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How Books are Brought to Children Around the World

How Books are Brought to Children Around the World

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 […]

Why Does the Moon Change?

Why Does the Moon Change?

Faces of the Moon written by Bob Crelin, illustrated by Leslie Evans Why does the Moon seem to change shape from night to night?When we look into the sky the moon does not always look the same. The revolution of the Moon around the Earth makes the Moon appear as if it is changing shape […]

Citation Work for Vacation Nation

Citations for Beginners from Imagine Easy Solutions on Vimeo. First, log onto one of the MANY websites listed below that support the research you are doing for the “Vacation Nation Project”: Connecticut National Geographic Kids: Connecticut  ConneCT Kids Coonecticut Still Revolutionary  Maine Maine: Discover Your Maine Thing  Baxster State Park Massachusetts National Geographic Kids: Massachusettes […]

March Challenge: Dinner Party

Judy Chicago created a three-dimensional artwork titled, The Dinner Party. This art represents thirty-nine place settings of famous historical women. From Sojourner Truth to Susan B. Anthony, each woman has a unique place-setting that includes a hand-painted china plate, ceramic flatware and chalice, and a napkin with an embroidered gold edge. In honor of Women’s […]

Informational Text

Informational Text

During the student’s visit to the library this week, we will take an up-close look at informational text. Informational text is a type of nonfiction—a very important type! The purpose of information text is to convey information from one person who knows a lot about the topic to another who does not know as much about the […]

Should there be zoos?

Should there be zoos?

A zoo is a public place where living animals are kept in some type of enclosure. For aquatic animals, a zoo can be an aquarium, for the purpose of this debate we are including aquariums as zoos. We also feel that wildlife centers, safari parks, and refuge centers can be thought of as zoos. However, […]

Who Am I? Challenge

“Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do.” – Mary Lyon. February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month,  a time when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of American women and African Americans. Women who were lucky enough […]

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