The Bookstore Field Trip is back again! This Friday, March 29 will be the final one of the year. Students will be taken to browse through their favorite reading selections and will have an opportunity to get some great deals. Any students interested should see Mrs. Manning in room 107 for more information and a permission slip.
Students participating in the field trip will leave at the beginning of first period and will return a little before 12pm. Don't miss out!
Love to Read?
Join the Estrella High Book Club which meets every Friday for Block 4 during first hour.
What is Book Club? It's where students get to read great books that are relevant to teenagers today, then meet together to discuss the issues raised with other peers. Students may sign up to earn .25 credit, or just for fun!
The first book will be Party, written by Tom Leveen. The book is told from the points of view of 11 teenagers in Santa Barbara. As each teen tells his or her unique story, the 11 characters come together in ways they never imagined. Join in on the drama surrounding the biggest party of the year: a teen's first night of school-free freedom!
On Friday March 29, Mrs. Manning will be taking students on a bookstore field trip and Book Club kick-off. Ask for a permission slip today so you too can join!
The Book Club will also have a place on this website under Clubs so that members can not only see what books will be scheduled, but also what books have already been read. Don't miss out on the fun!
The first thought on the many minds of students who do not need to flex on Friday is to sleep in or hang out with friends. But for 14 students, this Friday was an opportunity to find treasure. The first Friday of every block is reserved by the Language Arts department to take students to used book stores like Bookman's and Half Priced Books.
On this trip, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Barajas, Mrs. Hatanaka, and Ms. Johnson joined the students in the hopes of inspiring them to find books to read simply for the sake of reading. This trip also served to give the Language Arts teachers a chance to adopt books and extend the classroom library to further encourage students to read for enjoyment.
Missed out on this trip? No problem! The bookstore tour will take place the first Friday of every block. All students are welcome to join no matter if they are currently enrolled in an English class or not. Students who owe flex time may be given flex credit by teachers if all assignments have been completed prior to the trip.
After the first week, the English department took a bus of students to Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange and Half-Priced Books.
The English department incorporates projects which require students to choose novels to read and research about. At Bookman's, students were able to purchase novels that they could use for these projects. In addition, they were encouraged to look at books that might help in a future career, or even ones that cater to hobbies like cooking or art.
"We are hoping to repeat the trip each block for the first flex day", wrote Mrs. Manning. Bookman’s also has a teen reading program. For every 10 books that a student reads and writes a summary for, the program awards students between the ages of 13 to 17 with free books.
Students returned to campus, each with a brown bag in hand sharing with other teachers and administrators what they had seen and purchased. Trips like these are Estrella High School's way of helping students build a personal library on a budget as well as foster an excitement for reading.