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Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weather. Show all posts

Chapter Books for Middle Grades (3-7)

Disclosure: I was sent these books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Today I am going to share with you a bunch of relatively new chapter books for the middle grades. There is something for everyone in this bunch!! We will start with Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason. 

Learning Some Science Part 1 -- Back-to-School

Disclosure: I was sent these products free of charge. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As always I am providing links to the book for your convenience.

Today we are going to look at some books that make science (and math/computers) interesting. These books are perfect for the younger grades and teach a bit of history, science and more. The first is Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts. 
http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/ada-twist-scientist_9781419721373/

Nature Anatomy Book Review to Celebrate the Earth

Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Storey Publishing. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

Here is a perfect book for Earth Day although I'm a little late. This amazing book was one of the prizes in our Earth Day Giveaway. When I saw it I thought it looked like a book Hazel would love. I was right. Not only does Hazel love it, Steve and I love it and my father was looking very interested in it (and he really doesn't do books). The book is Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman with help from John Niekrasz.
http://storey.com/book_detail.php?isbn=9781612122311&cat=Nature


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Happy Spring! Thank you to everyone who shared with us last week and a very special thank you to all who took time to be inspired by what others shared! Once again I feel there were so many amazing ideas shared. As spring begins here, there is a light snow flurry. I am so ready for spring and no more snow!!  For features this week we have Spring Holidays, Spring, and a few of my favorites.

VBCfK: The Rain Came Down


Here is a quick educational activity to go along with David Shannon's book, The Rain Came Down. David Shannon is the author of the month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Last week we shared a simple activity to go with Duck on a Bike.

This book is a wonderful example of how the weather can affect your mood. It is about one rainy Saturday morning. The animals react to the rain with noise. The owners shout and yell and wake up the baby. A police officer stops to see what is going on, but blocks traffic. Horns start honking and there is yelling. Mass chaos until the sun comes out and a rainbow appears. Then everyone goes back to their happy, helpful moods and things are much better.

Our activity was to make a two-sided (fold in the paper) painting of the rain and the rainbow and sun. Each side represents the mood that often comes with the weather. Then I gave Hazel some squares with pictures on them. We discussed what was on each one and whether it was a happy mood or mad/sad mood.
If you would like to try this activity, here is our picture pages

Now it is your turn. Have you done an activity with a David Shannon book? It is your turn to share here.