BCE Library Newsletter
Library Lady Leaks v. 16
There has been a lot going on in the BCE library, hence the delay in the newsletter. Students have been:
- creating mini anchor charts for myths and legends and then viewing examples of each to identify these elements.
- creating mini anchor charts on fables and then watching Tumblebooks stories to determine if they should be labeled as fables.
- reading an Irish Legend and making a My Lucky Charms bar graph
- reading Wolf! by Becky Bloom and playing a Kahoot to test their comprehension of the story and vocabulary such as ached, genre, concentrate, discovery and more.
- learning how to access their Katy ISD Google Account and working in Google Slides
- learning about differences in saltwater and freshwater habitats and then sorting animals that reside in each of these areas.
- learning and reading books about food chains and then creating two food chains based on the book Jump, Frog, jump by Robert Kalan
- doing research for their Texas History projects or their Living Museum projects.
- learning about different biomes
- discussing differences between fiction and nonfiction and then reading books and based on the elements of the story determining whether it is one or the other.
- using Katy Library Resources and more to gather information on an animal or other topic for a research paper.
- continuing to work on their Digital Passport.
- and much, much more.
I do not know what it is but a child skipping down the hall, in the library, wherever, makes me smile, makes me happy. Just sharing.
I have witnessed pure joy in the library this week as students in Kindergarten were given about seven minutes to free draw and with M A R K E R S!!! There were gasps, kids were singing, happiness was all around. Love it!
Shout out to Mr. Jones who allows me to bounce ideas off of him on how I can help reinforce what they are doing in the classroom. Collaboration is key to the success of our kids.
Shout out to Mr. Fry for having a birthday which gives me a reason to get a PIÑATA! If you have not read the sign in my office, I am a true believer that "Life would be infinitely better if piñatas would magically appear throughout the day."
Playing with Google Slides
Students in third through fifth are learning how to access their Google student accounts and to work with Google slides. While some students have experience with their drive and are proud to help, others were excited to begin working.
Who can't resist a selfie every now and then?
Making a Google slideshow to introduce herself is a great idea!
Students work side-by-side and help each other out as they explore the different aspects of adding images, changing the background, adding links to videos, and more. Their previous experience from our lesson on Microsoft Powerpoint has made it easier for students to imagine what they can accomplish with this tool.