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LES library receives book donation

Dr. Jeanelle Day, co-owner of Creative Educational Consulting in Millbrook, AL and Associate Professor of Science Education at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT, recently presented Luverne Elementary School library with a selection of award-winning science books related to the Alabama science standards.

Day selected the books from the National Science Teacher’s Association and the Children’s Book Council’s Outstanding Children’s Trade Books in Science. The goal of Day is to help Luverne Elementary School create an expansive selection of high-interest nonfiction trade books that align closely with the Alabama Course of Study in Science.

Recent work on a project by Ms. Day included aligning the award winners from 2004-2008 with both the Connecticut Science Framework and the Alabama Course of Study in Science. Her completed database is being published on the Council for Elementary Science International and the Connecticut Science Teacher’s Association websites.

“It is wonderful to see the excitement in a child’s eyes when they peruse the high interest books donated by Dr. Day. She contributed a wide variety of texts on various reading levels for our students. We appreciate so much her interest in our school and in giving back to her Alma Mater in a way that will benefit students for many years to come,” said Luverne School Administrator Gail Morgan.

Ms. Day is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bland of Luverne.