Whingdingdilly

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by Bill Peet

Activity
Switchzoo – Make New Animals
http://switchzoo.com/zoo.htm

Lesson Plan
Author Study – BIll Peet, talk briefly about Bill Peet, his connection with Dayton and Disney movies
Audio/Books on “Tape” – Discuss why you might listen to audio (sound effects, new vocabulary, while doing something else – driving, etc.)
Listen to the Audio version of Whingdingdilly – point out the sound effects (esp. when witch turns him into different animals).
Show students where audio books are in the library

Printable

Enjoying the Sunshine!|Lucky to be in First
https://luckytobeinfirst.com/2013/05/enjoying-sushine.html

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Bill Peet

Other Books by Bill Peet
B PEE Bill Peet
E PEE Ant Elephant
E PEE Caboose Who Got Loose
E PEE Chester the Worldly Pig
E PEE Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg
E PEE Whingdingdilly
E PEE Wump World (Ecology, Earth Day )
E PEE Zella, Zack and Zodiac

Websites
Home page for Bill Peet
http://www.billpeet.net/index.htm
Includes information about his books under Booklist, as well as information about the author under Biography

Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Bill Peet
http://childrensbooks.about.com/cs/authorsillustrato/a/billpeet.htm

Meet Bill Peet – Bookbag
http://www.theeducationcenter.com/bookbag_pdfs/AS02/bb_as02_15_19.pdf

Eggs

Subject Headings/Keywords – Birds, Chickens, Nests

Books about Eggs
E AUS The Easter egg farm / written and illustrated by Mary Jane Auch.
E BRE Hedgie’s surprise / written & illustrated by Jan Brett .
E GOL Tillie Lays an Egg/ by Terry Golson with photography by Ben Fink
E GRA Odd Egg/ by Emily Gravett
E KIR Miss Spider’s sunny patch kids / by David Kirk.
E PEE The Pinkish, purplish, bluish egg / written and illustrated by Bill Peet .
E POL Just plain fancy / Patricia Polacco.
E POL Rechenka’s Egg/Patricia Polacco
E STO Minerva Louise and the colorful eggs / Janet Morgan Stoeke
ER COX Big Egg/ by Molly Coxe
ER FAR Paws and Claws / Erica Farber and J.R. Sansevere
398.2 San The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci pictures by Jerry Pinkney
571.8 HEL Chickens aren’t the only ones / by Ruth Heller.
573.6 JAM The amazing egg / by Susan James.
598 BOR Birds, nests, and eggs / by Mel Boring
598 MUN Hatch? Roxie Munro
598.8 JEN A nest full of eggs / by Priscilla Belz Jenkins

Lesson Plan
Education World Lesson Planning: Five Eggs-traordinary Lesson Plans: Just Add the Eggs! http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson337.shtml

Website
Egg Dyeing, Natural Egg Dyes
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/EasterEggDye.htm

Why all the Excitement about Eggs – Education World
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson058.shtml

Eggs Storybox
http://jeninthelibrary.com/2013/09/23/eggs-storybox/
Story program about eggs includes suggested books , songs, and felt board activity

Spring

Subject Headings – Easter, Eggs, Flowers, Gardening, Life cycles, Robins, Seasons, Spring
Call # – 508.2

Activities
Paint and Make Rain Showers
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/seasons/paintandmake/paintandmakerainshower.htm

Jean Marzollo Interview, Topic -Spring
http://www.jeanmarzollo.com/BRI/BRInterview_0309.html
Audio of her reading a poem about spring

Books about Spring
E BUN Flower Garden/ Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
E CAP Katy Duck is a caterpillar/ Alyssa Satin Capucilli
E CAR Very Hungry Caterpillar/ Eric Carle
E CRO Diary of a Worm/Doreen Cronin (Available online through Tumblebooks)
E EHL Planting a Rainbow/ Ehlert
E EMB Welcome back, Sun / Michael Emberley.
E KRA The Happy day./by Ruth Krauss
E LAR The Imaginary Garden/ Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
E POL Song of the swallows./by Leo Politi.
E SAY Eat like a bear/ by April Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
E SCH Spring thaw / by Steven Schnur
E STE The Gardiner/Sarah Stewart
ER RYL Henry and Mudge in puddle trouble / story by Cynthia Rylant.
508 BEE What happens in the spring / by Kathleen Costello Beer.
508 HIR Spring / Ron Hirschi
508.2 FOW How Do You Know It’s Spring?/ Allan Fowler
508.2 SAU Spring/ by Gail Saunders-Smith
633.6 LAS Sugaring Time/ by Kathryn Lasky
745.5 ROS Crafts to make in the spring / Kathy Ross
811 FLO Handsprings/Douglas Florian

Videos
VID – T Rechanka’s Egg (Reading Rainbow) includes story, interview with author, and egg painting demonstration
Spring http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/weather/spring/preview.weml (subscription)

Websites

Kidsdomain – Spring
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/spring/

Easter

Subject Headings – Chickens, Eggs, Rabbits, Spring

Activities
Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island http://www.learningbox.com/bunny/title.htm Read this story with felt board pictures
Fun & Games/ Easter http://www.meddybemps.com/easter/index.html 6 activities including Color Easter Eggs online
Jigzone – Easter http://www.jigzone.com/gallery/Easter?z=10 Jigsaw Puzzles online
Tale of Peter Cottontail Wordsearch http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/wd.cgi?A1=PLAY&A2=0&INT=1&theme=*The_Tale_of_Peter_Rabbit

Books about Easter
E AUS The Easter egg farm / written and illustrated by Mary Jane Auch.
E GAR The great Easter egg hunt / by Michael Garland
E HEY Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes/ DuBose Heyward
E MAC Peter Rabbit’s happy Easter / by Grace Maccarone
E MIL The egg tree / story and pictures by Katherine Milhous
E POL Chicken Sunday / Patricia Polacco.
E POL Rechenka’s Eggs/ Patricia Polacco
E WAL The legend of the Easter egg / by Lori Walburg
E WOO The golden egg / [written by A.J. Wood]
745.5 ROS The best holiday crafts ever! / by Kathy Ross
745.5 ROS Crafts for Easter / by Kathy Ross

Videos
VID-T It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown [videorecording]

Websites
Faberge Eggs
https://www.faberge.com/the-world-of-faberge/the-imperial-eggs

Easter – History.com
http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-easter

Hats

Activities
Hat Coloring Page http://scrapcoloring.com/news/woman-with-a-flower-hat Online coloring
Fun with Hats http://www.meddybemps.com/9.421.html Matching Hats Game

Books about Hats
B LIN Abe Lincoln’s hat / by Martha Brenner ; illustrated by Donald Cook.
E ASC Happy birthday, Moon / Frank Asch.
E BRE The Hat/ Jan Brett
E BUT One snowy night / M. Christina Butler.
E D’AM Ella, the elegant elephant / by Carmela & Steven D’Amico.
E GER A three hat day / Laura Geringer ; pictures by Arnold Lobel.
E HOW Aunt Flossie’s hats (and crab cakes later) / by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
E KEA Jennie’s Hat/ by Ezra Jack Keats
E KIM Stormy’s Hat: Just Right for a Railroad Man/ Eric A. Kimmel
E KLA This is not my Hat/Jon Klassen
E LUC A Hat for ivan by Max Lucado
E SEU The Cat in the Hat/ Dr. Seuss
E SLO Caps for sale / by Esphyr Slobodkina.
E SPI Do You Have A Hat? by Eileen Spinelli ( Includes many famous people and the hats they wore)
E STO A hat for Minerva Louise / Janet Morgan Stoeke.
391 COR Hats off to hats! / by Sara Corbett.
391 MOR Hats, hats, hats / Ann Morris ; photographs by Ken Heyman.

Lesson Plans
The Hat lesson Plan | Scholastic.com http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1014 Lesson plan using The Hat by Jan Brett
Hats off to You! http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/hats_caps.php Why do people wear hats? hats from around the world
Kid’s Econ Posters: Goods and Services – Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats

Websites
Acrostic – Hats http://www.abcteach.com/free/a/acrostic_hats.pdf
Hat.com http://www.hats.com/c/1786/Children’s-Hats.aspx Check out different types of hats
Make the Hat into a Play http://www.janbrett.com/the_hat_play.htm Readers Theatre based on The Hat by Jan Brett
My Hat, It has three corners http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/m020.html Song/Poem
Hats by William Jay Smith http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=236582
Read It Again!: Hats on for Story Time http://misssarahsstorytime.blogspot.com/2015/01/hats-on-for-story-time.html

Minerva Louise

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by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Books
A Hat for Minerva Louise ( Hats)
Minerva Louise and the red truck
Minerva Louise and the colorful eggs (Easter, Eggs, Spring )

Videos
A Hat for Minerva Louise – SuperBookBoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWU0f0ff6NE

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs – SUPER BooKBOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwAFu9nf7U8

Minerva Louise and the Red Truck – SuperBookBoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDsG8w6Pcqc

Websites
Janet Stoeke – author illustrator of children’s books http://www.janetstoeke.com/index.html

Mogie

by Kathi Appelt, Marc Rosenthal (illustrator)

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Websites
Meet Mogie | Houston, Texas USA
https://rmhhouston.org/our-house-dog-mogie/

Meet Mogie – Curriculum Guide
http://www.kathiappelt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Mogie_CG.pdf

Meet Mogie – Teacher’s Guide
http://www.kathiappelt.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Mogie-Teachers-Counselors-Parents-Guide.pdf

Mojo -Definition
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mojo

Ronald McDonald House Houston | Mogie’s Blog
http://mogiethedog.com

Ronald McDonald House Charities
http://www.rmhc.org/home

Lentil

by Robert McCloskey

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Activities
Hamonica4Kids
http://www.harmonica4kids.com/

Books by Robert McCloskey
E MCC Blueberries for Sal
E MCC Lentil
E MCC Make Way for Ducklings
E MCC One Maine Morning
E MCC Time of Wonder
F MCC Homer Price
Lesson Plans
TeacherView: Lentil http://web.archive.org/web/20040430175355/www.eduplace.com/tview/pages/l/Lentil_Robert_Mc_Closkey.html

Lentil – Viewing guide
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/lentil.pdf

Video


Robert McCloskey’s Hamilton Heritage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Svx0CFeBwlw

Websites
Lentil and His Dog Harmony by Nancy Schon
http://www.schon.com/public/lentil.php
Includes photo of the scupture located Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio, City of Sculpture
https://www.cityofsculpture.org
Included photo and information of sculptures located in Hamilton, Ohio, includes Lentil and his dog
Children’s Books Maine Caldecott Winners by Robert McCloskey
http://childrensbooks.about.com/cs/picturebooks/a/mccloskey.htm

Robert McCloskey Museum – Hamilton, Ohio
http://www.hamiltonheritagehall.org/McCloskey_Museum/McCloskey_museum_Exhibit.html

Robert McCloskey @ Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/mccloskey.html

Ohio Reading Road Trip | Robert McCloskey Biography
http://www.orrt.org/mccloskey/

WOSU Presents Ohioana Authors | Robert McCloskey
http://www.ohioana-authors.org/mccloskey/index.php

Fossils Tell of Long Ago

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Subject Headings – Fossils
Call # – 552, 560

Activity
Dino Dig Interactive Game http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/dinosaurs/interactives/dig/main.html
Ology – Paleontology
Fossil Tour http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/fossil/5to8/Intro.html Animated video of how dinosaurs became fossils
Fossil Lesson | Dig it http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/dig-it-fossils-5/ Worksheet

Books
B ANN Mary Anning
E Thomas the T. Rex: The Journey of a Young Dinosaur to Los Angeles Written by Michael Smith, Illustrated by Gayle Garner Roski
552 EVE Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads/ Laura Evert ( p. 24-31)
552 HUN Rocks, minerals, and fossils / Rebecca Hunter (p.22-25)
552 PEL Rocks and Fossils / Chris Pellant. (p.28-38)
567.9 ALI Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki

Printables from Teachervision (Subscription – see Librarian)
All About Fossils Use this fill-in-the-blank sheet to explain to your class how fossils were created.
Science Fun: Dinosaur Habitat Find the 10 modern-day things hidden in a picture of prehistoric Earth.
Playing Prehistorics Here is a play from which children will learn dinosaur facts.
Future Fossils This art activity builds skills in clay.

Videos
VID-T 560 All about fossils [videorecording] / Schlessinger Media

Websites
Enchanted Learning – Fossils
Falls of the Ohio State Park http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/index.html ‘ Located in Indiana, these fossil beds are among the largest, naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world
Fossils, Rocks and Time: Table of Contents http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/contents.html
What is a Fossil? http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/geology/fossil_intro.html

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