What a beautiful book written and illustrated by Matt Tavares! We enjoyed it and then learned all of the AMAZING facts about this year’s traditional piece of nature in NYC! The Rockefeller Center Tree! This year’s tree was from Florida, New York – that is 60 miles from NYC! Did you know that there are… Read More Red & Lulu – History behind the Rockefeller Center Tree 2019
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
What an amazing journey the Thanksgiving Parade has gone through! All started with Tony Sarg – someone who saw a vision for a Christmas parade! We had the opportunity to look at the timeline of so many years of floats over time! Let’s get involved in a bunch of fun activities all around the… Read More Have you ever been to or watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
This author, Yuyi Morales, won an amazing honor – being a part of the highlighted author of Global Read Aloud. This beautiful book is one to be shared with all – we get to see through the window of the eyes of this mother who wants to learn a new language, while appreciating the gifts… Read More Global Read Aloud 2019 – Yuyi Morales
The holiday started on May 30, 1868, when Union General John A. Logan declared the day an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Memorial Day. On May 11, 1950, Congress passed a resolution requesting that the President issue a proclamation calling on Americans… Read More Memorial Day 2019
This month we celebrate Memorial Day and honor all those who lost their lives protecting our freedoms. We will have a special assembly with Gold Star Families sponsored by the Vetiquette Program. We are using this month’s challenge to help decorate for Memorial Day. As a tribute from you to all the soldiers who lost… Read More Patriotism Challenge
Third stop…..let’s board the plane and head to Mexico! When visiting another country it is always helpful to know a few basic words in order to effectively communicate! What lanuage do they speeak in Mexico? Do you know any Spanish words? What are they? Can you share them with your classmates? Let’s look at… Read More See the World: Mexico
Read: Finding Winnie, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells… Read More Finding Winnie and Primary Sources