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Dot Day Google Hangout 2018

Posted in 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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Leaf Man

Posted in apps

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
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Count the Monkeys

Posted in 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!

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Make a page for a counting book

Bananas Song on Safeshare TV

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Using Lino to Set Goals

Posted in 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.

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Jag Tube

Posted in JagTube

I have had fun learning how to run Jackson’s television station along with our JagTube crew! Ms. Cockrell, our principal, even made an appearance and encouraged us to start the year strong. We started a new event! After birthdays are announced, the kids can come get a birthday pencil. We kept some important traditions like the Fun Friday Joke of the Day. Stay tuned to see what Jackson news is next!

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