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What's Streaming at the Creek?

Checking Out the LRC

In the library, we have started a new Genre Tree called "Character and Plot" Under this genre tree, we study books that depend heavily on character and plot to shape the story.


The branches we have been growing are:

  • Mysteries (PreK, K, 3rd, 6th)

  • Realistic Fiction(1st, 4th)

  • Historical Fiction (2nd, 5th)


Activities we have been engaging in:

  • Blind readalouds and booktalks of example books from the genre

  • Visualizing what we hear and read about

  • Making inferences to predict and draw what a book cover may look like

  • Organizing our ideas about the genre in Mindmup


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • What is a mystery? How can we define it? Where can we find it in the library?

  • What is a realistic fiction text? How can we define it? Where can we find it in the library?

  • What is a historical fiction text? How can we define it? Where can we find it in the library?


As we delve into new genres, students strengthen their knowledge of library resources and build their bank of tools and options.


Speaking of reading and appreciating texts of all types, the all-school Battle of the Books was on Wednesday, February 11th and we had two great teams move on to represent us at the all-district battle. Congratulations and keep reading!

Checking Out Tech

Kinder-Kids

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and using ChromeBooks and Wixie

  • Using a variety of construction tools in Wixie

  • Narration tools


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Problem-solving and creating with digital tools

  • Narrating to explain our work

  • Fluency in sharing & presenting our work

  • Using digital tools to create and construct new products from knowledge

Friends of First Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using Wixie to celebrate hundreds day

  • Using search features and folders

  • Narration tools


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to gather resources (search features & categorization tools)

  • Grouping and counting by 10s

  • Narrating to explain our work

  • Fluency in sharing & presenting our work

  • Using digital tools to create and construct new products from knowledge

  • Shortcuts to work SMARTER, not HARDER (e.g. duplication)

Super Second Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and using Google Drive and Google Classroom

  • Formatting in Google Docs to build classroom discussions

  • Commenting in Google Docs to build classroom discussions


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Creating with digital tools

  • Creativity in using digital tools to show (and explain) what we know

  • Collaborating and communicating with digital tools

  • Forming, sharing, and building on opinions

  • Form opinions from a text

  • Using/citing evidence to support opinions

Thinking Third Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to present passion projects and share learning

  • Using green screen technology (DoInk) to create and share culture information

  • Using iMovie to create and enhance collaborative culture videos

  • Using LetsGeddit to analyze personal learning traits (resourcefulness, risk-taking, collaboration, and perseverance)


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using digital tools to share and reflect on learning

  • Using digital tools to create authentic presentations & share learning

  • Navigating and using digital tools to gather and share resources

Fourth Grade Family

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and using Google Classroom and Weebly

  • Communicating and collaborating in Google Apps for Education and Google Chat

  • Using Diigo and Google Apps for Education to access, store, reflect on, and communicate about web resources

  • Using Google Apps for Education to write

  • Using DoInk to create and share culture information


Concepts we have been engaging with:


  • Digital Citizenship and following Acceptable Use Standards for technology

  • Using technology to communicate and collaborate

  • Website evaluation and citation

  • Using digital tools for researching, reading and writing

Faboulous Fifth Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Virtual Response Opportunities (SMARTResponse)

  • Using Google Classroom and GAFE for writing

  • Using technology to do research

  • Using technology to gather resources


Concepts we have been engaging with:


  • Reflecting on using technology for immediate feedback and enhancing learning

  • Formatting and organizing our writing in GAFE

  • Using digital tools to create, share, collaborate, and communicate about writing

  • Using digital tools to access and gather primary sources, pictures, videos, models, simulations, etc.

Sizzling Sixth Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Engaging with content through technology (videos, models, simulations, etc.)

  • Communicating and collaborating through Google Docs and Weebly


Concepts we have been engaging with:


  • Concepts of professional writing and digital citizenship

  • Concepts of research skills and digital citizenship in research

  • Communication and collaboration through technology

  • Using digital tools to gather new learning