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    Library Home Learning
    Posted on 04/06/2020

    Here is this week’s library lesson based on the book ABCs Naturally by Lynne Diebel & Jann Kalscheur. This lesson is for all grades and I will also post this in Schoology for those students using it.  My hope is that your family will have time this week to go outside to look for letters of the alphabet and photograph/sketch them! 

    In addition, I would like to share some engaging resources that my boys have enjoyed using at home. 

    For younger grades:

    • BookFlix is a free resource through the Seattle Public Library. This site gives your child both a non-fiction and a correlating fiction book that can be read-aloud to them. 
    • Audible can be a parent’s biggest gift if your child loves listening to a good story. Our boys just finished the Harry Potter series and are now starting Percy Jackson. Audible has released some books recently for free, so give it a try and see if your child likes it!  

    For upper grades: 

    • Any Harry Potter Fans out there? If so, you should go directly to the Digital Escape Room developed by a librarian in Pennsylvania. A few of the problems may be a bit difficult, so some adult help may be needed. 
    • Looking for some more graphic novels to read? Take a look at Hoopla, offered through the Seattle Public Library. Don’t have a library card? No worries! They offer an instant e-card to access a lot of fantastic books. 
    • Ms. Erin from the Greenwood Public Library shared with me this link to new Fantasy chapter books that our students may enjoy. 

    My two boys are homebodies and have been doing great, up to this last week! We are seeing some behaviors that are not surprising, but frustrating as parents. I’m including a list of books that the Seattle Public School Librarians put together on anxiety and mindfulness that I hope you can find through Overdrive/Libby, or they can be purchased from one of our local booksellers or online. 

    If you have any questions or are in need of some recommended book titles, please reach out to shnewcomb@seattleschools.org. Happy Reading! Ms. Newcomb

    Thank you Ms. Newcomb,