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Elementary School: World Day of the Book

Dear Parents of the Elementary School, including the SEL,

The World Day of the Book will be celebrated at the Elementary School, including the SEL on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the German School. We have invited the author Jennifer O’Connell who will be reading from her book and sign it afterwards. The title of the children’s book is “The Eye of the Whale” a remarkable and  true story of a whale rescue in California.

This will be our eleventh celebration of the World Day of the Book in the Elementary School. We have chosen a popular theme for our event this year: Whales. Students of 4th grade have been working on this topic for quite awhile. They read Sam’s Whale, done their reports on the various types of whales, and created poster displays. This helped tune in students of all grades and rouse their curiosity.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book and have the author sign it, please purchase one through the many venues available. We have done some research for you and found out that it is widely available. Even the Bethesda Co-op on Seven Locks Road has copies on display table for children’s books right next to the entrance. Mrs. O’Connell will read from her book, give some background information, and will sign copies of the book that children choose to bring on that day.

We would also like to tell you about our annual book fair in connection with the World Day of the Book at this time. Used and surplus children’s books from the library will be sold during this event. Please give your child small change to purchase some of those books which are priced at $ 0.10, $ 0.25 or $ 0.50. Every year this is one of the highlights of the fair, since children have only few opportunities to buy something independently here in the Washington area.

We will remind you shortly before the upcoming event via the Wednesday Mail and remind you to give the book to your child the day of the reading  in case you choose to purchase a copy for your child.

Kind regards,

Ingrid Wrausmann, Fachleitung English and Ursula Eberhard, librarian


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