Kindergarten Library Newsletter
Week of October 5-9
It has been a very busy couple weeks! I apologize for not getting a newsletter out the last two weeks but I am trying to figure out the best way to reach more people. In the end I have decided to continue posting it to the library website and sharing the link to this week's newsletter. I love the ability I have to share videos and pictures online so I'm going to give it another try.
This year has been a big change for us in the library since I have so much built in time for technology instruction and practice. It is amazing to me how much we've already been able to do!
I am so impressed with this group's ability to quickly learn routines and procedures and their enthusiasm about books! I truly adore them and have had a good many laughs at their antics.
Tuesday is technology day at CCE and Kindergarteners spent two weeks working with iPads and really seemed to enjoy both activities we shared! They used QR (quick response) codes to select a book to listen to one week and last week they played with the Geoboards app. It was so great to see their creativity and personalities shine with this activity. This week we went to the computer lab and the students played Fuzz Bugs on abcya.com. This game is a great and fun way for the kids to practice using the mouse. I am encouraging them to keep the mouse close to their keyboard and to make sure it is pointing in the right direction. This particular game is great for practice with clicking and dragging. If you have time this weekend go to abcya.com and check out all the great and educational games available to your child!
Thursday we read Sick Simon by Dan Krall. This new and disgustingly illustrated book is a great conversation starter for little ones involving hand washing and ways to stay healthy at school. Simon is very ill and goes to school anyway but then forgets to wash his hands, wipe his nose or cover his coughs and sneezes. Because of this the germs award him as germ hero and the kids and I had a great discussion about how to properly wash hands, why it's important to cover coughs and sneezes and we even looked online to see what bacteria really looks like (no googly cartoon eyes on the real thing). The story is also a funny one about how Simon got his whole class sick except for one boy who on the last page shows up to school sick too.
Please remember to return library books with your Kindergartner on or before Thursday each week so they can choose a new book for the next week.
Have a great weekend!