News from Ms. Neidish
Welcome to the 187 Library Page!
During this time of Remote Learning there are many resources that can engage our students in learning and literacy.
I am attaching links to those I think would be educational and enjoyable.
Check back as I will regularly update as I learn of more resources to share with our community.
Stay safe and sane
Keep Singing Everyone
a beautiful Virtual NYC choir and orchestra
Last week I attended a Kidlit4BlackLives Rally. I saw and heard many children's book authors, illustrators, and poets share their thoughts with the audience; students, families, and educators, from all over the world. Some of you may already be familiar with authors Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander. Even the illustrator, Eric Velasquez, who illustrated the book, As Fast As Words Could Fly, our assignment from last week took part! Take some some time to tune in and listen to how these authors are inspiring their young audiences.
For the younger audience, Sesame Street is holding a racism town hall
Listen as Elmo, Big Bird, young children and others discuss racism and the importance of equality, fairness, peace and love.
The New York Public Library
All the branches of the NYPL are closed but currently there are ebooks available for borrowing.
They have made it quite easy to apply for an e-card if you don't already own a Library card.
Check it out!
The Screen Actors Guild has a fabulous site that has actors using their talents to read children's picture books aloud.
Sit back and enjoy!
Any Harry Potter Fans out there?
The Wizarding World is regaling their fans by having actors, usually affiliated with the Harry Potter franchise, read one of the 17 chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Listen to where it all began, with Daniel Radcliffe reading Chapter 1.
You can register and receive reminders as each chapter becomes ready.
The New York Historical Society is holding social studies classes for all grades
Zoom is needed to attend. Visit their home page to learn more:
For those readers of comics, NYC DOE elementary and
middle school students can go to the following websites to read
comic books. Login and passwords are listed below
· New York (NYC) DOE Elementary
Student URL: https://nycdoees.comicsplus.app
New York (NYC) DOE Middle School
Student URL: https://nycdoems.comicsplus.app
Missing the Arts?
Lincoln Center AT HOME
offers a varied selection of the arts for all ages
Another Read Aloud Opportunity
available on YouTube
Watch two former 187 students on the Emmy Award winning PBS show
SciGirls (High Tech Fashion)
and many more episodes with other children
(shameful promotion from the proud mother of one of the students!)
Free Rice Quiz
Free Rice is a fun learning site that has been around for many years.
Not only will you have fun honing your English vocabulary skills, you can help to contribute grains of rice to countries that are badly in need of food. So you are helping others as you are helping yourself! There are many categories that you can test yourself on, including basic math, art, languages, and geography.
Fun for all ages!