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Welcome to a New Library “W.E.R.L.D.”

Welcome back to a New Learning World that we will navigate together!   Our learning experience is different compared to our past.  We will be resilient and persevere together.

This year when you come to Library W.E.R.L.D. you can expect to wonder, explore, read, learn and discover!  Your time in Library W.E.R.L.D. will open your mind and heart to reading.  From the research process to developing vocabulary to enhancing creativity you will be amazed by these experiences through reading!  Please tour this new website and begin your journey traveling Cottage Lane’s new Library “WERLD.”

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th)

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 – October 15. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th – October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

               

             

Nickelodeon Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

What stories of the Hispanic community will we read together as a class?

  • A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood.  When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known.
  •  My Papi Has a Motorcycle Read Aloud

  • This story focuses on a young girl and her curiosity over her very long name. The main character Alma is concerned about her name, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela, “not fitting” on a piece of paper. She approaches her dad about her concern, and in response he ensures her that her name does fit.
  • Alma and How She Got her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

  • Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina     password is: jarbig7  (This is the actual story that you can read yourself)  You also have the option to click on Read the Text and follow along.
  • YouTube Read Aloud of Mango, Abuela and Me (students at home could use this link)
  • You will notice and think about the problem and solution in this realistic story about a young girl’s relationship with her grandmother.
  • You will read in your head and aloud in ways that help your listeners understand the story ( changing your voice to show dialogue or a character’s feelings)  You will try to do this work when you’re reading longer sentences.
  • Imagine you are Mia and you just met your grandmother. What do you want her to know about you?
    Create a mini-poster to tell this new family member about yourself. Label the most important parts!

 

Separate Is Never Equal Read Aloud

When a Hispanic family encounters segregation, they fight back—and win

  • Sylvia Mendez was an 8-year-old American child living in California. But because of her Mexican heritage, she was barred from her town’s public school and forced to attend a run-down “Mexican school.” Soon she and her family were in the middle of a legal battle that helped end segregation in California schools.
  • All readers will travel back in time and place themselves in the shoes of a family that overcame injustice and helped integrate California schools. The readers will identify the theme of the play that is based on real events.
  • 2 Minute Interview  between Sylvia and her younger sister, Sandra. Listen to Sandra tell the story of when she discovered her family had made civil-rights history. Shockingly, she didn’t learn about their legacy until she was in college!
  • The Fight for What’s Right Readers’ Theater   password is: jarbig7

 

September 11th: A Day to Remember and a Day to Reflect

It is difficult to believe that so much time has passed — it seems like yesterday — since we heard those first unbelievable reports that a plane, then another plane, had crashed into the buildings of the World Trade Center. For a generation of students, the events that day — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania — are crucial. Their impact will never be forgotten.

The anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, offers a time to remember, to reflect about this unforgettable moment in history, and to reconsider the effect that September 11 has had on our country and the world.

9/11 Kids ‘Cast a New Light on Darkness’ with We Go Higher, a Groundbreaking Documentary About Them –

– and By Them

Today we are going to take a lot of time and think deeply about the heroes that are near and far.  We will think about the heroes that gave a lot and those that gave it all.

What makes a hero a hero?

Task 1: Personal Heroes

Have a discussion at your table about the heroes in your own lives. This will be a whole table chat.  Think about family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, and so on. Do you have special admiration for any of these people? What qualities do you admire? Why?

Task 2: All Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

Pair up with a neighbor and read about those who gave it all on September 11th.

Task 3:There’s a Hero in all of Us

Think about times in your own life when you faced a challenge in order to help someone. Look through the picture frame as you verbally share a time when you went out of the way to help someone. Each tablemate will get a turn telling their story.

 

What Should I Read Next?

Click to Flip Book Menus Over 20 Book Menus to click and flip through to help you find a good fit book

The Mighty 5 Libraries are providing curb-side pick up and are offering a plethora of e-books to read:

 

 

 

 

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