Tomie dePaola - September 15

Noodling Around With Learning

Friday, September 15, 2023

  • Today is Day, International Day of Democracy, Cheese Toast Day, On-line Learning Day, Lymphoma Awareness Day, Concussion Awareness Day, Linguini Day, Double Cheeseburger Day, and POW/MIA Recognition Day.

  • Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Resource of the Day: Latino Americans: Foreigners in Their Own Land - Episode 1
  • Classical Music Month Resource of the Day: In the Key of Bach

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme:  Tomie dePaola


  • 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. American Experience - Sandra Day O'Connor - Chapter One - VIEW



  • The Eagles - Witchy Woman - LISTEN
  • Donovan - Season of the Witch - LISTEN
  • Santana - Black Magic Woman - LISTEN
  • Gene Autry - Frosty the Snowman - LISTEN
  • Cannonball Adderley - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - LISTEN
  • Jessye Norman - Ave Maria - LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-3 - Storyline - Strega Nona Read by Mary Steenburgen (12:05) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3- The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Every Picture Tells a Story" (4:33) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3- The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Scary" (3:55) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-3- The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Funny"(4:55) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-12 - NHPBS Video - Great KCTA Read-a-thon - Tomie dePaola (9:55) - VIEW
  • Grades K-1 - ReadWriteThink -  Draw a Story: Stepping from Pictures to Writing (Pancakes for Breakfast) - DO
  • Grades: 4-12 - The Jim Henson Company - Telling Stories with Tomie - "Food as Storytelling" (2:49) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - NH Authors - Tomie dePaola (29:33) - 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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