Tomie dePaola

Noodling Around With Learning

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Today is International Day of Democracy, National Linguini Day, IT Professionals Day, and National Online Learning Day.


  • 1835 - The HMS Beagle, carrying Charles Darwin, reaches the Galápagos Islands.
  • 1935 - The Nuremberg Laws strip German Jews of their citizenship.
  • 1963 - Four young Black girls are killed in a bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 1981 -  Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first female Supreme Court justice.


  • 1789 - Author James Fenimore Cooper
  • 1857 - President William Howard Taft,
  • 1857 - American astronomer Anna Winlock
  • 1890 - English author Agatha Christie
  • 1906 - American songwriter Walter E. Rollins (Here Come Pete Cottontail and Frosty the Snowman)
  • 1907 - Actress Fay Wray
  • 1928 - Saxophonist and bandleader Cannonball Adderley
  • 1934 - Author and Illustrator Tomie dePaola
  • 1945 - Opera singer Jessye Norman
  • 1984 - Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

The Eagles - Witchy Woman - LISTEN
Donovan - Season of the Witch - LISTEN
Santana - Black Magic Woman - LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-3 - Storyline - Strega Nona Read by Mary Steenburgen - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3- The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Every Picture Tells a Story" - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3- The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Scary" - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3- The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Funny" - VIEW
  • Grades: 4-12 - The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Food as Storytelling" - VIEW
  • Grades 6-Adult - Reading Rockets -A Video Interview With Tomie dePaola - READ AND VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - Tomie DePaola Website - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS NewsHour -  'Strega Nona’ Author Tomie dePaola is Dead at Age 85 - READ


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National Remote Learning Resources

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

NHPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for educators. You can also create your own lessons and assignments to meet the needs of your students.


Annenberg Learner

Searchable online video courses and interactives across the curriculum and grade levels in areas like chemistry, literature, music, the visual arts, social studies, world languages storytelling, spelling and lots more.



Features over 1,000 animated shorts and quizzes for students in grades K-12 covering science, social studies, English, math, the arts, health, and technology.  The service is free to schools closed due to COVID-19.


Scholastic Learn At Home

Everyday Scholastic will feature four learning experiences, built around a story or video.

Storyline Online

StoryLine Online

A series of imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books.

Local Learning Resources

The best of NH learning resources from around the state.

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

  • New Hampshire Public Radio:

    • Civics 101 -  Tons of great (and free!) audio, activities, resources, and lessons to help you stay engaged with civics.
    • Ask Sam - Ask Sam features Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown answering listener questions about the mysteries and quirks of the natural world.
  • Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park

    • Learning Connection - Even though their doors are closed, we’re still here to connect you to the inspirational powers of nature and engage you in learning. 
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

    • Online Learning - Virtual Tours, the Virtual Classroom, artifacts of the week, featured items from the Collections, Horticulture Learning Center materials, and more.
  • Tiger Takes On



PBS Kids for Teachers/Caregivers/Parents

  • PBS for Parents
    A guide of PBS resources targeted for parents teaching kids, features a great activity finder
  • PBS Education
    The greatest teachers ignite a love of learning and a sense of possibility that motivates students to reach their full potential.
  • PBS Teachers' Lounge
    This site has great teaching tips, ideas, resources and support for teachers.
  • PBS KIDS Games app
    Offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. 

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