Wonder, Explore, Read, Learn & Discover

Mrs. Wagner

OPALS

OPALS

eBooks

eBooks

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

KidLit Picks

KidLit Picks

What Next?

What Next?

Welcome to W.E.R.L.D.

Welcome back to an exciting school year!  This year when you come to W.E.R.L.D. you can expect to wonder, explore, read, learn and discover!  Your time in 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 “WERLD.”

Tantalizing Tangrams

A traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to match particular designs. Tangrams.

Like building blocks, tangrams can teach you about spatial relationships. They may help you learn geometric terms, and develop stronger problem solving abilities.

The Tangram is a puzzle made up of 7 pieces: a parallelogram (rhomboid), a square, and 5 triangles. The objective of this game is to create shapes using the 7 pieces.

Want to hear the story again?  Click this link.  Grandfather Tang’s Story – read aloud

The Amazing Powers of Jen Bricker

An incredible story of love, determination, and dreaming big

 ESPN Interview: Gymnasts Jennifer Bricker and Dominique Moceanu had more in common than just their love of gymnastics.  

Words of Wisdom

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” Think about how this quotation by George Horace Lorimer, a past editor of the Saturday Evening Post, relates to Jen Bricker and her life – and to your own life.

 

Further Reading

Two great books can help you further explore the topic of overcoming obstacles.

  • “Maxi’s Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn From a Dog)” by Lynn Plourde is a heartwarming story about new kid in town and his deaf dog Maxi.
  • Margarita Engle’s “The Drum Dream Girl” is a vibrantly illustrated free-verse historical fiction account of a talented Cuban girl’s struggle to follow her dream of drumming – despite being told that only boys can play the drums.

Refugees: Who are they? How can we help?

 

What is it like to be a young refugee?

Let’s take a trip back in time and visit Syria.  The year is 2006.  Notice the beauty of the land and the crafted building structures.

That was then. This is now…

Databases & Search Engines

Databases & Search Engines

Resources

Resources

Explore

Explore

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

CLE Museum

CLE Museum
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