• Places and activities to explore

     

    The Monterey County Free Libraries have  wonderful on-line resources.  Activities for preschool-high school.  Tumblebooks, activities and games. Older students can read E-books and E-magazines.  They have recently updated their website. Students/Parents do need a public card. You can now apply for this on-line.

     Here is their web address: emcfl.org or

    https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/library

     

    March 2020

     Since we have the space theme in the library this year. There are read alouds from the International Space Station. 

    https://storytimefromspace.com

     Storyline Online is another place to find great stories for younger students.

    https://www.storylineonline.net/

     

    April 2020

     April is poetry month.  The following websites are places to explore and share poetry Students may copy a favorite poem and make an illustration.

     The Poetry Foundation has a variety of poems.

    https://www.poetryfoundation/learn/children

     The Academy of American Poetry is organized by subject. I recommend this site for our older students as some topics will need some background knowledge.  Search poems for kids. 

    https://poets.org

     

    Family activity:

    April is a good time to write nature poems to acknowledge our Earth.  The Japanese Lantern form is short and simple.  The lantern is 5 lines, written with each line being centered on the page to form a lantern shape. The syllable pattern is 1-2-3-4-1.  Here is an example:

     

    Slow

    Turtle

    Fly eating

    Inching forward

    Snap