Mrs. Spell's Virtual Library

for Distance Learning

Library Work Week of June 8, 2020

Preschool Students-


I hope you are all super excited about Field Day, I know I am. Click the underlined link for my preschool -1st grade Field Day Read Aloud.


Kindergarten-5th Grades-Log in to Google Classroom for your assignment this week. K-4th grade, there is a new "Material" I posted in classwork that is an optional Field Day read aloud. 5th grade has some Olympics games links to watch also posted as a new "Material" (optional as well). There is also a new Kodable assignment for you under, "Library Work" that will be our last official library assignment for this school year. I'll be posting fun links and other materials for you to check out during the remaining weeks of school. Google Classrooms will stay active during the summer in case you want to use any of the resources I've posted. Have a great week!



Library Work Week of May 28-29 and June 1-5, 2020


Preschool Students Only-See if you can guess who these book characters are by their silhouettes!



Here are K-3 conditional pizzas from last week!


Kindergarten through 5th Grades-Week of May 18th

Log onto the Humanities Google Classroom to see your assignment for the week. Remember to click on "Classwork" to see your assignments and then look for the Topic, "Library Work". Look for the Coding Work for the Week of May 28. I've also posted some additional resources under, "Library Additional Resources". Check those out if you want, whenever you have time.


If you didn't log in last week or forget how to log in, please scroll down to the work from 4 weeks ago to review.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Parents, for those of you that signed your child up for the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program and logged your child's 6 or more reading hours, tickets have been emailed to the email address you signed up with. Check your email! Let me know if there are any issues and I'll try to get them rectified.

Library Work Week of May 18th, 2020

Preschool Students Only-May 18, 2020


(All Students Except for Preschool Should Be Going to Google Classrooom for their Library Work Every Week)



Listen to this story by Mem Fox. Remember Mem is an Australian children's author who likes to use rhyme in her books. This book, 10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes uses a lot of rhyming words and is actually a poem. This book also uses comeback lines (a line that is repeated over and over again in the story). See if you notice any comeback lines in the book.


You will notice that the illustrations, which were done by Helen Oxenbury show babies from all around the world. Mem likes to include people from all around the world in her books. Now that we are finished, I bet you had a WOW page. A WOW page is a page that reminds you of something in your life. When a book reminds you of something in your life, we say that you have made a book to self connection. You might want to listen to the story again to find your WOW page. (hint-One thing we already know is that we all have 10 fingers and 10 toes. So that's something you connect with right away. That can be your "Wow" page if you want.) After that, go to the Google Form and mark your connection to this book. I will tell you next week which page had the most connections.


Ten Little Finger and Ten Little Toes

Wow Page Google Form




Kindergarten through 5th Grades-Week of May 18th

Log onto the Humanities Google Classroom to see your assignment for the week. Remember to click on "Classwork" to see your assignments and then look for the Topic, "Library Work". I've also posted some additional resources under, "Library Additional Resources". Check those out if you want, whenever you have time.


If you didn't log in last week or forget how to log in, please scroll down to the work from 3 weeks ago and review.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CONDITIONAL PIZZAS K-3 STUDENTS ARE MAKING!










Past Assignments



Week of May 11-15, 2020


Preschool Students Only-May 11-15

*(K-5 Students scroll down to the next assignment)



Here’s another great Mem Fox book for you. It’s called Where is the Green Sheep? You might recognize the style of illustration because it was done by Judy Horacek, the same illustrator who did last week’s book. We know that Mem likes to use rhyming and comeback lines and we can find both in this book. She also uses opposites in this book. For example, near and far, scared and brave, thin and wide, and up and down. Click on the first link to hear the book. After you are finished, click on the second link to see a cute video in which the green sheep travels all over Australia on an adventure trying to locate Mem Fox! It’s adorable! Then, make your own green sheep--use paint, markers, crayons, legos, blocks, anything! You can email me a picture when you are finished at tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us


Where is the Green Sheep? video


The Green Sheep's Adventure link


Here are the results of last week's poll.



****This Little Piggy was the favorite Mother Goose Rhyme of PMES preschoolers****


Followed by:

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Round and Round the Garden

Star light, Star Bright






Kindergarten through 5th Grades-May 11-15


Log onto the Humanities Google Classroom to see your assignment for the week. Remember to click on "Classwork" to see your assignments and then look for the Topic, "Library Work". I've also posted some additional resources under, "Library Additional Resources". Check those out if you want, whenever you have time.


If you didn't log in last week or forget how to log in, please scroll down to the work from 2 weeks ago and review.



Special Note for 2nd Graders.


Here are some of the scranimals you created last week. If you don't see yours on the Padlet yet, keep checking as I'm adding more when I receive them. You did an incredible job on this assignment!


https://padlet.com/tspell1/r4tj5jwf8tyndyds





Library Work-Week of May 4-8, 2020


Preschool


Author Mem Fox is from Australia and likes to use rhyming in her stories. Today you will listen to her book, Good Night, Sleep Tight read by Mem Fox herself. Bonnie and Ben, the children in the story, are being read to before bed by their babysitter, Skinny Doug. Doug recites nursery rhymes and Bonnie and Ben have a comeback line (a line they say over an over again in the story).


Click on the view pure link below to hear Mem read her story. You might want to play the video more than once because after the story, you will click on the forms link and vote for your favorite Mother Goose rhyme.

I will tell you next week which rhyme was the most popular! Don't forget to fill out your Google form after the story! Enjoy!


Good Night, Sleep Tight


Favorite Mother Goose Rhyme Response





Kindergarten through 5th Grades:

Log onto the Humanities Google Classroom to see your assignment for the week. Remember to click on "Classwork" to see your assignments and then look for the Topic, "Library Work". I've also posted some additional resources under, "Library Additional Resources". Check those out if you want, whenever you have time.


If you didn't log in last week or forget how to log in, please scroll down to the work for last week and review.

Distance Learning for Library Media- N*E*W*S!


See the google doc for a list of live events so far.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gWpH0iKOfS-mjmp_gADIUHeMriBIk2Tq6VEWbTnklNc

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Keep watching this Padlet for K-1st grade "Not a Box" pictures

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Kindergarten and First Grade Listening Walk Work (I'll add more words as assignments come in)

CHECK OUT OUR PADLET of ICE CREAM FLAVORS FROM THE EBENEZER BLEEZER ACTIVITY

Library Work-Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

As you can see, our Library Newsletter is getting quite long with assignments and other information. Therefore, I am switching to a Google Classroom method of assigning work for ALL K-5 students.


Kindergarten and First Grade Assignment


Part of your assignment for Library this week is going to be to join our Library Google Classroom page. If you already, did this last week, just go ahead and log into google, head over to the Humanities page and read the post in the stream. It will tell you to then click on "Classwork" to complete the assignment for this week.


If you have not yet joined the Google Classroom page for Library Skills/Humanities, follow the directions below. I've also created a video to show you how to log on. LOG IN VIDEO

1. Go to the website classroom.google.com

2. Enter your school email address (your email won't work but the address will allow you to access google classroom) For Kindergarten your email is 32lastnamefirstinitial@bordentown.k12.nj.us Example-if my name is Jennifer Brown my email would be 32brownj@bordentown.k12.nj.us


1st graders your email address is: 31lastnamefirstinitial@bordentown.k12.nj.us Example-if my name is Jennifer Brown my email would be 31brownj@bordentown.k12.nj.us


After entering your email, click on next. Then enter your password. Your password is your 6 digit student ID number. If you buy lunch, it's the same as your lunch number. If you don't buy lunch and you don't know your student ID number, email me at tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us and I'll send it to you.


That's it. You should see your Humanities google classroom page. Click on it and read the note I left for you on the "stream". The click on the "Classwork" tab and work on "The Listening Walk" assignment.



Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders-

Head over to Google Classroom to see your library work for this week. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET JOINED THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR HUMANITIES, please go back and do that first. Scroll down to last week's work to see how to log in.

April 20-24, 2020 Assignments

Pre-K


Watch this awesome performance of Jon Kalssen's, I Want My Hat Back.



Kindergarten and 1st Grades


FlipGrid Introduction


April is National Poetry Month.


This week for Library class you will listen to Ebenezer Bleezer's Ice Cream Store by Jack Prelutsky. Jack has written over 50 poetry collections for kids. His poems are funny and imaginative.


While you are listening to the poem, think about the use of alliteration. Alliteration means that the same letter or sound is used in words that are next to each other. Jack Prelutsky uses alliteration in the names of many of Ebenezer's Ice Cream Flavors. See if you can pick them out! When you are finished listening to the poem, you are going to design your own ice cream flavor. Print and fill out the document below or just use a piece of paper to tell me what your ice cream flavor looks like, tastes like and what it is called. Try to use alliteration in the name of your ice cream flavor. Have an adult take a picture of your finished work and send it to me at: tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us


Or record a FlipGrid and tell me about your ice cream creation!

FlipGrid Response


Ebenezer Bleezer's Ice Cream Store


Ice Cream Design


If you want to learn more about Jack Prelutsky, here is a link to his website. Jack sings some of his poems as well!


****Special Note for Kindergartners and First Graders *****

Next week your assignment for Library is going to be to join our Library Google Classroom page. I'll post a "how to" video next week but if you want to try and log in before then, follow the directions below.

1.Go to the website classroom.google.com

2. Enter your school email address (your email won't work but the address will allow you to access google classroom) For Kindergarten your email is 32lastnamefirstinitial@bordentown.k12.nj.us Example-if my name is Jennifer Brown my email would be 32brownj@bordentown.k12.nj.us


1st graders your email address is: 31lastnamefirstinitial@bordentown.k12.nj.us Example-if my name is Jennifer Brown my email would be 31brownj@bordentown.k12.nj.us


After entering your email, click on next. Then enter your password. Your password is your 6 digit student ID number. If you buy lunch, it's the same as your lunch number. If you don't buy lunch and you don't know your student ID number, email me at tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us and I'll send it to you.


That's it. You should see your Humanities google classroom page. Click on it and read the note I left for you on the "stream".


Remember, you don't have to log into google classroom this week. But if you want to, you can try.*****

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2nd Grade Assignment


This week, you are going to learn how to access your Library Work on Google Classroom. There is a Google Classroom page for each 2nd grade class. I'll be using this to list your assignments from now on and some of the other humanities teachers may be using it as well. Some of you have used Google Classroom before but many of you have not.


From now on, you'll check Google Classroom for your work each week. If you are not able to access Google Classroom, please send me an email so I can help you figure out how to get access.


Watch this screencast video to show you how to log onto google classroom.


To access Google Classroom: Go to www.google.com If parents are on their personal account, they must log out of it first. Have the student log in with his/her school Google account. Click on the App menu (Rubik's Cube) and choose Google Classroom. The title of the google class you want to click on will be in the format, Teacher's Name (grade) Humanities. We are sharing Google Classroom with Health/PE and Spanish so make sure you are looking for the assignments by choosing Classwork and then Library Skills from the left hand side menu of the screen.


student emails to log onto google are in the following format:


30lastnamefirstinitial@bordentown.k12.nj.us


for example if your name is John Smith your email address would be:

30smithj@bordentown.k12.nj.us


Student passwords are their student ID numbers (lunch number). If you don't know your student ID number (you should know this number if you buy lunch at school but might not know otherwise), send me an email and I will send you the password.


There are a few students who do not have email accounts and our technology department is working on this issue.


If your name is listed above, please hold off on trying to access google classroom until your name is removed from the list. Please complete the assignment below instead.


Poetry Choice Board


Response for Poetry Assignment


Email tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us with any questions.



3-5th Grade Assignments

Check your google classroom. See the previous week's assignment if you haven't yet logged into google classroom. You are finishing up the Webquest you started before Spring Break (you only have to complete 6 of the questions). If you have already finished, I put an optional Poetry Choice Board under the "Classwork" tab in google classroom. Go ahead and work on one of those activities.

April 6-10, 2020 Library Assignments

Week 4-April 6-April 10, 2020 Rainbows and Research


***K-5 parents! The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is wrapping up. Reading hours must be entered by April 17, 2020 at the LATEST. If your child has completed the 6 hrs of recreational reading to earn a Six Flags Great Adventure ticket, please make sure to update their hours.

http://www.sixflags.com/books

If you did not register your child (information was sent home a few months ago), but the child has completed 6 hrs of recreational reading and would like a Six Flags ticket, please email me at tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us and I can take care of registration for you.***



Pre K assignment-


Work on the Book Scavenger Hunt above or


Click on the link below to get up moving and signing. Bananas Unite is a great one to start with!!

Tell Me A Story



***How to Use FlipGrid***



Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Assignment


This week we are learning about colors and rainbows. Go to the newsletter here to see the activities assigned.


Ways to respond to the work assigned:


Choose 1


1. Submit Google Doc Response Here

2. Send pictures of completed work to: tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us

3. Record a FlipGrid response here



Grades 3-5

From now on, you'll check Google Classroom for your work each week. If you are not able to access Google Classroom, please send me an email so I can help you figure out how to get access.


To access Google Classroom: Go to www.google.com If parents are on their personal account, they must log out of it first. Have the student log in with his/her school Google account. Click on the App menu (Rubik's Cube) and choose Google Classroom. All 3rd through 5th graders should have already joined their respective Library Skills Google Classroom for their homeroom teacher. The title of the google class you want to click on will be in the format, Teacher's Name (grade) Library Skills/Health. We are sharing Google Classroom with Health so make sure you are looking for the assignments by choosing Classwork and then Library Skills from the left hand side menu of the screen.


Use the linked document if you need more help with Google Classroom or didn't join Library Skills and need the join code.


GOOGLE CLASSROOM HELP


Email tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us with any questions.



If under any assignment, a link isn't working, video isn't working or the site is bogged down, please feel free to work on an alternate activity. I don't want you to spend hours trying to figure something out if it is a technical issue. Just move on to the alternate activity.



Alternate Activities

ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENT (OPTIONAL IF A DATABASE OR LINK ISN'T WORKING).


Screen Free Activities

Please make sure you fill out the google form linked to the activity sheet when you are finished so I know what you did this week.



Past Assignments Can Still Be Submitted For Credit

All Grades

Week 1-March 16-20, 2020

It is still OK to submit this assignment if you didn't get to it last week.


Read/Watch/Listen to a Book then record your FlipGrid response. You can read an actual physical book or read an ebook online.


If you want to use Epic! you will need an account. So if you don't already have one or this is too complicated, don't worry about it. Just use on of the free services above to read an ebook instead. Epic! access for school students is only available during school hours.


EPIC INFO

https://www.getepic.com

1. Click on "log in"

2. Click on "student log in"

3. Enter the code thv5555

4. Click on "create profile" Once you have done this, you'll be able to choose from a variety of books to read. Mrs. Spell will be able to see all the great books that you've been reading!



Reading Responses-FlipGrid

Week 1-March 16-20, 2020


Record yourself telling me about what you've been reading. Use the links below to access FlipGrid. Then share away! I'll post new links each week. If for any reason, FlipGrid won't save, upload, etc. just send me an email and include the video if you want. I can upload it from my end. If you are uncomfortable recording a video, feel free to send me an email explaining what you read and your reaction to it. Thanks! tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us



FlipGrid Book Responses-Use the links below. Click on the green circle with plus sign to add a FlipGrid video response and tell me about a book you've been reading.


PreK Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/8c763241

Kindergarten Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/7f2cec0e

First Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/dfc0adb3

Second Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/e61b231f

Third Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/203dbbe6

Fourth Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/78e65659

Fifth Grade Responses https://flipgrid.com/73fd1752

Past Assignments Can Still Be Submitted for Credit



All Grades

Week 1-March 16-20, 2020

It is still OK to submit this assignment if you didn't get to it last week.


Read/Watch/Listen to a Book then record your FlipGrid response. You can read an actual physical book or read an ebook online.


If you want to use Epic! you will need an account. So if you don't already have one or this is too complicated, don't worry about it. Just use on of the free services above to read an ebook instead. Epic! access for school students is only available during school hours.


EPIC INFO

https://www.getepic.com

1. Click on "log in"

2. Click on "student log in"

3. Enter the code thv5555

4. Click on "create profile" Once you have done this, you'll be able to choose from a variety of books to read. Mrs. Spell will be able to see all the great books that you've been reading!



Reading Responses-FlipGrid

Week 1-March 16-20, 2020


Record yourself telling me about what you've been reading. Use the links below to access FlipGrid. Then share away! I'll post new links each week. If for any reason, FlipGrid won't save, upload, etc. just send me an email and include the video if you want. I can upload it from my end. If you are uncomfortable recording a video, feel free to send me an email explaining what you read and your reaction to it. Thanks! tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us



FlipGrid Book Responses-Use the links below. Click on the green circle with plus sign to add a FlipGrid video response and tell me about a book you've been reading.


PreK Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/8c763241

Kindergarten Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/7f2cec0e

First Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/dfc0adb3

Second Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/e61b231f

Third Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/203dbbe6

Fourth Grade Book Responses https://flipgrid.com/78e65659

Fifth Grade Responses https://flipgrid.com/73fd1752



Keyboarding Without Tears & Fun Would You Rather Challenge!

Past Assignments Can Still Be Submitted For Credit



Week 2 March 23-27, 2020

Thank you for submitting your FlipGrids last week. They were great! If you don’t see a comment from me on your video, you will by the end of this week.


Here are this week’s assignments.


Pre K assignment-

Click on the link below to get up moving and signing. Bananas Unite is a great one to start with!!

Tell Me A Story



Grades K-5 Keyboarding Without Tears (work for no longer than 35 minutes)

1. Head over to the website: http://www.kwtears.com

2. Choose "student login"

3. Enter the educator pin for your teacher-see this document for a list KWT LOGIN INFO

4. Select your class.

5. Find your name and click on it.

6. Click on the letters or numbers in your secret code. (do not click and drag these

letters/numbers-just click on each one in the correct order)

7. Work on the program for about 35 minutes. As you know, because we use this in class, the

program will save your progress. Next time you log on, you'll pick up where you left off.


If KWT freezes, doesn't work, is bogged down feel free to work on an alternate assignment from the choice board.


ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENT: Please Choose 1 to complete.


Alternate Assignment-Library Choice Board Week #2



If you finish the assignment and would like to, you can work on a fun FlipGrid assignment.



Would You Rather?

K-2 Story or Database Assignment, 3-5th Google Classroom Assignment (Week of March 30-April 3, 2020)

Week 3-March 30-April 3, 2020 Stories and Databases!!


Pre K assignment-

Click on the link below to get up moving and signing. Bananas Unite is a great one to start with!!

Tell Me A Story



***How to Use FlipGrid***



Kindergarten and First Grade Assignment

Poor Camila!

She loves lima beans but doesn't eat them because everyone else hates them!

Click the book title to enjoy this story.

Bad Case of the Stripes


Here's a striped puzzle.

Are the horizontal lines sloping or straight?


Check out more optical illusions here - they are a bit tricky!


You can make a cool striped optical illusion

with stripes, like this. Click here to see how to make it.


Lots of animals have stripes - how many can you think of?

Here's a wordsearch - how many words can you find?


Finally, fill out the google form or record a FlipGrid response and tell me what you learned today.


What I learned GoogleForm


What I learned FlipGrid-Kindergarten

What I learned FlipGrid-1st Grade


Second Grade

Mem Fox-Author Study

We wiil begin studying the work of author Mem Fox. Mem is not an illustrator, just an author. She lives in Australia. You will listen to one of her books that helps us learn about Australian foods. Click on the link below to watch the video "Possum Magic." Then answer the questions below

1. Watch the video (username: Learning20 / password: Clifford). Would you like to try any of

those foods? Possum Magic
2. When finished, click the "Read the Book" button on the left side of the screen to read the book

"Australia."
3. Tell three things you learned about Mem’s home. Complete as many of the activities on the left side of the page as you can.

5. Tell me what you learned today.

Choice 1: Fill out google form.

Choice 2: Record a FlipGrid response.


Grades 3-5

Check Google Classroom for your work this week.


To access Google Classroom: Go to www.google.com If parents are on their personal account, they must log out of it first. Have the student log in with his/her school Google account. Click on the App menu (Rubik's Cube) and choose Google Classroom. All 3rd through 5th graders should have already joined their respective Library Skills Google Classroom for their homeroom teacher. The title of the google class you want to click on will be in the format, Teacher's Name (grade) Library Skills/Health. We are sharing Google Classroom with Health so make sure you are looking for the assignments by choosing Classwork and then Library Skills from the left hand side menu of the screen.


Use the linked document if you need more help with Google Classroom or didn't join Library Skills and need the join code.


GOOGLE CLASSROOM HELP


Email tspell@bordentown.k12.nj.us with any questions.



If under any assignment, a link isn't working, video isn't working or the site is bogged down, please feel free to work on an alternate activity. I don't want you to spend hours trying to figure something out if it is a technical issue. Just move on to the alternate activity.

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