Travel Tuesday - Let's visit Ecuador!
Let's see if you were paying attention!
Answer the following questions in your journal:
(1) On which continent will you find Ecuador?
(2) What is the capitol of Ecuador?
(3) What language is spoken in Ecuador?
Leave a comment: Name 2 animals you saw in the videos that you'll find here in Georgia.
Maker Monday - Kid's Cook Edition
When I ran library reports to see which books were the most popular among our River Role Models, there was one non-fiction category that made the top 10 - COOK BOOKS! Apparently, we have some budding young chefs in our Riverside community. So, today's Maker Monday is all about cooking with kids!
Food Network hosts a television show for kids called Chopped Junior. Check out this video of 8th graders competing to make the best Mac & Cheese (yum! yum!).
Here are a couple of websites devoted to cooking with kids:
America's Test Kitchen
What if I want a COOK BOOK?
We have quite a few available through the Cobb Digital Library/MackinVia. (Use O365 login) Simply click on the Ebooks category and then search using "cook" or "cookbook". The really cool thing about many of these cookbooks is that they come with a multi-user license, so you and a friend can read/cook together at the same time. Here are a couple to try:
Just for fun, compare the Mac & Cheese recipe in here with the ones made on Chopped Junior!
.Activity: Use MackinVia to find a cookbook that interests you.
(1) Add the title to your Favorites/Backpack.
(2) Find a recipe in the cookbook that you'd like to make. Copy it down on a piece of paper or recipe card.
(3) Leave a comment telling me which recipe you chose and why.
Optional: Ask your grown-up if they can help you make your recipe!
As we end our National Library Week Celebrations, let's review:
The public library has all sorts of FREE activities for the entire family, plus free homework assistance. You have a limited use library card tied to your lunch number, but your family can get a library card with full borrowing privileges for FREE. When the public libraries reopen, you can check out state park passes, wifi hot spots, video games, specialty shaped cake pans and a whole lot more.
There are some famous ladies who really support libraries that you should know about:
Melinda Gates (wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates)
Laura Bush (former First Lady and wife of Bush 43 - also a children's librarian back in the day)
Sandra Deal (former First Lady of Georgia - a teacher who loved to read to as many schools as possible in GA while her husband was Governor).
(1) Watch the Library video in Brain Pop/Brain Pop Jr. Take the quiz.
(2) Enjoy the following fun video. Don't worry, you don't have to turn yours in until we come back to school next year. Let's play a game! Once you find your library books, take a picture and upload it to Twitter. Be sure to tag the library @RiversideInter2.
Wonderful Wednesday at the Library
Today, we're going to visit the Cobb County Public Library. Did you know you have a public library card attached to your student number?. Well, you do! It's your lunch number and your PIN is your month/day of birth (NOT year).
Head on over to Library PASS and complete these two missions:
(1) Open National Geographic for Kids, select any book or magazine and READ for 10 minutes (more, if you like)! In your journal, write a summary of what you read.
(2) Open Mango Languages (as a guest unless your parents signed you up with an email address) and click on a language that interests you. Complete the first 2-3 lessons, if you can. In your journal, write about your experience learning another language.
If you have problems with getting into Library PASS, please go here. If you still have trouble getting into Library PASS, then email: Teresa.Kent@cobbk12.org.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Library Week fun!
Travel Tuesday - National Library Week Edition
Today's we're going to visit some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Tour #1 - Video Tour
Tour #2: Article from Conde Nast Traveler (with lots of pictures - you can scroll)
Activity: How many libraries appeared in both the video AND the article? You may need to watch both the video and read the article again. Respond in the comments (link at top of post) with your answer.
Which library would you most like to visit? Fill out this SURVEY.
It's National Library Week!
We'll be celebrating all things library related this week!
Did you know National Library Week started way back in 1958? The very first slogan was, "Wake Up and Read." National Library Week is typically held during the month of April. Public libraries do a lot more celebrating than school libraries. For us, NLW usually falls during spring break or Milestones testing, where we want to keep things low key.
Libraries often pass out bookmarks when a patron (library speak for customer) visits the library. Why? Bookmarks serve a very important purpose for readers. They remind the reader where to resume reading in a book. Several students at Riverside like to collect the bookmarks we pass out during library visits. Who knows, maybe one of our bookmarks will be as valuable as this STAR WARS bookmark from 1983.
Anyhow, today's MAKER MONDAY activity will be to create your own bookmarks! Grab your crafting supplies and imagination:
Here are some ideas for inspiration:
Funny Face Book Mark
Shark Corner Book Mark
Paint Chip Color Card Book Mark
Crayola Book Mark
Article: How to Make Unique Book Marks
Are you up for a challenge?
Today will be our last Digital Learning Day for the week.
I have a fun outside activity to share with you. It's a challenge to see how many items you can complete. There are so many items on the list that you might need to work on it Friday, as well. Oh yes, you'll need an older sibling or parent to check-off the activities that you complete.
Be sure to print or copy the activity check-list before you begin.
How many items did you complete? Leave a comment in the box below.
Until next week....
It's Reader Wednesday!
What are you reading? Right now, I'm reading This Tender Land for my book club. A group of ladies in my neighborhood meet once a month to discuss a different book. We usually have dinner while we discuss our book. Some books have definitely been harder for me to get into than others! See, grown-ups also have a hard time reading some "assigned" titles, but we still manage to get through it because others are counting on use to do our part to participate in the group discussion.
Choose one of today's activities:
(1) Reread your favorite book for 20 minutes. Record yourself reading your book for 1 minute and upload it to Flip Grid.
(2) Prepare a book talk about your favorite book. Think of a book talk as a commercial. You want to convince someone else they need to read your favorite book. Write a paragraph or record yourself delivering your book talk. You can also upload it to Flip Grid.
I can't wait to see what you're reading!
It's Travel Tuesday!
Let's go sightseeing!
Today, we're going to visit Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii.
Before you go, visit this site to learn a little bit more about the state of Hawaii.
In your journal, answer the following questions:
(1) What does "aloha" mean?
(2) Which U.S. President called Hawaii home at one point in his life?
Reflect in your journal:
Would you you like to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park one day? Why or why not?
It's Maker Monday!
What are you making?
Once I cleaned up my sewing room, I have been busy making different projects. Here, I am sewing outside before all the pollen started. I've been coaching my youngest niece as she makes cloth masks. I'll be making them with her (virtually, of course) once I finish my special quilt.
I know my students at Riverside Intermediate love to make things! Each Monday until the end of the school year, I will be posting a different maker activity for you to try.
Sidewalk Chalk Art: Use your sidewalk chalk to draw a pretty picture on the sidewalk or leave a nice message on someone's driveway.
No sidewalk chalk? Grocery stores, Wal-Mart/Target and dollar stores typically sell a bucket for a few dollars. Or, you can DIY using one of these recipes:
Sidewalk chalk paint
PBS Kids sidewalk chalk
Try to complete the activity by Friday and share a quick video about your project to FlipGrid.
I can't wait to see what you're making!