Kindergarten: Last week of Audrey Wood. Reviewing what authors do, where to find E books, what the E means. Introducing illustrators and spine labels. Great questioning opportunities with King Bidgood – what would you eat in the bathtub? How would you get the King out of the tub? How are the characters feeling, and how do you know? Just an all-around great title for K’s.
To assist in a peaceful, quiet line-up: we made a Vine video of K’s books!
Grade 2: Week 2 of PIRATES, as we prepared for Talk Like a Pirate Day. As a class, we researched using WorldBook Kids. We searched for possible pirates, practiced reading/scanning for important information, and made connections between the real pirates and the fictionalized story Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies. Did you know that each pirate in that book is named after a REAL pirate?! The 2nd graders figured that out during our research!
Grade 4: Show what you know using Destiny. 3 outcomes – log in/out, make a friend (me!), write a review. Good news – they could mostly do this. Bad news – their review writing leaves much to be desired. The mini-lesson on quality reviews (using the acronym THINK – Is is True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind?) needs tweaking. There was nothing helpful about a review that says, “It was great! Read it if you like funny books!” That’s an opinion, friends. WHAT, exactly, was funny? Planning on sharing some of the student written reviews this week (the good and the bad), reading a short picture book, then setting them loose to write another, more helpful review.
Students also completed a short Reader’s Survey. I did one, too:
Any student who asked me a question gets a personalized response on their library pass via sticky note next week.
Lunch & Listen with 5th graders: Three stories , just over 30 students and 1 teacher 🙂