K: Too Many Leprechauns, by Stephen Krensky; AND St. Patrick's Day, by Gail Gibbons
1st: A Fine St. Patrick's Day, by Susan Wojciechowski; AND St. Patrick's Day, by Gail Gibbons
2nd: The Leprechaun's Gold, by Pamela Dunn Edwards; OR A Fine St. Patrick's Day, by Susan Wojciechowski; AND St. Patrick's Day, by Gail Gibbons
3rd: Fiona's Luck, by Teresa Bateman; talk about Pi, watch "The Pi Song," on Googol Learning
4th: You Can't Use Your Brain If You're a Jellyfish, by Fred Ehrlich, and video clip of "Pinky and the Brain--Brainstem!"
5th: Queen of the Falls, by Chris Van Allsburg
Links for this week:
3rd grade: Pi Day, March 14
The Pi Song, by the Zap chorus (shown in the library)
More Pi songs (not shown at the library), sung to the theme of "American Pie"
4th grade: Brain Awareness Week
Pinky and the Brain--"Brainstem!" Pinky and the Brain sing the parts of the human brain, source is YouTube, which includes material not appropriate for children
Brain Awareness Week official site
Neuroscience for Kids an extensive site related to the brain and neuroscience maintained by Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.
"BrainWorks," with Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D., on University of Washingon TV. This is a 28-minute video for children about the brain, including a demonstration by an anesthesiologist, demonstration of how an EEG is done, and a scientist explaining the parts of a human brain.
Nerve Signaling shows how nerve cells work
GirlsGoTech in particular "Mixed Messages," an online game illustrating the Stroop effect
Luminosity features games to develop memory and other brain functions (suited for adults and older children)
Bio from Oakwood Cemetery on Annie Edson Taylor