Wednesday, April 11, 2018

National Library Week

It is National Library Week. Let's celebrate by sharing our love of reading!
Here are some fantastic resources for finding a great book:

Children's Section of the Alameda County Library - There are great resources on this page for young readers. Also, you can check out an ebook with your library card. It's all free!

Reading is Fundamental - Here we have some books read aloud, resources, and activities.

Starfall - This site is always a favorite to find fun interactive read alouds.

Learning games for Kids - Includes many games for different subjects. Some great literacy games.

PBS Kids Island - Has many reading activities for our youngest readers.

Book Trailers for Readers - Are trailers made by students for other students. Fun way to find a new favorite book!

Library of Congress Read - Classics that are free to read online, plus booklists on the best books that are out there to enjoy.

These are just a few to get you started. As always, if you have a website that you use for reading, let me know.  I would be excited to add it to the list!

Happy Library Week!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Read Across America

"Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think" - Dr. Seuss
Today is Read Across America Day. We celebrated this day at Eastin by inviting readers from our community to share their love of reading and experiencing a read through of a favorite book with our students. We were lucky enough to have visits from the fire department, the police department, the sanitation department, the District Attorney's office, BART, and so many more.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday. We enjoy the work of this great author as we read those books of a silly nature. Without him, we may not have had so much fun in literature. Enjoy these websites that support Dr. Seuss and reading:
http://www.seussville.com/
Dr. Seuss Biography
http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/
Art of Dr. Seuss

Monday, January 29, 2018

Upcoming Events

Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon: On Wednesday, January 31 we will experience a phenomena that hasn't happened since 1866. What does all of this mean? 
The Moon will pass into the Earth's shadow. This means that the Earth will be between the sun and the moon. It will cause the moon to take on a reddish color. Also, the moon will be the closest to Earth that it will ever be making it appear quite large. And if that isn't enough, it will be the second full moon in a month which is called a blue moon.
You can find out more about the moon in our library Dewey Number 523. 
You can learn more about the moon on these websites:

Since we are in a Science Mode...
Are you ready for the science fair?  It will be here on Friday, February 9th. We have science fair experiment books in Dewey section 507. Come by and ask and I will help you find them!

Get Ready to Read Across America.  March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday. We always use this time to get reading. Eastin will be looking for readers from our community for March 1 or 2. If you or any other members of our community can come in and read a book to a class, please email Laura Cox at lcox@nhusd.k12.ca.us.  Thank you!