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Kordek's Korner Nov 10, 2011

Kordek's Korner Nov 10, 2011

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An elementary school newsletter, providing resources and information of both print and electronic varieties
An elementary school newsletter, providing resources and information of both print and electronic varieties

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LITTLE LEOPARD PRESS
Kordek’s Korner 
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Kordek’s Korner
National Observances
By:
Fabian-BaberCommunications, Inc.
Grade: K-4
This is a video contains shortsegments on Veteran’s Day,Memorial Day, Labor Day,Election Day and voting, andIndependence Day. About 25mins long.
Pink and Say 
By:
Patricia Polacco
Call Number:
E POL
Grade: 4-UP
This book is about two UnionSoldiers both boys who are inConfederate territory. It describestheir struggles and capture atAndersonville. Based on a true story.
A Biweekly Newsletter 
Issue 2 - Oct 4 2011f
Suggestion:
This is a longer book and mature topic. Pink’s motheris killed and Pink is hanged but the story helps students tounderstand the hardships soldiers face and the friendships made.This would be good to tie in with Veteran’s Day or Civil Warlessons. Recommended for whole groupWelcome to Kordek’s Korner ! This is a biweekly newsletter to share what is available within our library and on the internet foryou to use to support your curriculum. The resources will also be posted on my blog,Kordek’s Korner , for future reference.
This Friday Nov 11, is when we honorall the men and women that havefought for our country. TheTechnology Department in my districthas found someamazing veteran links which I am going to share with you.Arlington National Cementary- Information about the Tomb of theUnknown Solider, pictures from pastVeteran’s Day Ceremonies.Veteran Day Video- Explains thereasoning behind this day (3:46)Holiday Zone-A large variety of activities ranging from academic toentertainment.History Channel- Variety of videos
Activities to Send to Soldiers
Say Thanks Postcards- This websiteallows you to choose a studentdesigned postcard and message whichthey will send to a solider oversees.Wreaths Across America- Around Christmas, this organization placeswreaths on veteran’s graves. InDaisyDog coloring book there is a wreath you can have students color withwords of encouragement and thanks.
Charlie Cooks’ Favorite Book 
By:
 Julia Donaldson
Call Number:
E DON
Grade: K-4
This story is about a boy who isreading a book and each character inthe book is reading another book.
Suggestion:
This is a really quick engaging book that could be used with any grade level.Each story is a definite genre and could beused to help teach students about genres. Itcould also be used as a writing prompt tomake a class book. Each student having toconnect their stor to another students.
Veteran’s Day,Nov 11 
Suggestion:
This video could be shown as a shortintroduction to the holidays before an activity or the wayto students national patriotism.

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