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Month: January 2019

First Grade Celebrates the New Year with Shanté Keys

Posted in augmented reality, first grade, holiday, and picture book lesson

First grade celebrated the new year in the Jackson Library with Gail Piernas-Davenport’s Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas. During the story, the kids matched the food eaten on New Year’s Day to the flag of the corresponding country in the story. We like how the people from whom Shanté asked to borrow peas were invited to dinner at the end. At the tables, the kids decorated their own fireworks and used the Quivervision app to pop virtual fireworks. Welcome, 2019! 

Quivervision Fireworks – holiday pack

quiver vision

New Year Lesson

student activity

Shante Keys match the food

The Three Snow Bears

Posted in picture book lesson, and second grade

Right before the break, Jackson second graders analyzed story elements in Jan Brett’s The Three Snow Bears and created their own snow bear puppet. During the story, the kids used the pictures and poster to put the story elements in their places. Then during check out, the kids created their polar bear puppet. They used them to retell their favorite parts of the story. We watched the read-aloud video at the end of the lesson. The kids enjoyed this twist on Goldilocks!

3 snow bears

snow bear puppet – white sacks

3 snow bears



The Hair of Zoe

Posted in apps, first grade, and picture book lesson

Before the break, first graders had fun with the book, The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School. They sequenced events during the story and made predictions about how what Zoe’s hair would do next. Then at the tables, they created wild hair for Zoe on a bookmark they could take home. During check out, we rotated iPads so they could play a fun crazy salon/barbershop game. 

hair of zoe

Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher

 Make a Hair of Zoe bookmark2
The Hair of Zoe video
Toca Hair Salon
toca hair salon app

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