Miss Jennie at Ontario
Meet Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch!
"I would have the say that my favorite summertime activity is camping and hanging out with my family. With two kids on swim teams, I also get to spend a lot of time at area pools – but not usually swimming, just watching them swim!"
"Probably the neatest experiment I’ve ever seen was when I was a 4th grader and went on an overnight trip with my Girl Scout Troop to COSI in Columbus. As part of the visit, we got to learn about Planarian, a non- parasitic flatworm that can regenerate (or grow back) its head. We didn’t actually cut their heads in half, we just got the see the process and how they looked when two new heads grew back! Sounds gross, but was pretty cool! "
Miss Jennie would like to recommend these science books!
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery
Recommended for ages 10 & up
This is a wonderful book about a very rare and special type of parrot. Almost hunted to extinction, the Kakapa parrot has slowly made steps in its survival – with some help from the New Zealand’s National Kakapo Recovery Team and lots of special volunteers. Loaded with lots of photographs of New Zealand and these rare birds, it is a great book to just browse. For older readers, they can find out specific details about these animals and the steps being taken to protect them.
Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett
Recommended for ages 3 - 7
A young girl has created a robot for her 5th grade science fair project, and got a first place for it! The robot has a superclaw, a laser eye and can even control dogs. Unfortunately, it cannot understand simple commands, such as, “Stop!” The robot goes out of control and starts to destroy the city, and there is no way to stop it! The girl quickly takes control of the situation and decides to use her growth ray to create a super toad to destroy the robot! The day is saved, super toad has saved the city, or has he? At the end of the story, the super toad hops off to create some havoc of its own! Illustrated comic style, there is very little text in the story; relying mostly on the pictures to tell the story.
Join Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch for SLP 2014 Fizz, Boom, Read!, beginning June 1