I love what the 2nd graders in Tracy Ferguson's classroom had to share with me today!
And we can't wait to see what you and your students have to share from your community too!
Here are a few of the songs and books from Cantata Learning and others that will be perfect as we look at our communities and jobs we have within our communities too.
People Who Help series which includes four books....
People Who Help In My Neighborhood, People Who Help Keep Me Healthy, People Who Help Animals and of course.... People Who Help At School, which is a wonderful tie in for the project.
Here is one to try!
Next up we have Farmers, Firefighters and Teachers....They Are Nouns! This is one of the brand new Fall 2016 titles by Linda Ayers.
This one is perfect as we also kick off our People In Your Community Meet and Greets starting on September 21!
These will be YouTube Live events with special people in our communities and events that all of you can watch. We have a chef, author, musician, and others.
In fact, on October 24 my friend and Seattle teacher librarian Craig Seasholes will be connecting with my brother Ryan McClintock who is a farmer in Iowa.
Today I shared Farmers, Firefighters and Teachers....They Are Nouns with Ryan and I cannot wait to share it with Craig and his students too!
You can find the song and information about this title here.Oats and Beans and Barley Grow from Cantata Learning as we talk about what Ryan and other farmers grow too.
My First Science Songs: STEM by Katie and Blake Hoena.
You can find all four of the titles here including Math Saves the Day, Technology is All Around You, Let's Use The Scientific Method and...
listen to the cute little song all about engineers and problem solving!
Andrea Beaty's three amazing titles Iggy Peck Architect; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Rosie Revere Engineer will be perfect too!
Science and Engineering Practices, part of the PebblePlus imprint, which is geared towards our youngest learners.
PebbleGo Science too.
This project is also a great way to talk about our students role in the school community in places like our school library, classroom and other places.
To make sure we have school communities that are the best they can be, the new Cantata Learning series School Time Songs by Jonathan Peale helps students practice getting along with others and making friends as they read and sing along.
These six titles show how cooperating with others make it easier to get things done we have to everyday while at school.
You can listen to how much fun this book and the others in this series would bring to your students in this YouTube video of Let's Cooperate, which is part of the Cantata Learning YouTube Channel.
Capstone also has a new series called It's Back To School....Way Back! These four book are about going to school at different times in American History.
here on the Capstone site.
For the Harmony Project, it will be awesome to see how your students and school cooperate too!
As you sing and read along, learn about emotions that will help in communities.
You can find them here.
Know Your Emotions series from Capstone would be another nice fit with it's books Happy Is..., Angry Is..., and Scared Is.
Worry Warriors by Marne Ventura.
"Don't worry! Be happy!" That's the slogan of the worry warriors club. They're a gang of four, two boys and two girls, who, like knights and princesses in shining armor, tell each other their worries so they can fight against them. They don't make fun of each other, they create coping strategies. And they have a lot of fun.
The four books that make up the Sing-Along Songs -Action series are a high-energy addition to your library and classroom communities in getting students up and moving.
Nicholas Ian wrote Clap Your Hands, Grand Old Duke of York, Hokey Hokey and Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear to be part of this one.
You can here too!
They can draw a picture of Ryan or another farmer, write facts about farmers and state why they are important.
There is one of these Activity Sheets available with every Jobs In The Community article within PebbleGo.
These resources and others will help you prepare and get your community ready to participate and share their story too.