Library News Mar 2019
March was filled with discussions about Dr. Seuss and his books for Kindergarteners. We also played a game and shared our ideas about books we read or planned to read over spring break. First graders listened to and discussed fantasy books. For example, we shared books with Tacky the Penguin, Franklin the turtle, and Arthur the aardvark. We visited the picture book section of the library to highlight the signs with the character pictures that make finding these books a breeze. Our genre of the month was fantasy for all grades. The second graders also had science fiction books pulled for their ease of finding and reading. The second graders focused on learning how to search the online library catalog by title, author, subject, series, and keyword. They are very excited to earn their licenses to drive the online catalog!
In March, the kindergarteners learned about Google Drive and Google Slides. I created a file for them to use for three lessons: making a snowman with shapes, matching colors with color words, and creating a robot. The students created such imaginative snowmen. I hope that they share them with you. The accompanying sentences included happy, fun, melting, falling, baby, and smiling snowmen. Enjoy!
First Grade Book Club (photos)
Enjoy the March photos of the first graders learning about losing teeth traditions from around the world. Every three weeks we have a new group of first graders reading, sharing, and learning about what children do with lost teeth in countries around the world.
Second Grade Book Club (photos)
As our second book club group of second graders completed, their final book work was “published” on this bulletin board. It will go home as the third and final book club completes its work. In the photos, our third book club group is selecting books to read. The books all share the theme of Opening Windows to the World.
Celebrity Moment (photos)
Children’s book author Mac Barnett sent a very nice note along with an autographed copy of his new book Circle. The note was thanking me for setting up school visits for him in the area. I am touched and feel honored. Someday I hope that he can visit Hickory Point school.