Welcome to the Library Lounge
I hope you will find all that you need in regards to eBooks, activities, and anything library related.
Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?: How Animals Keep Warm
Penderwicks at Last
Share with me what you are reading:
Storytime with Mrs. Hendrix:
1. Pappy's Storytelling of The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
2. The Lumberjack's Beard told by Lumberjack Jim Hickory
3. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
These books have been selected by each company and have not been reviewed, selected or endorsed by Mansfield ISD. Parents are ultimately responsible for selecting books for their child/children.
1. Capstone eBooks – has option for books to be read aloud.
2. Abdo eBooks
3. Tumblebooks (books are read aloud)
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com - K-6 children's ebook database
www.TumbleMath.com - K-6 math ebook database
4. Storyline Online
5. Junior Library Guild
2. ABDO Zoom
Username: abdo zoom
3. Scholastic Learn at Home
4. Connect2Texas Distance Learning Experiences
(Museums, Zoos, Observatories, etc.)
5. List of Educational Resources (includes virtual field trips):
Check out the fun resources below:
First Storytime with Mrs. Hendrix
Calling All Graphic Novel Fans!!!
Click on the link above to get access to a ton of "Finish This Comic" strips created by Jarrett Lerner. These are super fun!!! I'd love to see what you create!
2nd Edition of Storytime with Mrs. Hendrix - The Lumberjack's Beard by Duncan Beedie
Unicorn Day is April 9th
MISD Elementary Library Canvas Course
There is something new in your child’s Classlink. A Library Course for Elementary has been created by MISD elementary librarians. If you click on the books, it will lead you through the simple set up. The log in information is your child's Mansfield ISD username and password-- same as Classlink. In this course, you will find online resources such as eBooks, virtual field trips, live read alouds, and much.
Storytime with Mrs. Hendrix: Thelma the Unicorn
· Why do you think Thelma feels insecure about herself in the beginning of the story? Do you ever feel insecure? Why? How can you conquer your insecurities? Write a letter to Thelma describing ways in which she can feel better about herself.
· Do you think Thelma was deceitful to pretend to be a unicorn? Explain your answer. Can you understand why she acts as she does? How can our negative emotions sometimes lead us to act in negative ways?
· Why is Otis an important part of the story, even though he isn’t in the story for long? Why are the people who love us just as we are so important?
· What is the moral of a story? What kinds of stories have morals? Does Thelma the Unicorn have a moral? What would you say is the moral of this story?
· What does the story suggest about celebrity culture? Do you think Thelma resembles any celebrity in particular?
· Do you agree with Thelma’s fans that they can ‘chase you all we want … we’re fans, so it’s allowed’? Why/why not? Do you think we treat celebrities fairly because they are in the public eye?
· What is a unicorn? How do you imagine a unicorn looks? Does Thelma look like a unicorn to you? If not, how is she different? Is it important for imaginary creatures to always look a certain way? Why/why not?
· Is Thelma the Unicorn a humorous story? What makes it funny? How do the illustrations work together with the text to make the story humorous? How does the author use humor to convey the moral of the story?
Would you rather be Thelma the horse or Thelma the Unicorn?
by Radhiah Chowdhury