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Book Character Day is nearly here!  Who will you be?

There are so many amazing characters in the books we read.  One of second grade’s favorite is Splat from the book Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton.

In Library class, the second graders talked about character traits – and Splat is definitely a real “character”!  They described him as silly, funny, entertaining, goofy, crazy, and friendly.

Students made Splat the Cat crafts to display in the Library during Book Character Week.

Students described Splat as a real scaredy-cat!

Be sure to check out the display in the Library!

Calling all Star Wars fans!  Did you know that Saturday, October 5th is the second annual Star Wars Reads Day?

It gets even better!  Local bookstore, BBGB, is hosting an author event with none other than Tom Angleberger, author of the incredibly popular Origami Yoda books!  He will be at BBGB on Saturday, October 5th @ 1 PM to promote his NEW book, The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet.

Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight is back–and not a moment too soon–as Kellen, Sara, and the gang face a new Menace: the FunTime Educational Program. FunTime is supposed to raise students’ standardized test scores. Instead, it’s driving everyone crazy. The students turn to Origami Yoda for help.

If you are planning on attending, be sure to pre-order Tom Angleberger’s books so that you can get them signed at the event!

bbgb books 3100 Kensington Ave Richmond, VA 23221 Attending: Tom Angleberger

The students at RES would like to say a HUGE thank you to the staff at Sony Pictures!  Each student at RES received an awesome FREE Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 poster and an activity booklet during Library classes this week!

Why?  Because Sony Pictures was helping to promote literacy during International Literacy Day at the beginning of September.  Hopefully RES students will be inspired to read the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book, written by Judi Barrett.  It really is one fantastic book…what imagination!

And interestingly enough, the sky is getting very cloudy at the moment.  I hope it doesn’t rain meatballs – I forgot my fork at home!

The FREE Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 poster was an exciting surprise for RES students!

Students, if you loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as much as I did, be sure to read another Judi Barrett classic, Pickles to Pittsburgh!

The movie opens today, September 27th, in theaters!  I’m sure that many RES students will enjoy it just as much as the book.

Thanks again, Sony Pictures!