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Featured Resources for Autumn

(see links below)

 No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas by Tonya Bolden: 9780385752763 | Books  It's harvest time for spuds!  

Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There by Belanger, Jeff: new (2008) | Hafa Adai Books    and it's never too late for a good story!

A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History - Cherry, Lynne   An Environmental story for our times~~~plus, the teacher resources are endless and excellent!

Paperback Why Do Leaves Change Color? Book  We wonder every year, and learn more as we grow!

  Thanks A Million by Nikki GrimesPoetry that "lends the attitude of gratitude" beyond Thanksgiving day....

 I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids - Kindle edition by Wall, Sheri . Children Kindle eBooks @ and many ways to be grateful and celebrate~~and share, such as with food banks and strangers!


Books, Suggestions, and Lesson Plans for Teachers and Other Learners:  A Cumulative List

Aids for Teachers: 


  • Eggs  by Marilyn Singer, illustrated in layers of gouache on watercolor paper by Emma Stevenson | see Poetry suggestion below
  • Field Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd Edition  by Paul J. Baicich and Colin J.O. Harrison, illustrated in watercolor, line drawings and photographs by Dr. Philip Burton, Andrew Burton, F. Greenaway, Clark Sumida, and Ms. Terry O'Nele

Crafty with Crafts:  

     Food:  The Origin Stories

    • PB&J Hooray! by Janet Nolan, illustrated after eating her very first PB&J by Julia Patton  |  March Lesson Plan 2022.pdf  |
    Helpful Read-Aloud: |   
    How flour is made: |   |  
    How bread is handmade (use first 5 minutes)  |  
    How bread is commercially made:    |  
    How Peanut Butter is made:                                                                            How Peanuts Grow:

    Gardening Literature Resources: 

    History Stories:
    • Who's Haunting the White House?  The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who LIve There  by Jeff Belanger, Illustrated by Don Tate  | J. Belanger's TED talk: |  |  from White House History Weekly, a video: 


    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle book resources: 

    • Reuse The Old Red Rocking Chair by Phyllis Root, illustrated by John Sandford 

    People and the Environment:

    • Lincoln Clears a Path: Abraham Lincoln's Agricultural Legacy  by Peggy Thomas, illustrated in sepia watercolor by Stacy Innerst   | February 22 Lesson Plan - Abe.pdf

    Poetry Resources: 

    Weather and Seasons Resources:



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