Last week in the Jackson Library, second graders read a poem (by Hilary Kiser on TPT) about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact on the world. Then the kids were assessed on their knowledge of the poem with a Kahoot game. Fun!
This week in the Jackson Library, second graders celebrated Veterans Day by interpreting a Cheryl Dyson poem. We discussed the symbolism in the poem, watched a video explaining how different people we meet in the community may be veterans, played a Kahoot game about the poem, and checked out military-themed books. Fun!
Veterans in our Neighborhood
Kahoot Game Based on Poem
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!
Last week after listening to Noll’s I Need My Monster story, second graders had fun creating a unique monster who resides under their bed. During check out, we watched the fun animation of the story.
I Need My Monster
monster bed – cardstock
I need my monster bed flap – tape
Last week in the Jackson Library, third graders used Google’s Toontastic app to retell the story, The Monsterator by Keith Graves. This app is great because it is free, it allows them to draw their own setting and characters, it offers them options to customize their music and record their voice, and it even adds scrolling movie credits. Check out their creations!