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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.”

Election Day: November 3rd

VOTING is a process by which a group of people can decide things fairly when they do not all agree

 

  • Let Us Vote! Video: See how different groups of people have fought for the right to vote in this timeline video.
  • Readers’ Theater: Let Us Vote!  Log-In, Click Student, Password: jarbig7
    All the women wanted was the right to vote. For that, they were attacked, arrested, and thrown in jail. Now it’s up to Franny to help them.  You will read a historical fiction play about women’s suffrage and identify why the right to vote is important to the characters.
Learn About the 2020 Election!
  • Be sure to visit the Scholastic Election 2020 site , where you can learn about the candidates, the issues, the election process, and more. Plus, they can cast their own ballots in the Scholastic Kids Vote!
Create Artwork
  • Each time a state voted to ratify the 19th Amendment, members of the National Woman’s Party sewed a star on their ratification banner. On this website, you can design your own ratification star that represents YOU!

 Debate: Should KIDS be allowed to vote? Sign- In as a Student.  Password is: jarbig7

Halloween Hoopla 2020

Watch a Video About the Skeletal System
  • This entertaining five-minute video from Kids Health will introduce you to the skeletal system. You will learn the three main jobs of bones, how they move, and what happens when they fracture.

Read about Bones and Practice Grammar at the Same Time  Fascinating Facts about Bones    Sign-In as a Student  Password is: jarbig7

Learn About Skeletons
  • Humans aren’t the only animals that have bones. In fact, most animals have internal or external skeletons. Check out this page from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to learn about the skeletal system in other animals, then look at photos from the Museum’s Hall of Skeletons here. You will be amazed!
More About the Funny Bone

Learn more about the funny bone in this short article from Kids Health!

 

October is The Great Pumpkin Month

  • How did people start carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns? This Wonderopolis article explains the Irish legend behind the Halloween tradition.
  • Prepare to be wowed by this fascinating time-lapse video of a giant pumpkin growing to a whopping 636 pounds!

 

 

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

 

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:

 

 

 

 

Databases & Search Engines

Databases & Search Engines

Resources

Resources

Explore

Explore

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

CLE Museum

CLE Museum