Literacy Department eNewsletter
Week of May 7, 2020
Cookies & Cookbooks
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you give a mouse a cookie? Find out by listening to this silly story in English and Spanish read by Literacy staff member Samantha along with her mom Luz and sister Zaira. Watch If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Si Le Das Una Galletita a Un Ratón by Laura Numeroff HERE

If your mouth starts to water and you crave homemade cookies, download a cookbook and bake a batch today! Try Hoopla titles such as Milk & Cookies, Cookie Classics Made Easy, Creative Cookie Decorating, or Cookies Brownies and Bars . Baking with children is a fun and tasty opportunity to teach skills such as following directions, measurement, and patience! Find them HERE

A Break for your Brain
Do you need a “brain break?” GoNoodle “gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be the best.” There are hundreds of free videos. Visit GoNoodle HERE

Be a Disney Imagineer - Free Course
Disney has launched a FREE online course on what it takes to be one of its famous Imagineers. Access it HERE

Khan Academy and Pixar have teamed up with Walt Disney Imagineers to create 'Imagineering in a Box,' a free online course that gives you a behind-the-scenes peek into theme park design.With lessons broken down into three categories: Creating Worlds, Designing Attractions, and Bringing Characters to Life, the program demonstrates how science, technology, engineering, and math can be combined with creativity and design to create real-life magic. 

United States Civics Citizenship Prep Class
Did you know that one part of the process to become a United States citizen includes 100 questions about United States history, government, and geography? Test yourself on the first twenty questions HERE Citizenship Mini Test
If you’re eligible and interested in becoming an American citizen, you can participate in our Citizenship Preparation class. Email for more information.

Staff Picks - Music Recommendation
Samantha recommends Disney Magical Musical Passport   which can be found on Hoopla HERE

I recommend this album for anyone who enjoys a variety of classic songs from favorite Disney movies. Download and listen to this album for a good way to have fun with your family while remembering some of your favorite movies and music. The whole family can sing along to their favorite tunes; dancing is a bonus! My top 3 songs from this album would have to be Remember Me, Hakuna Matata, and Under the Sea.
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