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Summer Vacation Bulletin Board
            Float For It


Fractions
            Floating Fractions


Short Readers
     Floating on the Wind (Short Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)
     Floating on the Wind (Short Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Anthemius' Floating Byzantine Dome (Grades 2-4)
     The Mystery of the Floating Boy (Grades 2-4)
     Floating Cubes (Grades 3-4)
     What Makes Your Boat Float? (Grades 4-6)
     Density: Sink or Float? (Grades 5-8)
     How Does Your Boat Float? (Grades 6-8)


Finish the Story
     The Parade Float (Grade 3-4)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     The Most Fantastical Mardi Gras Float (Grade 5-6)


Read and Color Books
            Purple Everywhere
            A Surprise at the Dentist's Office (June 2)
            Up, Up, and Away! (April 12)
            Stacy's Surprise Goes Pop! (March 23)
            Butterscotch Pudding in Space (September 19)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Colors of Autumn
     Moon Talk
(Grades 1-2)
     Honoring the Dogs
(Grades 3-5)
     A Long Way from Home A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 2
     An E-mail from Charlie Cloud
     An Odd Fish, the Seahorse
     Armadillos: Mammals with Armor
     Blue-Footed Boobies
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Song for a Flag
     Candle and Soap Maker
     Clouds and Weather
     Crocodiles and Alligators
     Dialysis
     Don't Bathe in the Holy River, Bapu!
     Dreamboat - A Fifties Story, Part 2
     Dreamboat - A Fifties Story, Part 3
     Edgar's Adventure
     Finding Champ
     Flamingos
     Food Webs
     Frogs
     Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario, Part 3
     Going West
     Greenland Sharks
     Hot Air Balloons
     How Are Ocean Waves Made?
     How Ocean Waves Move
     Isis and Osiris
     It Glows in the Dark!
     Jacanas
     Keith and the Otter Brothers
     Kobuk Valley National Park
     Lisa Plans a Party
     Look, but Don't Touch!
     Lynetta's Loon
     Mariachi Festival
     Not Again!
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 1
     One Star-Spangled Banner, Please! (Could You Super-Size That?)
     Operation: Destroy the Earth
     Pan Gu Created The Sky and Earth
     Petrified Forest National Park
     Pop!
     Raging Tsunami
     Roads, Canals, and Railways
     Saturn
     Sea Otters and Manatees
     Simon Says
     Simon Says, Part 1
     Simon Says, Part 2
     Storm Chasers and Spotters
     The Buddha in the Rice Field
     The Halifax Explosion
     The Inuit
     The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Oregon Trail
     The Seahorse Dance
     The Space Ghost, Part 3
     There's Nothing "Ho-Hum" About the Himalayas
     These Old Planets
     Tidal Pool
     Tides and Sea Life
     Tides and Sea Life
     Walrus
     Walrus
     Wendy's World- Visitors from Japan
     What a Day!
     What Are Earthquakes?
     What Are Glaciers?
     What Does Your Nose Know?
     What Is Inside the Earth?
     Your Blood
     ~NAME0s~ Day: A Lesson in Courtesy
(Grades 6-8)
     A Cup of Old Hickory The Battle of New Orleans III
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Amazing Water
     America's New Year Celebration: The Tournament of Roses
     Amoeba
     And Not a Drop to Drink
     Annie Edson Taylor: Queen of the Mist
     Aquatic Plants
     Around the World Without Stopping
     Art Mystery, Part 5 - A Letter and an Answer
     Buoys
     Byzantine Architecture
     Clouds and Precipitation
     Cnidarians
     Dandelions
     Defeat of the Spanish Armada
     Earth's Lithosphere
     Egg-citing Osmosis
     Elian Gonzalez
     Eureka! Density!
     Farmers and Ranchers
     Flat Tops - How Aircraft Carriers Took Over the Seas
     Folded Mountains
     Formation of the Earth
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Glaciers
     Grandma Tetrazzini's Noodle Heaven
     Grandparents' Cottage
     Gravity
     How Can You Play Polo in the Water?
     How Did the Continents Form?
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?
     How Do Jellyfish Move?
     How Do Submarines Work?
     How Does a Canoe Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Submarine Work?
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work?
     Is Pluto a Planet?
     Isostacy
     Jellies
     Kingdom: Monera (Archaebacteria and Eubacteria)
     Krill
     Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
     Life During the Mesozoic Era
     Matter - Introduction
     Melting Glaciers
     Mr. Pool and the Hot Tub Mystery
     Mucus, Boogers, and Snot - How GROSS!
     Ocean Subdivisions
     Organizing Your Brainstorming
     Our Summer Visitor
     Parabatics - Skydiving with Flair
     Pictures in the Stars, Legends in the Sky
     Planet X Becomes Pluto
     Plant Cells: Cells With Walls
     Plate Boundaries - Earth's Bumper Cars
     Ready, Set - The Space Race Begins
     Roads, Canals, and Railways
     Sacred River, Dirty River
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
     Saliha's Story: The Year of Sanitation
     Sea-Floor Spreading
     Sense of Smell
     Skywriting
     Socrates
     Thanksgiving Day Parade
     The "Mosquito Fleet" - WWII PT Boats
     The Albatross
     The Aztecs, Part 2
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster
     The Exxon Valdez Brings Danger to the Environment
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 1
     The Journey of a Stream
     The Layered Earth
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Lost Titanic Is Found
     The Navigator's Tools
     The New Ocean
     The Petrified Forest
     The Presidential Inauguration
     The Respiratory System
     The Unsinkable Titanic
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     USS Constitution
     Water Skis
     What Happens on Inauguration Day?
     What Is a Foreclosure?
     What Is Impressionism?
     What Is Shinto?
     What is Taoism?
     Whatever Happened to Pluto? Dr. Mike E. Brown, The Planet Hunter
     Where Do Volcanoes Occur?
     Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking
(Grades 9-12)
     Edna Ferber
     First Fauna Fossils
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     Hipparchus
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     Magnetism
     Mineral Super Store
     Not Your Average Rock
     Plate Tectonics
     Say "Uncle!" The Strange End of the War of 1812
     Space Stations
     The Rose Bowl Game: "The Granddaddy of Them All"
     The Wet Treatment, Part 2

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Little Planning Makes All the Difference
(Grades 3-5)
     How an Owl Stopped The Lumberjacks
     Iceland - Geography
     Jordan - Geography
     Quebec Theme - Bonhomme and the Winter Carnival
     Quebec Theme - Polar Bears
     The Day I Touched a Lobster!
     The Roaring Rapids
     Tournament of Roses Parade
(Grades 6-8)
     Additional Project - "A Giant Conestoga Wagon" or "The Wagon Stops Here!"
     Brazil - Traditions and Daily Life
     New Hampshire: A Small State with a Big History


Finish the Story
     Seeing the World (Grade 2-3)
     St. Pat's Parade (Grade 2-3)
     At the Balloon Rally (Grade 2-4)
     Sailing into Danger (Grade 3-4)
     An Olympic Dream (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin and Minuet Go to Mardi Gras (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin's King Cake (Grade 3-4)
     Up, Up, and Away (Grade 3-5)
     Adventure in the Clouds (Grade 3-5)
     A Tale of Two Raindrops (Grade 3-5)
     A Growing Goldfish! (Grade 3-5)
     A Magic Ride (Grade 3-5)
     The Frogs and the Fish (Grade 3-5)
     Fourth of July Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Magic Library Card (Grade 3-6)
     Sailing, Sailing (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Stop Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     Felicia's Fantastic Invention (Grade 3-6)
     A Lucky Find (Grade 3-6)
     Snowflake Magic (Grade 4-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     Icy Adventure (Grade 6-8)
     Flag Day (Grade 6-8)
     Chinese New Year (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)
     Penguins of Antarctica: All About Adelies (Grades 2-3)
     The Snow Is Falling! (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     Antarctica: Life in a Frozen Land (Grades 2-4)
     Setting the Table (Grades 2-4)
     Time for the Show... (Grade 3)
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)
     Question Mark Seeks Answers about Presidential Inaugurations (Grades 5-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Hooray for Halloween! (Grade 3-4)
     Oil in the Gulf (Grade 3-4)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Quicksand (Grade 3-4)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     There Once Was a Creature That Swallowed Another (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Grade 4)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Extreme Floods (Grade 4-5)
     Glaciers (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     Out-of-This-World Facts About Astronauts and Life in Outer Space (Grade 4-5)
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     WA is for Washington (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Amazing Spiders (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)


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