• Bookworm

     Mrs. Lareau's Thoughts

    "Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are." 

    ~Mason Cooley~

     Welcome all to the world of remote instruction! As the quote above says, reading allows us to travel anywhere while staying home. So far, since we've been apart, I have traveled to:

    Prince Edward Island, Canada, through Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Florida, through Squirm by Carl Hiaasen

    London, England, through Mary Poppins by P L Travers

    Back to England for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    On to the USA: 1890's with Teddy Roosevelte in The True Flag by Stephen Kinzer

    I am in Artime in The Island of Legends by Lisa McMann

    Where have you traveled? Please email me at: slareau@plainville.k12.ma.us and let me know!


    I will be up-dating my grade level pages to keep your digital information skills growing! As I can't read to you, it's all about copyright, I will have links to videos, interactive stories, and even authors reading there own books! Now that is legal. 

    Can't wait to see you all,

    Mrs. Lareau


     I officially became the school library/media specialist in 1997.  Prior to then, I had spent the last 8 years as a volunteer in the Jackson School library.  I moved the library from the old stage, to a hallway, and then to one of the portable classrooms.    


    As the students know, I love to read! No, I haven’t read every book in both libraries, but it is a goal.  I firmly believe if one can read, one can acquire the knowledge to succeed at anything. 

    In today’s world our students need to be lifelong learners, one way is through reading, the second skill is to become INFORMATION LITERATE: being able to access and evaluate information in any format, book, online, and periodical.  The next step is to apply the gained information, and use it with appropriate copyright.