Alameda County Library ( ALC) eBook Links

Online Library Card: https://alam1.aclibrary.org/selfreg

OverDrive for Kids:  https://aclibrary.overdrive.com/library/kids 

Destiny Discover Log-in Info

Destiny Discover (our eBooks)
Username: ebook
Password: kitlib


Library Lesson: 9/8/20-9/11/20

 Tk-5th: That's Private! (Internet Safety)



Library Lesson Plans 8/31 to 9/4

 TK-5th: eBooks: Using Destiny Discover and the Alameda County Library


Lesson Plans: 8/24-8/28

 TK-5th grades: Welcome to the library!


Coronavirus: a book for children at https://youtu.be/fCjDo9SskQU

All Are Welcome at https://youtu.be/Vc8IEcr1Uwc


Alameda County Library Card Online

This video was made by AES librarian for AES, however anyone who lives or works in Alameda county can get a library card online. With this card you can check out eBooks and other material.


Story  read by the author

Book review  by the a student



Online Lessons and Quizzes

The Online Lessons and Quizzes will be posted on Shelf Elf Page each Monday.

The lesson's quiz will be due by the next Sunday at midnight.


Lessons are on link: Shelf Elf Page


Audible: Free

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy. Click here to start audible




Lesson Plans: 4/6-5/8

Testing Weeks: 4/13-5/1
Tk-5th: Coding


Lesson Plans: March 16-27

TK-5th: CYRM books and voting

"The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal." at http://www.californiayoungreadermedal.org/

Books read from start of school until 2/28/20

Lesson Plans: March 2-13

TK-5th: Keyboarding

Why it’s Essential to Teach Keyboarding in Schools – The 4 Top Reasons
July 25, 2019 at: https://nearpod.com/blog/teach-keyboarding-schools/
Take a look around…What do you see? Electronics. Everywhere. Not only is keyboarding (correct typing) prominent in everyday activity, it’s also needed to complete classwork and assignments. Which is why it’s important to teach keyboarding in schools. So much so that keyboarding is now part of the Common Core Standards.
Poor typing skills slow students down, preventing them from completing work on time and understanding lesson material. In this post, we’ll cover the top four reasons why schools need to teach keyboarding.

Teaching keyboarding is essential in schools. 

1. Keyboarding is Part of the Common Core Standards
The Common Core is a national standards initiative that details what K–12 students throughout the United States should know. Several of the Common Core Standards require keyboarding. This is part of a trend of computer literacy becoming an essential element in K-12 education. The Common Core clearly states a typing requirement for each grade. For example, in grade 6, students should be able to type three pages in a single sitting. This equates approximately to typing at 25 words per minute with 95% accuracy.

2. Keyboarding Helps Students in Computer-Based Assessment
Many schools, states, and districts now rely on a range of computer-based assessment technologies. So it stands to reason that if a student is typing answers on a keyboard, fast and effortless typing will help them score higher. Instead of struggling to find letters and “hunting and pecking”, students who know keyboarding can type quickly and automatically, allowing them to focus their attention on what matters – doing their best in the test.

3. Keyboarding Builds Classroom Success
As technology continues to grow, so does the need for proper typing skills. Classrooms are becoming technologically inclusive, integrating online collaboration and discussion into lesson plans. Since a huge amount of class and assignment work is completed on a computer with a keyboard, when students type well, it makes everything else faster, easier, and more enjoyable.

4. Keyboarding for Real-World Success
While phones and iPads have become popular for watching Netflix, texting friends, and surfing the web, you still need a keyboard in order to do “real work”. If you type fast, you are more productive at work, process information faster, and are less likely to develop painful RSI (which is caused by incorrect typing). This is why typing is an essential skill for almost any job, especially for high paying jobs. Proper keyboarding sets students up for success in the high-tech future, where many jobs will involve using computers, coding, and analyzing large amounts of data.


Tune into Mr. Bragg's Library

Here is one of my TK and Kinder classes watching one of Ken Bragg's recorded books from his YouTube channel. Mr. Bragg's Library at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZk0_u24gGKCKqwAsDpAGNw Ken is the Teacher-Librarian at Guy Emanuele Elementary in the NHUSD in Union City, CA 



Lesson Plans: Keyboarding

TK-5th: Keyboarding Jan. 21st to Feb 28th


Lesson Plans 1/13-1/17

Kinder: Mock check-out and check-in
1st grade: How to sort books
2nd: Finding Nonfiction books
3rd-5th: Google Account Test and Easybib


Google Account Test

Google Account Test: 1/13-1/17


Downloading Destiny Discover at school or at home

If we add Destiny Discover to your Chromebooks, when you search for a topic it will show the books on that topic in our library. There are many apps for other devices for more info go to: https://www.follettlearning.com/books-materials/learn/digital-content/follett-ebooks/ebook-management/destiny-discover


Lesson Plans: 1/6/20-1/10/20

TK-2nd: Using eBooks
3rd-5th: Unit: Citing sources: Short cut with an app


Washi tape and library books

For some reason the lamination failed on all of my Percy Jackson books. I hate when books look so ratty. Do I trim the covers and re-laminate?

I have a bunch of washi tape, so I peeled off as much of the old lamination as I could and washi taped the bottom and top (folded it in half) and made a new spine label. I re-laminated the book covers.

All pretty again!


Google account test 12/2/19-12/6/19

Students will have the same Google account with NHUSD until they graduate 12th grade. Students in grades 3rd to 5th need to know their account in their classroom, in science and the library.


Lesson Plans: 12/16/19-12/20/19

TK-K: Using library card with library scanner
1st-2nd: Parts of Nonfiction Books: Titles and Headings

3rd-5th: Unit: Citing sources: Plagiarism

Lesson Plans 12/9/19-12/13/19

TK-5: Scanning Reading Textbooks and Hour of Code

Lesson Plans: 12/02/19-12/06/19

TK-K: Using library card and Clever to find Shelf Elf Page
1st-2nd: Parts of Nonfiction Books: Typeface and Captions

3rd-5th: Unit: Citing sources

11/23/19 to 12/01/19: Fall Break

Lesson Plans: 11/18 - 11/22

TK-K: Finding your library card!
1st-2nd: Parts of Nonfiction Books: Index
3rd-5th: Using reference printed books: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, and Altas