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Checking Out the Library!

In the library, we have been reviewing expectations and practicing good standards of library use: identifying a resource need (for information or for fun!), using various tools to search for a resource, locating a resource, and collaborating to help one another along the way.


Students in K-2nd grade have been participating in readalouds and discussions related to classroom content. In Kindergarten, we’ve been exploring traits of nonfiction books and how we can use them to help us grow. In 1st grade, we’ve started reading nonfiction books to learn about different communities and traditions. In 2nd grade, we’ve been wrapping up character traits and character development.


Students in 4th-6th grade have also been reflecting on their individual preferences. They have been exploring their learning styles and the learning opportunities they are provided in class. They have also been using the flexible library schedule and independent check-out to attain library resources at their point of need.


Please also remind your student (in 4th-6th grade) about taking part in the Awards Book Program and literature discussions through Learn2Earn's Whooo's Reading website! Ask your student if they signed up and encourage them to read, or read with them! We just have two weeks left until the Awards Book Parties in February where students will celebrate and vote on their choice for the award winner!

Checking Out Tech

K

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to practice reading skills

  • Using Explain Everything to modify & create

  • Using Explain Everything to represent letter sounds with drawings, voice, and words

  • Using Explain Everything to explain our thinking

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Initial letter sounds of words

  • Using technology for education

  • Using technology to practice reading and writing

  • Using technology for creating

  • Using tools in the toolbar to edit and format

  • Using technology to show what we know


1

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating Chromebooks to do research on penguins

  • Using bookmarks in Diigo to access information resources

  • Using keywords to find and gather information about penguins

  • Using technology to search for and save images to enhance presentations

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • The research process (using keywords, locating information sources, finding information, taking notes, etc.)

  • Collaborating and communicating with group members to collect and share research

  • Presentation skills and point of view


2

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to discuss character traits and character development
  • Using Chatterpix to create and share
  • Using technology to enhance our understanding of text

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to create and produce

  • Using technology to explain our thinking

  • Collaborating with a partner and communicating clearly and with precision


3

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Navigating technology

  • Using TypingClub to practice good typing with home row

  • Using Google Docs to practice good writing formatting

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology to practice good writing habits

  • Composing writing with and on technology


4

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Research and discussion of kids who have changed the world

  • Research for informational writing topics related to energy

  • Searching for, evaluating, and using appropriate resources (online and in-library)

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Developing empathy and compassion through understanding global issues

  • Good research habits

  • Satisfying an information need


5

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using online research in connection with writing

  • Using Diigo to store and organize information sources

  • Using Diigo to outline writing

  • Using Diigo to annotate information sources

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • How to search, find, evaluate, and store primary and secondary sources

  • Using digital tools to locate valuable information sources

  • Using digital tools to do research

  • Using digital tools to outline and publish writing


6

Activities & Tools we have been engaging with:

  • Using technology for as part of the design process

  • Using digital and information resources to gather research

  • Using technology to document and share a process

Concepts we have been engaging with:

  • Ways to communicate to a more global audience through technology to create a following

  • Using technology to learn, create, extend, and communicate

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