Saturday, January 3, 2009

Weekly Blog Plan - January 5-9

Here's my first plan for the new weekly blog postings. Again, please remember this is subject to change and is dependent upon whether or not my materials come in from the library as planned. I realize that this may fall too late for you to use in a classroom this year, but the activities will definitely swing from year-to-year! If you see something you really want to incorporate into your classroom, leave me a comment on this post or send me an e-mail, I'd be glad to at least provide you with the links I have, if nothing more!

Monday, January 5 – Lynne Cherry’s Birthday (57)
· The Great Kapok Tree (author)
· Chipmunk Song (illustrator)

Tuesday, January 6 – Lion-tailed Macaques at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
· Monkeys: The Japanese Macaques

Wednesday, January 7 – Russian Christmas Observance
· Baboushka and the Three Kings, Ruth Robbins
· Baboushka: A Christmas Folktale from Russia, Arthur Scholey
· Uncle Vova’s Tree, Patricia Polacco

Thursday, January 8 – Marjorie Priceman’s Birthday (53)
o Rachel Fister’s Blister, Illustrator
o Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, Illustrator
o How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, Author
o How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the World, Author

Friday, January 9 – Richard Nixon’s Birthday (1913)
o The Story of Watergate, Jim Hargrove
o Richard M. Nixon: Our Thirty-Seventh President, Anne Gaines