Saturday, March 31, 2012

Diigo bookmark (weekly)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Solana's movie review: Rio

Rio is a movie I watched with my mom and dad. It was about two blue macaws named Blu and Jewel. My favorite character was Jewel because she's so beautiful and she looks like an angel who is getting really close. That's a line from the movie. The movie is about a baby blue macaw (Blu) who gets captured and droven away from Rio, Brazil to Minnesota. The truck he is in accedently crashes and his cage falls out of the truck and he is found by a little girl. You will have to watch the movie to know the rest!

Solana's book review: National Geographic Kids

We have been reading a lot of weird but true books lately. Solana likes the Ripley's books as well, but I prefer the National Geographic series. Here is Solana's book review:

I like the book National Geographic Kids: Weird but True. If you like weird facts, you should look at this book. It teaches you about cool inventions, like the real life transformer, and weird facts, like the 2-headed turtle. If you want to know more facts, read the book. If you want weird but true facts, this is what you need!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Diigo bookmark (weekly)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Mission U.S.

My ESL student's classroom teacher and I were struggling with helping my student to understand concepts in American history until the teacher discovered Mission U.S.—what a great way to immerse students in history—the teacher’s guide comes complete with learning goals, essential questions, a planning guide and more.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Discovery: Christoph Niemann

We’ve recently discovered the books of Christoph Niemann— playful, original and humorous for both young children and their adult buddy readers. We especially liked I Lego NY which features Donald Trump’s hair along with other New York inspired Lego creations. Subway is also a fun trip for those children who love to ride the train.