Posts tagged with "May2015"

Top Five Biographical Prompts
Activities · 05-22-2015
I have been reading a few picture book biographies in preparation for an upcoming nonfiction unit. A good biography has the ability to foster new interests and can be inspiring to children. They especially enjoy reading information about a subject’s childhood. After reading a biography, many children love to share their knowledge about the person with others. The following “top five” prompts can be used as a choice menu for children. Have them select their favorite prompt to identify,...

International Museum Day, 2015
Museums · 05-15-2015
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Tickle Me Elmo, How an idea becomes a product
Museums · 05-13-2015
A few years ago, my fifth grade gifted and talented students completed a unique research project. Specifically, we sent letters to museum directors asking for input about one object, artifact, work of art, or a creative selection from their museum's collections. The selection could be a personal favorite, possess significant cultural relevance, be a "best" example of its kind, tell a story, promote a new idea, or expose students to a new experience. The purpose of the project was to provide...

Puss in Boots illustrated by Marcia Brown
Books · 05-08-2015
Marcia Brown: "Puss in Boots"

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