Off the Shelf...
@ The Kirkwood Library January/February 2016
The Book Fair is Coming! Volunteers Needed!
The Book Fair will open on the following dates and times-NOTE: these times differ slightly from what was in the newsletter.
Tuesday, February 23 4:00-6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24 4:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, February 25 9:00AM - 7:00 PM (open all day during conferences, volunteers only needed in evening)
What's Going on in K-2?
Students exploring the many options of KidPix 3D in the Computer lab!
Students learning a little more about Jane Goodall after reading The Watcher!
2nd Grade-Read Around the World
Here are few of the books we have read and page out of their reading passports. We also recently read Pippo the Fool about the building on the dome on the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence Italy.
First Grade:First grade has been learning more about the layout of the library and different literary genres as we "Read Around the Library!" So far students have enjoyed books from the Everybody, Early Reader, Biography, Folklore and Poetry sections of the library. All of these books have the common theme of Winter. We will continue to look at books from nonfiction and finish with a short chapter book from the independent reader section.
Second Grade: Second graders have been traveling the globe as we "Read Around the World" Students have been enjoying listening to books from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil & Italy so far. We will be "traveling" to several countries in Africa as well as India, Australia, China & Japan. Along with reading these books, students have been taking mini virtual field trips using Google Maps to "visit" these places and learn more about the topics or characters in the books. Students also get to stamp their reading passports after we visit each country to keep a record of all the great books we are reading!
What's Going on in 3rd & 4th?
I Have Who Has
3rd Grade doing some active learning with a Genre I have Who has game!
Students listened to several poems from these two poetry books featuring false apology poems based on the poem This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams.
Optimist Good Reader
4th graders are working hard to finish up their Optimist Good Reader Packets by Friday!
Fourth Grade: Fourth graders have been doing a review of literary genre as they work on completing their Coralville Optimist Good Reader Program requirements. Students read books from several different genres and write short summaries. They are also asked to complete three activities: talking to someone about a book, creating a bookmark and finding two articles related to a class topic. It is our goal this year that all students reach level 3 which means they will each read 9 books and complete all three activities.
What's Going on in 5th & 6th
Click here to see some examples of the poster 6th grade has been working on during library.
Sixth Grade: Sixth graders are finishing up a biography poster project. Students have been doing basic research on a person of their choice and taking notes using a graphic organizer. Students are then transferring that information into a poster about their person using Google Drawings. They are saving and inserting photos of their person and personalizing their work by adding different color backgrounds and fonts that are to their liking.