All Library Books are due!  Please bring them to the school.  There are return bins inside the front doors of the school and carpool pick up.  

Library Time

Week of March 23-27

Hello Kindergarten and 1st Graders.  I just wanted to let you know that each week I will be posting a "Library Time" of me reading some of my favorite books for you to "check out" whenever you have the time.  I sure miss seeing you at school, but hopefully this will be over soon and we can get back to our normal routines.  Take care and stay healthy!

- Mrs. Manley

"Caught Ya!"

Week of March 30- April 3

Hello Kindergarten and 1st Graders. Starting this Wednesday, I will be calling to see if I can "catch you reading".  I will be doing this every Wednesday from 6-8pm until we are back in school.  If I call you and you are reading...then you will get to spin-the-wheel for a prize when your class comes back to the library.  I am looking forward to hearing about what wonderful books you are reading!

- Mrs. Manley

Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Since April is National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to share our "Poetry Suitcase" with all its treasures!  You might remember some of these poems, my favorite is Forgiven by A.A. Milne.  We usually make an acrostic poem for your teacher with your class.  But since we are all working from home, maybe you could make an acrostic poem and send it back to your teacher with your homework.  Thanks to Mr. Cowley for helping me with this lesson.  Have a great week!

- Mrs. Manley

Beatrix Potter

Week of April 6-10

Beatrix Potter is one of my favorite authors.  She wrote the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and many more stories featuring tiny creatures like mice, hedgehogs, rabbits, etc.  She was a talented artist, and illustrated all of her beloved  books.  She had a love of the outdoors and nature.  She bought many acres of land in The Lake District, UK., and was instrumental in preserving much of the landscape. She married at the age of 47, Mr. William Heelis, and together they raised lots of Herdwick Sheep.  She never had any children of her own, but enjoyed her relationships with her nieces and extended family.  Check out some more tales of Peter Rabbit here, or watch it on Storyline Online. I hope you enjoy listening to this story.  

- Mrs. Manley

Temple Grandin

April is National Autism Awareness Month

I love to learn about people!  Biographies are true stories about a person that are written by someone else.  This month is National Autism Awareness Month.  So, I thought it would be a perfect time to share a true story about a remarkable scientist who has autism.  Her name is Temple Grandin.  I hope you are inspired by her remarkable life.  Enjoy!

-Mrs. Manley

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day

What is Earth Day?  Earth Day was started 50 years ago as a day to raise awareness about environmental issues.  There are many things you can do to help our planet.  Check out this website!  We can protect our planet by practicing the 3 R's, which are Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. If we don't do this, we may end up with too much garbage like they did in New York in the 1980's.  Watch this true story about The Garbage Barge on Storyline Online.  Hope you have a great day!

-Mrs. Manley

Rocks

Week of April 27-May1

Earth Day Rocks!!!  To go along with Earth Day, I thought I would share this cute book with you about how to find the perfect rock!  Did you know our earth is one of the Rocky Planets?  What is a rocky planet?   Can you name the other three rocky planets?  Click here if you want to learn more about the planets in our solar system.  

Shakespeare

April 23rd is William Shakespeare's Birthday

To celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday, the "Specials Team" participated in a Readers Theater.  Watch and listen and you will find out about Shakespeare's Globe Theater.  

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

This year, Mother's Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 10th.   Each year on the second Sunday in May, people across the United States celebrate mothers.  This day was first celebrated in 1872, and became a national holiday in 1915.  For Mother's Day, some kids give flowers, make a card, or take their mother breakfast in bed.  What will you do for your mother to let her know how much you love her?  Watch this video about a mother and her son.

Author Talk

Week of May 11-15

Leo Lionni was born on May 5, 1910, in the Netherlands.  His family loved art, and he lived in Amsterdam near two art museums that he would go to regularly.  This helped him develop a love for art.  He moved to America when he was 12, and studied art in college.  He became an artist for magazines.  He married Nora in 1931 in Italy.  He had two sons.  He became a children's author by accident.  If you would like to learn more about him, click here.   - Mrs. Manley

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