Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Fish Wish by John Shefelbine Book 35
Whale of a joke by Wiley Blevins Book 48Fish
Octopus Island by Erica Farber, a graphic novel adventure #5 Mercer Mayers Critter kids adventures
Fish with internet links Usborne Pocket nature by Alwyne Wheeler
I'm the biggest thing in the ocean by Kevin Sherry
A fish out of water by Helen Palmer
Corals by Lola Schaefer
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni
Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan
Ocean it's my home
Under the ocean by Michael Garland
Face to face sharks by Stephen Savage (a close encounter with sharks in their natural surroundings.)
My friends the octopus by Julian Defries
The shark in the dark by Peter Bently
Sharks by Carol Lindeen
Usborne discovery internet linked Sharks by Jonathan Sheikh Miller
Follow that fish by Joanne Oppenheim
A salmon story by Rita Ramstad E TWI
Let's have a swim by Joy Cowley
Welcome to the world of sharks by Diane Swanson
Oceans by Neil Morris 551.46 MOR
Awesome facts about sharks with true or false quizzes and fun to do projects by Claire Llewellyn 597 LLE
Pet fish by Robin Nelson
World book encyclopedia presents Me and My pet fish
Pet care guides for kids Fish by Mark Evans
My pet Turtle
Sea turtles by Carol Lindeen
ABC Under the sea: an ocean life alphabet book by Barbara Knox
The rainbow fish by Marcus Pfister
Rainbow fish and the sea monster's cave by Marcus Pfister
Commotion in the ocean by Giles Andreae
Ocean explorer by Angela Royston
In the sea by Karen Patkau
47 beavers on the big, blue sea by Phil Vischer
Finicky Fish by Kale Walker
Sea stars by Jody Sullivan
Crabs by Jody Sullivan
Sea Horses by Carol Lindeen
Sea anemones by Jody Sullivan
Do you know about fish? By Buffy Silverman
Usbourne The great undersea search by Kate Needham
Swim! Swim! By Lerch
A childs's first book of nursery tales selected and adapted by Cyndy Szekeres (The Two frogs on page 17)
Frogs and Toads and Tadpoles, Too by Allan Fowler (Rookie Read about science)
Froggy plays in the band by Jonathan London
Froggy plays T-Ball by Jonathan London
Froggy learns to swim by Jonathan London
Leon's song by stephanie Simpson Mclellan
Five speckled frogs a noisy counting book
Let's go, Froggy! by Jonathan London
The pond by Jolly readers
Frogs lunch by Dee Lillegard
Tale of a tadpole by Kareen Wallace
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Meet the family Fabulous Frogs by Sue Unstead
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Books read: Red is the best by Kathy Stinson.
Handouts: Canada's Food Guide and its colors.
Activity: Blow color friends and Leaf friends
2. Paint (4 colors)
3. Straws (cut in half)
4. Glue sticks or liquid glue
6. Paint mixing container (yogurt lids or butter tubs)
7. Googly eyes
8. Leaves to trace
1. Cut straws in half
2. Put glue in a container and keep popsicle sticks and googly eyes
3. Dilute paint with water
Give each student a paper, pencil and leaf, and a leaf to trace (help improve fine motor skills)
Let the students trace the leaf
Students to put googly eyes on the leaf. (Leaf friends)
Dilute paint with a little water to give it a consistency that's easy for blowing. (Depends on what type of paper is use. Construction or card stock or just plain paper)
Put a spoonful of one color at one time in one location on each students paper paper.
Pass the straw and request the students to blow. Blow each little pool of paint in many directions with straws. Try to see how far you can make it spread. Watch little friendly monster limbs and tentacles magically appear!
Repeat with the other primary colors.
In a different location on the same paper mix 2 primary colors. We mixed blue and yellow to make a green friend.
After color friends have dried add eyes on top of the tentacle-like points. We used googly eyes, but drawing them in would have worked well too.
Students can cut out shapes and make different types of friends
Note: If there is too much color then fold the paper in half and the students can give a name to their shape changing friends such as butterflies, bats, or trees.
Output was 2 craft activities:
1. Googly eyes leaf friends
2. Color friends
1. Students learned about primary and secondary colors with this art activity
2. Students compared the colors with the food guide.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
March 7: Read Aloud Day
Monday, 5 March 2012
Why are there four lions in Ashoka Chakra?
The National Emblem of India has an origin steeped in the culture and myriad colors of India. A symbol of the modern Indian republic, the emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion, capital of Emperor Ashoka the Great as preserved in the Sarnath Museum situated near Varanasi in the north Indian province of Uttar Pradesh.
Lion is a symbol of victory and four lions means victory over four directions east, west, south and north of Ashoka the great. Also, Ashoka the great was called a chakravarthi or a great emperor over all directions.
Lion is also the symbol of mightiness and bravery.
Our National Emblem, modeled on the Lion Capital, features 3 lions. The fourth lion is hidden from sight since it is positioned at the rear end; so is the bell-shaped lotus flower situated beneath. The frieze beneath the lions is shown with a wheel in the center, a bull on the right, a galloping horse on the left, and outlines of Dharma Chakras on the extreme right and left. The wheel at the centre
of the abacus symbolizes the "Dharma Chakra".
The three lions (the one hidden from the front view excluded) represent power, courage and confidence, and rest on a circular abacus girded by four smaller animals that are
separated by intervening wheels.
These four animals are the guardians of the four directions:
· the lion of the north,
· the elephant of the east,
· the horse of the south and· the bull of the west.
March 7: Read Aloud Day