3rd Graders are reading Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell, which tells the story of scientist and anthropologist Jane Goodall. Here's a quick music video about Jane Goodall:
|Click here to read a quick biography of Jane|
|Click here to watch several videos about Jane's work with chimps.|
|Click here for Jane's official website.|
|Click here for Jane's website for kids--Roots and Shoots.|
4th Graders are reading Queen of the Falls by Chris VanAllsburg, which tells the story of Annie Edson Taylor, the first daredevil to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel! Here's a slideshow of some pictures of Annie and her famous barrel:
If you'd like to know more about Niagara Falls, Annie Edson Taylor, or other famous Niagara daredevils, click on her picture below:
Here's a video of one of the daredevils who followed Annie's lead and went over the falls in a barrel. Can you imagine what it must have felt like on the inside of this barrel?
And finally, here's a video of the author/illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg, talking about his book, Queen of the Falls:
5th Grade is continuing to read Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Buddy s now "on the lam" and, after a short stay in a Hooverville, ready to hop a train west! What will happen when Buddy and his friend, Bugs set out on their own? Click here to read more about Bud, Not Buddy.