Today we read Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Sarah travels from Maine to meet the narrator Anna and her family. If Sarah decides to stay, the ocean will be exchanged for a cow pond and sand dunes for a haystack. Will Anna, Caleb, and their father be incentive enough?
We had potato chowder for snack and everyone took home a recipe card.
Originally published May 11, 2020.
- Book List: EPIC Maine
Eastport Maine has been identified as the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun. It is the eastern most city in the United States. Figure out how many miles we are from Eastport, Maine and when our sunrise is in comparison. Send Miss Sherry your findings: [email protected]
3. Science: Children’s Discovery Museum in Augusta, Maine has a wonderful online program throughout COVID-19
For the month of May we will have the following opportunities for you!Mondays – Play-based inspirationTuesdays – Nature with LissaWednesdays – Build and Create with AmarindaThursdays – Art with AbbyFridays – Stories and Poetry with LissaToday we are doing a sun print paper demo! Enjoy!
Posted by Children's Discovery Museum on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Whether you’re following along with CDM videos, taking advantage of resources from your school district or elsewhere, or making up your own curriculum, here are *our* personal and heartfelt tips on teaching at home, based on the educational beliefs of our organization. #togetherapart #crisisschooling #covid19
One of the world’s most influential poets during his time period was born in Maine on February 2, 1807. This is poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Practice your writing by writing a poem.
For more on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, download the APP. Maine Historical Society introduces their mobile app
5. History Maine Memory
The Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 270 organizations from across Maine.
The Historical Society of Maine has created grade level lesson plans. Choose one of these at home lessons and complete it at home.
6. Art: Sea Glass Research sea glass.
7. Book Pick: Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules (1985) – John Irving
The novel The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine. It tells the story of an orphaned boy who grows up to become a (reluctant) doctor and must come to terms with what life has thrown his way.
(Updated addition: Sarah Plain and Tall )
I just finished Sarah Plain and Tall for Middle School Book Club and felt it was worthy of a mention here. Sarah comes from Maine and there are several beautiful Maine references. Although, the story takes place on the prairie; I feel it’s unique ties to Maine make it worth the reference.
8. FUN FACT: The largest supply of “toothpicks” is generated from Maine. Nearly 90% of all toothpicks in the US derive from this state.