The following activities and resources were prepared under the direction of Cathy Retzer, Media Specialist, Medford Area Elementary School, Medford, Wisconsin.
All School Activities
Preparation packet for staff
  Biography (downloaded from website)
  Schedule (prepare for circumstances)
  Published Literature: Bonaparte; Happy Birthday, America; Rupa Raises the Sun; Sugarbush Spring; Up North at the Cabin
Marsha Chall, Author Meal
  Up North Sunfish Sunnies (fishsticks)
  Grandma's Fried Potatoes (potato rounds)
  Ojibway Corn
  Grandpa's Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustables (with optional gummy worms)
  Red, White, and Blue Jello (red jello with pineapple and blueberries)
  Family Reunion Strawberry Ice Cream
  Moose Milk
Staff Potluck (invitation enclosed)
Curriculum Activities
Library: All Marsha Chall books will be read in the library.
Art: K-1: Log cabin pictures
  Gr 2-3: Happy Birthday, America! fireworks
  Gr 4-5: Bonaparte disguises
Music: K: Happy Birthday America (marching, stars and stripes)
  Gr 1-2: Bonaparte (marching bands, dog theme)
  Gr 3: Invent Happy Birthday, America! song
  Gr 4-5: Up North at the Cabin (Ojibway drums)
Language Arts: Reader's Theater from passages
  Family Fourth of July traditions
  Great Six Traits opportunities: voice, sentence fluency, word
  AR quizzes available for all books
Science: Water life, fishing, food chain, loons, moose, chipmunks
Social Studies: Regional geography/northern Midwest, Ojibway tribes, canoeing
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