Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Where Are You Reading Padlet! A Fun Way To Celebrate Reading!

With lots of our families sharing pictures of their children reading in fun and unique spots, I wanted to create a place for everyone to share these spots and pictures. 
I created a Padlet because it is so easy to share the link and make it public for anyone to share.  
To add a photo, you just click on the little upload arrow, circled in hot pink above.
When you click on it, Files comes up and lets you pick a file from your computer by dragging it or clicking on the bottom that says Pick File. 

Once you have picked a file, your image will upload and pop up on the Padlet wall. 

Let's fill up the Van Meter!  Where Are You Reading? Padlet, friends.  We can't wait to see where you have been reading. 

You Will Find Week 2 of PebbleGo Questions and Adventures Here!

It's a NEW week of PebbleGo Adventures and Questions for Family Fun from our friends at Capstone. 
When we visit the Parent Resources page on PebbleGo.com,
we will find the questions that can be answered within PebbleGo to inspire curiosity in all kids, and the daily PebbleGo Adventures that families can do at home with things around the house.
 For Week 2, March 30-April 3,
 there are 5 new PebbleGo Questions and Adventures, that students will be excited to explore.
And don't forget how you can share what you have learned, read and loved about each article In the PebbleGo Research Buncee Journals too.
They have included a link for making a Buncee Journal of your own on that page. 
 You will also find the Past Weeks' Questions and Adventures and...
...Additional PebbleGo Resources and Parents

You can share this link with families and have them sign up to receive updates here.

I hope you enjoy sharing all of these ideas and resources with your school community.  We can't wait to hear how you use them too. 

Read & Create With The Chalk Giraffe...From #ShannonsBookReel

Today, I am kicking off a fun new way to highlight all of the special books from Capstone with #ShannonsBookReel.  This will be a place to highlight all types of books from Capstone and the amazing authors and illustrators behind the books too.  
To start, I want to highlight one of the Capstone books from our new You've Been Virtually Book'd program and thought, 
The Chalk Giraffe would be the perfect one for this warm and sunny day. 

You will find the Buncee for Week 1 of You've Been Virtually Book'd here.  It includes a link to sign up for Capstone Interactive eBooks which is free for everyone right now. 
When you click on The Chalk Giraffe link in the Buncee above,  it will take readers into this adorable and sweet new book written by Kirsty Paxton and illustrated by Megan Lötter.
As shared on Capstone's site, 

A little girl's imagination springs to life when the chalk giraffe she drew on the pavement begins talking to her. But then the fickle giraffe begins making demands, and the girl must draw surroundings to fulfill his requests...a tree, soft grass, and animal friends. But nothing seems to please him! This delightful rhyming story escalates until the girl draws a laughing giraffe companion that cheers up the grumpy giraffe at last.
After reading the book again and getting out the sidewalk chalk at our house, I was so happy to see a Facebook post from one of our school families.  

Natasha shared pictures of her kids drawing on the sidewalks outside their house today. 
 And not only were they being creative outside, they even made the chalk too! 
 Natasha shared the recipes so we can all give this fun activity a try!
You will find the DIY Aromatherapy Play Dough here on the Rocky Mountain Oil blog. 
What a fun way to celebrate being creative, reading and being together.  I can't wait to give these two recipes a try and to share The Chalk Giraffe with our readers and others too.

Follow #shannonsbookreel for more books and ideas!  And please share your ideas too!