During this first week of March, we are celebrating the birthday of one of the most beloved authors of children’s books, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
In Library, we are reading a few Seuss classics and also a selection from a relatively new book called the The Bippolo Seed and Other Stories. Some classes are also reading How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax, one of the non-fiction books in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library.
Make sure to check out The Lorax Project, a section of the online Seussville site that encourages students to help protect forests and the endangered species of our planet.
Has the latest polar vortex and snowstorm left you feeling cooped up inside? Why not try some hands-on science fun? The folks at Howcast have assembled more than 50 short videos on creating cool things like a balloon-powered car, 3-D glasses or a mini hovercraft. Make sure to have parental permission before attempting to make anything on your own.
Have fun learning & leave some comments about what you created!
Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages
Watch the slide show below to learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages. Then, try the online quiz challenge by clicking on the red button below. How quickly can you match all the greetings in the different languages? Challenge yourself and your friends!
During this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different traditions and holidays.
Challenge: Choose 1 of the WebQuests below to learn more about different celebrations around the world. Then, take the online quiz (Quiz Your Noodle) or have fun and create a snowflake or decorate a gingerbread man.
National Geographic Kids: Winter Celebrations
Christmas Around the World
Quiz Your Noodle-Interactive Quiz on Winter Holidays
Create & Share
Create & Share a Snowflake
Decorate a Gingerbread Man
Here’s an online game that helps a very worthy cause.
Test your general knowledge and do a good deed at the same time. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people around the globe through the United Nations World Food Programme.
The opening game is vocabulary, but other categories include math, chemistry, geography, and foreign languages, including French and Spanish.
It’s easy to play: just the click the correct answer from one of four possible choices. If you answer correctly, the next question is a little harder.
Warning: This game may make you smarter.
Our creative students did a great job on this year’s entries. Here are two brief videos showcasing all of the book covers, but please stop by when you have a chance to see the beautiful work done by our students. Thank you to everyone who entered!
Picture Book Month is a 30-day celebration of print picture books. Each day during the month of November, a different picture book “champion” shares a post about the importance of reading picture books. Let your imagination soar–pick up a picture book & read!