This short video introduces students to the powerful idea that taking on challenges can grow and strengthen their brains, and that they have the power to make their brains stronger every day. Explore this book and discuss cerebral anatomy they will better understand that “each brain finds it’s own special way.” The story begins… Read More Throwback from Ms. Eyer’s Library Critical Thinking Challenges: A Walk in the Rain with a Brain
Not a numbers person? Perfect! This game doesn’t really involve numbers. In fact, the boxes could just as easily be filled with letters of the alphabet, shapes or even pictures! Numbers are only used because they are well-recognized symbols. Puzzles are a great activity for kids. They exercise the brain, help develop logical reasoning, and… Read More Throwback from Ms. Eyer’s Library Critical Thinking Challenges: Sudoku
Germs can cause disease and make us sick. Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Watch the “The Journey of a Germ.” “The Journey of a Germ” comes from the SID THE SCIENCE KID episode “The Big Sneeze.” This song shows the journey of just one cold germ from one person… Read More Throwback from Ms. Eyer: Wash Away Germs
Gingerbread Baby written and illustrated by Jan Brett A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a wild chase similar to the one in the familiar tale of the not-so-clever gingerbread man. With a partner, cut out the map pieces found HERE.… Read More Throwback from Ms. Eyer’s Library Critical Thinking Challenges: Gingerbread books and coding, Oh my!
Realtor, John Patrick Schutz writes ” Harvesting of ice for storage purposes and meal enhancement at restaurants began commercially in the USA in 1805 and demand skyrocketed as modern convenience and the middle class both expanded to become part of the everyday life of the young USA. The ice was stored in three ice houses,… Read More Throwback from Ms. Eyer’s Library Critical Thinking Challenges: Then and Now
As part of a fundraiser, the SOCES PTA asked for “Precious Moment” teacher donations to be raffled at “Ladies Night Out”. I donated stories about libraries for six friends. This week, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, I will meet with James and friends to share the book titled, Biblioburro: a true story from Columbia. Although not… Read More How Books are Brought to Children Around the World
The Cup Song burst onto the scenes after being featured in a popular Youtube video and in the 2012 movie, Pitch Perfect. Originally an old-timey country ballad, Miss Me, is now a trendy song used to create “Cup Song” videos. With our 2nd grade students moving on to 3rd grade and our retirees moving on to explore other interests… I thought it… Read More Cup Song
Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’t possibly be more bored, she stumbles upon a potato who turns the tables on her by declaring that children are boring. But this girl isn’t going to let a vegetable tell her what’s what, so she sets out to show the unimpressed potato all the amazing things… Read More I’m Bored!