Lesson Plans 10/20 - 10/24

CYRM Nominee 2014-15 City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems
Fiction: NOT REAL
Nonfiction: NOT NOT REAL (cross out double negatives)

1. Write down one question that comes to mind after I have read the story, “City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems.
2. Go to a computer, using Google search, type in that question.
3. Write down the answer and turn it in.
1. Is the story fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction stories are made up in someones head.
Nonfiction stories are true stories.
2. Think of one question that comes to mind after I have read the story “City Dog, Country Frog” by Mo Willems.
3. What three things can we use to find the answer to your question?


Lesson Plans 10/13-10/17

Kinder and 1st: Parts of the computer and how to turn it on, off and use Shelf Elf Page http://shelfelfpage.blogspot.com/

2nd-5th: Presentation: How they Work: Barcode Scanners and Computers (http://shelfelfpage.blogspot.com/)

Standards: Library and CCSS
Library: c. Identify basic digital devices and parts of a computer (e.g., DVD player, remote control, digital camera, monitor, power button, keyboard, mouse). f. Demonstrate correct procedures to turn the computer on and off and open and close applications.
CCSS: (3) use technology to teach students, assess their knowledge, develop information resources, and enhance computer literacy. 


Books read in September

ImageChef.com - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

Lesson Plans 10/7-10/9 Tues - Thur

Grades 1st - 5th: How to search for a book using the Online Public Access Catalog or OPAC at http://koha.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ on our library system KOHA http://www.koha.org/
Presentation at <http://yow510.blogspot.com/>


Lesson Plans: 10/6-10/10

Kinders will explore the library for the first time and play "I Spy" and Internet safety.

Monday and Friday classes: 5th-1st: Finish up Internet safety units


Fieldtrip: Oct 1 for NHUSD Teacher Librarians

The Teacher Librarians of NHUSD cannot wait to attend the Educators Day at Imagine K12 on October 1st.


Lesson Plans 9/30-10-6

Last week of Internet Safety Training for grades 1st - 5th



Lesson Plans 8/9/14 - 8/15/14

First day of Check in
  • Students will check-in books and presort books.
  • We will review classroom management policies. 


Lesson Plans 9/2/14-9/8/14

First day of Check out
1. Students will bring their textbooks to class
2. Students will find their library cards
3. Students will check out one book of their own selection and their textbooks


20 Top Most Circulated Books at the Kitayama Library

Rank Title
1 Encyclopedia of mammals. 
2 Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone.
3 The new book of knowledge:
4 The wimpy kid movie diary:
5 Sideways stories from Wayside School.
6 The sword thief.
7 Diary of a wimpy kid:
8 Charlie and the chocolate factory.
9 One false note.
10 Party poopers.
11 Lose, team, lose!
12 Captain Underpants and the invasion
13 The Sisters Club.
14 The maze of bones.
15 The teacher from heck.
16 Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix.
17 Diary of a wimpy kid:
18 Christmas in Camelot.
19 Night of the creepy things.
20 The Heinie Prize.