Reading Corner

The Reading Corner

April has a number of wonderful things to celebrate in the world of literature. We are in National Poetry Month and April 2nd was International Children’s Book Day. In this time of uncertainty and great concern, we can rely on poems to offer wisdom, uplifting ideas, and language that prompts reflection that can help us slow down and center ourselves. One of my favorite poems is, Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni. It is a lovely poem all about the sights and sounds of summer. But, more importantly it is a poem about what makes the author happy!

In order to continue with the theme of joy, I wanted to share with all our parents a list of books that spark joy for kids. The following texts will help your scholar find joy long after they have closed the covers.

Everywhere, Wonder! By Matthew Swanson

Now by Antoinette Portis

Sky Color by Peter Reynolds

Festival of Colors by Surishtha Sehgal

From Rain to Rainbows by Various Authors

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer

I Hear a Pickle by Rachel Isadora

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Eric Carle

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Mei Mei Loves the Morning by Margaret Holloway Tsuubakiyama

Distance learning is beginning for our scholars, April 6th, but that does not mean that independent reading should stop! Remember to incorporate at least 20 minutes of independent reading into every day! If the books that you have at home have lost their thrill for your scholars, do not forget about their BCPS Student ID. All BCPS students have a virtual library card to Baltimore County Public Libraries when they have that number. They can access databases, ebooks and eaudiobooks! If you don’t know your child’s student ID number, log into your parent log in on BCPS One and go to My Profile! It is that easy.

I also want to take a second and tell each and every one of our Glenmar Gators how much I miss working with them and seeing them every day. I hope that you are all happy and healthy! Enjoy a good poem or children’s book this month!

If you have any questions regarding reading, email me My office hours on weekdays are from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.


Happy Reading!

~ Mrs. Marzocchi