Author Jennifer Fosberry Visits Whittier with Two New Picture Books
Whittier Reads El Deafo October 2016
Avi and Brian Floca visit in 2015
One Book, One School: WONDER
New for 2015-2016, the LRC is excited to offer a community-wide reading program called Whittier Reads. Building on the success of last year’s One Book, One School, Whittier Reads will offer opportunities for family reading and special evening literacy programs throughout the year. The Whittier Reads theme for 2015-2016 is BE WHO YOU ARE, with reading lists and programming that will focus on celebrating diversity.
We’ll kick off BE WHO YOU ARE in October with One Book, One School: WONDER. R.J. Palacio’s beautifully-crafted tale of kindness, compassion, and acceptance is a perfect title to kick off a year of celebrating our differences and our strengths. But the fun won’t stop with WONDER. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to delve into topics such as ability awareness, body image, families, gender stereotypes, and poverty.
With a variety of reading available to families from picture books to novels, and programming from book discussions to guest speakers, families can choose to participate in the areas that are most meaningful to them. Stay tuned to the Whittier News and the PTA’s Whittier Weekly for more information throughout the year. We look forward to reading with you!
WHITTIER SUMMER READING 2015
Good Times with Poem in Your Pocket Day!
"Put a Poem in Your Pocket" Day is Thursday, April 30th!
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, Americans celebrate National Poetry Month by selecting a poem, carrying it with them through the day, and sharing it with others. This year, Poem in Your Pocket Day falls on Thursday, April 30th.
TAKE A POEM, GIVE A POEM Outside of the LRC on one of the display windows are several pockets containing poems. The higher pockets contain more complex poems for older kids, and the lower pockets have some fun/silly poems for the little kids. They may select whatever poem they'd like to keep/carry with them, but they must replace it with another poem. This can be a poem they've copied or an original piece. There will be a supply of pretty paper for them to choose from, or they can use their own paper as well.
On Thursday, April 30th, Ms. Coleman will randomly be asking students if they have a poem in their pocket. If they do, they may be chosen to read their poem over the intercom for the entire school!
Whittier Author Fest a HUGE SUCCESS!
On April 16-17, Whittier was fortunate to host two outstanding authors. Primary students visited with renowned picture book author Barb Rosenstock, and Intermediate students met with novelist Blue Balliett. Thanks to our PTA for organizing such a wonderful event!
The Winner of MARCH MADNESS! Thanks to all who participated.
Author Kristin Levine Visits Whittier 5th and 6th Graders
Check out Our New November Displays
The LRC--at the Center of...
Welcome to the Whittier LRC Video
2014-2015 Checkout Policies
Kindergarten and 1st Graders may check out up to 2 books at a time. 2nd-6th Graders may check out up to 3 books at a time.
ALL BOOKS are DUE in 1 WEEK. Students may get their books renewed if they need more time, but should remember to bring in any LRC materials they have checked out during their regularly scheduled LRC time (or before).
For special class projects, on an as-needed basis, students may check out up to 5 books.