Peace Around Us

This wiki was created to share examples of peace and kindness. Join in.
http://peacearoundus.wikispaces.com/

C.A.R.E. Project

CARE - Commit, Act, Respond/solve, Environment/energy issues. This site will be used to connect teachers from around the world to "C.A.R.E." with their students.

http://careproject.wikispaces.com/home


Global Book Discussions Part 3

Round Three of Global Book Discussions is beginning soon. Our next book will be Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco. This historical fiction book takes place during World War II. If you are interested in this book talk, fill out the form below. You will be notified soon with the schedule and the Edmodo code.

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Overview from Barnes and Noble website.

Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a tractor trailer. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her face—though
her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost.Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both. She runs off to a house with gingerbread trim that reminds her of frosting. There two mysterious women, Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Potter, take her in. They clothe her, though their clothes are strangely out of date. They feed her, though there is nothing in their house to eat. They help her go to school, though they won't enter the building themselves. And, strangely, only Bee seems able to see them.
Whoever these women are, they matter. They matter to Bee. And they are helping Bee realize that she, too, matters to the world--if only she will let herself be a part of it.

Quad Blogging


Round One of Quad Blogging is beginning soon. We are planning on starting January 5th. Want to know more? Check out the Quad Blogging link from last year to see the instructions. Still need more information? email Lisa at lisaparisi51@gmail.com

Global Book Discussions Part 2

Round Two of Global Book Discussions is beginning soon. Our next book will be A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park.

Our Schedule:

By November 28th, read to Chapter 6.
By December 5th, read to Chapter 10.
By December 12th, read to Chapter 15.
By December 19th, read to the end.

Need more information? email Lisa at lisaparisi51@gmail.com
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On Amazon:
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

Global Video for the International Day of Peace


We have created a global music video for the International Day of Peace on September 21st. We used the song Nothing More by The Alternate Routes.






Global Book Discussions


f you would like to join either discussion, fill out this form.

We are starting up our Global Book Discussions again this year. Our first one will begin on October 6th. For older children, ages 8 - 13, the book we are beginning with is Ida B by Katherine Hannigan. The schedule will be posted here soon.

As it says in Amazon: "Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.
That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.
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Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone.
How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?"

Ida B. Schedule:
October 6th - Week 1 - Read Chapters 1 - 5
October 13th - Week 2 - Read Chapters 6 - 12
October 20th - Week 3 - Read Chapters 13 - 21
October 27th - Week 4 - Read Chapter 22 - end

If you want to join in, email Lisa at lisaparisi51@gmail.com. She will add you to the Google group.





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For younger students, we will be starting on October 6th also and reading "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane".

The website GoodReads describes it as:
"Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hobos' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again."

If you are interested in joining Betsye Sargent, Toni Olivieri-Barton and Emily Roth on this journey, email toniobarton@gmail.com.



Classroom Book Talks


This wiki is open to all children. It is designed to be a place where children can leave book reviews and recommendations. They can also find more books to read. Feel free to join and participate. Any questions? Contact Lisa at lparisi@herricks.org.