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Read! Read On!

Please visit Storyline Online and listen to some, many, all of the stories.  Which AR tests can you take? 
storylineonline.net 
 

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Mother's Day 2020

Optional activities for Library
due date of May 10, 2020

Mother's Day is this weekend, May 10th

Here are some books to enjoy with your mother, grandmother, and family. Be sure to take the AR quiz after reading and listening. 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRz7srE2K70        "Are You My Mother?"  by P.D. Eastman
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAghGEZrnDc   "Just Me and My Mom"  by Mercer Mayer
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVKFpT1K5I  "The Kissing Hand"   by Audrey Penn
 
"Is Your Mama a Llama?"   en Espanol  
 
 

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Mother's Day lessons and activities

Optional activities for Library
due date of May 1, 2020

Mother's Day is May 10th

 
https://americanenglish.state.gov/mothers-day-lesson-plan Mother's Day and Father's Day reading, questions, and activities
 
Mother's Day handprint activity
 
Mother's Day lessons, poems, and activities
 
 

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Assignment

Optional activities for Library
due date of April 24, 2020

April is National Poetry Month!

Boys and Girls,
I hope you are finding some time to have FUN with poetry. Mrs. Russell certainly does miss hearing you read poetry in the library!
Please ask someone in your family to make a recording or a video of you reading some poems. Then, please share these with your homeroom teacher, or ask your family to post them onto social media.
 
Here are some more poetry activities for this week:
 
Activity 1 - How to write an acrostic poem, https://www.poetry4kids.com/lessons/how-to-write-an-acrostic-poem/
 
Activity 2 - How to write a free verse poem, https://www.poetry4kids.com/lessons/how-to-write-a-free-verse-poem/
 
 
One more activity for a challenge - How to write Haiku, https://www.poetry4kids.com/lessons/how-to-write-a-haiku/

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Assignment

Optional activities for Library
due date of April 17, 2020

April is National Poetry Month!

For this week, let's learn about poetry author Jack Prelutsky - http://jackprelutsky.com/ 
 
Activity #1 - Listen to any poem you choose on Jack Prelutsky's webpage, http://jackprelutsky.com/    Did you like this poem? If not, choose another one please. Then, think about how the poem made you feel. Did it make you laugh or sigh, smile or cry, tremble or shake, repeat or forsake? Find one of his poem's that you do like, and read it aloud to someone else.
 
Activity #2 - Do you have a book of poetry which you love? See if you can find a poem written by Jack Prelutsky. Read another poem out loud! Use your different voices when reading poetry (bear voice, frog voice, robot voice, scary voice, etc.). After listening to a poem, make a list of the rhyming pairs  of words you hear in this poem. I'll give an example to get you started, moon - spoon. Make a list of rhyming word pairs to use in your own writings!
 
Activity #3 - Visit the Jack Prelutsky official webpage,    http://jackprelutsky.com   Choose and listen to as many poems as you wish. Which poem is your favorite, and why? IF you simply cannot find a poem which you love, then write a poem of your very own. YES, start keeping a journal of your own writings, especially poetry. 
 
HAPPY POETRY MONTH! 
 

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Assignment

Optional activities for Library
due date of April 10, 2020

April is National Poetry Month!

For this week, let's learn about famous poet Shel Silverstein. http://www.shelsilverstein.com/
 
Activity #1 - Listen to poem "Crocodile's Toothache" by Shel Silverstein. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN8PfuyowG0
                       Draw a photo of YOUR smile that shows all of your teeth. Write about a visit you made to the dentist. Do you like going to the dentist?
 
Activity #2 - Do you have a book of poetry which you love? See if you can find a poem by Shel Silverstein. Here is another of my favorites, because of 
                              course, I love giraffes. http://www.shelsilverstein.com/books/#animations  After listening to this poem, make a list of the rhyming 
                              pairs  of words you hear in this poem. I'll give an example to get you started, cake - snake.
 
Activity #3 - Visit the Shel Silverstein official webpage, http://www.shelsilverstein.com/books/#animations     Choose and listen to as many poems as 
                                      you wish. May I please suggest that you be sure to scroll down to find poems about Runny Babbit. This is the season for bunny 
                                      rabbits (runny babbits), and some of these poems are lots of fun. Which poem is your favorite, and why? Be sure to read some 
                                      poetry out loud for your family to hear.