Mysterious Tadpole

by Steven Kellogg
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Activites
Legend of Nessie http://www.nessie.co.uk/index.html Check out the pictures under Searching for Nessie

Books about the Loch Monster Monster
001.94 WALThe mystery of the Loch Ness monster / Holly Wallace.
001.94 GOR The Loch Ness monster / by Jacqueline Laks Gorman.
E MCC Scooby-doo and the Loch Ness monster / adapted by Suzanne Weyn

Library Program
Read the story Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellog, except the last page. Have students write what they think the “egg” will turn into, have them draw a picture. Then have them share their paragraphs and pictures with the class.

Websites
BookAdventure http://www.bookadventure.com Quiz for this book, under Kids Zone – Quiz-O-Matic (Sylan Learning website , requires registration)

Quia – the Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellogg http://www.quia.com/pp/7683.html Decide the order of the events in the story.
Mysterious Tadpole – Westwood Video http://www.nhptv.org/kn/itv/guides/favAnimal_mysterious_tadpole.pdf
Mysterious Tadpole http://users.manchester.edu/Student/AMCosaboom/Tadpoles/index.htm
Mysterious Tadpole http://www.dusd.k12.ca.us/des/bwebb/reading/mysterioustadpole.html Vocabulary, Crossword Puzzle, Home Activities
Mysterious Tadpole http://www.loloville.com/themysterioustadpole.htm List of vocabulary and other related websites

Website About Author
Author’s Website -Steven Kellogg
http://www.stevenkellogg.com

Author Study: Steven kellogg | eThemes
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1695

Children’s Lit – Steven Kellogg
http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/mai_kellogg_steven.html

Genre Studies: Tall Tales
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/gradek/genre-studies-tall-tales
Uses Steven Kellogg’s books – Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whilwind Crocket and Pecos Bill

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Morning Girl

by Michael Dorris
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Books
F DOR Guests by Michael Dorris

Lesson Plan
Read/ Listen to the story Morning Girl. Using a Venn Diagram, compare life of a Native American with your own, then write a comparison poem.
(Idea from S.C.O.R.E., they have now deleted the unit for this book)

Journal Questions
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Morning-Girl-by-Michael-Dorris-Journal-Questions-266862
Free with registration

Website
Morning Girl – Carol Hurst
http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/morninggirl.html

Make Way for Ducklings

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by Robert McCloskey

Websites

Make Way for Ducklings, Boston by Nancy Schon
http://www.schon.com/public/ducklings-boston.php
Includes photo of sculpture of ducklings, located Boston, Mass

Make Way for Ducklings, Moscow by Nancy Schon
http://www.schon.com/public/ducklings-moscow.php
Includes photo of sculpture of duckings, Moscow

Make Way for Ducklings Maquette
http://www.schon.com/gallery/maquettes/maq-ducklings.php
Includes photo of maquette located at Boston Public Library, click on the 3D view

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
http://googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/K-5/Entries/2007/11/16_Make_Way_for_Ducklings_by_Robert_McCloskey.html
View pictures from Google Earth of Central Park, location of this story

Make Way for Ducklings Quiz and other Quizzes – FamilyEducation.com
http://quizzes.familyeducation.com/reading/reading-fun/55564.html

Mallard Duck
http://www.wsd1.org/SargentPark/SP%20animals/mal_duck.html__
Information about Mallard Ducks

Sculpture by Nancy Schon
http://www.schon.com/index.php
Photo of Nancy Schon’s sculpture of Ducklings from Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklins

Swanboats
http://www.swanboats.com/

Teacher’s numeracy lessons with environmental themes – EarthCARE
http://www.earthcarecanada.com/EarthCARE_Resources/Ducklings_N.asp
Measurement lessons using Make Way for Ducklings

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

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