Happenings at Radley Library

Mrs. Dexter's Classes--3rd Quarter 2013-2014

Mr. Hankins' 4th Grade Class

Third quarter flew by with Mr. Hankins' class. We started the quarter with Radley's second book fair. Books were celebrated all quarter during I Love to Read Month and Read Across America. Lots of new books were shared with the students, and they flew off the shelves for checkout! Students also enjoyed learning about the Caldecott award, which is given once a year for best illustrations in a book, and sharing this year's winners. They also learned about the Newbery award, which is awarded once a year for best chapter book. We looked at this year's winners and several past winners. Favorites were The One and Only Ivan, last year's Newbery winner, and Flora and Ulysses, this year's winner. This class also reviewed the Dewey decimal system and how to locate books in the library. The class used Mrs. Lodge's Shelver game on her website to practice putting books in order according to the Dewey decimal system. Click on the link and try it yourself! Finally, students discussed digital citizenship and ways in which to leave a positive digital footprint. Students made footprints depicting the positive things that they want to see in their digital footprints. They also made footprints using the website, Tagxedo, summarizing what digital citizenship. Finally, students reviewed how to use our ebook website, FollettShelf. The username and password are both tiger. The students were also introduced to the app and website, Wonderopolis, which introduces students to daily "wonders" through text, photographs, and videos.

Third Grade--Mr. Kemper, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Scoles

Third graders finished reading the Treasure State Award nominees and voted on their favorite book. The winner at Radley School was Hanging Off of Jefferson's Nose, which was a true story about the boy who grew up helping his father build Mt. Rushmore. The Treasure State Award's state winner was Jangles: A Big Fish Story. No matter which book won, the students were the real winners because they were able to share some great stories. The I Love to Read month and Read Across America celebrations continued as third graders also shared this year's Caldecott and Newbery winners . They especially loved looking at the unique illustration style of the winning illustrators. The students learned how to use the library software, Destiny, to locate books within our library. Then they practiced finding books on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal System. Finally, students reviewed how to use our ebook website, FollettShelf. The username and password are both tiger. The students were also introduced to the app and website, Wonderopolis, which introduces students to daily "wonders" through text, photographs, and videos.

Second Grade

Second graders also finished reading the Treasure State Award nominees and voted on their favorite book. The winner at Radley School was Hanging Off of Jefferson's Nose, which was a true story about the boy who grew up helping his father build Mt. Rushmore. The Treasure State Award's state winner was Jangles: A Big Fish Story. Again, it did not matter which book won because the students were able to share some great stories. The I Love to Read month and Read Across America celebrations continued as second graders also shared this year's Caldecott winners. The students reviewed alphabetical order and discussed how useful it is to be an ABC order superhero, like Alpha Betti, and practiced their skills by playing an alphabetical order game.

I Love to Read Month

Thanks to all who participated in the I Love to Read Month activities. Students loved dressing up in hats and crazy socks and wearing sweats! Thanks to the staff who also participated!

Book Fair Coming Soon!!!

It's the book fair that we have all been waiting for--the half price book fair at Radley!!!! This book fair will be open at the following times:

Monday, April 28--8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29--8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30--8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Come stock up on books for summer reading!