The Wonder Word
What's happening remotely this week in the LRC!
May 26, 2020
LRC Enrichment Activities for this week!
Once you click on the board below, you'll be taken to a larger version. Click on the books to hear the read aloud! ENJOY! There is one book for each day of our countdown this week, plus a few extras.
- Wednesday 5/27: Quiet Day - Be Quiet
- Thursday 5/28: Rainbow Day- Rainbows & Wonderopolis Rainbow Video
- Friday 5/29: Sports Day- Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully, Just Like Rube Goldberg, & the Swish Machine!
Plus some fun extras. ENJOY!!!
Weekly Virtual Read Aloud Opportunities
This week we are reading Pizza & Taco, Who's the Best! We have two special visitors who will be joining Mrs. Bauer and I as well to help us bring this new graphic novel to life. Please join us!
PRIMARY Read Alouds- geared for K-2 but ALL AGES are welcome!
What's a GooseChase?
The Strangers Read Aloud
INTERMEDIATE Read Alouds Click here for my YouTube Playlist to get caught up on Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Greystone Kids, The Strangers.
Did someone say, J.K. Rowling?
From her website...
The idea for The Ickabog came to me while I was still writing Harry Potter. I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows .
A few weeks ago at dinner, I tentatively mooted the idea of getting The Ickabog down from the attic and publishing it for free, for children in lockdown. My now teenagers were touchingly enthusiastic, so downstairs came the very dusty box, and for the last few weeks I’ve been immersed in a fictional world I thought I’d never enter again. As I worked to finish the book, I started reading chapters nightly to the family again. This was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my writing life, as The Ickabog’s first two readers told me what they remember from when they were tiny, and demanded the reinstatement of bits they’d particularly liked (I obeyed).
I think The Ickabog lends itself well to serialisation because it was written as a read-aloud book (unconsciously shaped, I think, by the way I read it to my own children), but it’s suitable for 7-9 year olds to read to themselves.
I’ll be posting a chapter (or two, or three) every weekday between 26th May and 10th July on The Ickabog website. We plan to publish some translations soon and will post further details on that website when they’re available.
The Ickabog is a story about truth and the abuse of power. To forestall one obvious question: the idea came to me well over a decade ago, so it isn’t intended to be read as a response to anything that’s happening in the world right now. The themes are timeless and could apply to any era or any country.
To read it, click on the picture above! Check back daily for more chapters!
Do you think you are a Pebble Go Pro?
Last week was so fun we are doing it again! PLEASE JOIN US!
Attention 3rd & 4th Graders!!!!
We will be restructuring how we do Battle this year and doing BATTLES at Field in November/December before the ones at the library start, with more details to come. But the best thing you can do is START READING NOW!!!
We will have a Battle of the Books informational "lunch" meeting called "Battle Books & Bites" on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. where we can talk Battle of the Books, and I can book talk some of the books! If you are interested in Battle of the Books, join us on Tuesday and I'll explain how our meetings will work.
If parents have questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Schaab directly.
Calling Passionate 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders!
OPTIONAL Passion Projects
Check out this awesome game to test your digital citizenship skills!
What I'm Reading Right Now
Now, I'm on to reading, A Dash of Trouble. With all of the baking we've been doing in this house, I'm pretty excited to see how magic and baking combine. :)