We walked into the Media Center this morning with each table decorated with applesauce and apples as a teaser for this month's principal pick. April's Book of the Month was Principal Susan Phillips' favorite childhood book. It was actually published in 1964 and was a Caldecott Honor Book. Susan said that she checked it out of the library so often as a child that when the book was retired from her local library, the librarian actually gave it to her! Susan dedicated this book to her mother, her first teacher, and also to our own Art teacher, Jen Snead. The illustrations in this book are intricate and fun. Jen is President of the Duval County Art Council and led a group at the School Board meeting this week in support of keeping the arts at a time when the budget is tight. She made us all so proud! Rain Makes Applesauce is the perfect poem to introduce Poetry to kindergarten students. It whimsical and imaginative! And that's not just silly talk!