• Read:  Star of the Week by Barney Saltzberg - Georgia Picture Book Award Nominee

    At the mid-section of the book, illustrate what Stanley is doing.   Draw the 'noodle' and turn it into a worm.  Draw Polly's squiggle.

    At the end:
    Do a few more squiggle drawings on the board.

    Check-out at mid-time

    Watch a book Franklin Goes to School on Tumblebooks
  • Tops and Bottoms
  • Use cards to talk about vegetables that grow on top and on bottom.
  • Discussion of Above and Below (as listed in KDG Curriculum)
    398.2 STE

Lewis & Clark overview
  • Show map from last week's lesson 
    • Historical Map from Bookflix > People & Places
    • Lewis & Clark expedition
  • Quick intro to Lewis and Clark
  • Show Google images of Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea
  • Read some excerpts from Seaman's Journal : On the Trail with Lewis and Clark E EUB
    • LA - point of view (who writes the book)
    • Genre - Historical Fiction

Booktalks about series:

  • Arthur
  • Katie Woo
  • Boxcar Children
Discussion:  Booktalks about several series titles in their reading range.   
  • Johnathon London (Froggy),
  •  Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Treehouse), and 
  • Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones).
  • Matt Christopher (sports)

  • Read:  Myths of Native America - the Dueling Brothers
  • Discussion:  what are myths?   Example of different types of myths.

    Exercise:  Read and discuss the myths and location in the Dewey System.

    Materials Needed:   books and many examples of Native American texts.     398.2 DAL
  • Abraham Lincoln Come Home  973.7 BUR
  •  gSlides of story and facts
  • Image of Teddy Roosevelt looking out window