• The Great Eggscape... Learning from Home (Week of April 6-7) 

    Posted by Sarah Matheny on 4/6/2020 6:00:00 AM


    Mrs. Matheny and Mrs. Sweinhart's Classes

    This week enjoy the book The Great Eggscape by Jory John and Pete Oswald

    book image


    Then create your own Eggscape with just paper, scissors, and a pen.  Click here for the lesson directions and pictures of my Eggscape! 

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  • The Adventure Continues...every Thursday!

    Posted by Sarah Matheny on 4/2/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Thinking about Books Thursday


    Learning from Home (Week of March 27th - April 3) 

    Mrs. Matheny and Mrs. Sweinhart's Classes

    Below you will find video read alouds for each grade level and an activity choice board (K-2) that is filled with lots of fun activities that are inspired by books. If you don't have access to technology, no worries, many of the activities don't require anything but your imagination and things you have around your home. 

    Library activities are ENRICHMENT right now as our families transition to learning from home. You do NOT need to submit anything. Library books are not being returned at this time, so please enjoy reading them again and again. 

    If you would like to send a picture of your work to stay connected, please feel free to email me at smatheny@pgsd.org or Mrs. Sweinhart at lsweinhart@pgsd.org


    Read Aloud Links Kindergarten Read Aloud

    First Grade Read Aloud

    Second Grade Read Aloud




    all classes  

    Library Choice Board #1 (March 16-27)

    Choice Board 1

    Library Choice Board #2 (March 30-April 10)

    Library Choice Board 2

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  • How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus and Social Distancing...Use Books!!

    Posted by Sarah Matheny on 3/31/2020

    Wow, it's hard to explain why staying home for a looooooong time is required by us right now. Here's a little help in the form of books! I hope it gives you a way to talk with your children about this time.


    Explaining the Coronavirus with Books


    Explaining the Coronavirus to Children

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  • A New Adventure Begins!

    Posted by Sarah Matheny on 3/16/2020

    School is closed for a little while. In the meantime, if you'd like a few activities to fill the time, I've made a choice board below filled with fun activities. Click on the pdf link to access the links from each block directly. Have fun! (This Choice Board was edited on 3.31.2020 to provide a few more stories and inspiration.)


    Library Choice Board PDF

    Library Choice Board 1

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