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Miss Lansberry and Mrs. Brengelman are looking forward to seeing everyone in the library soon.

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Miss Lansberry's email:  lansbepl@pwcs.edu
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Week of June 1, 2020

K-2
Watch Mac Barnett read They All Saw It by Margaret Wise Brown.  After you listen to the book come up with a different ending.  What did the animals see and couldn't believe if you were the author of this book?  Draw a picture of what they saw at the end of your book.




3-5th grade
Take a field trip to a Coral Reef to learn about Invertebrates!

Invertebrates are animals that do not have a spinal cord.  Humans have a spinal cord so we are called Vertebrates.







Week beginning May 26, 2020


All Grade levels
Have you ever read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl?  Roald Dahl has created some really funny books including,  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and my favorite, The Fantastic Mr. Fox!  Below you will find a reading of the first four chapters of James and the Giant Peach.  The thing that I love about this reading is that the actors who are reading the book use the best voices for the characters.  Their voices really help me to create the movie in my mind of this book.   Also when the actors are not reading I love seeing how they are enjoying being read to.  If you like the first four chapters you can head to YouTube to listen to the rest of the book being read by different actors and actresses.  


K-2
I like to find different places to read some of my favorite books.  Sometimes I take a book outside to read but other times I like to find a special place in my house to read.  Your task this week is to find a special place to read.  You can head out to the backyard and read under a tree or create a fort using blankets indoors.  Maybe your favorite place to read is under covers and using a flashlight!  Wherever you take your book to read, have someone take a picture of your special place and send it to me.  I can't wait to see what you are reading and where you are reading!

Camp Indoors With a Cozy Reading Fort | Scholastic | Parents

3-5 grade

Author Jason Reynolds has been working with the Library of Congress to help kids with their creativity during this time.  Jason Reynolds is one of my favorite authors.  He wrote the track series books that begin with the book Ghost.  Follow along as he walks you through an exercise to release and inspire your creativity.   When you create your new invention and write about it please send it to me along with a picture of your new invention.  I would love to see your creativity! lansbepl@pwcs.edu



Week beginning May 18, 2020

All grade levels

This week we are going to travel to the volcanic islands of the Galapagos Islands!  Please watch the video of an explorer, Joe Grabowski, as he shares his journey to the Galapagos Islands.  He will share pictures of some animals that can only be found on the Galapagos Islands along with some videos.  You will also learn about some of the different ways that animals adapt to their environment.  Afterward, look up information about an animal that lives on the Galapagos Islands using Worldbookonline.com


K-2
Often we use our imagination to engineer new things in the library.  For instance, sometimes we build marble mazes, recreate famous landmarks using legos, or build homes for animals.  This week you are going to find 4 items in your house and you are going to build something using your found items.  Please ask an adult for permission before you use the items that you have found.  It can be anything you would like.  You can invent something that would be fun for your community, it could be something to use around the house, it could be something that you think we need at school.  Once you engineer your new invention, please take a picture of your model and send me the picture.  Write a few sentences to tell me what you created.  I can't wait to see what you make!  lansbepl@pwcs.edu


Grade 3-5
Read a story.  It can be a picture book, chapter book or a graphic novel.  Next, you are going to retell the story using one of the following:

- create a stop motion video using a stop motion app.  In the library, we used the app called Stop Motion
or
-retell using the free app Sock Puppets
or
- draw the retelling of the story.  Include at least 5 drawings to tell the beginning, middle, and end of the story
or 
- retell the story using things around your house to recreate a scene in the book.  Take pictures of the events and place the pictures in order as they take place in the story.

I would love to see what you have created!  Please email me your project that you have created.  lansbepl@pwcs.edu

Week beginning May 11
K-2
This week we will be heading out into nature for inspiration.  Many times authors and illustrators take what is happening in nature and around them as inspiration for their art and stories.  Take a nature walk or sit outside and quietly observe nature in your backyard.  What do you see and hear?  Next, you will be making some cards for the special women that you know.  This could be moms, grandma's, aunts, and neighbors. Use something that inspired you from nature to create a thank you card or just wanted to brighten your day card.  You can use things from nature to inspire you to create art or use actual things from nature on your card. Make sure to write something kind in the card and sign it.   
Mother's Day Card
art
leaf


Monarch Butterflies
Head over to PebbleGo.com from the King websites page.  Go to Monarch Butterflies under the insect page.  Learn all about Monarch Butterflies.  Then watch this news clip about the Monarch Butterflies Migration.   


What did you learn about the Monarch Butterflies that you didn't already know?  Write down at least 3 new facts that you have learned from the video and PebbleGo.  


3-5

Take a virtual field trip with Miss Lansberry to the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC.


This week we will be heading out into nature for inspiration.  Many times authors and illustrators take what is happening in nature and around them as inspiration for their art and stories.  Take a nature walk or sit outside and quietly observe nature in your backyard.  What do you see and hear?  Next, you will be making some cards for the special women that you know.  This could be moms, grandma's, aunts, and neighbors. Use something that inspired you from nature to create a thank you card or a just wanted to brighten your day card.  You can use things from nature to inspire you to create art or use actual things from nature on your card. Make sure to write something kind in the card and sign it.   
Mother's Day Card
art
leaf

Week beginning May 4, 2020

K-2

Go to Scholastic's Bookflix and watch or read the book Owen by Kevin Henkes.  
https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0079pr/story?authCtx=U.642726498
Bookflix is free to try.  The username is: Learning20 and the password is:  Clifford
 When you are done with the book you can do any of the activities on the left side of the book.  Please also write about a time when you had something that was really special to you.  I might have been a toy, or blanket or a special stuffed animal.  How did that object make you feel?  If you never had a special item did you know anyone that did have something special that they carried with them everywhere?  What was the item and how do you think it them feel?

Flipgrid video
Please head to my flipgrid and book talk a book that you have read while at home.  It can be a book that you have at home or it could be a book that you have read online.  Make sure to include the title, author,and a little bit about the book.  Remember you do not want to give away the ending.  You want to make people want to read the book. 
https://flipgrid.com/5a97d00b
Click the green plus to share what you have been reading.  

3rd-5th
May the 4th be with you!
For my Star Wars fans we are going to head to code.org and use block coding to code BB-8.  
Watch the screencast that I created to walk you through the Star Wars coding site on Code.org

Have fun creating code for BB-8!

 
Flipgrid video
Please head to my flipgrid and book talk a book that you have read while at home.  It can be a book that you have at home or it could be a book that you have read online.  Make sure to include the title, author,and a little bit about the book.  Remember you do not want to give away the ending.  You want to make people want to read the book.
https://flipgrid.com/5a97d00b



Week beginning April 27, 2020
K-2

Create a Book cover

Read any book that you are interested in.  Create a new book cover for the book.  Think about what you might want to show from the book that would make someone want to pick up the book and read it.  Think of what colors you are using too.  Is your book sad? Is it scary?  Is it a funny book?  What colors could you use to show the emotion that the story brings out? Don't forget color helps an illustrator tell a story too.  When you have created your new book cover please share your work with me.  I would love to see your creation!  lansbepl@pwcs.edu

Informational Texts

We read for a lot of different reasons.  Sometimes we read for enjoyment.  Sometimes we read to get away and experience a new place or we read to pass the time.  Sometimes we read to find out more information about something.  Sometimes we read directions on how to do something.  Today  I would like you to read an informational text.  Some might call it a recipe. Find a recipe and read it with someone at home.  Do you have all of the ingredients?  If you have all of the ingredients to make the recipe, work with an adult,  read and measure the ingredients to make the recipe.  Sometimes informational texts can lead to some yummy food.  Once you make the recipe please take a picture and let me know how following the recipe went.  Was it easy?  Did you have to substitute any ingredients?  Did it turn out how you thought it would?   Email a picture of your end product to me.  lansbepl@pwcs.edu  



Grades 3-5
Listen to this book talk about the book Eginerds by Jarrett Lerner


Create your own comics using one of Jarrett Lerner's comic starters.  

Informational Texts

We read for a lot of different reasons.  Sometimes we read for enjoyment.  Sometimes we read to get away and experience a new place or we read to pass the time.  Sometimes we read to find out more information about something.  Sometimes we read directions on how to do something.  Today  I would like you to read an informational text.  Some might call it a recipe. Find a recipe and read it with someone at home.  Do you have all of the ingredients?  If you have all of the ingredients to make the recipe, work with an adult,  read and measure the ingredients to make the recipe.  Sometimes informational texts can lead to some yummy food.  Once you make the recipe please take a picture and let me know how following the recipe went.  Was it easy?  Did you have to substitute any ingredients?  Did it turn out how you thought it would?   Email a picture of your end product to me.  lansbepl@pwcs.edu 





Week beginning April 20, 2020
Grades K-2
Using chalk, go outside and draw a story using 3-4 different pictures.  When you are finished invite your family outside and tell them your story.  I would love to see your story too.  Please take a picture and send it to Miss Lansberry :  lansbepl@pwcs.edu

Listen to the illustrator read her book, Mary Had a Little Glam.  Mary obviously had her own style.  She loved sparkles and colorful clothes.  Think about your own style.  What are the things that you really like to wear and do?  Pretend that you were writing a book about yourself (an autobiography) and create a book cover to tell other people about your personal style.  What would the title be called?  I would love to see what you have made.  Email me your book cover.  


Grades 3-5
Comics and graphic novels: how NoveList can help | NoveList Blog ...
We have many books that are written in two different formats.  Some are written as a chapter book and then also made into a graphic novel.  Take your favorite book (it can be a chapter book, a picture book or a nonfiction book) and create a graphic novel based off of your book.  Please make sure that you have a beginning, middle, and end to your story.  I would love to see your creation when you are finished.  You can email your final product at lansbepl@pws.edu  Have fun creating!


Imagine You're an Astronaut

Astronauts on the International Space Station, or ISS, often spend six to 12 months in space, orbiting Earth. It can be a little cramped staying inside the space station all that time. Astronauts still need to do their everyday living, such as working, eating, relaxing and exercising, but with fewer resources than they have on Earth.

Imagine you and your family are astronauts on the space station right now. You can only use the resources available to you. How would you adapt to the challenges and still keep doing important routines, like exercising, learning and making time for fun?

Visit this site to see what Astronauts do when they are in outer space.  Compare what you would do to what astronauts do to spend their time in space.  



Week beginning April 13, 2020

Grades K-2
Go to the Scholastic Bookflix website and use the username:  learning20  password: Clifford
Students will choose a category and a book package to read.  Each choice has one fiction and nonfiction book.  Read or listen to each book.  Write 3 facts that you learned from the nonfiction book and draw a picture of your favorite part of the book.  
https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/home?authCtx=U.642726498

Watch the author Andrea Beaty read Rosie Revere Engineer.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f41od1y5MN4
After you read the book complete the stem challenge
Paper Chair: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Grades 3-5

Go to the Scholastic True Flix website
https://sdm-tfx.digital.scholastic.com/?authCtx=U.642726498
use the username: learning20 password: Clifford
Next click on Extreme Nature and then choose Earthquakes.  Read the book.  Then answer the questions under Show What you know on the left side of the page.  

Learn about a Rhino at the San Diego Zoo
Read the article Keeping a Rhino on His Feet, about an issue that they had with a rhino at the San Diego Zoo
https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/stories/keeping-rhino-his-feet
After you have read the article click on the video of the rhino.  Create a model of a rhino using anything that you have at home (legos, playdough, paper, etc.) Take a picture of your creation and send it to Miss Lansberry:   lansbepl@pwcs.edu



Week of March 30

Here is some Reading Bingo fun!  Reading can happen in a lot of different places.  You can find the Reading Bingo board under the documents folder on the left-hand side.  




Dear Students and Parents, please know that if there is any way that I can support your child's reading needs please email me lansbepl@pwcs.  

We have many free websites available to you to help access books at this time.  If you visit the Prince William Public Library they have a wonderful digital library that offers up a ton of information from ebooks, audiobooks, and information data bases.  

If you click on the Files and Documents folder on the sidebar and download the Let's Keep Reading file, I have included an extensive list of places that you can find author's reading, virtual visits and so much more.  

Keep reading and keep making memories with your family during this uncertain time.