The Reading Week 2014 Theme is "Experiment With a Good Book". To go along with Experimenting, keep the following in mind:
Mrs. Ruest and the Reading Week Committee have come up with a lot of activities for a packed Reading Week! First off, remember that Reading Week is also School Spirit Week! Here's the schedule:
Monday: Sports Day
Tuesday: Barrows School Colors Day-- Twin or Triplet Day
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
Thursday: Pajama Day
Also, there will be:
* Share a Poem on the Intercom (Monday: K- 1, Tuesday: Grade 2, Wednesday: Grade 3, Thursday: Grades 4 and 5)
* Drop Everything and Read (2:20 - 2:40, every day)
* Classroom Poster Contest Celebrating Reading Week Theme: "Experiment with a Good Book"
* Guest Readers
* And Special Surprises!
See you there!
Here is the book list put together by the State Library Office for Reading Week, as well as a list of web sites put together by the RI State Council of the International Reading Association.
Experiment with these websites to find some really cool activities!
If you would like to look up any books or materials here at Chester Barrows, use the Library Catalog (all of your students grade 3 and above are familiar with it). Look up by Subject, Keyword, Author, Title or Series. Feel free to ask Mrs. Rose is you need any assistance.
Webpath Express is a great way to find helpful, educational, high quality and non-commercial web sites for research and information.
Go to the Chester Barrows Library Catalog. On the left side of the screen is a tab for Webpath Express.
From Webpath Express, you can filter by grade, domain, language, etc. Have fun Digging in to Webpath Express!
Click HERE for Webpath Express at Chester Barrows School.
This article contains super instructions for fun and memorable family science activities.
Some chemical reactions are REALLY COOL to watch, but you need REALLY SAFE conditions.
Look at how cool these are, but the only SAFE way to do these is with a science professional, safety goggles, protective equipment, etc.
So, enjoy how cool these are.. but DON'T DO THEM by YOURSELF.
Click on the chemical reaction to see some chemical reactions.