A new giant panda cub was born at the National Zoo on August 23, 2013. The zoo is holding an election to choose her name. The name will be announced at the cub's naming on December 1, 2013, which is 100 days after her birth. According to Chinese tradition, a baby is officially named on its 100th day.
Students at Westbrook will be learning about the names from the National Zoo's website, and listening to a radio report explaining their meanings. They can also watch the baby and its mother on the zoo's panda cam 1 or panda cam 2.
Once they make their choice, they will use a form to submit their vote, and we will send our results to the zoo.
All of the students in grades K-2 have visited the Westbrook Library at least once. They have been learning about the differences between fiction and nonfiction books, and where to find them in the library. Older students have been using the signs in the library to help them find books on subjects of interest.
Ms. Storrie shared a fun fiction book called Don't Squish the Sasquatch by Kent Redeker and Bob Staake, and a nonfiction book called Actual Size by Steve Jenkins. Did you know that the eye of a giant squid is more than 12 inches across?
Mrs. Freeley is the LRC Director and Mrs. Nelson in the Technology Facilitator at Westbrook School.