Marek Library News
Year End Events
Book Adventure and Bluebonnet reading due - April 29
Scholastic Book Fair - May 4-8
- Fair open until 7 pm May 7 for Product Fair -
Preview or buy online - http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/marek
Bluebonnet Party - May 21
Bluebonnet Rumble - May 19
All library books are due back to the library - May 26
Tuesday Summer Library begins - Tuesday, June 9 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Kindergarten classes have been so busy. We spent most of April working on plants and poetry. We read about poetry and wrote different types of poetry about plants!
First grade classes have been doing research about animals. We worked on animal classification, finding animal books, using nonfiction text features and even brought in poetry. There is a new poetry book in the library about animal classifications that fits in perfectly! These students also learned the Big 5 of Poetry and learned about authors Kevin Henkes and Mo Willems! Some classes finished their Texas study by writing Texas alphabet books.
Second Grade has been learning about natural resources and what can be produced using these resources. We have a great series of books about this and students used them to create flow maps to show the progression from natural resource to final product while studying the physical changes throughout. Second grade also studied poetry and worked with the Big 5 of Poetry while reading and writing poetry. Several classes brought in a study of Texas Regions into their poetry writing.
Third grade followed up work with Eric Kimmel's stories into their Traditional Literature unit. We studied fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales, fables myths and legends, focusing on attributes and identifying what type of traditional literature a book is. We will finish this unit with a visit from "The Fairy Tale Lady", Rachel Hinds, from Rodeo Palms Junior High. Third grade has also been working with ChromeBooks and several classes are sharing slide documents to create products. Exciting!
Fourth grade was able to come to the library for an Eric Kimmel overview, as well. They are also working on Texas history and in the study of the Texas Revolution. Mrs. Cessna's students helped with our kindergarten research on Texas for their alphabet book by supporting the students in finding information. Science classes are working on adaptations and plants.
Fifth grade classes are working with the Civil War. They are using the US History Atlases and many of the nonfiction books in the history section to learn about people and battles from this time period. Mrs. Tamez's class also did individual research on a topic to develop nonfiction writing. They are really prepared for Junior High!
Visiting March 10, 2015
Scholastic Book Fair - May 4 through 8
Open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
Open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday for Product Fair
Located in Science Lab
April - National Poetry Month
Electronic Books at Marek
· PEBBLE GO – www.pebblego.com
The login is: Marek Password is: school
· NEW!!!! www.PebbleGoNext.com (States and Native Americans)
Login: Marek; Password: School
· StarWalk Media – also electronic books. This will read fiction and nonfiction books to the students.
https://logintoread.com/sign-in.html (bookmark this page for future visits)
Student Login: – Marek Student Password: Marek
New electronic books are being added to the catalog this month. We added 50 this week which includes 7 Bluebonnets that kids can “VIEW” at home without checking out! Go to the catalog on the library webpage. Type in “electronic books” for a complete list or the individual titles. Click on the copy with a Blue E instead of a red book. Click View. You will be asked for a password….Mackin login is mmelib and the password is mmeread. Follett login is Guest and password is Guest. Some will read to students. You may need to download the app for Mackin or Sebco, but it will prompt you.