Virtual Library Activities: 1

Like many educators, I am doing my best to adjust to working remotely. To be 100% clear, I don't like it. I miss interacting with the kids. Nothing I am doing from home will ever replace or come close to replicating what I was able to while in my school library. I, like so many others, am doing the best I can to connect my students to worthwhile learning experiences. With that in mind, I have been working on putting together a choice board for kids to engage with. Below is the first one I put together for our students. Feel free to use, share or adapt for your students. I hope to keep creating this with the goal of keeping the kids connected to our library while at home.

Sarah Aronson

Listen to Sarah Aronson read her book Just Like Rube Goldberg. After listening, try to make one yourself and share what you did.

Jason Reynolds

Write. Right. Rite." Series - Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador ...

Check out Jason Reynold's newest creative writing activity. Click the image or link to access his prompts shared through the Library of Congress.

Marble Run

Check out the marble run challenge from the James Dyson Foundation. Make a marble run, take a pic, and share it.

House Arrest

It seems fitting to include a read-aloud of House Arrest with author K.A. Holt. Listen and come up with your own "house arrest" poem.

Nikki Grimes

Listen to world famous author Nikki Grimes read a poem about Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Then write a poem yourself about favorite food and share it.

Jarrett Krosoczka

Take a drawing lesson with Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of Hey, Kiddo. Do a drawing and share what you create.

Anne Ruppert

Follow along with author Anne Ruppert as she discusses forensic skills from her book Solve This: Forensics. Try it out for yourself and share the results.

Kwame Alexander

Watch author Kwame Alexander (Crossover, Rebound, Solo, and others) talk about haiku poems. Write one yourself and share it out.