Today we celebrated Mardi Gras, celebrated most notably in New Orleans, Louisiana. We read Dinosaur Mardi Gras by Dianne de Las Casas and had a parade.
We had King Cake for snack, a delicious cake with a bean and a pea hidden in the dough. Whoever finds the bean is the King, and whoever finds the pea is the Queen. Both of them are good luck, and the King has to provide the cake next year. Guess Ms. Sherry will be bringing it!
We also read about Rosa Parks, who campaigned for equal rights beyond her single action of refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus.
Originally posted May 4, 2020.
Louisiana Countdown to the Census
- Book List: EPIC Lousiana
- Science: Sci-Port has some great at home Science Resources.
- Math: The internet is a wealth of information. Kids: surfing the web for educational activities can lead to a number of negative things cyber bullying, meeting the wrong people and more. It can also lead to really wonderful discoveries. Be sure when going to websites that are not just for kids like youtube, pinterest, and other sites you ask a grown-up. The Library has set up a Pinterest page to link to several ideas to help with Distance Learning and creative quarantine activities. Pinterest.com/DonnellyLibrary
Find an age appropriate Mardi Gras math assignment and complete it.
When we talked about Louisiana at the Library, Cecile was donated to our collection of AG Dolls. Cécile and her friend Marie-Grace in Cécile’s Gift volunteer at an orphanage, and Cécile becomes especially close to one little girl named Perrine. But there are so many children who have lost their families to yellow fever, and Cécile wishes she could do more to help them. When she hears that a huge benefit will be held to raise money for all the orphans in New Orleans, she is determined to take part. But what can Cécile give to the orphans to lift their sad hearts and let them know she cares? Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay about communities working together to help those in need in the 1800s. For your writing exercise write an essay about communities working together to help each other during the COVID-19 outbreak. Send your essay to [email protected]
Louisiana is rich in history. Watch some videos and dive in to Louisiana’s history
6. Art: Culinary Arts
Louisiana is known for cuisine. From Beignets to Creole Cuisine you can find it in Louisiana. Find a recipe and share it. Many recipes are shared family recipes that are passed down. Share a recipe [email protected] we will share them here on our website. (Bonus if it is from Louisiana)
7. Book Pick: VAMPIRES
Before there was the mysteries of Forks, Washington and the Twilight series there was Interview With A Vampire. Interview With A Vampire flows through the streets of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana is rich in history and beauty. The streets of New Orleans have magic in every cobblestone, every cast-iron gate. This week’s YA Book Pick is Interview With A Vampire.
This week the middle school book club is reading Because of Winn Dixie. Louisiana’s Way Home. Louisiana is not the setting of the book, but it was worth mentioning. I absolutely love Kate DiCamillo. We get introduced to Louisiana Elefante in Raymie Nightingale. Pick up a Kate DiCamillo book this week.