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For our K-2 learners, IKEducation offers Little Ike Story Time. An experienced elementary IKEducator will visit your classroom in-person or virtually to read a book, play, sing, and create with your students for 45 - 60 minutes.

To set up a February story time, click here

February's book: The Colors of Us by Karen Katz

A primary concern for elementary students is that everyone be treated equally. First-graders are diligent about making sure each of them gets the same number of chances, the same opportunities, the same choices. They are quick to alert you with a cry of "It's not fair!" if they did not get a turn or if someone else got seconds. They understand that each of us deserves to be treated equally and fairly. 

The Eisenhower Era marked the beginning of the modern civil rights movement and a growing federal commitment to the cause of civil rights. Our youngest students understand that discrimination based on skin color is not fair. The Colors of Us by Karen Katz asks students to go beyond black and white and take a closer look at all shades of skin by using Crayola's "Colors of the World" crayons and familiar description words. All colors are celebrated, and all are beautiful. This lesson provides children with a foundation for future lessons of our country's difficult past and present struggles with civil rights. 

March’s book: Rosie Revere, Engineer by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts

Join us to celebrate creativity, perseverance, and problem-solving through second-grader, Rosie. When her great-great-aunt Rose comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal — to fly — Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. In the process, Rosie learns the only real failure for an inventor is giving up.

As General Dwight D. Eisenhower was leading troops to liberate Europe in World War II, thousands of women on America's home front were stepping into new work roles to build all the planes, ships, and equipment our soldiers needed to win the war. They were called Rosie the Riveters and they not only were critical to the success of World War II, but forever changed the opportunities for women in the work force. Additionally, the need for solutions to the many challenges that war presented led to the intentional (and sometimes accidental) of many new inventions. From portable military bridges and computers to the slinky and silly-putty, scientists, engineers, and inventors supplied a steady stream of new products that helped make victory possible.

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Questions? Please email us at bwoodworth@EisenhowerFoundation.Net

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