Children

STUDENT POETRY CONTEST 2020

Entries will be taken April 1ST – April 30th, 2019.

Email entries to pweingart@agawamlibrary.org
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.

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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS / CAREGIVERS DURING THIS TIME

New this week:

Audible

DESCRIPTION: Audiobooks

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.

LINK: https://stories.audible.com/

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.

LINK: https://www.bonbonbreak.com/charades-for-kids/

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.

https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/

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!

LINK: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

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.

LINK: https://autism.sesamestreet.org/coping-with-covid/?fbclid=IwAR2GjN02yXvftsxg9Hc6U8quPtsLNxYhllcNcpwoPvchIY4cB62VeGQbVSA

 

 

Alphabetical Order

Bedtime Math

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!

LINK: http://bedtimemath.org/

Dan Gutman’s Facebook Page

DESCRIPTION: Storytime

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!

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/?__tn__=%2CdkC-R&eid=ARCW20VUD_zYQuBbPmR5TQmxyNejg4ihZXcURxHTMUYJS1PQkswkMN-VpgNTthAi5z-iEeRVAxdiCZEc&hc_ref=ARTuF0YjSIyU3U_qfiOFdpdOwIGCN2pypsD5HP1acSirP4FjJ46iLtg9KhGRSyFTn4c

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.

LINK: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

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.

LINK: https://www.masslive.com/life-and-culture/j66j-2020/03/0943b7d2012945/coronavirus-culture-virtual-tours-offer-access-to-museums-right-from-your-laptop-or-cellphone.html?fbclid=IwAR2xkqFa-lyOxdZNNfk02r3xPJyCGkR4hvxCCPIRBMn3_FLWr4cNhU4nS2M

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.

LINK: https://www.mysigningtime.com/signing-time-at-home-with-rachel?fbclid=IwAR3TK8bvmIQfMQAh1oXenxqLALUfOxT14PNMiELWyo4zst2qqr3bIZLbWeA

Scholastic Learn at Home

DESCRIPTION: Homeschool Lesson suggestions

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

LINK: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?fbclid=IwAR2BCAtJk60TGe4KfjCWTKs3ME8nNtSTTWqvB07T0KgoUvept-3JWp8P-Hk

Storyline Online

DESCRIPTION: Storytime

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.

LINK: https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Storytime from Space

DESCRIPTION: Space themed science & books

A collection of fun science videos and story books being read from space!

LINK: https://storytimefromspace.com/

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!

LINK: https://www.totothetornadokitten.com/

 

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