Do you enjoy biographies and learning about people? Maybe you've seen or read some of the books from the Ordinary People Change the World series (we have 9 in our Monarch library right now). Wouldn't you love the chance to hear a biography read by the person it's about? Now you have that chance! Watch this episode of Storytime with Brad Meltzer (author of the Ordinary People series) where Billie Jean King, a famous tennis player, reads her own biography! If you like this
Take a trip through some of the United States in My Sister's Rusty Bike, written by Jim Aylesworth and illustrated by Richard Hull. Which state would you like to visit and why? Tell me in the comments below! Not sure which state? Check out the Screencast below the video for how to use our ETC Portal resources to research the different states in our country. You can also read an interview with the author from KIDSbookshelf.
Woods Humane Society is offering a variety of fun things to do on their YouTube channel. You can listen to stories alongside one of the animals staying at Woods currently (look under Playlists for Pet Tales). They also have some fun DIY tutorials where you can learn how to make dog treats and toys. You can even take pet education classes! If you're looking for something fun to do and love animals, check out the Woods Humane Society's YouTube channel!
If you've been looking for a bilingual storytime, check out SABE's bilingual storytime channel on YouTube. They have so many good books, including Pete the Cat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Pigeon Wants a Hot Dog and more!
Looking for a way to make reading even more fun? Try filling in this Indoor Reading Bingo card from Capstone. Can you get 5 squares filled in across? Up and down? Diagonally? Can you blackout the whole bingo card?? Email me (email@example.com) a photo of your completed card (have an adult initial each square you complete) for a chance to win some fun books when we get back to school! Each square completed will count as one entry to win so the more squares you complet
Today, Earth Day, is also my birthday so I'm posting some fun activities if you're looking for fun ways to celebrate. Brightly is a great resource for book ideas and related activities. Check out their Earth Day activities you can do at home as well as book suggestions. You can also follow along with The Lorax! If you're looking for book suggestions, check out Brightly's "Earth friendly" reads, some fun middle grade books for kids who care about our planet, or fall in love w
Here's your Tuesday read aloud Monarch readers! I hope you enjoy Sherman Alexie's Thunder Boy Jr. as much as I do. Discussion Questions: 1. Why does Thunder Boy Jr. want a different name? 2. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his father. Do you know where your name
comes from? Are you named after someone else? 3. If you could change your name to something different, what would it be?
Why? 4. How are you similar to your family members and how are yo
Check out these fun experiments and projects from Capstone and see how creative you can get. 1. 10-Minute Engineering Project: Flying Fish 2. 10-Minute Science Project: Make it Rain 3. Turtle Origami 4. 10-Minute Science Project: Glitter Putty 5. 10 Minute Art: Geometric Stackers Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a photo of your creation - I'd love to see them!