Minerva Louise is a hen who loves to be outside in the snow, and is in search of a hat to keep her warm. The toddlers laughed out loud as Minerva tried to find something to wear- a hose for a scarf, gloves for boots, and their favorite page- a bucket for a hat. Fortunately, Minerva Louise is a resourceful and persistent hen who comes up with a creative solution.
The brave children in Mrs. White's Toddler Class went on a bear hunt in WTW class as they read Michael Rosen's, We're Going on a Bear Hunt!
They made their way through a river, through squishy mud, through tall, wavy grass, and through a swirling, whirling snowstorm, to a dark cave.
Share the video below with your toddler for more details about this great adventure.
Yet another Bear Hunt if you are feeling brave...
After hearing about cave that the Preschool Class was creating, Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson sounded like a good pick.
In a cave in the woods,
in his deep, dark lair,
through the long, cold winter
sleeps a great brown bear.
While bear sleeps, he is joined by a menagerie of woodland animals looking for some relief from the cold winter weather. His guests pop popcorn, brew some hot tea, and enjoy themselves in bear's cave as "bear snores on" and misses all the fun.
The children enthusiastically joined in on the recurring refrain, "The bear snores on," and eagerly shared stories of their fathers (who shall remain nameless) who possibly snore even louder than bear!!
Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an abandoned lot, but she is certain that it is a rosebush ready to bloom. She clears away the trash and cares for it each day, bringing it water from the nearby butcher shop. While her neighbors are doubtful, Wanda does not lose hope and invites them to a tea party in her "rose garden." Everyone is in for a big surprise...
Grade 2/3 students discussed the IB Attitudes that found within this picture book- appreciation, creativity, cooperation, and commitment.
For their first Unit of Inquiry, Grades 2/3 investigated the central idea: One human can impact the world. To deepen their exploration, we read many books, both fiction and nonfiction, to illustrate the many ways that one person can affect change.
Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile by Gloria Houston is the story of a young girl who loved books and people and wished to be a librarian. As an adult living in North Carolina in a community without a library, Miss Dorothy decides to start a bookmobile so that she can bring books to people in her community.
Grade 2/3 students were inspired by Miss Dorothy's perseverance and the way that her work as a librarian changed people's lives. Students decided to take action and create their own version of a bookmobile with the intention of collecting books for a local preschool library.
After the students showed such enthusiasm for Miss Dorothy's Bookmobile, we read Biblioburro: A true story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter. With the help of two donkeys- Alfa and Beto- Luis travels to faraway villages to bring books and reading to children of Colombia.
The video below shows Luis Soriano and his biblioburro in action.