Travel Tuesday - National Library Week Edition
Today's we're going to visit some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Tour #1 - Video Tour
Tour #2: Article from Conde Nast Traveler (with lots of pictures - you can scroll)
Activity: How many libraries appeared in both the video AND the article? You may need to watch both the video and read the article again. Respond in the comments (link at top of post) with your answer.
Which library would you most like to visit? Fill out this SURVEY.
It's National Library Week!
We'll be celebrating all things library related this week!
Did you know National Library Week started way back in 1958? The very first slogan was, "Wake Up and Read." National Library Week is typically held during the month of April. Public libraries do a lot more celebrating than school libraries. For us, NLW usually falls during spring break or Milestones testing, where we want to keep things low key.
Libraries often pass out bookmarks when a patron (library speak for customer) visits the library. Why? Bookmarks serve a very important purpose for readers. They remind the reader where to resume reading in a book. Several students at Riverside like to collect the bookmarks we pass out during library visits. Who knows, maybe one of our bookmarks will be as valuable as this STAR WARS bookmark from 1983.
Anyhow, today's MAKER MONDAY activity will be to create your own bookmarks! Grab your crafting supplies and imagination:
Here are some ideas for inspiration:
Funny Face Book Mark
Shark Corner Book Mark
Paint Chip Color Card Book Mark
Crayola Book Mark
Article: How to Make Unique Book Marks
Are you up for a challenge?
Today will be our last Digital Learning Day for the week.
I have a fun outside activity to share with you. It's a challenge to see how many items you can complete. There are so many items on the list that you might need to work on it Friday, as well. Oh yes, you'll need an older sibling or parent to check-off the activities that you complete.
Be sure to print or copy the activity check-list before you begin.
How many items did you complete? Leave a comment in the box below.
Until next week....
It's Reader Wednesday!
What are you reading? Right now, I'm reading This Tender Land for my book club. A group of ladies in my neighborhood meet once a month to discuss a different book. We usually have dinner while we discuss our book. Some books have definitely been harder for me to get into than others! See, grown-ups also have a hard time reading some "assigned" titles, but we still manage to get through it because others are counting on use to do our part to participate in the group discussion.
Choose one of today's activities:
(1) Reread your favorite book for 20 minutes. Record yourself reading your book for 1 minute and upload it to Flip Grid.
(2) Prepare a book talk about your favorite book. Think of a book talk as a commercial. You want to convince someone else they need to read your favorite book. Write a paragraph or record yourself delivering your book talk. You can also upload it to Flip Grid.
I can't wait to see what you're reading!
It's Travel Tuesday!
Let's go sightseeing!
Today, we're going to visit Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii.
Before you go, visit this site to learn a little bit more about the state of Hawaii.
In your journal, answer the following questions:
(1) What does "aloha" mean?
(2) Which U.S. President called Hawaii home at one point in his life?
Reflect in your journal:
Would you you like to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park one day? Why or why not?