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Checking Out the Library!

In the library, we have been reviewing expectations and practicing good standards of library use: identifying a resource need (for information or for fun!), using various tools to search for a resource, locating a resource, and collaborating to help one another along the way.


Students in K-2nd grade have been participating in readalouds and discussions related to classroom content. In Kindergarten, we’ve been exploring differences between fiction and nonfiction books. In 1st grade, we’ve been exploring elements of fiction and series books. In 2nd grade, we’ve been exploring character traits and character development.


Students in 4th-6th grade have also been participating in discussions and activities to promote appreciation of literature. After hearing booktalks of various pieces of new literature, students worked independently and together to reflect on and discuss what the texts could offer them. We focused on thinking and communicating clearly and with precision to describe the books. Students were also reminded about taking part in the Awards Book Program and literature discussions through Learn2Earn's Whooo's Reading website. Ask your student if they signed up and encourage them to read, or read with them! We’re looking forward to the Awards Book Parties in February will students vote on their choice for the award winner!

Checking Out Tech

K

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to practice reading skills

  • Using Explain Everything to modify & create

  • Using Explain Everything to represent letter sounds with drawings and voice

  • Using Explain Everything to explain our thinking

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Initial letter sounds of words

  • Using technology for education

  • Using technology to practice reading and writing

  • Using technology for creating

  • Using tools in the toolbar to edit and format

  • Using technology to show what we know


1

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating Chromebooks to do research on penguins

  • Using bookmarks in Diigo to access information resources

  • Using keywords to find and gather information about penguins

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • The research process (locating information sources, finding information, taking notes, etc.)

  • Collaborating and communicating with group members to collect and share research

  • How to use keywords


2

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to multi-digit addition
  • Using Explain Everything to modify & create
  • Using various tools (drawing, recording, etc.) in Explain Everything to explain our thinking

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to create and produce

  • Using technology to explain our thinking

  • Collaborating with a partner and communicating clearly and with precision


3

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating technology

  • Using Learn2Earn Whooo’s Reading to log reading

  • Using Learn2Earn Whooo’s Reading to answer questions about reading

  • Using Learn2Earn Whooo’s Reading to discuss literature with peers

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to practice good reading habits

  • Using technology to create and collaborate

  • Using technology to interact with literature


4

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Research and discussion of kids who have changed the world

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Developing empathy and compassion through understanding global issues


5

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using online research in connection with writing

  • Using Diigo to store and organize information sources

  • Using Diigo to outline writing

  • Using Diigo to annotate information sources

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • How to search, find, evaluate, and store primary and secondary sources

  • Using digital tools to locate valuable information sources

  • Using digital tools to do research

  • Using digital tools to outline and publish writing


6

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology for educational purposes as well as communication and interaction

  • Using digital and information resources to gather research

  • Using technology tools to create a product that generates interest

  • Using technology to document and share a process

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • App-smashing

  • Ways to communicate to a more global audience through technology to create a following

  • Using technology to create, extend, and communicate

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