There’s nothing like getting outside to read a nature book! A couple of weekends ago, I got to share Secrets of the Loon with some families at a Minnesota park through Dakota County Library. It was a gorgeous fall day, and it was fun to talk about how a loon’s anatomy affects its behavior. Its leg placement makes it hard for it to walk on land. Its heavy bones allow it to dive, and those same heavy bones make it hard to take off for flight. Here are some photos from the storytime, courtesy of my daughter, Annabelle Salas. And here’s a sheet to guide you through some Act Like a Loon activities
Or just play my video!
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[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]
I love the photos, activity sheet, and video! All of you must have had so much fun! This reminds me of when I taught poetry, we would act and sound like different animals to get us warmed up to write about animals. It was fun! Congratulations on your reward for Secrets of a Loon.
Yes! So fun to connect movement and motion and words and learning :>) Thanks, Gail.