This week kicks off the first of three science-related storytimes just in time for that special part of the year where the OJCS puts the focus on science projects and STEAM fair! We will read two stories about tightrope walkers and then do an experiment where your students can learn about centre of gravity!
Today we read;
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham
NOTE: I apologize for the shaky camera, I didn’t realize that kids in the gym directly above were causing a mini earthquake!
February is Black History Month so today we will introduce students to what Black History Month is all about with this 5 minute video (appropriate for all ages) and then hear a story inspired by Rosa Parks called The Bus Ride by William Miller, illustrated by John Ward, and introduced by Rosa Parks.
Watch This Video First!
Once you’ve watched the video, listen to the story:
Why does Sara feel sad for her mother at the start of the story?
If you had to follow different rules because of your race or skin colour, how would you feel?
Would you have had the courage to sit at the front of the bus, even if it was against the law?