1st Grade

Mentor Texts & Links


Don't be afraid to make mistakes!

http://www.barneysaltzberg.com/?q=video  Author Page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZjMYdQjGM  Beautiful Oops song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZjMYdQjGM Author visit to first grade class -- using mistakes to spark creativity!



Ramon learns to think "ishfully" to overcome his fear of failure

http://www.peterhreynolds.com/ Author Page 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpICaczeQ9o  Ish video  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM The Dot video (prequel to Ish)


Olivia is an imaginative and active pig! 

http://bit.ly/n0Y0gR     Olivia video

http://www.oliviathepiglet.com/   Olivia's official webpage

http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Ian-Falconer/20564507  Author's Page

http://www.nickjr.com/printables/olivia-paper-doll-pack.jhtml     Olivia paper dolls! 


Analyzing can be fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APY-JJ_6TPs  Book  read on  video


How are the cornucopias the same, or different?


How are the Pilgrims alike? How are they different?

 https://www.highlightskids.com/hidden-pictures/interactive/turkey-tractor  Online Game: Analyze the picture to spot the hidden pictures!

See my page on 'Coding for Kids'

All You Need for a Snowman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE9KpobX9J8  Raymond Briggs' The Snowman