Are you tracking your minutes read in Beanstack? If not, you should be! Summer reading participants will be treated to a popsicle party once we return to to school and the public library sends me the official list of participants. (If you are unable to get into Beanstack, be sure to log your minutes on the English or Spanish paper log or in your notebook.)
Your goal is to read 20 minutes per day for a total of 20 hours this summer.
So click the Summer Reading 2020 link above to begin/continue your summer reading adventure!
Summer Reading Starts June 1st
Official information on the Summer Reading Program will be distributed sometime this week. Once I have all of the details, I will post them here.
The Cobb County Public Library and Smyrna Public Libraries will remain closed until further notice. Summer Reading Activities are scheduled to be done virtually.
You can practice finding Summer Reading Activities by heading over to the CCPL Facebook page and listening to storytime every day at 11:00 a.m. If you miss it, you can always watch the video later. Good to know: Virtual Storytime with Katherine is bilingual (English/Spanish).
Be sure to leave a comment on this blog sharing which story you listened to.
It's READER Wednesday
Today's mission continues yesterday's Birding in Your Own Backyard adventure.
1. Log into Cobb Digital Library/Mackin Via
2. Click on eBooks on the left hand tab.
3. Search for "cool birds" and this is what you should see:
Cool birds & bugs: great things to do in the great outdoors is the book we'll be using for today's mission.
4. Click on the Open Now (blue) button.
5. Look through the book and find an activity that interests you.
6. Leave a comment indicating which activity you chose and why you chose that particular activity.
Extension activity: Write a journal entry describing how you could do this activity in your own backyard or neighborhood. Where would you place the finished product? Who would help you? Where could you get supplies?
Travel Tuesday - Birder's Edition
Yes, today's Travel Tuesday will involve you using your own two feet to travel outside to your own backyard, neighborhood or local park to took at birds.
Birding is a fancy term for birdwatching. You probably already recognize several birds like a cardinal, owl and blue jay. Today, we're going to learn more about common backyard birds.
Here's a link to the 10 most common birds in the ATL.
How about playing a game of Bird Bingo?
Check out Merlin, an app for identifying birds!
Play the Bird Song Hero game!
Now, get outside and see how many birds you can find in 15 minutes!
Leave a comment sharing how many birds you saw and at least one bird you recognized.
Maker Monday - Strawberry Edition
Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?
READ: Here 16 Fun Facts About Strawberries from Country Living Magazine.
EXPLORE: Strawberry Shortcake is a favorite spring and summer dessert for many folks. I like to make mine with pound cake, fresh sliced strawberries and a little bit of whipped cream. How does the cook in your family make strawberry shortcake?
MAKE: This week, I've included several different activities from which to choose, including an online coloring activity. If there's an activity you'd like to try, but don't have the exact craft supplies on hand, try to find a creative substitute. For example, think of how we did craft activities in the library when we didn't have the exact color construction paper called for in the instructions. You colored the shapes the color needed on plain old paper and then cut them out.
DIY paper strawberry craft
DIY strawberry pom-poms
Virtual strawberry coloring sheet
Printable strawberry coloring sheets
Strawberry painted rocks
Strawberry origami box
Here are some other activities you might like to try if you have a sewing machine or access to needle & thread. I'm making the Strawberry Coasters.