Summer Reading Library Nights
We have had a year-long program of books Opening Windows to Our World. The theme continues with the summer reading library nights. The student ideas come home with the summer reading information. I hope your family can visit Hickory Point during the summer reading library nights! Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm from June 12-July 24th with the exception of July 3rd. Here is the link to the sign.
Hickory Point Reading Cafe
The second annual Hickory Point Reading Cafe was a big hit with the first and second grade students. They tasted books and circled those that they liked on their menus that went home with them. An excellent start to a summer reading plan. Here are the links to the first and second grade reading menus.
At the beginning of May, we continued our poetry sharing, reading, and writing. Then we turned our focus to counting down our library checkouts. It is hard to stop checking out books but the students have done an excellent job returning their library books and making summer reading plans. Although sad to stop checking out books, we happily discussed the Hickory Point Summer Reading Library Nights! The next opportunity to check out books, collect prize books, do crafts, play games, and use technology.
Additionally, the second graders studied informational books written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons. They also learned about and explored the Caldecott Award and books. Each January, the American Library Association selects the most distinguished illustrated children’s book, which received the Caldecott Medal. A few runner up books receive the Caldecott Honor. This award has been given out each year since 1938. Here is the link to the list of winning books.
An author study of Leo Lionni captured the imaginations of first graders. They astutely likened his illustrations to Eric Carle’s. Book clubs ended this month with one last photo of tooth traditions around the world.
Kindergarten students learned more about Mo Willems through a short video of him and exploring his art and books other than Elephant & Piggie. What a joy to hear the kindergarteners reading their books aloud. They have grown so much this year. We also learned Pebble Go on iPads and visited monuments and US Symbols amongst other databases on animals and science.
Kindergarten Technology (photos)
In computers, kindergartners created spring drawings in Wixie and created animals with layered colors like Eric Carle. They have been practicing math, letters, skills, and simultaneously computer track pad talents. Finally, we revisited Google Drive to showcase our knowledge about US symbols and monuments.
Happy reading and enjoy your summer,