Ready to listen to a terrific book? Go to the Storytime From Space and read one of the Books Approved for Launch! In the “Approved for Launch” section, browse the list of books and find one that says “Read in space by…” and click on that link to listen. Enjoy these stories…they’re out of this world!
Ready to listen to a terrific book? Go to the Tumble Books websiteand choose any one of their wonderful trade books to listen to on yourcomputer. It's like having your very own listening center right at home! Youcan find Tumblebooks website as a link off the Bucks Countly Library web page, http://buckslib.org/ along with many otherliterary resources. Go to the link, click on "Kids", chooseTumblebooks, and start the fun!
On this fantastic website, brought to us by the Screen ActorsGuild Foundation, you will find several of our favorite books, read by popularactors. Make sure you look for The Polar Express, read by Lou DiamondPhillips, Stellaluna, read by Pamela Reed, and Dad, Are You the ToothFairy?, read by Jason Alexander. These stories online are like having alistening center right at home!
Each student has his/her own password for this site. Children canread and enjoy books, log onto the website, and then take a quiz on the book.They earn points, which can be traded for incentives, for questions they getcorrect on the quizzes.
At Spelling City, you can type in your spelling words and: take aquiz on them, practice them, and play games with them. It is a lot of fun!!This is a great resource for practicing spelling/word wall words, which we willuse from time to time for homework assignments.
This is a great site with many free resources for studentresearch, learning, and play. While some aspects of the site require amembership, many of the wonderful resources are free to use. Our class has usedthe "animal printout" page to find information on the animal chosenas the topic of the books we are writing. Just scroll down to the picture ofthe panda...and have fun!
We have enjoyed many of Mercer Mayer's stories! His website hasseveral exciting activities to try! We especially like his musical retelling of There's An Alligator Under My Bed and My Momma Said. Both ofthese can be found in the Sing-A- Long section.
In our second author study we will be looking at the works of EricCarle. This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar,one of our favorites and part of the first grade curriculum.
Explore the wonderful world of Caldecott Award winning illustratorand author, Ezra Jack Keats. Explore the world around us with Peter, one of hispopular characters, in books such as The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willy, Goggles,The Pet Show, and many more!
We have shared Gail Gibbons passion for non-fiction storiesthroughout the year. She includes many facts in her stories and is a great exampleof labeling illustrations in order to add to the readers understanding. We lovethe books Pumpkins, Apples, and Stargazers. We hope youenjoy her many stories as much as we do! Here is an interview with Mrs. Gibbonsthat you can watch and enjoy! http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/gibbons
Visit the wonderful world of Laura Numeroff. Some of our favorite booksfrom this author are If You Give A Moose A Muffin and If You Give APig A Pancake. On her site, you can get coloring pages and writing ideas orexplore her many book titles!