Below please find a couple of YouTube videos. YouTube videos are particularly easy for me to add to this website--it's just how this website hosting software works. When I show videos to classes, I avoid YouTube because it's hard to control the ads that come along with the content I'm trying to show. I would suggest that you supervise the viewing of the YouTube content I'm including here!
This week with TK we will view "This Too Shall Pass" by OK GO (the first of the videos below) in support of their work on simple machines (levers, pulleys, inclines--that sort of thing). This has become a bit of a tradition with our youngest students! The video is really fun to watch (and, just as well, the lyrics are pretty much unintelligible).
The second video below is the book trailer for The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate. Next Monday is the next meeting of the book club for 5th grade, and we will be discussing this Newbery Medal-winnign book. If anyone is having trouble getting a copy I recommend you buy one on Amazon (paperback is $6.00) or request a copy from the County of Los Angeles Public Library system. Apparently the public library's digital copies are in use; an actual physical copy should not be hard to get, although the time is now somewhat short.