STUDENT POETRY CONTEST 2020
Entries will be taken April 1ST – April 30th, 2019.
Email entries to email@example.com
Include: author’s first and last name, grade, and phone number. pdf or jpeg attachments of the poem are preferred.
GUIDELINES: * Writers must be in grades 1 to 12. * Poem entries must be original work. * One poem per author may be entered. * Poems cannot be longer than one 8 1/2 X 11 inch page. * Poems must be typed or hand-written on white paper, with no illustrations or decorations. * The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the poem. * The poem must have a title that should be at the top of the page.
Poems will be judged based on Spelling, Grammar, Style & Presentation, Impact, and Originality.
Winners will be announced in May. There will be prizes for the winners.
All entries will be bound into a book for viewing at the library.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS / CAREGIVERS DURING THIS TIME
New this week:
Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
BonBon Break: Charades for Kids
DESCRIPTION: Charades for Kids
BonBon Break, an online magazine for modern moms, cuts through the Internet chaos to bring you advice and inspiration. Simplify your life and connect with other moms as you peruse recipes, parenting tips, humor, and more.
Khan Academy for Kids
DESCRIPTION: Free, educational App
Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to seven.
National Geographic Kids
DESCRIPTION: Science videos & activities
This is the kids version of National Geographic. Here you can access lots of videos about the world around you, games, and other fun things made just for kids!
Sesame Street: Coping with COVID-19
DESCRIPTION: Sesame Street – COVID – 19 – Autism Community
Sesame Street helps you explain COVID-19 to children focusing on children on the autism spectrum.
DESCRIPTION: Math games
This is the website for the Bedtime Math books. It also includes fun math games and activities, some of which can be done without a screen!
Dan Gutman’s Facebook Page
My Weird School author Dan Gutman reads from one of his books here every weekday at 2pm east coast time, and he’ll keep doing it until the kids go back to school!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home
DESCRIPTION: Art Lessons
Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET.
MassLive Article on Virtual Museums
DESCRIPTION: Virtual Museums
MassLive article written by Elizabeth Roman and posted March 20, 2020. Includes links to several virtual museum tours.
My Signing Time
DESCRIPTION: Sign Language
Connect and learn with Signing Time’s Rachel Coleman as she broadcasts live from her home to your home! She covers signs for staying safe, staying home and feelings.
Scholastic Learn at Home
DESCRIPTION: Homeschool Lesson suggestions
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Storytime from Space
DESCRIPTION: Space themed science & books
A collection of fun science videos and story books being read from space!
Toto the Tornado Kitten
DESCRIPTION: Learn about a very special cat
Learn about Toto the Tornado Kitten and his person Jonathan. There are videos, pictures, a link to purchase “Toto” books and coloring activities for the kids!
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