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Pre-K Tie Dye Turkeys

Posted in fun events, holiday, and Pre-K

Pre-K had fun in the library this week! They created tie-dye turkeys. After coloring a coffee filter with water-based markers, they dipped them in a bowl of water. After letting them dry a couple of hours, they came back to the library to put their turkey parts together. Helpful tips: Have samples of a completed coffee filter to show them how to color ALL of it, bottles of water available to pour into the bowl, a bucket available to pour the dirty water into, lots of towels and paper towels, a butcher-paper lined bookshelf top for a drying space, and always make a couple of extra filters for the absent or late students so they can still assemble their turkey on time. Fun! 

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The Masked Writer Contest

Posted in fun events, grants, and writing

Who is the masked writer? Students send in their guesses via the Jackson Library Google Classroom. Thanks to @MedCityPlano and @PISDEF for library books to reinforce writing strategies! In the fall, I wrote a PISD Education Foundation Grant for library books to use as mentor writing texts. Then I taught a series of writing strategy lessons to grades 3-5 during their library time.  There were certain targeted writing skills they had to achieve in each piece. I chose a few papers for children to read while wearing a mask. (videos)  The other kids in the grade level guess as to who is behind the mask. Fun!    

 

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Some other Masked Writer Contestants:

 

Tiger 2

 

 

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mw fox 1

 

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Masked Writer - Beagle

Some mentor texts used:

Twister – Beard

Sergio’s Bike– Boelts

Up North at the Cabin – Chall 

Night Driving – Coy

Strong to the Hoop – Coy

Goal! Javaherbin

My Best Friend – Rodman

 

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Google Classroom Guesses

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Catchy Words Spelling AR

Posted in apps, augmented reality, fun events, games, second grade, and spelling

First and second graders had fun on Digital Learning Day today in the Jackson Library! They used a new app to play a spelling game called Catchy Words. They have to find the letters in augmented reality, ‘catch’ them with an iPad, and place the letters in boxes to spell a mystery word. We watched Kirsten Hood‘s video to see how to do it. Fun!

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Kirsten Hood- Catchy how to

 

 

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