March 20th – The First Day of Spring!


We thought that we would celebrate the first day of spring in the Learning Commons by sharing our books on seasons! If you want to learn more about spring and the vernal equinox, take a look at the Farmer’s Almanac here. Then borrow some great titles from our Overdrive Library to explore more of Spring!!  Find Spring teaching resources at our weblinking library here!

The Reason for Seasons

The Reason for Seasons by Gail Gibbons

Why is there winter in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time there is summer in the Northern Hemisphere? Here is an explanation of how the position of the Earth in relation to the sun causes seasons, and the wonders that come with each one of them. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring comes again. Year after year the seasons repeat themselves.

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons by Evan-Moor

Give your students an overview of all four seasons with creative art projects and nonfiction writing activities! Vocabulary to introduce, writing forms, a book list, and patterns and directions for each art project give you everything you need for a theme unit on the four seasons! Pocket 1: Winter Seasons of an Apple Tree Winter Is… Torn-Paper Snowman Pocket 2: Spring Seasons of an Apple Tree Spring Is… Things That Spring Book Pocket 3: Summer Seasons of an Apple Tree Summer Is… Summer Beach Scene Pocket 4: Fall Seasons of an Apple Tree Fall Is… Scarecrow Crayon Things That Fall Book

Seasons and Living Things

Seasons and Living Things by Edward P. Ortleb

Developed by leading science educator and former president of the National Science Teacher’s Association, Ed Ortleb, “Seasons and Living Things” offers curriculum-oriented worksheets that provide a focused unit of information on each subject. No teacher preparation is required to use the pages. Activities include coloring, cutting, pasting, sequencing, matching, drawing, games, and puzzles. Extension activities and background information included in teacher guide.

The Seasons of the Year

The Seasons of the Year by Marcia S. Freedman

Investigates the science of the seasons, describing events in nature that have repeating patterns.

Season to Season

Season to Season by Jason Cooper

Describes the reasons for changes in the season and the significance to plants and animals.

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