Week of April 30, 2001
The third and final unit of our reader is called Water, Water Everywhere. It begins with a story set in Appalachia - Come a Tide, by George Ella Lyon. In this selection, Grandma predicts the coming of a flood as winter is ending. This selection presents a light hearted view of a community disaster. We will use this opportunity to discuss floods and other disasters, and ways to prepare for them in class this week.
Your child can review and practice vocabulary list words with the games I have linked below. Just click on the Java Games link in the Quia activities section and it will take you directly to the games choices page. It may be helpful to print out the list of terms (vocabulary list words and definitions used in the games) from the games choices page so your child can refer to them as needed during practice.
The links found in the Useful links section below include many wonderful old photographs from Wheeling floods. The www.fema.gov*** sites are particularly good for children and have lots of great activities centered around the theme of being prepared in case of disaster. I hope you'll take time to show these sites to your child(ren).
Bonus Activity: Any child who prints, colors, and brings Mrs. Pellarin a page from one of the coloring books on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web site will receive a treat for doing so. Use the *** sites below to complete the Bonus Activity.