QUOTE OF THE DAY
from 365 Days of Wonder by R. J. Polacio, author of the book "Wonder"
Don't worry about a thing 'cause every little thing is gonna be all right.
Dear Harrington School Families,
Below you will find links for a variety of resources to use from home. I love that authors and illustrators are offering their time to share live events, reading and drawing. Check out the schedules below. I will continue to update these lists as new items become available.
I'll start with this link to Todd Parr's youtube page. He has a lot of great videos on this page, but here is one he recently posted where he reads his book, The Don't Worry Book.
Wishing you all the best,
Online book resources - ebooks, audio books, read alouds and more!
Junior Library Guild - a book selection company offering free online access to an excellent selection of books, eBooks and audio books.
Epic Books - An online children's subscription book service that your student can access through their library google classroom
Tumblebooks - This resource is available through the Chelmsford Public Library. From this page; click on Tumblebooks
Capstone Interactive EBooks - contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for username and password for center school students
Storyline Online - Members of the Screen Actors Guild read aloud popular picture books
Follett - Access to interactice Lightbox and AV2 books - contact me at email@example.com for link with username and password
Audible - While schools are closed, audible.com is offering a selection of audible books for students of all levels
Storytime on Chelmsford Telemedia - Chelmsford Librarians read to kids. Comcast 22 or Verizon 36 @ 10am, 2pm, and 7pm.
or use the link with your Chelmsford library card
Kate Messner resource page - an author and former educator has created this resource page for book related sites
The Children's Book Council - Author Read Alouds
Online Events Happening Daily!
Websites of Favorite Authors
Resources for Research
From Encyclopadia Britannica, an online encyclopedia for kids
Gale, an online research and educational publishing service, provides links to kid friendly sites
National Geographic Kids version with amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography with activities and games too!
Happy June !!!
My grade level google classrooms are all set up. A special thank you to all the parents who are making sure their child checks in weekly. My last weekly assignment will be posted on Sunday morning, June 7th. It is all about summer reading, so you won't want to miss that! I will also be sharing summer reading details on this page, so you can access it all summer. All elementary students should be reading, or being read to for at least a half an hour each day. Use online sources like tumblebooks, storybook online, epic, etc. There is so much out there that is free to access now that the entire state is at home. Access the public library website, there is much to offer, as well as the resources on this page. Mrs. DeFreitas is here for you, if you need anything at all. I am only an email away. firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to reach out over the summer, it is important to me that your children have what they need to keep their reading skills fresh for the fall.
The following is a link that will bring you to a live google doc with a list of available resources:
Nationaal Candy Month
National Fruits and Vegetables Month
National Rose Month
National Safety Month
National Donut Day is June 5th!!!
D-Day Anniversary is June 6th!!!
Flag Day is June 14th!!!
Fly a Kite Day is June 15th!!!
Last Day of Remote Learning June 16th!!!
Summer Begins on June 20th!!!
Father's Day is June 21st!!!
Paul Bunyan Day is June 28th!!!
JUNE AUTHOR BIRTHDAyS:Norton Juster - June 2Rick Riordan - June 5Richard Scarry - June 5Cynthia Rylant - June 6Judy Sierra - June 8Maurice Sendak - June 10Robert Munsch - June 11Anne Frank - June 12Laurence Yep - June 14Brian Jacques - June 15Jennifer L. Holm - June 16Chris Van Allsburg - June 18Vivian Vande Velde - June 18
Wilma Rudolph - June 23Kathryn Lasky - June 24Eric Carle - June 25Charlotte Zolotow - June 26Helen Keller - June 27David McPhail - June 30
Thanks to Chelmsford Telemedia, Story time recordings can now be viewed through the following link:
Story Time Episodes will also be part of the local cable station line up on Comcast channel 22. Verizon channel 36. One hour episodes will run daily at 10am, 2pm and 7pm. Get comfortable on the couch and enjoy your school and public librarians reading some wonderful books.
- The PTO sponsored Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success! Thank you to Chisty McCusker and her team of dedicated volunteers. Thank you for supporting literacy in our school!
"Picture books are the soul and foundation
for who we become. Reading them with a
child on our lap is one of the best ways to
share our values. Every picture book is an
opportunity." --- Marc Brown, author of the
Check out the live web cams around the world to watch animals in their natural habitats!http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-boulder-berm-cam
CENTERS IN THE LIBRARY
An important part of your child's library class is listening to a story. Listening to a story promotes literacy by focusing on the art of listening. The Harrington library promotes both printed text and audiobooks; as well as movies and videotaped author visits. Students are encouraged to access Tumblebooks, the free ebook reader provided by the Chelmsford Public Library when they are using the library ipads during their weekly classroom visit to the library. Listening to rich literature will promote discussion and critical thinking skills, which is really what the Common Core State Standards are all about.
Always bring a positive attitude to the library! It will open your mind to learning new things!