Monthly Archives: April 2021

Mother’s Day Stories

Today we read; Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow, illustrations by Ebony Glenn and Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin Activity Ideas A simple and colourful flower card I love this Mother’s Day Card craft!  You just need lots of different coloured construction paper, glue, and some good kid scissors!  If you need … Continue reading Mother’s Day Stories

What Are Social Bots?

A DigCit Info Post You have probably heard people talk about something you find on social media called bots.  You may even have had an experience with bots liking, retweeting, or commenting on your social media posts.  But what exactly are bots?  Are they dangerous? There was an event on TikTok a few months ago … Continue reading What Are Social Bots?

I Love Animals! Animal Storytime

Today we read 3 amazing animal stories… I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell Animals Talk Too by Graham Meadows The Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani Extension Activities Kindergarten – Draw a picture of your favourite animal and write down its name.  If you aren’t sure how to spell it, ask a … Continue reading I Love Animals! Animal Storytime

The News Literacy Project’s Checkology Program

I wanted to take a moment to highlight an incredible program for our students that is available online.  I have been both impressed and amazed by the work that The News Literacy Project is doing to help build critical thinking skills in students.  The News Literacy Project is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization that is … Continue reading The News Literacy Project’s Checkology Program

Earth Day Story – Wangari’s Trees of Peace

Today we read the true story of Wangari Maathai.  The book is called ‘Wangari’s Trees of Peace‘ and it is by Jeanette Winter. Discussion Questions These can be discussed as a class or your answers can be left on this page as a comment. What parallels can you draw between Wangari and Greta Thunberg? What … Continue reading Earth Day Story – Wangari’s Trees of Peace