Monday, March 7, 2011

March is Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History month we read Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport. From our reading we learned that Eleanor truly believed that all men and women are created equal. When the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to let Marian Anderson, a black woman, sing in their auditorium, Eleanor resigned from the organization. She felt that remaining a member was agreeing with the prejudice action. She wrote about this in her newspaper column, "My Day." Click here to read the column.
If you were Eleanor, what would you have done?  Please explain.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Battle of the Dr. Seuss Books!

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America, we met with some students in New Jersey via Skype.  We tried to stump each other with questions we created about a few Dr. Seuss books that we read. There were some tricky questions!

See if you can answer some:
1. In And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry St., what street does Mulberry run into?
2.This type of gem was mentioned in both, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and To Think I Saw it on Mulberry St.
3. In Yertle the Turtle, what is the design on Mack's shell?