The past 2 days I have spent time with 400-500 other librarians throughout the state. It has been a great time to collaborate and hear new ideas to try in the library. I'm excited to share what I've learned with other teachers and students at Bennington Elementary.
Congratulations to the September Book Log Winners!!
K-1 Winner: FONDA with 6,980 minutes
2-3 Winner: PIEPER with 6,189 minutes (BABBEL’s class only 90 minutes shy of that number)
4-6 Winner: KIGER with 7,524 minutes
For the month of September students recorded 77,893 minutes! Almost 30,000 more minutes than last month! WOW!! Keep Reading!
Our School Year Total so far is: 125,935 minutes!
Students 2-6th grade can practice their typing skills at home. They use their same username/password. A few are a bit different, so if they aren't sure what it is, please contact me!
Students are learning this week that they can reserve books they want using our Catalog system. All they need to do is sign in with their account! If a book they want is checked out, they can reserve the book. When the book is returned they can check on their account to see if the book is ready for them.
The book fair crates/boxes arrived this morning! I can't wait to start setting up. I have friends in Student Council who will be helping on Thursday. I might have to sneak a peek before then. Flyers will be going home this week. Next week each classroom will be previewing the fair and filling out a wish list. Make sure you stop on by the book fair during conferences Oct 6 & 7 from 4:00-8:00!
You can also order books ONLINE using the link below! There are more options online!
Everyone has their own perceptions as to the best part of themselves. This past week and the next, 5th and 6th grade students will be asked the same question. A few classrooms already started and I'm enjoying reading what they consider the best part of them. We will be creating an e-book for viewing once we are all done! I'm super excited to see how they turn out.
This week we read a funny story called Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches. Students thought it was very funny that the character kept having trouble with turning in his homework. We talked about being responsible for our work!
Students have continued to work on mastering basic skills in the computer lab whether that be mouse control for the kindergartners to Google Doc tools.
This past week students listened to a story Chicken Dance. Most of the students found it funny that Elvis Poultry was the Rock Star! Then there were a lot that have no idea who Elvis is. We may have to listen to a song or two by Elvis so students can hear his music.
* K-1st grade, we are working on mouse control and alphabet skills along with basic keyboarding still. We will be starting some new concepts this next cycle week!
* 1st grade will be learning about tools in Microsoft Word.
* 2-6th grade students this week have been continuing with their keyboarding skills.
* 2nd grade will begin learning the basics of Google Drive and Google Docs this next week.
* 3rd -6th grade students started working on Google Docs with a Simile activity to help refresh their brains on different parts to Google Docs. They will each begin new projects once this activity is completed.
* All grade levels will begin learning more about Digital Citizenship and what that means in the coming weeks. We all need to learn how to be safe, confident, and aware of the things that happen while they are working Online.
I am so excited to announce that our Follett Shelf is up and running! There are 39 single user books geared at every grade level! If the E-books are as successful, as I hope they will be, I will be adding more titles! The link to the website is down below or can be found by clicking on the word Classrooms in my menu.
2nd – 6th grade students will use their username/password to log onto the Follett Shelf. K-1 students, I will be sending your usernames/passwords home in the next week or so you can check it out too!
These can be read directly from the computer or you can download the app to your device, Follett BryteWave K-12 Edition! Happy E-book Reading!