Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarteners had fun with a classic autumn read aloud titled Leaf Man (Ehlert). They had fun creating their own leaf creatures!
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarteners listened to Jennifer Ward’s What Will Hatch? They were surprised to see a crocodile and a platypus in this nonfiction book! They drew lines to match the animal to its egg at the tables and decorated an egg at the computer station.
What will Hatch – connect type of egg to type of animal
What will hatch match
Kindergarten loved the Lionni story, Little Blue and Little Yellow. We discussed what a ‘classic’ book is and how this book is still loved even though it is very old. At the tables, they tore pieces from yellow and blue squares to create their own little yellow and little blue and then they drew a game for them to play together. Check out our library bulletin board!
Kindergarteners enjoyed Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? in the Jackson Library. We sequenced the story pictures and used the interactive app at the tables. Ms. Gallegos’ bilingual class enjoyed Alina Celeste’s version of the book as a song on her YouTube channel. Check it out!
book on video
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarteners made a fun groundhog puppet and first graders sequenced story events using the book, Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off. They read an interactive story about Groundhog Day at the computer station using the Starfall site.
This week in the Jackson Library, kindergarten categorized the good things and bad things about being a dinosaur from the book Rawr! by Todd H. Doodler. Then at the tables, they created a dinosaur puppet to expand on even more things not in the story. They completed a dinosaur puzzle on the tablets.
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarteners studied the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We read The Sweet Smell of Roses and discussed the impact his words had on changing laws in America. The monolingual kindergarten classes colored and completed an emergent reader (by Simply Kinder) and sang songs, while the bilingual class colored a Spanish reader (by The ABC Bilingual Patch) and sang this awesome Spanish version of “We Will Overcome” from a class on YouTube. All children watched the MLK BrainPop video about his life.
MLK Jr. Day
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarten used an augmented reality app, Quiver, to manipulate a virtual fire truck. After reading Camiones de Bomberos/Fire Trucks, we labeled parts of the fire truck and discussed the functions of each. Then at the tables, the kids used Quiver to see their fire truck page in 3D and to spray the hose, raise the ladder, drive the truck, and sound the siren. During check out, we listened to Mr. 7 Yea!’s firefighter story and songs about what to do if there is a fire.