Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
During library we will hear books about some wonderful Hispanic/Latinx characters and real people, as well as some traditional stories. I will also post suggestions for ebooks, websites, and activities to help you find out more about the variety of culture, history, and contributions from Latin America!
Click the images for more information or to read book.
Currently, this website (https://www.dottirpress.com/not-my-idea )
is offering a free PDF download of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness.
Scroll down to watch a video of the author talk about why she wrote the book
This was wonderful!! So many incredible Children's Authors and Illustrators and others with important messages for kids, parents, educators, everyone!! Luckily, you can watch the video here.
The show was to talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.
The 60-minute special "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" recording can be found by clicking the above picture.
Bored? Don't worry! We have the answer!
Check out the e-books, resources, and fun activities on the sidebar to the left.
If needed, you can find the User names & Passwords for our Online Resources here, although you have to be logged into your @westorangeschools.org account to access user log-ins. OR you can log into some seamlessly through Mrs. Boyd's Clever page or our Library Google classroom
So many books to listen to online!!
Watch Harry Potter himself (sort of) reading aloud the first chapter of the first book, and then other celebrities continue with the rest of the book!!
You can also watch and listen as some very famous actors read
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
I hope you have as much fun listening to the book as they do reading it!
The Obama's continuing their tradition of reading aloud to children
Also, don't miss Michelle Obama reading aloud some of her favorite children's books!
To listen to past videos of the Obama's or the current First Lady reading aloud to children, click here.
Our fantastic, FREE online Resources!Several can be accessed through Clever or Google Classroom, but if needed, our User names & Passwords are on:(Log into your @westorangeschools.orgaccount to access user names & password sheet)SORA allows you to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from the West Orange Public Library even without a Library card.MackinVIA provides you with several hundred popular ebooks! and to databases like DKFindout! - DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers all curriculum subjects.
& Fantastic, Educational Videos, resources, games, & moreaccess through Mrs. Boyd's page on Clever or Google Classroom, but if needed, our User names & Passwords are on:PebbleGo - perfect for K-3 w/ articles on a variety of subjects. Use our user name & Password on Redwood School's Online ResourcesPebbleGo Next Information about American Indian groups & all states for 3rd-5th graders Use our user name & Password on Redwood School's Online ResourcesSocial Studies & Science E-Books and resources. Use our user name & Password on Redwood School's Online ResourcesCultureGrams Information on more than 200 countries and each U.S. State. Use our user name & Password on Redwood School's Online ResourcesEnchanted Learning - Great Science and Social Studies information even for our youngest students with printable worksheets! For Member site Use our user name & Password on Redwood School's Online ResourcesEBSCO includes Novelist K-8 Plus and Ebooks as well as magazine articles.Use our user name & Password on Redwood School's Online Resources
- Abdo Zoom's Animals, STEAM, & Biographies databases
- CountryReports which provides online content, maps, facts, and articles on the cultures and countries of the world
Links for Classroom Projects and More!!!
Actors reading wonderful picture books!save and share it, but remember not to put your full name or where you live!Want to find out what order a book series is in??Go to Kids Book Seriesto see the order for your new favorite series!many children's and young adult book awards there are!
OR to go directly to lists for the most popular awards: