Hi! My name is Suzanne Pierce and this is my second year to be the library/media specialist at Ann Smith Elementary. I taught second grade at Ann Smith for 13 years before becoming the librarian. I love my new role at Ann Smith and have enjoyed getting to know not just a single class, but an entire school full of children who are excited about learning. It is exciting to get to share my love for reading with every child at ASE.
Each month we celebrate one or two very special authors. We learn about their lives, read their words, examine their illustrations, and are inspired by their works to create and grow. Below is a list of the authors for the months of the 2016/17 school year:
August: Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.
September: Lois Ehlert and Barbara Park
October: Mo Willems
November: Tomie DePaola
December: Jan Brett
January: Shel Silverstein and Katherine Otoshi
February: Jerry Pinkney
March: Dr. Seuss and Laura Numeroff
April: Kevin Henkes and Leo Lionni
May: Bill Peet
This year in the library, the students will have the opportunity to hear read alouds written by the authors of the month and be inspired by their works to create using legos, stacking sticks, magnetic tiles, and "found" objects. They will use ipads and computers to read from a large collection on the myon database. They will take AR quizzes to earn points and rewards. They will do research using World Book Online and Magnolia databases. They will also have opportunities to participate in music and drama.