Favorite books

11 03 2010

Lately it’s been a bit rainy and a little cold.  When the weather is like this, I like to stay at home and read a book.

Two of my favorite books are about penguins, one of my favorite animals.

365 Penguins written by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet.

The first is 365 Penguins. In this story, a family receives a penguin one day. As you can guess, one penguin starts arriving everyday after that for a year.  The family has no idea where they are from or what to do with them. I like this book because it uses math and has a funny story.  I also really like the illustrations.

ay. As you can guess, one penguin starts arriving everyday after that for a year.  The family has no idea where they are from or what to do with them. I like this book because it uses math and has a funny story.  I alseally like the illustrations.

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.

A longer book to read during a rainy day is Mr. Popper’s Penguins.  This story is about a family who also receives a penguin in the mail.  Eventually there are more penguins than the family knows what to do with.  Mr. Popper has to figure out where to keep the penguins and how to afford them.  This book is great because the penguins all have their own personalities and they like to have a lot of fun.

What are your favorite books?





Rainy Day Fun

15 01 2010
Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.  A rainy day is perfect for making crafts, reading or playing games.

Today at the Museum everyone made the most of the rain by playing in Tinker’s Workshop, exploring, or going to Storytime.

Everyone listened and watched as Paul read "The Mixed-Up Chameleon" by Eric Carle.

Later, someone else made a card with paper cutouts in the workshop.

What do you do on rainy day?





On a rainy day…

28 04 2009

You stare out your window wondering when the rain will stop. You just want to play outside, why can’t the rain just stop for a little while? If you’re like me, and need something to do on these rainy days, here’s a fun project that will keep your creative juices flowing!Oh, the rain...

Have you ever asked yourself these questions: Why can’t we drink rain water? Where does our clean water come from? How do we purify and clean rain water?

Water Filtration CycleA water filtration system is the answer! Water purification plants turn dirty water from rivers and lakes into safe, clean water for us to drink. Here’s the process.

  • Aeration – Allows gases into the water to escape by adding oxygen
  • Coagulation- Process that allows dirt in the water to chemically stick together
  • Sedimentation- Gravity pulls dirty clumps to the bottom of the jar.
  • Filtration – Filters out the dirty particles in the water.
  • Disinfection – Chemists use harsh chemicals to make the water safe to drink.

You can make your own water filtration system at home on a rainy day. Check out this cool video for the instructions!








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