Off the Shelf...
@ the Kirkwood Library-October 2015
The Book Fair- November 10-13th!
The Book Fair Needs Volunteers!
Tuesday, November 10th from 3:45-6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 11th from 3:45-6:00 PM
Thursday, November 12th from 2:45-7:00 PM (during evening conferences)
Friday, November 13th from 8:45-3:30 (during the conference day)
We are looking for volunteers on some of these day! Please click HERE if you can volunteer!
If you cannot volunteer please stop in and check out the GREAT selection of books for purchase! For every book purchased your child will get their name put into a drawing for some awesome prizes from the book fair!
ALL money raised from the book fair goes DIRECTLY to purchasing more books for the library! The books purchased with book fair funds are ALWAYS are most popular choices among students! More book=more reading minutes!
What's Going on in K-2?
First Grade: First grade is on the "downhill" in our author/illustrator study about Peter Brown. The kids are really enjoying his books! This week we read The Curious Garden which was inspired by The Highline in New York City. We used Google Maps to find out where NYC is and how long it would take to drive there. We also took a virtual field trip to The Highline by watching a virtual tour of this amazing place! We will finish up our unit on Peter Brown with one my favorite books of his called Creepy Carrots. The kids always LOVE this book and we will spend some time learning how to draw Creepy Carrots from a video tutorial by Peter Brown!
Second Grade: Second Grade is finishing up a unit on fiction and nonfiction books. We have spent time reading fiction and nonfiction companion books on a variety of topics. Throughout this unit students have participated in a "carousel" active participation activity where they drew picture or wrote words that fit under fiction and nonfiction headers. They spent some time choosing nonfiction and fiction books in the computer lab using Scholastic BookFlix and completed a fiction and nonfiction sorting assessment.
What's going on in 3-6?
Fifth and Sixth Grade: 5th and 6th graders are wrapping up a unit on digital citizenship where they have been learning about how to stay safe online and leave a positive digital footprint. 5th graders are finishing up by creating a collaborative Digital Citizenship Alphabet eBook using Google Slides. 6th graders are wrapping up by creating digital footprint using an online word cloud creator called Tagxedo. Next up: 5th grade will be creating All About Me presentations using Google Slides and 6th grade will be creating book trailers using Animoto about books they have read!