Kindergarten students will have their second week of book look and checkout. We will read Mo Willems' book Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late and students will create their own Pigeon-style book cover.
First graders will listen to their third Jon Klassen book, Sam & Dave Dig a Hole (we read Klassen's "Hat" books last week) and will write and draw about something spectacular that they find.
Second graders will continue learning about fables. This week's fables include The Hen and the Apple and The Baboon's Umbrella. Students will draw their favorite part of the fable and be able to name the three main characteristics of a fable - animals, short, and teaches a lesson.
Third graders will learn about digital citizenship using Common Sense Media inspired lessons. This will prepare them for responsibly using MyQuest, our online book club, as well as other social media sites they use at home.
Our special needs third graders will take part in a nonfiction book tasting to encourage them to explore the awesome books in our nonfiction section.
Fourth graders will be reviewing how to log in to MyQuest, our online book club, and write book reviews for friends and the public to see.
Fifth graders are beginning a Coretta Scott King Award unit where we discuss the criteria of the award and read examples of past winners. This week's read alouds are Little Melba and Her Big Trombone and Trombone Shorty. We will vote for our own favorites too.
Our special needs 5th graders will watch and discuss their creation of the Three Billy Goats gruff. We read and retold the stories using the iPad app, Shadow Puppet EDU.
This week begins our Cut Paper Stop Motion after school program. Students will use cut paper and iPads to create stop motion designs and stories. We will watch My Little Magic Book for inspiration: