The Watering Hole
For Students entering Grades 1 – 5
Crafts, science experiments and art! Get your creative juices flowing, come on in!
Fanta-seas Wednesday, July 7 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We'll travel deep into the ocean with the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau and the outrageous imagination
of the Caldecott-winning illustrator David Weisner, then create a fantastic undersea extravaganza of our
own. Registration begins June 23
Have kids browse books about Cousteau, by Wiesner & Jenkins, Non-Fic Ocean
Life while others arriving
Read Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau / Quotes from: Fantastic
Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau (JBiog) / Pictures from: Jacques
Cousteau: Conserving Underwater Worlds (JBiog) (mention Cousteau DVDs
Read Down, Down Down – Jenkins (skipped some passages) (mention IMAX
“Deep Sea Volcanoes”), Show images from Into the A,B,C – Rose/Jenkins
Read Flotsom – Wiesner
Craft tables: Design your own collage underwater creatures…. – materials,
tagboard, construction paper, scissors, markers, gluesticks, feathers, glitter,
yarn, sequins etc.
Resources: NonFic fish, coral reefs, whales, dolphins, seahorses, Cousteau
(didn’t use: SRC p.122 Gyotaku Fish prints, stuffed sea creatures, collage fish,
splash trivia weaver p.132, flying fish craft p.126, flannel sea creatures p.62 teen
SRC The (other wordless SRC p.218))
An Inspiring Tail!
Wednesday, July 14 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (see handouts in SRC folder)
We'll share the story "A Winter's Tail" about an amazing dolphin who is learning to swim with an artificial tail
-- then test our own skills with assorted physical challenges. Please wear clothes you can easily move
about in. Registration begins June 30
As kids are arriving, have books on the floor where they are sitting to browse:
other amazing animals: Owen & Mzee, All about Manatees, Mud City, Otter on
the Run, service animals, books about disabilities & service animals & notable
people who overcame: 419,371.91 KID, 3625, 308.908161 ALE, 796.4DON,
796.092 DRIS, 792.8 MCM HIL, 796.357 GUT, 796.357092 ABB, 617.575
HEE, 636.70886 (service dogs also .7 Rin, .088) Reeve, Keller, Charles,
Hawking, Sullivan, Braille. Pic bks: Cole – Anna, Condra – See.., Foreman –
Seal.., Liao –sound, Meyers – Rolling, Martin – Knots, Millman – Moses
Okimoto – Place.., Ripley – Private, Seeger – Deaf; ER Dobkin – Just, Rau –
Read Winter’s Tail 599.533 HAT, mention DVD Winter: The Dolphin that Could
& Clearwater Aquarium Winter webcam
Do some demos: (showing that sometimes we can use another sense if we don’t
have the other available.) (skipped this…no time)
echolocation (have kids hand in front of face)
listening for sound of object
Have kids move among stations (list below) featuring assorted mobility and
sensory limitation experiments. Could also do trust walk, three legged race,
obstacle course, sense the wall, taste/smell, sound of objects
Addl resources: Cool sensory suspense : fun science projects about the senses, See
what I'm saying : the extraordinary powers of our five senses / Lawrence D. Rosenblum,
See for yourself: More than 100 experiments (507.8 Cobb – smell & balance experiments)
Winter – stations
Experiencing mobility or limb limitations:
Mobility limitations – lower limbs -- try using a wheelchair, crutches or a walker - or tie the legs of two
people together to make mobility awkward
Physical limitations – upper limbs / hands / limited use of hand or arm -- put on a heavy glove or tie one
arm in a sling or arm wrapped to body in ace bandage
Pair with an “able-bodied” helper who will stand next to you / behind you to make sure you are safe and
help you when you can’t do something alone.
#1: Take a piece of clothing off the rack, put it on, then take it off and put it back
#2: Sit down at the table for a (pretend) meal and/or to write a homework assignment (your name on the
#3: Pick up a book from the floor and put it on the cart. Browse through the books on the cart – you can
select one to take home with you if you’d like.
#4: Go to the hallway and get a drink out of the water fountain
#5: If you are in a wheelchair or crutches, maneuver around the balance beam
If you have your arm tied up, try walking along the balance beam (with only one arm to use for
balance) – then remove sling or bandage – is it easier when you have two arms free?
What if you only had one eye?
Cover one eye with a patch. Now try throwing a ball back and forth to a friend. Does having only one eye
make a difference?
How is your sense of balance?
Stand straight with your fists straight down by your sides. Close your eyes. Bend one leg back at the knee
so your lower leg is parallel to the floor and you are standing on one foot. Keep your eyes closed and try to
count to 100 while balancing. (Not many people can do this for long!)
What can you do with your left hand (or right hand if you are left-handed)?
Challenge #1: Draw the still life with your “good hand” then switch to your other hand and try again.
Challenge #2: Do the same with your name
(Optional: does it make a difference trying to write your name backwards? Can you write your name with
your good hand with your eyes closed?)
Challenge #3: Cut out a shape with your “good hand” then switch to your other hand.
What if you were blind?
Challenge: Can you “hear” a wall? (Do this with a partner to keep you safe.)
Hold your hand a foot away from your mouth palm facing towards you. Make a continuous shhhhh noise
and move your hand back and forth. Now listen to the people around you – see how you can hear it away
from you as well...
Now, find a wall with a 10 ft path in front…position your face about one foot away from the wall, close
your eyes, and start making a shhhhhh sound…bob your head back & forth toward the wall so you can
again hear the whooshing interference patterns. Try this moving back further away and then closer to the
wall till you sense its presence.
Now keep eyes closed and walk away from the wall 6 or 7 steps. Turn to face the wall, make sh-sh-sh
sounds & slowly walk toward the wall. Once you sense you are close, concentrate hard & move very
slowly. When you feel that you are within 1 foot of the wall, stop & remove your blindfold and see how
well you did. Try it again (w/o counting footsteps) – most people are very good by 10 times!
“Trust Walk” – pair with another person, tie a blindfold around your eyes and have them guide you around
the room. What do you experience? Then switch and lead your friend.
Challenge: Can you feel Braille?
Find the first letter of your name in the Braille Card below and see the Braille dots pattern. Then, with your
eyes open, locate that letter in one of our Braille books – feel what it feels like. Now close your eyes and
try to find that letter again. What would it be like to “read” your books in Braille. Optional: Print out your
name in the Braille alphabet.
Challenge: Can you “feel” a shape?
Form a piece of clay into an object, then pass it to another kid who has their eyes closed. Ask them to
guess what you have made just by feeling the object.
Find a Partner and do these things together.
Challenge #1: See what I’m saying
Watch as someone mouths a sentence – can you tell what s/he’s saying?
Challenge #2: Feel the sound of a syllable
Put your hand on your face so your thumb is across your lips, your index finger is on your lower cheek and
the remaining three fingers are on your vocal chords. Feel your throat as you say the sounds ba, da, and ga.
Can you tell the difference?
Challenge #3: Can you sign your name?
Learn the sign language letters for your name and sign them. Find a partner and sign a short message to
Challenge #4: Pour a drink
With your eyes closed, listen to the pitch change as someone pours water into a cup. Let them know when
How sensitive is your sense of hearing?
Shake the film canisters – can you tell match up the ones with the same contents?
What if you could only hear out of one ear?
Close your eyes and listen to a friend clap their hands or shake a rattle (or one of those film canisters). Can
you tell where the clap is coming from? Now have your friend move to another spot and do it again. Can
you tell where that sound came from? Keeping your eyes closed, cover one ear tightly with your hand and
listen for your friend do it one more time. Were you able to tell where the sound came from?
How is your sense of smell & taste?
Challenge #1: Smell Identification
Sniff the jars and see which smells you can identify. Now wet your nose (like dogs & other animals) & try
Challenge #2: Distinguishing related smells
Sniff the three coffee filters…can you tell which two are the same?
Challenge #3: What happens to your sense of taste when you can’t smell
Pinch nose and then try to taste a candy (bite half off) – can you taste it? What does it taste like? Now let
go of your nose and eat the other half – does it taste different?
Synethesia Experiment: Some people experience a sense of color, taste, or smell when they see letters or
numbers or hear sounds.
Challenge: Write down the colors you associate with F, G, H, I, J, K, 1, 2, 3, 10
Do you see specific colors when you think of or write down letters and/or numbers? How about when you
listen to music or other sounds? Does your name have a color?
Catch the Wave - from the beach to the library!
Wednesday, July 21 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We'll share some truly strange stories above waves come ashore and then make some wet & wild artistic
creations! We will be using paint, so please dress in old clothes or bring a smock.
Registration begins July 7
Read The Old Woman and The Wave – Jackson
Mention Japanese artist Hokusai – showed pictures & gave a short biography
from Hokusai : the man who painted a mountain / Deborah Kogan Ray
Show book segment from My life with the wave – Cowan (on the Reading
Rainbow video) booktalk: Sector 7 – Weisner (mention they might want to
imagine what would happen if he brought home a cloud!)
Craft: Make “wave” pictures: Recycled paper pictures (as with Jackson book),
or tempera wave pictures in the style of Hokusai. (could also have done
Hokusai-inspired printing as described in The Usborne Art Treasury)
Craft: marbleized paper p.60 teen SRC (water/acrylic paint ratio varies with
type of acrylic paint…we found we needed more of a 1:1 ratio)
SUPPLIES/INGREDIENTS for marbleized paper:
For each color –
One tablespoon acrylic paint
Two tablespoons of water
½ cup of liquid fabric starch
a flat cooking pan with sides such as a cookie sheet, roasting pan, or foil tray
Watercolor paper cut with Ellison dies in sea shapes
1. For each color, blend acrylic paint and water and then set aside.
2. Fill the pan with the liquid fabric starch. Use a paintbrush to drop paint mixture onto the starch.
To avoid a yucky, muddy effect only use a couple of colors at a time.
3. Use a clean paint brush to GENTLY swirl the colors across the top of the starch. DO NOT
thoroughly mix as you will lose your effect.
4. Gently lay a sheet of paper on top of the colors.
5. Carefully lift the paper. The swirls of color will now be on the paper.
6. Set the paper aside to dry, paint side up.
7. Add more paint and repeat these steps to make more marbled paper.
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!
Wednesday, July 28 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Budding scientists are invited to join us for a pail-full
of liquid experiments.
Registration begins July 14
Read poem: “Walter and the Waiter” from Orangutan Tongs 793.735 AGEE
What holds water? Book: A Cool Drink of Water -- Kerley
Poem: “Water” from Splish, Splash 881.54 GRAHAM
Reader’s Theater “Water Cycle” – script below
Strange but True p.27-29 of Can It Really Rain Frogs? – Christian Why is is
raining? -- Williams, (on hold)
Activity: Audio Rainstorm (rub hands, snap fingers, slap thighs, clap hands, stamp feet,
Another water-related Reader's Theater - note typo in the author's name - it is by Jane
Speaking of bathtubs, read: Mr. Archimede’s Bath – Allen (introduce idea of
Demonstration experiments: Floating Glass, p.55, (from Physics Experiments –
530 BRECKENRIDGE) Disappearing Salt p.56, Two Water Towers p. 48, Boil
Magical Water p.42 Spear-It
Experiments (stations) -- photocopied experiments from Physics Experiments – 530
P.54 Ice Boat Float
P. 63 Shy Blue
P.64 Square Bubbles?
P.65 Cup & Saucer
P.67 Water “glue”
P. 68 Stick Together
P.76 Deep-bottle Diver
P.70 Fishing for Clippies
P.73 Water-Drop Art
P.74 Oil vs. Water
P.77 The Warm & the Cold of It
Frightened Run Away Pepper
Fizzy Lemonade http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/lemonade.html
Optional Additional experiments:
Fun with Physics 530 MCGRATH p. 14, 18,21,32, 33,35
p.85-86 SRC (condensation, float or sink,
Make a rain gauge p.97 SRC
Handout: How Much Water – matching game SRC p.98
Bottled music, , bubbles
p. 47 Teen SRC
Addl. Ideas from HIL water program
Diane and Mary kept the children busy with exciting water-related experiments in
our science programs, including learning about
capillary action by floating a folded paper water-lily and watching it grow!
Solutions were investigated by trying to dissolve salt and sand in cups of
The children also explored surface tension by testing whether they could fill a
cup "fuller than full", and seeing how many drops of water they could put on a
But the most "explosive" experiment happened when they dropped bits of
detergent into bowls of water that had pepper floating on top - many gasps
were heard as they watched the pepper shoot away! We're looking forward to
the upcoming holidays as we continue our fun and creative programs for
children and teens.
Last experiment: Mix Lemon Juice, water and sugar to make lemonade. Then
drop in a teaspoon of baking soda ... it bubbles up and creates lemon soda ...
try some!!! yum! http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/lemonade.html
Lemon Fizzy Drink
There's a lot of people out there that like drinking fizzy drinks, so why not do a fun science experiment that leaves you
with your own lemon soda to drink afterwards! A bit of lemon here and a bit of baking soda there and before you know
it you'll be making your own drinks. Make your own lemonade soft drink with this fun experiment for kids.
Making Lemonade Fizzy Drink
What you'll need:
1 T. Lemon Juice
1 T. Water
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Some sugar to make it sweet
1. Put the lemon juice & water into the glass.
2. Stir in the ½ teaspoon of baking soda.
3. Add a ½ teaspoon of sugar.
4. Give the mixture a taste and add in some more sugar if you think it needs to be sweeter.
The mixture you created should go bubbly and taste like a lemonade, soda, fizzy or soft drink, if you added some sugar it might even taste
like a lemon flavored soft drink you've bought at a store. The bubbles that form when you add the baking soda to the lemon mixture are
carbon dioxide (CO2), these are the same bubbles you'll find in proper fizzy drinks. Of course they add a few other flavored sweeteners
but it's not much different to what you made. If you are wondering how the carbon dioxide bubbles formed, it was because you created a
chemical reaction when you added the lemon (an acid) to the baking soda (a base).
Reader’s Theater Water Cycle script: http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/400.html
Reader’s Theater: Around the Water Cycle by Sarah Wood
Cast: 7 Water Drops, the Sun and a Little Kid
Water Drop 1: Here we are hanging around in this puddle.
Water Drop 2 :Yeah, this is the life!
Water Drop 3: Hey! Look behind that cloud! Guess who??
Drops 1,2,3 : It’s the sun! Yay! Evaporation!!!
Sun: Hey guys!! I told you I would see you again soon! What have you been
Water Drop 1: I’ve been in the ocean! I saw a lot of fish!
Water Drop 2: I’ve been hanging around on Dr. Pepper and tea glasses.
Water Drop 3: I helped water some flowers! They sure smelled pretty!
Sun: It sounds like you were busy! Well, you are up here now, I have done my
job, I will see you later.
Water Drop 1: I wonder who else will show up?
Water Drop 2: It is a little bit cold. I should have brought my jacket!
Water Drop 3: Here are the others! Hi Guys!!
Water Drops 4, 5 ,6, 7 : Hi! How are you?
Water Drop 4: I haven’t seen you guys in a long time!!
Water Drop 5: I just got off of a surf board!
Water Drop 6: Really? I just came from a dog’s bath. He shook me into the air!
Water Drop 7: It is really getting cold up here! Gather around guys. We need to
All the Water Drops: BRRRRRRRRRRR! I am Freezing! A-CHOOOOO!
Water Drops 4 and 5: It is getting crowded. OOPS!
Water Drop 6: Ah, my favorite part: Precipitation!
Water Drop 7: Yeah, and my favorite kind, snow!
Little Kid: Yay!! It snowed last night!! I’m going to build a snowman!
Water Drop 3: Tee Hee! That tickles!
Water Drop 5: I’m getting smushed here!
Little Kid: Wow! My snowman looks great! I’m going to go eat lunch.
Sun: Well, that was a nice nap, but now I have to do my work. Guess I had better
thaw out those little guys.
All the Water Drops: We’re Melting! We’re Melting!
Water Drop 1: Hey guys, we all ended up in the puddle together!
Water Drop 2: And look who is up in the sky!
Water Drop 3: The SUN! Here we go again!!
Pop! by Kimberly Bradley,
Fun with physics by Susan McGrath,
Solids, liquids and gases by Melvin Berger (old)
Simple physics experiments with everyday materials by Judy
Breckenridge. (on hold)
A drop of water – Gordon Morrison
Cut the bottom from the plastic bucket or jug. Take a piece of plastic wrap and
lay it across the end with a ridge. Place the rubber band over the plastic wrap to
hold it into place. To use the underwater magnifier, lower it into the water and
observe. The pressure of the water pushing into the wrap forms a concave lens
that enlarges whatever is being looked at!
booktalk: Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? – 551.48 WELLS, Water Dance – Locker,
A Drop of Water –553.7 WICK, display books on bubbles (530.42) and water
Food coloring (optional; may stain)
Corn flour or cornstarch
Small mixing bowls
Baggies or plastic “Easter” eggs
Mix 2 cups of water with a little food coloring. Add 6 cups of corn flour or cornstarch to
make goop. Mix well. The children can stretch, twist, and roll the goop in a ball in their
hands, like silly putty. Give each child a baggie or plastic Easter egg in which to store the
Waves in a Bottle
Clear plastic soft drink or water bottles, with caps
Blue food coloring
Mineral or vegetable oil
Waterproof glue or hot glue gun
Give each child a bottle filled about two-thirds full with water. Add the food coloring to
tint the water. Fill the bottle to the top with mineral or vegetable, leaving no room for air
bubbles to form. Glue the lid securely to the bottle with hot glue or waterproof glue. Be
sure that the glue is non-toxic or that an adult helps with the hot glue gun. After the glue
dries, hold the bottle sideways and gently rock it back and forth to make waves.
Real-life Mermaids, amazing Diving Divas -- truth is stranger than fiction.
Wednesday, August 4 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come see the stories of "real life mermaids" -- women who could dive off a 5 story pier on a horse! Then set
your mind's eye to imagining & creating wild & wonderful possibilities.
Registration begins July 21
Begin with a true story -- Read Mermaid Queen – JB Keller
This is fiction, but based on something that really happened right here in NJ! -- Read The
Girl on the High-Diving Horse – High
This artist has a way of combining reality and fantasy -- share selections from Imagine a
Day -- Gonsalves
Create artwork inspired by Rob Gonsalves’ pictures (reality merging with
imagination) or write a poem inspired by his pictures – from his 3 books
(additional images available at google images).
Reader’s Theater: No Bath Tonight (may use previous week)
What falls from the sky but is not rain, snow, sleet or hail? – oobleck of course! Join
us as we read Dr. Seuss’s famous story then create this gooey substance and some other
The "Crazy Concoctions" table included a large model volcano where children could
make it "erupt" by combining baking soda, vinegar and a little red food coloring.
Oobleck, from the popular Dr. Seuss book, was another messy experiment families
enjoyed. Color, the five senses, and magnets were also explored. Working parents
especially appreciated this evening event to have fun with their kids! (HIL – Vicky &
Make a Splash READ SRC promo -- Bedm. 6/17/10
Water (poem) from Splish Splash 811.54 GRA (some) or Walter & the Waiter (poem) from
Orangatan Tongs 793.735 AGEE (some)
A Cool Drink of Water -- 363.61 KER (gorgeous and eye-opening National Geographic book about
drinking water around the world)
My Life with the Wave -- Cowen (wonderful fantasy with examples of literary devices, suggested
kids could write sequel & related to another book Sector 7 -- Wiesner)
Activity: Audio Rainstorm (rub hands, snap fingers, slap thighs, clap hands, stamp feet,
Flotsam -- Wiesner (more fantasy, author from Bridgewater, vacationed on Long Beach Island –
setting for this story)
Imagine a Day – Gonsalves (fantasy paintings inspired these imaginative poems)
Reader’s Theater: The Three Pirates & the Big Bad Shark (Reader's Theater script attached)
Did promo for Summer Reading at Clarence Dillon Library
Into the A, B, Sea – Rose (some) Booktalked Down, Down Down – 591.779 JEN (fascinating look
at sea creatures as you go deeper and deeper - related to Summer Reading theme and the Gulf
oil spill environmental consequences (3rd-4th g))
Song/Action: Baby Shark (on Mike Whitla’s Early Morning Knee-Slappin’ Tunes – “less happy
ending” -- http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/song/song-1135.asp)
Another water-related Reader's Theater - no time to do it today - note typo in the author's name
- it is by Jane Yolen
SRC school visit storytimes
K+: My Life with the Wave (book talk Sector 7)
preK-K: Beach Day – Lakin
TT: Sun Sand Me – Hubbell
Song/signs from “Pick Me Up” Going to the Beach #18
K+ Out of the Ocean – Frasier
Pre-K-K: How will we get to the beach – Tharlet or To the Beach – Docherty
TT-K: Senses at the Seashore
Action Song: She Waded in the Water
Song/Book: Twelve Days of Summer – O’Donnell wkrm
K+ Flotsam – Weisner
TT-K: Wave – Lee
K+: Imagine a Day – Gonsalves
TT-K: Rub a Dub Sub – Ashman
Flannel: Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
K+ Down Down Down –
TT-K Into the AB Sea
Book/Song Over in the Ocean – Berkes
K+ Reader’s Theater – 3 Little Pirates & the Big Bad Shark
Song: Baby Shark
TT-K Bathtime Piggy Wiggy – Fox wkrm
K+ Reader’s Theater – No Bath Tonight
To the Beach – Docherty
Monster Beach – Parakevas
Mrs. Armatage & the Big Wave (flannel?) – Blake
My Camera: At the Aquarium – Marshall wkrm
House by the Sea – Ryder
Hooray for Fish – Cousins wkrm
Fish Eyes – Ehlert wkrm
Rainbow Fish – Pfister wkrm
Flannel: A squirrel lives in a tree
Froggy Learns to Swim – London
Swimming with Dolphins – Davis
Elephants Swim – Riley wkrm
Sea Elf – Ryder
The Whales Song- Sheldon
More notes in Storytimes Summer – Fish from Pubyac
If you are looking for additional programming or theme ideas for this summer, you might check
out this really nice resource from the Texas State Library. Each year they choose a
theme different from the Cooperative one, and in 2007 their theme was "Sail Away with
Books." Here's the description from the manual (over 400 pages): "The programs invite children
to explore oceans, lakes, boats, voyages, water sports, pirates, and many related topics."
I've only skimmed it so far, but incuded are lots of books suggestions, songs/fingerplays, craft
ideas with patterns/templates, reader's theatre and puppetry scripts, topical internet links...All
ages are covered, including (youngish?) YA, and you can look at the manual either online or
download the PDF. Find at: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2007/
Also handy is the archive of themes from the past 10
Besides NJ's resources, here are a few links with ideas from other states:
Please share any other ideas or sites you come across.
Linda Tripp, MLIS
Down, Down Down – Jenkins (B&T)
The Girl on the High Diving Horse: An Adventure in Atlantic
City -- High (fascinating look at this little-known bit of history)
Mary Anning and the sea dragon Atkins, Jeannine
Summary: An account of the finding of the first entire skeleton of an
ichthyosaur, an extinct sea reptile, by a twelve-year-old English girl
who went on to become a paleontologist. (other Mary Anning Biogs also
good, esp. Stone Girl, Bone Girl)
The fantastic undersea life of Jacques Cousteau Yaccarino, Dan
Summary: Examines the life and accomplishments of the French
oceanographer, and describes his work studying and filming the
Planting the trees of Kenya Nivola, Claire A. (water to plant trees)
Summary: Watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose combine to tell
the remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004
Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the
highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it.
Not biographies, but other great books on water I've used with school aged kids:
Waves & Water -- storytime 5/2008
My Life with the Wave -- Catherine Cowan (wonderful examples of
(related to book read earlier: Sector 7 -- Wiesner -- clouds, also a
form of water)
Flotsam -- David Wiesner
Water Dance -- Locker (artistic poetic riddle non-fiction on the water
A Cool Drink of Water -- 363.61 KER (gorgeous and eye-opening National
Geographic book about drinking water around the world)
K-2 only: Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave -- Blake (illus. of Roald Dahl
The Old Woman and the Wave -- Jackson (modern fairy tale, more literary
3-4 Out of the Ocean -- Frasier (seeing)
3-4 only: The Wretched Stone -- Van Allsburg
K-2 only: The Pebble -- Milord
Poem: "Mine" from Sunflakes
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Jennifer Sommer
> I am looking for biography suggestions to use with the "Make a Splash"
> Read!" Summer Reading Club theme. I plan to read them aloud to school-age
> kids, so I am specifically looking for picture book format, preferably with
> 32 pages and not too much text on topics relating to water. Recent titles
> are also a plus.
> So far I have located the following that look promising:
> Mermaid Queen
>> Into the Deep: The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe
>> Steamboat! : The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers
>> Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
>> Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
>> Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson
>> Surfer of the Century
>> Down the Colorado:John Wesley Powell, the One-Armed Explorer
>> River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain
Water & Waves
Here are the books I used on Thursday 5/29 -- what great listeners --
look at the length of the list!
Bedm 05/05 K-4
The Incredible Water Show – Frasier
Splish Splash (poems) – 811.54 GRA “Water”
A Cool Drink of Water – 363.61 KER
My Life with the Wave – Cowan
Sector 7 -- Wiesner
Splish Splash (poems) – 811.54 GRA “Ocean” “Clouds”
Flannel/song: There’s a hole in the middle of the sea
The Old Woman & The Wave – Jackson
Flannel : “Mine” from the poetry collection: Sunflakes
Splish Splash (poems) – 811.54 GRA “Wave”
Water Dance -- Locker
Baby Beluga – Raffi
Water’s Way -- Peters
Mrs. Armitage & the Big Wave – Blake
Earth Verses & Water Rhymes – 811.54 LEW
What’s the Matter in Mr. Whisker’s Room? – 507.8 ROS
A Drop of Water – 553/7 Wick
River Story – Hooper
Magic School Bus Waterworks
Pebble -- Milord