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“When we pray we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us.”
– Saint Jerome

Please check out Mrs. Dunlop’s Library Notes: Fun Things to Do from Home. This new weekly digital newsletter has activities for all ages, preschool-8th grade. If you have a great activity you want included, email me your idea and link, and I will see if I can fit it in!

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Aliteration Poems

Our younger students chose an animal, learned a bit about that animal’s characteristics, then composed alliterative poems to describe it, Our middle schoolers chose a Saint and used alliteration to describe that Saint. Enjoy a sampling of their amazing works!

The sea turtle is a sea animal that swims in the seven seas in the south.


Arctic Fox

Fluffy like a kitty.

Furry like a stuff animals.

Fuzzy like a dog after a bath.

Frozen they are cold.

Feathery some are feathery.

Feed they like to eat insects and berries.

Follow they follow bears for leftovers.


Dwarf Mongoose

small, steathly , sociable, small families in Somalia and South Africa. Society, speckled, snack on spiders and scorpions , sneaky, silent slinking.


Bald Eagle

it is bald it is big it build nests



They run fast, faster than ever. 

They are civit animals faster than humans that you will ever know.

They are wild animals that love to run. They are animals that like to live in groups.

They are cool and amazing animals.



Jacket, join, jump, jolly, jog, jagged, jaw.













They have a prized pair of peepers.


Giant Panda










Had a big mouth



Had cold feet



True Teresa

Saint Teresa of Avila was thoughtful and truthful.

She touched the hearts of those who had trials.

True was she who took to mind the needs of those around her.

Totaled and judged by hypocrites, she persevered and took to God.


Saint Joseph was kind

he was Joyful

Journeyed with Jesus

Jesus was is son

Joseph was a lovely person


Saint John Henry.

He was very educated in a School well built.

John died at Edgbaston may he rest in peace.

He was born in England and that’s where he grew.

He ate enough to live his life for 89 years.


Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Was a women without a doubt.

Willing to serve God she was all about.

Wonderful things she did all her life,

Wide spreading God’s love regardless of strife.

Many stories are told about how warm and wonderful was she,

And when her day was done, God asked why don’t you come with me.


St. Rose of Lima was born in August

She was against vanity always

Always against being attractive

Never abided in marriage

Always appease God


Saint Clotilda

Converted her husband

Catholic and Charitable

Born Countessa

Chose to flee the peril


Saint Joseph (Jesus’s foster father)

Kind to his Kiddo

Protected Mary like a Knight

Had a lot of Knowledge

He had Keen eyes while looking for a safe place for his family

He protected Jesus from the King (Harod) by taking him to egypt

His kindred never doubted him

His promise to protect his family was one that he Kept


Saint Camillus cares for christ cause she was conscientious


Saint Rose of Lima cheerfully cared for charity.


Saint Gobnet

Saint Gobnait saint of bees,

Born in Ballyvourney

By chasing deer, became bound to an angel

Beside the angel was the blessed site of the covenant.

Beautiful gobnet one of God,

Forever remembered By the blessings she saw.


Saint Sebastian Son of a wealthy family and ever so silent went to visit a prison with

supplies and a super thing has happened Sebastian has converted a Soldier to

Christianity. Someone super mean tied him to a tree and shot him with arrows it is a

miracle he recovered to safety and it was super amazing that we was willing to be a

sacrifice for God.



Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a school club open to 5th and 6th grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington.  As we wait for guidance from the Diocese, we may need to begin Battle as Zoom meetings this fall. Please try and get a head start of reading some of the books this summer. There are 16 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature. TheDiocesan Battle of the Books competition takes place in May 2021, where each school is represented by a team of five students.

The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competition. Please contact Mrs. Dunlop for additional information about the Battle of the Books.

Battle of the Books – 2020/2021 Reading List

Categories include nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, classic, mystery, adventure, realistic fiction and Catholic Librarian Association (CLA) choice.

Page & Company: The Bookwanderers #1 By: Anna James

Song for a Whale By: Lynne Kelly

The Bridge Home By: Padma Venkatraman

Door in the Wall By: Marguerite de Angeli

Five Children and It By: Edith Nesbit

Beetle Boy By: M.J. Leonard

We’re Not From Here By: Geoff Rodkey

Lifeboat 12 By: Susan Hood

Queen of the Sea By: Dylan Meconis

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans #1   By: Russell Ginns

Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Stone #1 By: Jordan Stratford

The Fabled Life of Aesop By: Ian Lendler

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio By: Peg Kehret

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story By: Nora Raleigh Baskin

Pay Attention Carter Jones By: Gary D. Schmidt


Mrs. Dunlop, Library

What’s your librarian been reading lately? I’m currently reading “The Book Wanderers” by Anna James, “The Mad Wolf’s Daughter” by Diane Magras and I recently completed “The Door in the Wall” by Marguerite DeAngeli and “We’re Not From Here” by Geoff Rodkey. So far all are excellent!

Battle of the Books