TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY NEWS

SPRING 2014

KINDERGARTEN/PRE-FIRST IN THE LAB

Kindergarten/Pre-first students have been using a number of applications to practice their fine motor skills in mouse manipulation. They have also been introduced to our subscription to Pebble Go to learn how to navigate in a database and how to research. Afterwards the students shared in an AnswerGarden what they learned.

FIRST GRADERS CREATE IN THE LAB

First grade has dabbled in many applications in Technology. They have used Storyjumper to write both fiction and non-fiction books. They have used Paintbrush to create illustrations and were introduced to the very basics of using 3d Google Sketch-up to create 3d city pictures. In April, to coincide with National Poetry Month, they are writing poems using Storybird, and creating both acrostic and shape poetry using Read Write, Think.

SECOND GRADERS

The second grade was immersed in research for their Wax Museum Project. In the Lab, they created virtual posters using a private cloud in the educational version of Glogster. Students selected a wall and text balloons that complemented the endeavors of their individual. They will also be creating an Avatar in the likeness of their person.

SUMMER READING

The Summer reading List is being tweaked as we share some of the newer fiction books that our students have enjoyed. Please look for it to be posted on the Wilmington Friends Website soon or stop in the Library and Mimi and Kate can offer some suggested titles based on your child's interests.

GET CAUGHT READING!

GET CAUGHT READING
Students and teachers are ready to snap a picture of anyone reading whether in the library, in the hall, on the playground. Here are a few snapshots caught already...it could be you next so get ready, SMILE and read!

Reach Out & Read

If you are looking to encourage service in our community, have your child help organize books they own and select a few almost new Board books for the organization, Reach Out and Read. There are many locations in our community that accept new and almost new board books. Here is a link to find a drop-off location near you.
From the website:

The Reach Out and Read Model

Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based, three-part model into regular pediatric checkups:

  • In pediatric exam rooms, trained doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud.
  • At each regular checkup from 6 months through 5 years of age, the child receives a new book to take home.
  • Parents become more engaged and read to their children more often.
The program serves more than 4 million children and their families across the nation, with a special emphasis on serving those in low-income communities.