Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Net Smartz

I am not sure where I came across this website, but if you are looking for a great way to introduce students to cyber safety, then check out NetSmartz.org.  I am going to use a couple of lessons for our end-of-the-year wrap up during library time.  Just click on the Educators tab and choose the appropriate level for your students.  Explore and enjoy!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Recommendation Videos

In a previous post, I wrote about the 5th grade students completing book recommendation videos for 1st/2nd grade students.  They had a lot of fun creating videos and worked hard!  Here are a few of their videos!  Enjoy and feel free to use in your media center! 


City Dog Country Frog by Mo Willems




Homer the Library Cat by Reeve Lindburgh


The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Pete the Cat



We are coming upon the end of the year, which for us is not until June 14th, but I wanted to let you know what we have been completing.

Kindergarten

 It's hard to believe that the kindergarteners are almost 1st graders!  It seems like just last week they were starting their first day of school!  My how they have changed!

We have spent the past few weeks reading Pete the Cat books.  I have really enjoyed sharing these books with the students, maybe almost as much as they have enjoyed listening to the books.

First, we read Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.



The students enjoyed reading along and hearing what Pete would step in next.  After we finished reading the story, the students went to the tables and completed their own Pete the Cat page. 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pete-the-Cat-Colors-1134305

Afterwards, we gathered back together and listened to the song on the Harper Collins website.  we sang and danced.  You can click on the link here: Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes.

The following week we read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons



We practiced subtracting each time one of his buttons popped off.  The students then completed a color by code page.


We then listened to another song from Harper Collins to go along with our story.  You can check out the song here: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.

We finished our study with Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.


We colored a picture from the book and watched a few videos from the Harper Collins website.