The picture above is one of the ways that I celebrated last year, when I worked at an elementary school. I transformed one of the hallway bulletin boards into one that highlights some of my all-time favorite picture books.
You can read a bit about some of the ways I celebrated this month, from last year’s National Picture Book Month post, by clicking HERE.
I am still processing through how I plan on celebrating this year, now that I am at the middle school (so more news to come about that)…BUT…one of my website goals, it is share about a different science-themed picture book, at least every workday.
So…let’s get started!
If you are anything like me, then you watched “Hidden Figures“, and read (and bought) all the connecting books, like:
“Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13” by Helaine Becker (illustrated by Dow Phumiruk), focuses on a different part of Katherine’s epic career–when, on April 11, 1970, the 3rd day of Apollo 13’s voyage, an explosion crippled the spaceship, followed by that famous line:
“Houston, we have a problem” by Jim Lovell
Katherine worked hard and fast on her calculations, and to communicate them to the team, to safely get the astronauts home. Her knowledge, problem-solving skills, focus, drive, communication, and so many additional skills and talents provide us with a multitude of life lessons, including inspiration.
Please consider adding this to your classroom (or school) library, for not only the science in the story, but the scientist story.
And before I go, a couple resources:
The movie Apollo 13 (one of my favorite movies!)
Katherine Johnson Documentary by Olivia Meyer a student completing her National History Day project.
Happy Reading and Happy Picture Book Month!