Day 1 for 4th Grade
What is a Little Free Library? (Lesson for 2nd-4th)
This will be the first day lesson for every school except Eisenhower who is going to start with the video.
here is the flipchart that accompanies that lesson
Day 1 for 5th Grade
Lesson Plan Follow up on the Little Free Library
Link to the video about the Leawood Little Free Library
Follow up video to the Leawood Little Free Library
Day 2-4 William Allen White Unit Plan
William Allen White Video
Lincoln and Roosevelt September 1st -12th
Washington and Eisenhower September 15th-26th
No kid knows more about zoo life than Whit. That's because he sleeps, eats and even attends home-school at the Meadowbrook Zoo. It's one of the perks of having a mother who's the zoo director and a father who's the head elephant keeper. Now that he's eleven, Whit feels trapped by the rules and routine of zoo life. With so many exotic animals, it's easy to get overlooked. But when Whit notices a mysterious girl who visits every day to draw the birds, suddenly the zoo becomes much more interesting. Who is the Bird Girl? And why does she come by herself to the zoo? Determined to gain her trust, Whit takes the Bird Girl on his own personal tour of the zoo. He shows her his favorite animals and what happens with them behind the scenes. For Whit, having a friend his own age that he can talk to is an exciting new experience. For Stella the Bird Girl, the zoo and Whit are a necessary escape from her chaotic home life. Together they take risks in order to determine where it is they each belong. But when Stella asks Whit for an important and potentially dangerous favor, Whit discovers how complicated friendship and freedom-- can be.
Suggested excerpt from Blog, I Read Banned Books
Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Sara Pennypacker, 3 mins 33 sec
Don't Feed the Boy, Irene Latham, 2 mins 11 sec
Malcolm at Midnight, W. H. Beck, 58 sec
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe, Lutricia Clifton, 1 min 32 sec
The Adventures of BeanBoy, Lisa Harkrader, 1 min 31 sec
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, Joanne Rocklin, 1 min 12 sec
Prairie Evers, Ellen Airgood, 1 min 3 sec
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's, Barbara O'Conner, 2 mins 5 sec
Pay no attention the (wo)man behind the curtain!