1/27/16

Lesson Plans: 2/23-2/26

5th-3rd: 5th-3rd: Making a Google Slide Presentation. 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve 
a problem, or enrich understanding. Due: 2/26/16

2nd-Kinder: Making a Nonfiction book: Students will make a Nonfiction book with text features. 1.3.g.Identify the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction. Due 2/26/16

Lesson Plans 2/16-2/22

5th-3rd: Making a Google Slide Presentation. 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve 
a problem, or enrich understanding.

2nd-Kinder: Making a Nonfiction book: Students will make a Nonfiction book with text features. 1.3.g.Identify the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction. 
Pic by: http://www.the-broad-side.com/wp-content /uploads/2015/02/ Mountrushmore.jpg

Lesson Plans 2/8/16-2/12/16

5th-3rd: Making a Google Slide Presentation. 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve 
a problem, or enrich understanding.

2nd-Kinder: Making a Nonfiction book: Students will make a Nonfiction book with text features. 1.3.g.Identify the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction.

Lesson Plans: 2/1/16-2/5/16

5th-3rd: Using Google Doc (3rd-5th) for PBL. 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve 
a problem, or enrich understanding. Due: 2/5/16

2nd-Kinder: Students will become Illustrators using water color pencils (Day 2). 3.1.b. Recognize that both the author and illustrator have ownership of their own creation. 
Pic by:https://pixabay.com /en/photos/ watercolor/

CYRM Voting Results 2016








Dragons Love Tacos - 114 *Winner at Kitayama!
The Day the Crayons Quit - 91
Creepy Carrots - 89
Paul Meets Bernadette - 49
Count the Monkeys - 37

1/7/16

Lesson Plans: 1/25/-1/29

5th-3rd: Using Google Doc (3rd-5th) for PBL. 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve 
a problem, or enrich understanding.

2nd-Kinder: Students will become Illustrators using water color pencils.3.1.b. Recognize that both the author and illustrator have ownership of their own creation. 

Picture: https://s-media-cache ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a2
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Lesson Plans: 1/19-1/22

K-2: Read Aloud: Memoirs of a Goldfish, comparison and contrast with Paul and Bernadette. 
5th-3rd: Using Google Doc to make a poster for PBL

Lesson Plans: 1/11-1/15

K-2: Read Aloud: PAUL MEETS BERNADETTEReview, and Vote for CYRM books
5th-3rd: Using Google Doc to make a poster for PBL

1/3/16

Lesson Plans 1/4/16 to 1/8/16

Count the monkeys
WRITTEN BY MAC BARNETT
ILLUSTRATED BY KEVIN CORNELL
K-2: Read Alouds: CYRM books: Standards: K: 1.3.d. Distinguish fact from fiction (e.g., “Does this happen in real life?”). 1st: 1.3.g. Identify the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction. 2nd: 3.1.a. Describe the roles of authors and illustrators and their contribution to print and digital materials. 4.3 Appreciate and respond to creative expressions of information: a. Recollect, talk, and write about materials read. Product: Illustrated "Book reports" on the CYRM books. Vote for CYRM books.



5th-3rd: Driving Question: How do I find out what I need to know? Standards: Third, Forth, and Fifth: Library: 1.3.b. Explain the basic organization of the library classification system (e.g., 10 major Dewey decimal system classifications). 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve a problem, or enrich understanding. CCSS: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. 7. Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. Activity: Slide Show and Open a folder for their project.

12/12/15

The Lunar Chronicles

Over Thanksgiving break our DirecTV went out for three days due to a cold sticky snow storm, however we had internet. Without a lot to do at night, I started reading Cinder. Cinder is the the first book in the Steampunk series, The Lunar Chronicles. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction. I am now on the fourth book Winter. I have not watched TV at night since I started this series.
 







11/19/15

Lesson Plans 11/30-12/18 Nonfiction and the Dewey system

K-2: Read Alouds: CYRM books: Standards: K: 1.3.d. Distinguish fact from fiction (e.g., “Does this happen in real life?”). 1st: 1.3.g. Identify the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction. 2nd: 3.1.a. Describe the roles of authors and illustrators and their contribution to print and digital materials. 4.3 Appreciate and respond to creative expressions of information: a. Recollect, talk, and write about materials read. Product: Illustrated "Book reports" on the CYRM books. Vote for CYRM books.

5th-3rd: Driving Question: How do I find out what I need to know? Standards: Third, Forth, and Fifth: Library: 1.3.b. Explain the basic organization of the library classification system (e.g., 10 major Dewey decimal system classifications). 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve a problem, or enrich understanding. CCSS: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. 7. Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. Activity: Slide Show and Open a folder for their project.

11/14/15

Break 11/21-11/29

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Lesson Plans: 11/16-11/20

5th-3rd: Fill out Student's Interests questionnaire to get ready for next unit on the Dewey system.
2nd-K: Read aloud CYRM book Creepy Carrots and watch the video about the Illustrator Peter Brown https://youtu.be/ag0LPVYpIu4
Standards: CCSS 5. Reading Standards for Literature: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types. Model School Library Standards: 1.3.g Identify the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction.

11/8/15

Google contest: Open to students K-12

Go to: goo.gl/gYWfkg for details and to enter!

Lesson Plans: 11/9-11/13: Using Quest

This is a short week. We have school on M,Th, F, however Friday we have a Spirt Assembly: 1-3 8:15-9 and 4-5 9:15-10.
Talk to all students about the Google contest.
5th-2nd: Using Quest (new library system: Follett Destiny) Link is goo.gl/AnUvSd To log-on students need to use their student NHUSD email stem as their username and email password as their password.
1st: Checking-in and checking-out: Nonfiction .vs. Fiction
Kinder: Nonfiction .vs. Fiction

10/27/15

Lesson Plans: 11/2-6 Keyboarding Skills

Students will be working on their  Keyboarding Skills  as I will be away learning a new library system most of the week. I have found some new FREE keyboarding games. They are posted on Shelf Elf Page, on the tab "Keyboarding Skills"  http://shelfelfpage.blogspot.com/

Mini Markers Faire at B&N 11/6-8

Check out the Mini Markers Faire in your area
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/makerfaire

10/25/15

Lesson Plans 10/26 - 10/30









3rd - 5th Grades: Nonfiction Text Feature Test
2nd: Nonfiction Text Features
1st: Check-in and check-out
Kinder: Using the mouse and computers

10/13/15

Reading Nonfiction

Good readers, read the WHOLE nonfiction page!

 


10/12/15

Lesson Plans: 10/19-10/23 Dance Mat Typing

1st-5th: Students will work on keyboarding skills
Kinders will learn how to use the computers and find "Shelf Elf Page". Dance Mat Typing is a free site and can be used at home. http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

In the library we are having our

Scholastic Book Fair


10/9/15

Lesson Plans: 10/12-10/16 Reading Nonfiction Part 1

2nd-5th: Reading Nonfiction
1st Grade: First check out
K: How to use the computer


Photo: Michael Thomasson earns Guinness World Record the for most video games.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/24/michael-thomasson-video-games-world-record_n_4497742.html

10/3/15

Lesson Plans: 10/5-10/9: Catch-up week

Monday-Wednesday classes: 
Grades 3-5: “Using the Dewey Decimal System” 
Grades K-2: “Using the Library”.

Thursday-Friday classes: 
Finishing the Internet Safety units.


Upcoming: 10/12-16: First graders first check out, Kinder: Intro to the library

9/6/15

Lesson Plans 9/10-10/2: Internet Safety

Grades 1st-5th: Internet Safety using 

Common Sense Educationhttps://www.commonsensemedia.org



  • First Semester Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit
  • Driving Question (DQ): What is appropriate behavior in the library: both online and offline?
  • Standard 3. Students use information.The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information. 3.1 Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media, and online resources: Understand the need to adhere to privacy and safety guidelines. Understand the need to ask a trusted adult for permission when asked to provide personal information in person, on a form, or online. 3.2 Draw conclusions and make informed decisions: Participate in completion of a graphic organizer showing aspects of a topic. 3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve a problem, or enrich understanding: Use a picture or other visual aid when telling a story.
  • Product: Motto Poster

8/30/15

Lesson Plans 9/3-9/9: Week 2: Library Safety

First Semester Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit

Driving Question (DQ): What is appropriate behavior in the library: both online and offline?

Standard 3. Students use information.
The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information.
3.1 Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media, and online
resources:
  1. Understand the need to adhere to privacy and safety guidelines.
  2. Understand the need to ask a trusted adult for permission when asked
to provide personal information in person, on a form, or online.
3.2 Draw conclusions and make informed decisions:
  1. Participate in completion of a graphic organizer showing aspects of a topic.
3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve a problem,
or enrich understanding:
  1. Use a picture or other visual aid when telling a story.

Product: Exit Ticket Poster

1st grade videos posted: How to tie your shoes, Right hand/left hand, and School manners

During testing we will be working with the first graders on many things. I just posted many videos on their page on Shelf Elf Page at http://firstvranjes.blogspot.com/


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