October 2015 archive

October 26-30 Learning Commons Updates

We hope everyone had a great week! See below for details for each grade’s lessons this week in the learning commons!

Kindergarten: Some kindergarten classes continued working with Pebble Go Animals this week and researched bats, and others worked with the book On Halloween Night (AASL 1.2.2,NETS-S 1A).

1st and 2nd grade: Some first and second grade classes worked with the book On Halloween Night and checked out books as a whole class this week(AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

3rd grade: Musial’s team began to work on their research project about the Titanic using databases in MackinVia (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

4th and 5th grade: Classes did whole class check out this week, and J.Brandon’s 5th grade team completed a QR code scavenger hunt in order to review for their test on the Civil War (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A).

Technology Tip Tuesday

This week’s technology tip is how to quickly pull up the font options available. You can highlight your selection and select the Ctrl + D keys. The font options available will automatically pop up in a separate screen. Thanks again for checking for this week’s tech tip!

Technology Tip Tuesday

This week’s technology tip is how to quickly insert a link. You simply highlight your selection and select the Ctrl + K keys. Your type or paste the link into the selection, and you have inserted a link! Check back again for more quick, tech tips!

October 12-16 Learning Commons Updates

We hope everyone had a great week! See below for details for each grade’s lessons this week in the learning commons! Also, don’t forget that next week is our book fair!

Kindergarten: Classes s worked with the book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (AASL 1.2.2,NETS-S 1A).

1st and 2nd grade: First grade classes started discussing character, setting, and main idea, and some second grade classes received an introduction to using Destiny to search for library books (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A, ELAGSE1RL2, ELAGSE1RL2).

3rd,4th, 5th grade: Almost classes were able to come check out books this week, Ms. Ross/Ms. Ford’s team in fifth grade participated in their debates this week (AASL 1.2.2).

Monster contest for the book fair!

Don’t forget to turn in a monster (of your own creation) to the learning commons in order to participate in the monster contest during our book fair. One student from each grade level will be selected to win a free book from the book fair who decorates the craziest, wackiest, or most creative monster! Your monsters can be 3D or they can drawn on a piece of paper. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Technology Tip Tuesday

Thanks to everyone for checking back for another technology tip Tuesday! This week’s tip is how to quickly italicize a highlighted section. You simply highlight your selection and select the Ctrl + I keys. Your selection is now italicized! Check back again for more quick, tech tips!

The book fair is coming!

The Book Fair is

Coming…

Oct. 19 — Oct. 23

We will be open Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Fri. 7:15-9:00 a.m.

Special Hours Wednesday, Oct. 21st

open from 7:15 a.m. UNTIL 6:00 p.m.

 

Proceeds from this Book Fair will be used to purchase

Books and Media Resources for students and teachers.

 

How the Book Fair Works

Attached is a flier that previews only a few of the extraordinary selections available.  We have books for all ages, including adults!  While you may order from the flier, plan to come to our Book Fair and experience the excitement firsthand with your child.

 

 

Help Classroom Libraries

The Classroom Wish List program works with teachers to add appropriate books to classroom libraries.  You may donate teacher-selected books to your child’s classroom in your child’s name or give a gift certificate.  A bookplate is provided for each book donated.

 

Share the Gift of Reading

You may purchase Scholastic Book Fair Gift Certificates for your children, teachers, friends, and others.  Forms will be available at the Book Fair.  Completed Gift Certificates will be given to the child or the recipient.

 

** Please be advised that the books and other articles in the Book Fair are chosen by Scholastic and not by the Media Specialist. Parents are always the best judge of what is appropriate for their children, and we suggest that parents guide their children’s Book Fair choices.

 

October 5-9 Learning Commons Updates

We hope everyone had a great week! See below for details for each grade’s lessons this week in the learning commons!

Kindergarten: Some kindergarten classes continued working with Pebble Go Animals this week, and others worked with the book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (AASL 1.2.2,NETS-S 1A).

1st and 2nd grade: First grade classes started discussing character, setting, and main idea, and some second grade classes received an introduction to using Destiny to search for library books (AASL 1.2.2, NETS-S 1A, ELAGSE1RL2, ELAGSE1RL2).

3rd,4th, 5th grade: Almost classes were able to come check out books this week, Ms. Ross/Ms. Ford’s team in fifth grade continued working on their debate research (AASL 1.2.2).

Technology Tip Tuesday

Thanks to everyone for checking back for another technology tip Tuesday! This week’s tip is how to quickly underline a highlighted section. You simply highlight your selection and select the Ctrl + U keys. Your selection is now underlined!Check back again for more quick, tech tips!

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