Flora and the Flamingo

We  read the last of the books which have been nominated for the Buckeye Children’s Book Award. This week we “read”  Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. This is a wordless book so we watched the video of the book with background music,  Flora and the Flamingo Demo and then talked about what is going on in the story.  Afterward, the students voted for their favorite Buckeye Award Nominee. 

Additional Activities:

Featured BooksWordless Books

Video –   Animals Dancing

Printables – Coloring Page, Draw a Flamingo, Maze

Splat and the Cool School Trip by Rob Scotton

We are continuing to read the books which have been nominated for the Buckeye Children’s Book Award. This week we are reading Splat and the Cool School Trip by Rob Scotton. Splat and his classmates are going on a field trip to the zoo.  Splat is looking forward to seeing his favorite animal the penguins, but the trip doesn’t go as planned.  See what happens in this next book in the Splat the Cat series.

Additional Activities

Featured Books – Penguins

Printables – Splat Activity Booklet

Video – Splat and the Cool School Trip

Websites – Zoos

Shark Girl and Belly Button by Casey Riordan Milliard

This week we are continuing to  read the books which have been nominated for the Buckeye Children’s Book Award.  The book we read this week was Shark Girl and Belly Button by Ohio Artist and Author Casey Riordan Milliard. Shark girl is  a statue which is part shark and part girl.  The book is  a collection of 5 stories including one about Victorian Dolls and another about writing a Thank you note.

Additional Activities:  

Paper Dolls – Victorian (Girl), Careers (Boy)

Statue – Shark Girl

Game – Switchzoo – Make your own animal (part this and part that)

Video – Shark Girl, Come Back