It’s been such a busy year that I’m only now getting around to reporting on some of the terrific places I’ve visited. In February I was greeted by giant sea turtles at Essex Elementary in VT, where I met a kindred spirit, librarian Carol Scrimgeour. Continue reading “Sea Turtles and StoryWalk at Essex”
Sea Turtle News and Online Kids Club
Kids ages 7-18 who are seriously interested in conservation can join a new online club for young sea turtle fans, run by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Sea turtle AdvoKids http://www.iseaturtle.org/ The Sea Turtle Conservancy’s “Tour de Turtles” starts August 15th. Classrooms can track migration, learn, and enjoy the race. www.tourdeturtles.org
Glad you are embracing the newly illustrated Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! For related activities to this book and many others, see Picture Perfect Science Lessons, published by NSTA. The authors, Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, are excellent presenters and create dynamite day-long and two-week long science education/literacy workshops. www.pictureperfect.com.
Sea Turtle Science News and Helpers
Scientists may have unlocked how sea turtles navigate! Check out this BBC news piece. 8th graders were featured on CNN for selling sea turtle art to help these endangered animals. Yes, I’m still following sea turtle news because they’re one of my favorite animals. A newly revised, newly illustrated edition of Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! came out last year!
Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!
Back by popular demand! This book is back in print and better than ever, with expanded main text, more endmatter about various species of sea turtles, and new illustrations. It was named as one of the best children’s books of the year by the Bank Street College. Continue reading “Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!”
Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! Activities
Home At Last: A Song of Migration
Caribou, lobsters, warblers, arctic terns, and many other animals have two homes and migrate in between. Join migration creatures on their journey and rejoice when they reach their destination with the soothing refrain “home at last.” This bedtime book, which has many layers of meaning, is also a great classroom book for the study of fluency, voice, and refrain.