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Library Fun - May 18-22, 2020
All the librarians in the district have been working hard putting together a program to teach you all about digital citizenship. We hope you will enjoy it. Being a good digital citizen is more important than ever. Please check out this video we made for you.
District Library Staff Video link below:
Since digital citizenship is the topic of our staff video, I thought I’d share this fun book read aloud with you. It’s called Once Upon A Time Online. The authors are David Bedford and Rosie Reeve. This is a tale all about how your favorite fairytale characters make mistakes online - but they learn from them. They learn by the end that you should always ask a parent or adult before going online.
Once Upon A Time Online book link below:
I hope you enjoy the video we made, as well as the book. I keep hearing From your teachers all about how hard you are working - keep it up! Every teacher and staff member in the building are so proud of all your hard work and accomplishments this year!
️ - Mrs. Holloway
Library Fun! Week of May 4th-8th, 2020
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!! Check out these videos for some kids perspectives on this month long celebration. (Both videos are approximately 3-4 minutes in total.)
Two links below:
Because I was inspired by these amazing videos about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the book I chose for this week is called Lotus & Feather. It is written by Ji-li Jiang, and illustrated by Julie Downing. It’s a story about a girl named Lotus and a crane (which is a type of bird with long legs) named Feather. They become very close friends. I thought it was VERY interesting that this book is inspired by the true story of a crane that rescued a Chinese village! Enjoy listening to this book, read by actress Michelle Yeoh, and be sure to look closely at the beautiful watercolor illustrations. This book is approximately 13 minutes long.
Link to book below:
Keep up the great work - I’ve heard how hard you all are working from your teachers!! I hope you and your families are all safe and healthy — and don’t forget to Keep On Reading!
️ Mrs. Holloway
I have selected books for the kids for the week - and they center around Earth Day! Earth Day is this Wednesday (4/22), and if we were in the school building, we would be talking about it this week in our library. I’ve also included an Earth Day coloring page, too. Please share both the coloring page and the book for your grade level with your students.
PK-2nd grade: the book for them is I Love the Earth by Todd Parr. This book is bright and amazing - like all books by Todd Parr. It focuses on reasons why and gives examples of things we can do to show the earth love and care.
3rd-5th Grade: the book is Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter. It is a silly look at the serious and true story of a garbage barge that left New York in 1987 full of trash looking to dump it several other places. All the other places it tried to go refused it, leaving the barge at sea for over 100 days! At the end, our reader -actor Justin Theroux - remains the listener to be aware of the garbage we leave behind. We could also encourage our students to further research this true story, and how this incident sparked changes in our country!