February is Black History Month so here are some wonderful choices for all ages. For Grades JK-3 Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer and Jamie Smith For Grades 4-8 Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson
Today we read some really adorable Winter-themed stories for Winter Fun Day. –The Mitten by Jan Brett and Dear Yeti by James Kwan For our youngest students we read: Clifford’s First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell Our Activity: Yeti Bookmarks
Happy Tu B’Shevat! It is such a joy to celebrate and honour trees. Our story today is ‘Our Tree Named Steve’ by Alan Zweibel and David Catrow. Activity: Make a Steve! This lovely and simple craft uses just a paper towel roll and some cardboard and paint. Make sure to give your tree … Continue reading A Story For Tu B’Shevat – Our Tree Named Steve
To help us celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion month, we are reading the book We Belong by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Carlos Velez Aguilera. Inclusion Activity: Poem Template The author of We Belong, Laura Purdie Salas, has created a wonderful poem template activity that you can use in the classroom that … Continue reading JDAIM Storytime – We Belong
A Middle School Workshop In this new workshop that combines both media literacy and social studies, students get empowered to create posts that can contribute to helping the environment on their favourite social media platforms. Here are the slides: Here is the Nearpod preview:
In today’s storytime video we will learn all about idioms and what some of the most popular idioms mean. We read Monkey Business by Mike Wallace. As a follow-up activity, I recommend getting your students to illustrate their own favourite idiom.