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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 "Lived Lives." Under this genre tree, we study books that tell us about the lives of different people.


The branches we have been growing are:

  • Autobiographies (PreK, K, 3rd, 6th)
  • Memoirs (1st, 4th)
  • Biographies (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
  • Making inferences and making connections to predict the genre of a book using ChatterPix
  • Organizing our ideas about the genre in Mindmup


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • What is an autobiography? How can we define it?
  • What is a memoir? How can we define it?
  • What is a biography? How can we define it?


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

Checking Out Tech

Kinder-Kids

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating iPads and Apps
  • Drawing and recording in Explain Everything


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Phonics skills
  • Drawing and recording to explain our work
  • Working in pairs to create and express ourselves

Friends of First Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using Diigo to do research
  • Taking important notes from videos
  • Taking important notes from reading


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using different tools to look for information about penguins
  • Using keywords to find information about one type of penguin
  • Taking important notes about our penguin

Super Second Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using Google Drive
  • Typing, formatting, and editing Newspaper Pages in Google Draw
  • Inserting images in Google Draw


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Practicing good writing (spelling, punctuation, and capitals)
  • Editing and formatting to enhance our work
  • Enhancing writing with pictures
  • Informational text and using non-fiction text features
  • Creativity in showing what we know

Thinking Third Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Typing and formatting in Google Docs
  • Doing passion research
  • Using Diigo to save important resources
  • Gathering, taking and organizing notes on our passions


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Evaluating sources
  • Critical thinking in finding information about our passions
  • Following steps in a research process
  • Practicing good keyboarding with Home Row

Fourth Grade Family

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating and using Google Classroom
  • Navigating and using Weebly
  • Navigating and using Google Apps for Education


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Using the Internet as a tool
  • Using technology responsibly

Faboulous Fifth Grade

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Virtual Response Opportunities (SMARTResponse)
  • Using Google Classroom
  • Engaging with content through technology (videos, models, simulations, etc.)
  • Using strategies to evaluate and build lists of web resources


Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Reflecting on using technology for immediate feedback
  • Reflecting on using technology to enhance learning
  • Using technology to collaborate

  • Website evaluation
  • Source notation

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:

  • Practicing good writing (capitals, punctuation, spelling, grammar)
  • Concepts of professional writing and digital citizenship
  • Communication and collaboration through technology