Learning Commons

Mrs. Johnston has created a Youtube channel so that she can read to you!

If you'd like to listen to A Wrinkle in Time, click here.

1. Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems - March 23/20

Doodle with Mo Willems on his YouTube channel,  Lunch Doodles! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

 

2. Saturday by Oge Mora - Read by Mrs. Marle King - March 24/20:

 

3. A story that Mrs. Mayer is reading to her students: The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns, Read by Catherina Chu - March 25/20:

4. Bear Snores On, By Karma Wilson. A book for the Grade 1L class, and anyone else feeling sleepy :) March 26/20:

5.  David's Father, By Robert Munch - Enjoy your read! - March 27/20:

 

6.  My New Friend is So Fun!, by Mo Willems - WE love Elephant and Piggie!  Find the Pigeon at the end :) - March 30/20

7.  Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies, by Carolyn Crimi. Read to you by my friend Colleen Jantzen at Cayley School - March 31/20

After the story, you can discuss what happened using this activity sheet: https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/lesson-plans/migrated-featured-files/bookfairs_currconnection_downloads_cc_buc_bunnies.pdf

8. April Fools', Mr. Todd, by Megan McDonald. Read by Mrs. Bunker. April 1/20

 

9. The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. Read by Mr. M, from The Teacher's Library. April 2/20.

As it still seems to snow on us, perhaps you can go on a snowy walk.  Or if you are inside, can you paint or colour or draw a snowy day? I have just begun a painting and I am going to continue to work on it until the snow melts. Enjoy your art and the story :) 

10. Ada Twist Scientist, by Andrea Beaty.April 3/20.

If you would like some science fun, go to The Wonder Bucket at Telus Spark:  https://www.sparkscience.ca/spark-science-from-home/

#wonderbucket

 

11. If Kids Ran the World, by Leo & Diane Dillon - April 6/20

I think the world WOULD be better if kids were in charge!  What could you do to make the world a better place?  Next weekend, our family will be hanging ribbons and signs at a nursing home, so that Senors might have a smile at a time when they will be missing their families.  What could you do to make a neighbour smile?

12.  Yertle the Turtle, by Dr. Suess - Read by Mrs. G - Requested by 1L and for any Suess lovers -  April 7/20

If you would like to discover some Dr. Seuss fun, check out this link to Suessville:  https://www.seussville.com/

13. Junie B Jones Is Not a Crook- by Barbra Park - Read by Mrs. Johnston - April 8-9/20

Junie B Jones is one of my favorite series and I often laugh so hard that I cry ... which you will see in the last 3 chapters of this reading :)  Junie B is not a crook! (even though she is acting like one a bit...) Enjoy!

Chapter 1 - 3

Chapters 4-6

Chapters 7-9 (I laugh so hard here I cry - Enjoy! hahaha!)

 

14. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes - Art by James Dean, Story by Eric Litwin, Read by Mrs. Johnston - April 20/20

You might have a younger brother or sister who would LOVE to listen to this story with you and do a craft after.  Follow this link for some neat ideas to do and make, Pete the Cat STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

15. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - By Laura Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond, Read by Mrs. Johnston - April 21/20

In a Circular Story, or Narrative, the story ends where it begins. The characters have adventures and may even change, but the story simply ends where it began. These can be fun, as the readers may end each story with a similar ending ... a groan :)  Enjoy!

16. I Am Earth - By Rebecca and James McDonald.  Read by Co-Author: Rebecca McDonald. April 22/20. Happy Earth Day!  

 

17. Grumpy Monkey, By: Suzanne Lang. Content from Read Aloud Kids Book Time (#readaloudkidsbooktime) April 22/20

"In a world full of 'shoulds', sometimes we just need a day to feel however we need to feel." I often talk to the Westmount students about how the world is a small place and we have lots in common on planet Earth.  Here is an article from the Seattle Times News, giving activity ideas for thier children who are staying home during this time.  Follow this LINK to find some fun things to do, and talk briefly about how we are doing the same things to "not be grumpy" as other kids in the world.  Take care :) Mrs. Johnston.

18. Dragon Was Terrible - By: Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio, Illustrations by: Greg Pizzoli. Read by: Taelor Ann. April 23/20

When a Dragon is so terrible that he TP's the castle, you KNOW people will say "ENOUGH".  But how will he be stopped?

19. The Bears and the Big Storm, by: Paul Bright.  It was really windy the other day and my windows rattled terribly.  Perhaps that happend to you?  It happend to the Bears!

20. Charlie's Superhero Underpants, By: Paul Bright

21. The Very Hungry Bear, by: Nick Bland