                                                                                                               Bursting bud.

                                                                                                               Cool wet worm.

                                                                                                               Puddle in a cup.                                                                                                         

                                                                                                               Umbrella floating

                                                                                                               in your glass.

                                                                                                               It's springtime.

                                                                                                               Bottoms up!




                                                                                                             School Year Flying By!                                                                                     

                                               Our school year will be winding up before you know it. We are in the final stages of taking out books and returning books to the library. The cutoff date is June 3rd at which time all books will need to be returned in order to reset the shelves for September. If you cannot locate borrowed books, let me know. Try contacting the public library to see if the book/books were returned there by accident. If books cannot be located,  they will need to be purchased and replaced. Please contact me if you have any questions.

                                                The Oakland Public Library offers wonderful summer reading programs and activities. Reading a book on the porch, under a tree, in a plane or by the seashore is something the whole family can do anywhere you are. It leaves a lasting impression on your children as lifelong readers. The message is, reading is not just about learning skills in school but a way to have endless knowledge and pleasure.

                                               Specific information regarding: the days they have book exchanges; how many books can be borrowed and what to do if a book is missing--- all of that information is located on my website under Library Policies.

                                              We follow the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Standards, English Language Arts program. Distinguishing fiction from nonfiction, elements of different genres, author/illustrator studies and research are just a few of the areas that are covered throughout the grade levels via literature and digital resources.

                                              THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease (7th ed.) is a wonderful resource for anyone who would like to engage their children to read regularly and with joy. It is very easy reading and incredibly informative. Reading aloud is a key component to sucess in reading.


                                               Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. My extension is #2004.


    Mrs. Carolyn Malden

    Library Media Specialist

    "Anything and everything is possible as we grow and succeed, with each step, each day."