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Month: September 2018

Not Quite NARWHAL

Posted in picture book lesson, and second grade

Second graders had fun with a new book today by Jessie Sima, Not Quite NARWHAL. They had fun comparing the little unicorn in the story to its narwhal family and then to other, larger unicorns. They were happy to see all of the animals living together at the end. At the computer station, they played a narwhal/unicorn adventure game, Molly’s Adventure. Then we watched Mai’s exciting interactive read-aloud. Learn more about Jessie Sima and her amazing books on her blog link below.

 

not quite narwhal

Not Quite NARWHAL

Molly's adventure

Mai Story Book
 

Jessie Sima

Dot Day Google Hangout 2018

Posted in fifth grade, fun events, picture book lesson, reading skills, and technology

Ms. Shearman’s bilingual fifth graders had fun discussing Peter Reynold’s book, The Dot, with Ms. Lintelman’s bilingual fifth graders at McWhorter Elementary in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD last Thursday!  We set up Google Hangouts on my MacBook in the library to ask each other critical thinking questions about the book. It was fun getting another class’ perspective on the book. Check out our discussions below! Ms. Lintelman and I worked together to create a writing assignment the kids will share with each other. Friday was the official International Dot Day, and  both classes wrote about how they encouraged someone like Vashti did in the story or how someone encouraged them. We’re going to mail the papers so the other class can read them. We also discussed collaborating some more with these two classes later in the year. Fun!

Learn more about International Dot Day here:

Dot Day

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writing tek

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dot day gho 2018

Writing Assignment

 

Leaf Man

Posted in apps, kindergarten, and Pre-K

Pre-K and kindergarteners enjoyed activities based on Ehlert’s Leaf Man book this past week! We created leaf creatures using the magnetic board and manipulative leaves. The kids had to guess  the creature the child was making. Then they used the Labo Lado Leaf app to create virtual leaf creatures during check out. Fun!

Leaf Man

Labo Leaves app
Leaf Man
labolado

Count the Monkeys

Posted in first grade, kindergarten, and picture book lesson

Kindergarteners and first graders sure did have fun this week in the Jackson Library counting the monkeys! We read this hilarious book by Mac Barnett and then the kids designed their own monkey counting page like the ones that DIDN’T appear in the story! At the computer station, they played a monkey numerical order game and checked out books. Fun!

Count the Monkeyscount the monkeys activities

Make a page for a counting book

Bananas Song on Safeshare TV

numerical order monkeys

Rockin’ in Our School Shoes

Posted in first grade, kindergarten, and picture book lesson

Kindergarteners and first graders had fun in the Jackson Library last week with Pete the Cat! After reading Pete the Cat: Rockin’ in My School Shoes, the kids pretended Pete was at Jackson Elementary and thought of something he might love at school. They created their own book page! Then they explored Starfall at the computer station.

PTC

Pete the Cat School Stu Sheet

boy on computer

Using Lino to Set Goals

Posted in fourth grade, goal setting, and technology

Last week in the Jackson Library, fourth graders set reading/library goals using the virtual sticky note board, Lino. They had to make sure it was a complete sentence. We discussed internet safety and how they should not put their name online, but they could put their initials. They even added their own emojis! Since one of the Campus Improvement Goals is to close the campus-district gap in Reading,  I also made my Teacher Professional Goal/Student Learning Outcome annual goal: to  improve reading skills by teaching strategies during library lessons.

GIF of stu creating goal w Lino It

Lino it

LINO kids

 

 

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