Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Gardening

Time to get busy with some Spring Gardening. I found GREAT readings for Spring!

1. Amelie Gets Busy!

Amelia seems impressed with all the wonders around her at the village’s farm with her Greek grandma named yiayia. Visiting Grandma is an opportunity to enjoy nature, flowers, plants, birds and farm animals. The lovely yiayia protects Amelia with affection and care. The children story ends with a fond display of yiayia’s favorite keepsake box where she keeps the reason to be impressed of farm’s life.

The author Agatha Rodi uses elegant rhymes to make the story dances with poetic structure. Soft pastel illustrations depict the simple and beautiful gardening and farming’s life style

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By Monica Wellington  (Author, Illustrator)
Zinnia's Flower Garden is not only a story, but also a good science informational book for k-3er graders.
The art work was made from color copies cut and pasted onto paper painted with gouache or fabric. The last pages contain a Sunflower Gardening project with step by step instructions and picture of the progress with the growing Sunflowers. This book is a great introduction to gardening for homeschooling and spring/summer camps.
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This is a fantastic collection of stories from different cultures around the world with a lot of Green Tress.
For students learning Spanish visit:

1.  ¡Es primavera! – An Online Story

¡Es primavera! This book introduces young Spanish learners to spring vocabulary in the context of full sentences. It is an online e-book you can downloaded as a PDF or visit the website:

2.  Mamá pájaro – A Printable Mini-book

Mamá pájaro is a free printable mini-book from DLTK. It is available in color or in black and white so kids can color it. The book repeats some of the vocabulary used in Es primavera.
The story follows a mother bird as she builds her nest, lays and sits on her eggs and feeds her babies. The predictable sequence of events is perfect for Spanish language learners. The pictures make the meaning of the text very clear.
Download Mamá pájaro.

Happy Readings and Good Gardening!