Planning to teach summer school or work with groups of kids this year? The Children's Department has a free and simple do-it-yourself, in-classroom or in-center summer reading incentive program that encourages kids ages 3 and up to read and write. Sign-up at the Info Desk in the Children's Room if you'd like to register your class for One World, Many Stories.
The Library of Congress offers National Jukebox. The National Jukebox features historical recordings free of charge to the public. The historical recordings span between 1910 and 1929. There are more than 10,000 recordings available! This is a fantastic collection of music, both instrumental and vocal, along with spoken word recordings. Search the site and create your own historical playlist.
The Children's Room proudly presents the Isabel Brich Early Literacy Kits available at Menasha Public Library. Each kit is housed in a blue bag and shelved next to our Playaways (across from the Dino books in Non-Fiction). Each kit contains an assortment of books, CDs, fingerplays and early literacy tips. Currently, twenty-one kits are availabe for checkout. If you would like to see which kits are availabe, type "Isabel Brich Early Literacy Kits" in the search box on the online catalog. We can't wait to share these kits with your students and your families.
April is National Poetry Month! Book Links Magazine shared a poetry game you can use in your classroom. The object of the game is to start with one poem and connect it to another poem. In essence, you will be creating a chain of poems that connect to one another.
Resources, resources, resources. Guides, study questions, background information. Where does one go for such information!? The library is one great resources if you're available to come. Libraries have biographies, resource books, study guides, internet access, videos and more. Sometimes discussions happen at the spur of the moment. It isn't possible to drive somewhere, research a topic, find the book and return to the classroom. Publishing companies have greatly assisted researchers and questioners.