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Library/Information Skills and Technology Lessons

The contents of this page are a running log of Library/Information Skills and Technology lessons that have taken place throughout the 2015/2016 school year. The weeks try to correspond to the school calendar but may be influenced by storm days, conference/inservice days and arts performances. Standards cited are based on ISTE Standards for Students. ISTE Standards do not apply to Storytimes

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Week 1

The emphasis is getting to know the children. There are no Technology lessons this week.

Kindergarten

Rules are given. There are only two; “sit on the floor on your bottom and no talking without raising your hand and being called upon”.

The picture book Owen by author/illustrator Kevin Henkes is read. Owen by Kevin Henkes“Vocabulary introduced include: title, author and illustrator. “Comfort” items like a stuffed animals, an old pacifier, and a child's blanket are brought in. A picture of the reader's family is shown to reassure the children that the reader is a “real” person. A humorous discussion about what makes us all feel secure is encouraged. The goal is to make children comfortable with the reader and the library environment.

Grades 1-5

Lesson: First Library/Information Skills Day

Materials: Gorham's Code of Conduct and relevant read-aloud books.

Additional Resources from YouTube:

Grover in the Library

Cookie Monster in the Library

Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?

Standards: 2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Objective(s): Students will “use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including
at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.”

Activities: Getting-to-know you, library rules (sit on the floor on your bottom, no talking while I’m talking) etc. All discussion focuses on Gorham's Code of Conduct and how it applies to the library environment and materials. A read-aloud that is related to one or more aspects of the code of conduct is read, to be chosen later.

Book checkout for grades 1 through 5.
Kindergarten will check out a book on their 2nd visit.

Time: 45 minutes

 

Week 2

Kindergarten

Note: kindergarten students do not have Technology lessons, only Storytimes.

Start out by reviewing the two rules (“sit on the floor on your bottom and no talking without raising your hand”). Discuss what a library is and introduce the word “circulation”.Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems  Have a stack of books that have been water damaged, had puppies chew on them, been colored in and had children rip their pages. Talk about taking good care of books. Give the children a quick tour of the library with a focus on the picture book section. Handout library cards and have them them check out one picture book. Return to the Storytime corner and read a quick book like Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. A letter to kindergarten parents is sent home explaining to the adults in the children's lives that they now are taking books home on a weekly basis and the rules that apply.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Library/Information Skills - Library Organization

Materials: BrainPOP Jr. video “Library” and/or BrainPOP Jr. video “Choose a Book”

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s):

Activities: This lesson must take place in the library. Watch the BrainPOP Jr. library video once though all the way. Follow it up by watching it through and pausing frequently to discuss the Gorham equivalents to each part of the library shown in the video.

Instructor will engage in one of the available BrainPOP activities (such as game, activity, word wall, write about it, and so on) and quizzes for a given video.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3-5

Lesson: Technology: Account Set-up

Materials: LibraryWorld, typing.com, Edmodo, Google Classroom

Standards: 5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

Objective(s): Students will be exposed to the commonly used sites they will be required to login to and use for the coming year.

Activity: This is an overview week of the commonly used sites and how to access them.

Students will also check books out during this time.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 3

Kindergarten

Once again, start out by reviewing the two rules (“sit on the floor on your bottom and no talking without raising your hand”). Continue with the theme of Moe Willems discussing where his books are in the Picture Book section and his "Red Dot" chapter books. With five to ten minutes left, have a print-out of who brought their books back and who didn't. Discuss the importance of returning their books so that they may take another one out. Hand-out cards to those who returned their books. Those who didn't may look at books or magazines.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: First technology lesson

Materials: laptops, Keynote presentation (lesson1.key.zip)

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Students will gain familiarity or review parts of the laptop they will need to perform basic functions.

Activities:

Grade 1
Activity: The first lesson is dubbed “The Most Boring Technology Lesson of the Year”. Technology Lesson Number 1 is a long one that utilizes a Keynote presentation. Keywords are highlighted in red text and include: computer, laptop, desktop, menu, dock, icon, index finger, track pad. The lesson concludes simple online games for grade 1 from ABCYA.com.

Grade 2

Activity: The same Keynote presentation as above is used as a review lesson but at a much faster pace. Remaining time is devoted to exploring the features in Kidpix. Before the children begin it is pointed out the Kidpix has a desktop, menus and icon. It also incorporates “pop-up” and “pull-down” text menus. The importance of being able to read both the text and icons is stressed.

Materials: Student will use laptops installed with the KidPix application. It will also be helpful if they view the an example of an outdoor KidPix scene and an underwater KidPix scene.

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Grade 3
Lesson: Logging into and using typing.com along with a review of the keyboarding skills they used in second grade.

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Logging into and using typing.com

Materials: typing.com

6. Technology operations and concepts Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Student wil make use of the features of typing.com to increase their keyboarding skills.

Activity: Students will log into and use typing.com.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 4

Kindergarten

The Storytime theme is “Monsters” and is centered around the picture book Everything I Know About Monsters (E.I.K.A.M.) Everything I Know About Monsters by author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld. The goal is for the children to become “Certified Monsterologists”. The Storytime starts with the discussion that “...there really are no such things!”. A few pages of the book are read each week. This week the title page, the pages on “A Typical Monster”, and the “Under-the-Bed Monsters” are read. With a portion of E.I.K.A.M. read it's time for a complete picture book to be read. There will be an assortment of picture books to choose from that dovetail with the theme. No Such Thing by Jackie French Koller and illustrated by Betsy Lewin is an example of a good read-a-loud.

Grades 1 and 2

Storytime: Books about Libraries

Materials: Books about libraries, i.e. Library Lion, Wild About Books, Miss Brooks Loves Books

Objective: Students will hear stories read aloud with books as the subject and/or libraries as the setting for the story. Discussion will focus of the similarities with

Activity: Scavenger Hunt

Grade 3

Activity: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Materials: Quia: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction, YouTube: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Standards: 3: Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Students will become familiar with the difference between fiction and nonfiction and the parts of the library that contain these books.

Activities: This activity takes place in the library. Students will watch the video as a class. Instructor will go to the Quia: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction site and go over the rules for this Jeopardy type game.

Time: 45 minutes


Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Review Library Organization

Activity: Heads Down Call Numbers Up

Materials: See directions and materials list Heads Down Call Numbers Up as .pdf.

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Students will pair up with a partner and play Heads Down Call Numbers Up. The game requires students to find the book on the library shelves that matches the call number given to them by their partner.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 5

Kindergarten

Review the “monsters” introduced last week from E.I.K.A.M. Continue with the “Closet Monsters” and the “Handy Monster Avoidance Chart”. The picture book Boris and the Monsters by Elaine Macmann Willoughby and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.

Grade 1

Lesson: Review the previous Tech lesson.

Activity: Go to the ABCYA.com site and allow students to use the first four Grade One activities.

Materials: laptops and access to ABCYA.com.

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objectivies: Students will make use of menus and navigational skill to play games on ABCYA.com.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 2

Lesson: Review KidPix.

Activity: KidPix - Review using Drawing, Rubber Stamps and introduce the use of Stickers.

Materials: Laptops and demonstration visuals of the underwater and outdoor scenes.

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Use of the Drawing and Rubber Stamps tools within KidPix will be reinforced along with the introduction of the use of the Sticker tool.

Time: 45 minutes


Grades 3

Lesson: Introduction to Google Classroom

Activity: Logging into Google Classroom and uploading student picture from Photo Booth

Materials: Google Classroom and student user names and passwords

Standards: 5. Digital citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

Objective(s): Students will set-up their Google Classroom accounts. This includes their user name, password, and a picture of themselves taken in Photo Booth.

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Using the School Libraries' OPAC

Activity: Scavenger Hunt: Using the OPAC from either Edmodo or Google Form

Materials: Laptops with internet access to the Gorham Elementary Schools' OPAC and the Scavenger Hunt.

Standards: 3. Research and information fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective: Students will be access the School Library OPAC to obtain information of materials held by the library.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 6

Kindergarten

Review the “monsters” introduced last week from Everything I Know About Monsters. Continue with the “Basement and Attic Monsters” and the “Many Mouthed Midnight Muncher”. The picture book Harry and the Terrible Whatzit by author/illustrator Dick Gackenbach is recommended. For an additional short read-aloud try There's a Nightmare in by Closet by Mercer Mayer.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Call Number Match-up

Activity: Students will hear a story (TBD). Instructor will then discuss the organization of the picture book section, explaining how call numbers work (E, followed by the first three letters of the author’s last name). Students will be asked to think about what their own call number would be if they wrote a book. They will then be given a worksheet with various authors’ names, which they must match with the appropriate call number. If time allows, students may play “Call Number Matchup” from the Funbrarian book by Kathleen Fox.

Materials: See the Call Number Match-up rules.

Standard: No ISTE standards apply to this activity.

Objective(s): Students will have a read-aloud of various folktales and Fairy Tales with the call number 398.2. This will lend itself to a discussion of the 10 general categories of the Dewey Decimal System and how the many topics in the nonfiction section fit into each category.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 3

Lesson: Choosing a Book and the Organization of the Library

Activities: Activity must take place in the library. Students will watch the video as a class. Teacher will engage in one or more of the available activities related to the given video. Teacher will pull up and discuss the word wall, then will explain and discuss call numbers for picture books and nonfiction books, and the parts of the library (easy, fiction, nonfiction, paperback, circulation desk)

Materials: BrainPOP Jr. video “Choosing a Book” and OPAC Searching Practice Sheet #1

Standards: 3: Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Students will become familiar with the major “neighborhoods” of their library and the types of books contained therein. Students will also be exposed to how difficult it is to do research without the necessary skills and tools.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Haunted Catalog Quest

Activity: This activity works best when it takes place in the library. The teacher will demonstrate how to the school library'sOPAC by going to the How to Use Our OPAC or Online Public Access Catalog: A Step-by-Step Guide page. After the demonstration student's will be directed to their school's OPAC. They will be asked to answer questions from a Haunted Catalog Quest that can be posted on either Google Forms or an Edmodo quiz.

Students will bring their laptops

Materials:

Standards:

Objectives:

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Week 7

Kindergarten

Review the “monsters” introduced last week from Everything I Know About Monsters. Continue with the “Shadow Monsters” and the “Big Butted Bug Eyed Terrible Tongue Twister”. The picture book The Monster Bed by author Jeanne Willis and illustrator Susan Varley is recommended. Finish the Storytime by reading Leonardo the Terrible Monster by author/ illustrator Mo Willems.

Grades 1

Lesson: Introduce KidPix.

Activity: KidPix - Using the Drawing and Rubber Stamps tools.

Materials: Laptops and demonstration visuals of the underwater and outdoor scenes.

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Use of the Drawing and Rubber Stamps tools within KidPix.

Grade 2

Lesson: KidPix Word Processing

Activity: First, the instructor will show a Keynote Presentation about getting to know the laptops’ keyboards, followed by a Keynote presentation explaining how text can be used in images, and different fonts. Students will view examples of KidPix projects using the text tool in KidPix. They will learn how to add and manipulate text in KidPix by typing a given sentence into KidPix and changing the font and style.

Materials: KidPix, handout of given text (The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.)

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Students will use the KidPix text tool and be able to type "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs".

Time: 45 minutes


Grades 3

Lesson: The Organization of the Library and the Library's OPAC

Activities: This activity is a continuation the previous weeks. Teacher will demonstrate how to access the School's Online Catalog Page and accessing the OPAC. Using the previous week's OPAC Searching Practice Sheet #1 the teacher will

Materials: OPAC Searching Practice Sheet #1 and pencil

Standards: 3: Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Students will use the OPAC Searching Practice Sheet #1 and their access to the School's Online Catalog Page and OPAC to complete the practice sheet.

Time: 45 minutes

 

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Activity: Students will be read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick in keynote presentation format. They will then view a YouTube video featuring author Chris Van Allsburg. This is followed by having the teacher read aloud a story or two from the The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.

Materials: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick in keynote presentation format and internet access to the YouTube video featuring author Chris Van Allsburg. A copy of both The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Standards: No ISTE Technology Standards apply to this library/children's literature lesson.

Objectives: Children will be exposed to author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg and the books The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 8

Kindergarten

Review the “monsters” introduced last week from Everything I Know About Monsters Continue with the “Monster Brain”, “Man Made Monsters” and “TV and Movie Monsters”. The picture book My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Demons, Monsters, Fiend by author Judith Viorst and illustrator Kay Chorao is recommended.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Parts of a Book/Caldecott Books

Activity: Read aloud picture books that have been awarded the Caldecott Medal.

Materials: Books that have been awarded the Caldecott Medal.

Standards: Standards: No ISTE Technology Standards apply to this library/children's literature lesson.

Objectives:

Time: 45 minutes


Grades 4 and 5

Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Lesson: OPAC Introduction/Review

Materials: OPAC, OPAC instruction website (link), handouts for 3rd graders, separate handout for 4th and 5th graders

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Standards: 6. Technology operations and concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Students will gain familiarity with the catalog searching system (OPAC) in their library. 3rd graders will be introduced to the section and perform practice searches, while 4th and 5th graders will review the system and practice finding books based on call numbers.

Activity: Students will view a website explaining the use of Gorham’s OPAC in LibraryWorld. They will also see demonstrated searches and review how we use call numbers to find books in the library (for nonfiction call numbers, 3rd graders will need to use the library signage to find the appropriate section). This will be more in-depth for 3rd graders, while for 4th and 5th graders, it should be a quick review. 3rd graders will then complete a basic OPAC searching worksheet for practice, while 4th and 5th graders will work on a more advanced activity involving doing a search and then finding an item on the shelf (both fiction and nonfiction).

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 9

Kindergarten

Review the “monsters” introduced last week from Everything I Know About Monsters. At this point the remaining sections of the book can be finished and the children can be pronounced “Certified Monsterologists”. This week should correspond with Halloween. Three books are recommended at this point. The Halloweiner by author/illustrator Dav Pilkey. No Zombies Allowed by author/illustrator Matt Novak. Hoodwinked by author/illustrator Arthur Howard.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Using KidPix rubber stamps, stickers, and backgrounds

Activity: Choose a KidPix created background and add appropriate rubber stamps and stickers.

Materials: Laptops and a demonstration visual, i.e. a spooky scene, of what can be added to a KidPix background.

Standards: 1: Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Student will choose a KidPix created background and then find appropriate KidPix rubber stamps and stickers to complement the scene.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3

Lesson: Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Activity: Read Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi and then create a Comic Life document with word/text bubbles that retells the story.

Materials: Laptops with the Comic Life app installed. The book The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg. A demonstration keynote presentation showing what can be created in Comic Life. Two Comic Life documents; one with word/text bubbles and one without. Both Comic Life documents can be given to students and then saved by students in either Google Classroom or Edmodo.

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will modify an existing Comic Life document by adding text in the form of a text/word bubble. This is based on their knowledge of Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. Students will be expected to both retrieve and safe their work in either Google Classroom or Edmodo.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 4 & 5

Lesson: Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

Activity: Students will view two videos from YouTube. The first features Chris Van Allsburg talking about the origins of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The second is a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt production on The Chronicles of Harris Burdick. Students will then be read and study the illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. One story from The Chronicles of Harris Burdick is then selected, read and discussed.

Materials: A copy of both of the above books and the ability to veiw the above YouTube videos.

Standards: No ISTE standards apply as this essentially an author study and read aloud time.

Objectives: Students wil gain an understanding of the works of author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg from focusing on his books The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 10

Kindergarten

Time to start a new Storytime theme “Bears”. All of the stories have a bear as the main character. Many of the titles bear the animal's name. Bear in mind that bears are never to be taken too seriously in children's literature. The books should bring to bear some laughter but not so much that you'll have a bear by the tail. With these books you'll be loaded for bear when it comes to good stories.

James Marshall's Caldecott winning version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the perfect book to start off this The book Goldilocks and the Three Bearsmonth's Storytime. For discussion, ask what facts the children know about bears. Discuss why children's author and illustrators like to give bears and other animals anthropomorphic (human characteristics). Talk about the difference between fact and fiction. For a follow-up read The Bear Under the Stairs by author/illustrator Helen Cooper. This book lends itself to last's discussion of fear of darkness and the unknown.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Parts of a Book/Fairy Tales

Materials: Stinky Cheese Man, and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):Students will hear fairy tales and become acquainted with the parts of a book

Activity: The Stinky Cheese Main and Other Fairly Stupid Tales continues with readings of The Really Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Bowling Ball. Start out by reading Jerry Pinkney's Caldecott Award winning retelling of H.C. Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. Follow this by reading The Princess and the Bowling Ball. Then read Paul Galdone's version of H.C. Andersen's The Princess and the Pea.

Instructor will discuss the fact that the The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a picture book based on fairy tales/folklore, which belong in 398.2. Talk about how the Dewey Decimal System classifies folk/fairy tales and where they can be found.


Grade 3

See the above lesson on Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi.

Grades 4 & 5

See the above introductory lesson on Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.

Lesson: Create a Title Page similar to the one Chris Van Allburg created in his The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

Activity: View the above Title Page to The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Either a Google Draw or an Apple Pages document can be opened and used in this activity. Students will then select an illustration from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick that they can add to a title page of their own creation.

Materials: Laptops with access to Google Draw or the Apple Pages app installed. The ability to access the illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. This could be in either an Edmodo or Google Classroom account.

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objectives: Students will download a file containing 14 illustrations. They must choose one illustration and create a title page similar to the one demonstrated. They will add their own content and text in a design of their own. After logging into an account where they can save uploaded material they will save their creation.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 11

Kindergarten

Can't You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Barbara Firth is the first read-aloud. It's an excellent story dealing with children's fear of the dark and the use of nightlights. Follow-up with Brian Wildsmith's The Lazy Bear and a discussion of compassion and bullying.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Creating a The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Wordle

Materials: Wordle, Keynote of pages from The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s): Students will use multiple applications and windows at once. Students will apply prior knowledge of keyboarding to input the information into a new website.

Activity: Students will select a part of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales to type up and create a Wordle from. This will involve opening a Keynote with the pages they can choose, opening a Firefox or Safari browser window into which they will type their selected page, and keeping both windows open while typing the words they see in the Keynote into their Wordle.

Second graders will now make the switch from using the text tool in KidPix to the Internet and the Firefox browser. They'll be going to Wordle, a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that they provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. They can tweak their clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images they create with Wordle are theirs to use however they like. They can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with their friends. A link to Wordle can be found on the "links" page of the school library site. A demonstration would include how to get to Wordle and the how text can be used within the site. This will also include the ability to highlight text, and then copy the text and paste in Wordle.

Extension: Students can use copy/paste to put in their words, they could use their own work, or use the website Tagxedo after mastering Wordle.

Time: 45 minutes +


Grades 3

Lesson: Title Pages (in Pages)

Materials: Thumb drives/way to save, OPAC, Amazon.com, Google Images, NoveList (MARVEL!), Pages, copy of book

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct
knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personalor group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standards:3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will use various features of Pages as well as online sources to research a particular book then create either a title page or a book fact sheet for the book.

Time: 45 minutes (session 1)

Grades 4 & 5

See and continue the above lesson from Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.

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Week 12*

*Special note: this is the time of the year where classes held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays are behind those held on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day and conferences and staff workshop days. Technology lessons for those ahead of schedule tend to be more in way of review.

Kindergarten

Robert McCloskey's 1948 Caldecott Award winning classic Blueberries for Sal is a must read. Start by showing and discussing the cover illustration of Sal and her mother canning blueberries and their wood fired stove, a very common stove in Maine in 1948. The discuss should focus on Maine blueberries and then on how humans and bears store nutrients. Bear Hunt by author/illustrator Anthony Browne is a small book that is full of fun illustrations and sparse text.

Grades 1 and 2

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Grades 3, 4, and 5

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Week 13

Kindergarten

Can't You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Barbara Firth is the first read-aloud. It's an excellent story dealing with children's fear of the dark and the use of nightlights. Follow-up with Brian Wildsmith's The Lazy Bear and a discussion of compassion and bullying.

Grades 1 and 2

Kid Pix - Stinky Cheese Man Characters (TBD)

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Lesson: Title Pages (in Pages)

Materials: Thumb drives/way to save, OPAC, Amazon.com, Google Images, NoveList (MARVEL!), Pages, copy of book

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personalor group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Students will use various features of Pages as well as online sources to research a particular book then create either a title page or a book fact sheet for the book.

Activity: TBD

3rd Grade: Book title page

4th and 5th Grade: Book fact sheet

Time: 45 minutes (session 1)

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Week 14

Kindergarten

Finding a good non-fiction read-aloud for kindergarteners can be tough but they'll hear and see one in Bear by author/illustrator John Schoenherr. There's plenty to discuss in this story about a grizzly bear and his life. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenberry is a repetitive romp perfect for this age group.

Grades 1 and 2

The Stinky Cheese Main and Other Fairly Stupid Tales continues with readings of Little Red Running Shorts and The Other Frog Prince. For second graders start out by reading Trina Schart Hyman's Caldecott Award winning retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It's a longer story that younger children may have trouble sitting through. For first graders read Jerry Pinkney's version of Little Red Riding Hood. Another great retelling for young children is James Marshall's retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Having read a real version follow-up by reading Little Red Running Shorts. Next comes Jan Ormerod's retelling of The Frog Prince. Follow this by reading The Other Frog Prince.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales continues with a reading of only one fairy, a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk by illustrator Steven Kellogg. Three fairly stupid tales can then be read from The Stinky Cheese Man; Jack's Bean Problem, The Giant's Story and Jack's Story.

Grades 3, 4, and 5

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Week 15

Kindergarten

Baby Bear's Book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Maine illustrator Melissa Sweet follows the day of Baby Bear as he wants to be read to all day long. No "bear" Storytime would be complete with the reading of Corduroy by author/illustrator Don Freeman. Though he's not a real bear being a teddy bear, he's a must read. Promise the children that you'll read A Pocket for Corduroy next time.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Kid Pix - Stinky Cheese Man Characters TBD

Materials: Laptops, KidPix

Standards: TBD

Objective(s):

Activity:

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Lesson: Text formatting - Lorem Ipsum

Materials: Pages

Standards: TBD

Objective(s):

Activity:

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 16

Kindergarten

Follow-up on the promise to read A Pocket for Corduroy by author/illustrator Don Freeman. Discuss what a sequel is and explain that this book is the sequel to Corduroy. This week is very close to the Christmas/New Year break. Bear Stays Up Late by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman combines a Christmas story with the Storytime theme of having a bear as the central character. Santa's Book of Names by author/illustrator David McPhail is the perfect book for this time of the year and announces the end of the Bear Storytime theme.

Grade 1

Lesson: Create Tangrams on the internet in differnet browsers.

Materials: laptops

Standards: 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activity: It's time to take a breather from Kid Pix and “mix-it-up-a-bit” by switching gears and returning to an internet based lesson. The children are asked to create tangrams (tangram |ˈta ng ˌgrəm|noun a Chinese geometric puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes.) by utilizing two excellent PBS Kids sites: Sagwa and Cyberchase. Links to both sites can be found on the School's Library/Technology Links page. Note that their positioning on the page requires the children to scroll down the page utilizing the browser's right vertical scroll bar. The links were intentionally positioned to teach them methods of using the bar (i.e. grab/hold and scroll, clicking above/below the bar, click and hold down above/below the bar, click the bottom up and down arrows in the lower right hand corner, or repeatedly click these arrrows either up or down. Demonstration is required in both tangram sites. Sagwa requires two demonstrations, one for the easy and another for the hard. Cyberchase is the the more complicated and challenging of the sites and will require more demonstration time. This is also a good time to switch the use of browsers from Firefox to Safari. Show that there is very little differences between the two.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 2

Lesson: Create by typing a story into My Story Maker.

Materials: laptops, My Story Maker

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and
processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):

Activity: Buiding on typing skills used in Wordle the children move to My Story Maker. My Story Maker is a tool that helps kids write their own stories. Add characters and objects to the storyboard, and click them to add actions. A basic story will be automatically written, and the students can then embellish the text with adjectives and other descriptive words. Demonstration is a breeze as there is an excellent video and audio sequence that children can easily follow. Reinforce the demonstration with a quick review.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 3

Lesson: Create a Martin Luther King, Jr. Tagxedo

Materials: Laptops, BrainPop, Tagxedo

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will watch a BrainPOP video about Martin Luther King, Jr. They will then use the text of his “I Have a Dream” speech to create and customize a Tagxedo, either by typing in the keywords (or all words) of the speech, or using copy/paste to input the words into Tagxedo. They will then choose an appropriate shape/color scheme for their work.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Martin Luther King Jr. Research

Materials: Webquest, MARVEL, Laptops

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will watch a Martin Luther King, Jr. video on BrainPOP, then move on to a review of the resources available through MARVEL!. Students will have a Webquest requiring them to visit a few of the sites and find facts about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 17

Kindergarten

Repeat Week 16 as this week could be a short week before the Christmas/New Year break. Make sure to read David McPhail's Santa's Book of Names and a short follow-up story such as Bear Stays Up Late by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman.

Grades 1, 2, and 3

Lesson: Martin Luther King Jr./Courage Storytime

Materials: books TBD, BrainPOP Jr. video

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will see a short video about Martin Luther King Jr, followed by readalouds (to be determined) about MLK and/or courage. Students will also learn about the biography section of the library.

Grade 4-5

Lesson: Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote

Materials: Martin Luther King Webquest, laptops

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will be introduced to Keynote, and will use information they found at the last lab visit (along with new information from those websites if necessary) to create a Keynote presentation about Martin Luther King, Jr. The slides the students will create will match up with the 6 events outlined in the BrainPOP video and activity the students viewed in a previous computer lab session, and will include an image (from Google Images) and caption explaining the event shown. Students will also need a final slide (or notations on each slide) for citations and a hyperlink to the original picture (not a link to Google Images!).

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 18

Kindergarten

Returning from break calls for the start of a new Storytime. Stories that are set in "schools" is the theme. Start with a discussionMiss Nelson is Missing defining what a setting is. "setting: noun; 1. a rural setting surroundings, position, situation, environment, background, backdrop, milieu, environs, habitat; spot, place, location, locale, site, scene; area, region, district." Use their recent reading of James Marshall's Goldilocks and the Three Bears as an example, i.e. the setting is a house in the woods or in the kitchen. Required reading are the three Miss Nelson books by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall. Start out with Miss Nelson is Missing, the kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a substitute. Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by author Alison McGhee and illustrated by Harry Bliss is nice follow-up that deals with childhood fears about new teachers. Remind the children that they are "certified monstertologists" and should know that there is no such thing as a 300 year old alien living in a teacher's body who needs children's baby teeth.

Grade 1

Lesson: Tangrams and U-fix-it-- Repeat of Tangrams, 2nd time add Cyberchase’s U-fix it

Materials: laptops

Standards: 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

Standards: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
d. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activities: The children are asked to create tangrams (tangram |ˈta ng ˌgrəm|noun a Chinese geometric puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes.) by utilizing two excellent PBS Kids sites: Sagwa andCyberchase. Links to both sites can be found on the School's Library/Technology Links page. Note that their positioning on the page requires the children to scroll down the page utilizing the browser's right vertical scroll bar. The links were intentionally positioned to teach them methods of using the bar (i.e. grab/hold and scroll, clicking above/below the bar, click and hold down above/below the bar, click the bottom up and down arrows in the lower right hand corner, or repeatedly click these arrrows either up or down. Demonstration is required in both tangram sites. Sagwa requires two demonstrations, one for the easy and another for the hard. Cyberchase is the the more complicated and challenging of the sites and will require more demonstration time. This is also a good time to switch the use of browsers from Firefox to Safari. Show that there is very little differences between the two.

The PBS Cyberchase activity U-Fix-It with Ziff is another option that also requires clicking and dragging, scrolling, and online navigation.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 2

Lesson: Acrostic Poems

Materials: laptops

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):

Acrostic Poems (a continuation lesson involving typing and following directions)
In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems. An acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word. As part of the online tool, students brainstorm words to help write their poems and can save their work-in-progress to revise and edit, reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can also print their finished acrostic poems or proudly show off their work by e-mailing it to a friend.
Open an internet browser (Safari or Firefox) and start at the school library website. Click on the "Links" links in the left navigation bar. Find and click on the Acrostic Poems link. Click the "get started" button. Answer the question "What is an Acrostic poem?" by clicking on "See Answer". Get started by typing your name and a topic word. For this example the name of a pet is used "Rosie the Dog". Brainstorm and type in eight words that describe Rosie: dog, moocher, loving, family, kisses, shy, smart, walks and swimming. Use the words to write the Acrostic Poem. Talk about the ability to save the poem. Show how the page lacks the usual top menu bar and how the page can be moved around on the desktop, closed, hidden and expanded.

This activity will be connected to our MLK theme this month, as well as the code of conduct by creating poems related to courage.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 3, 4, and 5

Lesson: MLK Storytime

Materials: BrainPOP video, books TBD,

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will watch a BrainPOP video about civil rights, followed by a review of the biography and poetry sections and some read-alouds from various MLK or courage-related books (TBD).

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 19

Kindergarten

This week sees the return of Miss Nelson and Miss Viola Swamp in Miss Nelson is Back by author Harry Allard and illustrator James Marshall. It is followed by This is the Teacher by author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Mike Lester. Refreshing the children's memories is the first order of business by discussing "setting". Miss Nelson is Missing was set in school as well all the books they will be seeing. Introduce the word sequel (sequel |ˈsēkwəl| noun a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.) Miss Nelson is Back is the sequel to Miss Nelson is Missing. Talk about other popular children's books and movies that were produced sequentially.

Grades 1 and 2

MLK/Courage Storytime

Materials: Books TBD

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will hear read-alouds related to courage, civil rights, and/or Martin Luther King Jr. They could also be directed to the biography section of the library for further exploration.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3

Lesson: MLK - Comic Life

Materials: laptops, Comic Life, desktop folder with images/phrases

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will be introduced to the program Comic Life. They will then use it to create a poster of the 6 events outlined in the BrainPOP MLK Jr. video. A desktop folder will be provided with images from each of the 6 events, as well as a document they can copy/paste from to add words to their Comic Life project. Students will have to open, import, place, and resize their images, as well as add and edit text to correctly label their pictures.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 4 and 5

Repeat of Week 17 with an emphasis adding cited hyperlinks and special effects transitions.

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Week 20

Kindergarten

There is still one more book featuring Miss Nelson; Miss Nelson Has a Field Day but that will be saved for later. Read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by author/illustrtor Kevin Henkes. It's a long story that just now the chidrren will be able to sit through. Because of the story's length it will be their only story.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson: Importing a graphic into Kid Pix (Grab feature???)

Materials: laptops

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standard: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts,
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activities: Students will visit Build Your Wild Self and/or Grabba a Beast and create an avatar of themselves. Their avatars will either be saved to the desktop or "grabbed" and saved to the desktop for importation into Kidpix.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 3

"Love" Storytime with OPAC lesson TBD.

Grade 4

Dewey Bingo lesson TBD.

Grade 5

Cafe Dewey lesson TBD.

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Week 21

Kindergarten

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by authur/illustrator Lauren Childs (see above) is the featured story followed by . Many of the children will know the main characters Charlie and Lola from their television show and her other books. This would also be the perfect time to end the “School Stories” theme by reading the last book featuring Miss Nelson; Miss Nelson Has a Field Day.

Grades 1 and 2

Storytime based around the "Love" theme. Library lesson TBD.

Grade 3

Lesson: Code of Conduct (Part 1)

Materials: laptops, clip art websites, Comic Life

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standard: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts,
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will use Photobooth and Comic Life (as well as a clip art site or Google Images) to illustrate one aspect of each part of the code of conduct. Students will review each part of the code of conduct as shown on the school website. Students will visit predetermined clip art websites to find and select appropriate images for each part of the code of conduct (respect, honesty, compassion, courage, responsibility). They will also add a text bubble explaining each image.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Put Your Face on Money

Materials: laptops, Livequartz software, Photobooth, Directions and Million-dollar bill downloaded from http://oakdome.com/k5/mac/photo-editing/your-face-on-money.php

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will insert a picture of their own faces into images of a million dollar bill. They will learn to use Photobooth to take and save a picture of themselves, as well as a simple photo-editing software called Livequartz (to be downloaded). This will involve using multiple layers in a photo-editing program, as well as re-sizing, zooming in, and careful editing. Students will then be able to apply these skills in other programs such as KidPix and Pages, or other photo-editing applications in the future.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 22

Kindergarten

It's time for a new Storytime theme, “Babies”. Honesty is always the best policy so start right out admitting that you are a former baby. Don't be surprised if you get the response that “we were all babies!”. A decision about the needs and care of babies should ensue and the fact that older siblings may find themselves jealous of a new baby and all the attention it is getting. They will all remember Lily from Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by author/illustrator Kevin Henkes. She makes her return in Julius the Baby of the World. It too, is a long story and should be read without the need for a follow-up.

Grades 1

Lesson: Photobooth into KidPix

Materials: Photobooth, KidPix

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will first learn how to use Photobooth to take and save a picture of themselves to the desktop. They will then use KidPix to import and then edit their photo, (using Import --> Graphic and then finding where they saved their picture). They can then manipulate their picture by adding text, drawing on it, or using various techniques to customize their picture once it has been imported.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 2

Lesson: Photobooth into Pages

Materials: Photobooth, Pages

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will first learn how to use Photobooth to take and save a picture of themselves to the desktop. They will then use Pages to drag and drop and then edit their photo. They can then manipulate their picture by adding text boxes, frames, background colors, and more.

Time: 45 minutes

Grade 3

Storytime based around the "Love" theme. Lbrary lesson TBD.

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Blogs

Materials: BrainPOP, Kidblog.org, class lists

Standard: 2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will first watch the BrainPOP video about blogs. Students will then be able to log in to their new Kidblog.org account and work on an appropriate comment to a blog post that Meg or Winston will have posted. On their next time using the blog, they will be able to use what they’ve learned to create their own blog post on a given topic. Teachers will be invited to use the blogs as well. Students will learn to communicate effectively and appropriately online, using what they had previously learned about netiquette, online safety, and word processing.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 23

Kindergarten

This week and Week 22 may conincides with “The Kindergarten Musical”. Read Julius the Baby of the World if it has not already been read or choose other “Baby” stories to read.

Grades 1 and 2

Storytime based around the "Love" theme. Library lesson TBD.

Grade 3

Lesson: Code of Conduct (Part 2)

Materials: laptops, clip art websites, Pages

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Standard: 6. Technology Operations and Concepts,
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively
c. Troubleshoot systems and applications
Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will use Photobooth and Comic Life (as well as a clip art site or Google Images) to illustrate one aspect of each part of the code of conduct. Students will review each part of the code of conduct as shown on the school website. Students will visit predetermined clip art websites to find and select appropriate images for each part of the code of conduct (respect, honesty, compassion, courage, responsibility). They will also add a text bubble explaining each image.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 24

Kindergarten

There's another story about sibling rivalry in What the No Good Baby is Good For by Elise Broach and illustrated by Abby Carter. Since all the kindergarteners are “certified monstertologists” they'll appreciate the alien professor's lecture on human babies in Earthlets: As Explained by Professor Xargle.

Grades 1, 2, and 3

Lesson: Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss

Materials: Books by Dr. Seuss

Standards: Storytime based around the "Exploring the World of Dr. Seuss" theme. Lbrary lesson TBD.

Objective(s): TBD

Activities: TBD

The week coincides with the first week of March and Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2. It is also the beginning of the National Education Association's Read Across America campaign. During Technology Lessons the chidren will be The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss exposed to three sites with biographical information about Theodor Seuss Giesel (b. March 2, 1904). Make it a point to go to the sites: http://169.244.138.14/~winston_barton/linkspages/Seuss.html and give the children some of the highlights of his remarkable life. For first graders read Dr. Seuss's first book published in 1937, And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street, and his last publishd in 1990, Oh, the Places You'll Go!. For second graders introduce the word biography (biography |bīˈägrəfē| noun ( pl. -phies) an account of someone's life written by someone else. • writing of such a type as a branch of literature.). Talk about the fact that the school library, as do most libraries, has a biography section. Read the excellent biography of Theodor Seuss Giesel; The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Readers’ Theater: Dr. Seuss

Materials: Scripts for The Lorax

Standard: 2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Objective(s):

Activity: Students will hear a read-aloud of the Lorax, and then quickly select parts (could be done randomly, or you could ask for volunteers, depending on time available). Discuss reading with feeling, how actors behave as part of a play and how the audience behaves as part of a play. Students then sit around a large table, each with a script (place markers are helpful). Librarian ensures students are following along closely, but the bulk of the work is done by the students. They get to work on fluency by reading aloud, and participate fully in a story instead of just listening.

Time: 45 minutes

More information: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/readers-theatre-172.html

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Week 25

Kindergarten

How to Be a Baby by Me the Big Sister by author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Sue Heap is this week's lead-off story. It's a fairly long story that should be followed by the poetic verse of Susan Meyers' Everywhere Babies, illustrated by Marla Frazee.

Grades 1, 2, and 3

Lesson: Dr. Seuss Web Resources

Materials: laptops, Dr. Seuss Websites

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Use the reference tools found in predetermined internet sites to complete a WebQuest on Dr. Seuss.

Activity: The two Technology lessons within the month of March will encompass all three grades. Care should be given to proceed at a slower pace for first graders and a bit faster with second and third graders as this lesson is a review from last years.
Seussville Starting at the School Library's Home Page direct the students to the Links link in the menu bar. This page will need to be changed to a current page that contains links to Dr. Seuss. There also should be links to Dr. Seuss in the Book Lovers page. The most important link in both of the pages is the one to Random House's Seussville. It a treasure trove of all things related to Dr. Seuss. But first visit the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and view the All About Dr. Seuss link for biographical information on Theodor Seuss Giesel. While at the this site link to the National Memorial and be sure to scroll down the page to view and discuss the names of the bronze statues. Next visit The Dr. Seuss Art site making sure to click on the Art of Dr. Seuss link. There's a great deal to choose from but focus on his children's book illustrations. Clicking on an illustration such as the Lorax will open an entirely new page that contains examples of his work. Note the use of a second right side scroll bar within the page. Clicking on a illustration opens a page narrower than the original, minus the top menu bar items. Note this and the use of “next” and “previous” links within the page. Click on them to view illustrations that include rough drafts or “sloppy copies”. It's now time to return to the Home > Links or Home > Book Lovers page and the Seussville link. The site makes heavy use of Adobe Flash media that will grab the children's attention. At this point be brief, focusing on the top menu bar and the Author, Videos and Games/Activities links. In the Games/Actiivities link note that the Activities link requires a printer for PDF files while the Games link is best suited for today's lesson. Demonstrate one of the six games, such as Green Eggs and Ham. Review how to get to the links and allow time for exploration and play.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: Dr. Seuss MARVEL Quest

Materials: MARVEL!, Seuss MARVELQuest

Standards: 3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results

Objective(s): Use the reference tools found in MARVEL! to complete a MARVELQuest on Dr. Seuss.

Activities: Students will use various databases provided by MARVEL! to answer questions about Dr. Seuss, as part of our Dr. Seuss theme for the month of March. This will also be a chance to revisit the MARVEL resources and gain more indpependence there, while practicing research skills.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 26

Kindergarten

The children heard Peggy Rathmann's Officier Buckle and Gloria when “School Stories” was the theme. They'll now hear Rathmann's The Day the Babies Crawled Away. It's a must that the word “silhouette” is introduced as the entire book's artwork in done in black silhouettes. (silhouette |ˌsiloōˈet| - noun - the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, esp. in dim light.) The book deserves a great deal of time pointing out the cumulative details of the illustrations. For a follow-up read Back into Mommy's Tummy by author Thierry Robberecht and Philippe Goossens, illustrator.

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

See Week 24.

Note: Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote 46 children's books. Deciding which ones to read aloud to first and second graders should not be a difficult decision. What is unusual about his books are their length. They tend to be very long by today's standards. Finding a short story for a second or follow-up story to first can be a challenge. His books Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories and The Sneetches and Other Stories contain excellent short stories perfect for a follow-up. For a primary read-aloud think of his characters The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose, and Horton the Elephant in Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg. It really is a tough decision which of his books to read when they are all before you. Sometimes it comes down to a spur-of-the-moment choice.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 27

Kindergarten

This marks the last week of the “baby” stories. Both of the read-a-louds are on the quirky side and deal with love, parenthood and expectant babies. The first is 10 (Ten) by Russian author and illustrator Vladimir Rudunsky. Mr. and Mrs. Armadillo turn there love for each other into ten little ones and share their joy with their relatives. Howler by author Michael Rosen and illustrator Neil Layton tells the story of a new baby coming into a household from a dog's perspective.

Grades 1, 2 and 3

See Week 25.

Grades 4 and 5

Continuation of Week 25 or a lesson TBD.

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Week 28

Kindergarten

There's a new Storytime with “Pigs” as the central characters. As with the “Bears” David Wiesner's The Three PigsStorytime we'll start out a familiar retelling of a classic fairy tale retold and illustrated by James Marshall. His Goldilocks and the Three Bears won him a Caldecott Award and his The Three Little Pigs is every bit as good. An excellent follow-up is David Wiesner's 2001 Caldecott Award winning The Three Pigs. It starts out in the same tradition as Marshall's but quickly takes a fanciful turn that child will be captivated by.

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Lesson 1: Exploring the World of Poetry (literature based)

Materials: The Library/Media Center's poetry collection found in the 811's

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will hear poetry, become familiar with famous poets and become acquainted with the 811's

Activities: Poetry to be read TBD.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Lesson 2: Exploring the World of Poetry (technology based)

Materials: laptops

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will hear poetry, become familiar with famous poets and become acquainted with the 811's

Activities: Acrostic poetry site, Photobooth readings, Photobooth into iMovie or Keynote readings, create original poetry on Pages (Haiku)

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 29

Kindergarten

This week, Pigs in love is the sub theme as we start out with The Pigs' Wedding by author and illustrator Helme Heine. When Porker and Curlytail decide to tie the knot, their nuptials are a sight to behold--and wallow in. Great piggy fun at a wedding! The Pig's Picnic by autnor/illustrator Keiko Kasza tells the tale of Mr. Pig as he heads off to meet Miss Pig for a picnic, he encounters animals who offer him their various attributes to impress her (Fox offers his tail; Zebra offers his stripes). The end results are sure to bring a laugh.

See the Activities of Week 28.

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Week 30

Kindergarten

Read Olivia by author/illustrator Ian Falconer and Pigs Aplenty Pigs Galore by author/illustrator David McPhail.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson 1: Exploring Biographies (literature based)

Materials: The Library/Media Center's biography collection found in the 92's, BrainPop Jr.

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will be given a definition of a biography and hear biographies read aloud and become familiar with famous individuals in history by exploring the 92's (both in the library and online the library catalog).

Activities: Biographies to be read aloud to TBD.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Lesson 1: Exploring Biographies (literature based)

Materials: The Library/Media Center's biography collection found in the 92's, BrainPop

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will be given a definition of a biography and hear biographies read aloud and become familiar with famous individuals in history by exploring the 92's (both in the library and on the library catalog) and by visiting the school libraries' Biography Page and the MARVEL! site.

Activities: Biographies to be read aloud to TBD.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson 2: Google Maps (technology based)

Materials: laptops

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

Objective(s): Students will become familiar with the use of Google Maps to visit important geographic landmarks and to get directions.

Activities: We return to the use of typing skills on the internet via Google Maps. Start by opening the School Library Home Page in a browser. Click on Links in the right navigation bar. Laminated colored printed copies of the Places in the USA link are needed and are placed at the children's work stations. An online copy of the laminated sheet can be accessed by clicking on the image of Google Maps on top of a map of the USA. The assignment is to open Google Maps and type in selected places on their laminated sheet (only the places with large red text is required) from the Golden Gate Bridge to Boston's Fenway Park. Demonstration is needed in how to use Google Maps from zooming in and out to using the Street View. Google Maps Help is must for the novice adult user. Allow time for the children to use Google Maps.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Lesson 2: Spreadsheets and the use of the Numbers application (technology based)

Materials: laptops

Standard 2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Objective(s): Students will use the Number application to create a spreadsheet of their activiites for the upcoming summer vacation. Lesson found on the iCreate site.

Activities: Visit the iCreate site for activity information.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 31

Kindergarten

Read A Pig is Moving by author/illustrator Claudia Fries. Dr. Fox, Henrietta Hen, and Nick Hare are worried when a pig moves into their building, but they are pleasantly surprised at what a good neighbor he turns out to be. A good story about prejudging individuals. Olivia and the Missing Toy by author/illustrator Ian Falconer is one of the sequels to the original Olivia read in Week 30.

See the Activities of Week 30.

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Week 32

Kindergarten

Start with Me First by the Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger. Follow it with the classic Pig Pig Grows Up by author/illustrator David McPhail. For a short final read-aloud read Piggies by the husband and wife team of Audrey and Don Wood.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson 1: Exploring Biographies (literature based)

Materials: The Library/Media Center's biography collection found in the 92's, BrainPop Jr.

Standard: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will be given a definition of a biography and hear biographies read aloud and become familiar with famous individuals in history by exploring the 92's (both in the library and online the library catalog).

Activities: Biographies to be read aloud to TBD.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Lesson 1: Exploring Biographies (literature based)

Materials: The Library/Media Center's biography collection found in the 92's, BrainPop

Standard: ISTE NETS-S: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Students will be given a definition of a biography and hear biographies read aloud and become familiar with famous individuals in history by exploring the 92's (both in the library and on the library catalog) and by visiting the school libraries' Biography Page and the MARVEL! site.

Activities: Biographies to be read aloud along with a MARVEL! quest to TBD.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson 2: Google Maps (technology based)

Materials: laptops

Standards: NETS-S 4: “Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions”

Objective(s): Students will become familiar with the use of Google Maps to visit important geographic landmarks and to get directions.

Activities: This lesson expands on the Google Maps lesson first introduced in Week 30. It does not require typing but rather focuses on reinforcing the ability to select and highlight text, and then copy and paste (command C/command V) the text in a text box. Start by opening the Seeing the World page. Clicking either the Google Places on the Earth or the Google Places in the USA graphic will open these pages in a new browser window. The ability to manage two or more web pages open at one time is introduced in this lesson. Once these pages are opened the desired text is selected by highlighting. The text is copied (command C). The page can then be closed by clicking the red dot close button in the upper left hand cornor of the browser window. An alternative is to the click the yellow button next to it to keep the page open but stored in the dock's lower right hand side. What the student's want to avoid is the “layering” of multiple pages open at once and the inability to find or manage their locations. The final step in the lesson is to paste (command V) the copied text in Google Map's search text box. This brings the students full circle to Week 28's lesson on typing locations.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Lesson 2: Spreadsheets and the use of the Numbers application (technology based)

Materials: laptops

2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Objective(s): Students will use the Number application to create a spreadsheet that creates a cost analysis for the cost of owning a puppy. Lesson found on the school library's spreadsheet link.

Activities: Visit the Spreadsheet link for activity information.

Time: 45 minutes

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Week 33

Kindergarten

No Storytime about pigs would be complete with a reading of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by the same two who brought us The Stinky Cheese Main and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith. Follow this with the husband and wife collaboration of Arnold and Anita Lobel's A Treeful of Pigs.

See the Activities of Week 31.

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Week 34

Kindergarten

It's time for the final Storytime of the year, Bugs. Celebrates the disgusting and horrible things you can do with a bunch of bugs with David T. Greenberg's Bugs, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Follow-up Be Nice to Spiders by author/illustrator Margaret Bloy Graham.

Grades 1 and 2

Lesson1: Exploring the World of Ed Emberley (technology based)

Materials: laptops

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): See the full explanation of the lesson can be found on the library's link to Ed Emberley page.

Activities: This lesson revolves around Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book and using Kid Pix to import graphics. A full explanation of the lesson can be found on the library's link to Ed Emberley page.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 3, 4, and 5

Lesson: Animations

Materials: BrainPOP animations video, Stykz program, laptops

Standards: 1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities

Objective(s): Become familiar with the basic principles of animations.

Activities: Create a stick figure animation using the Stykz application and the lesson plan of Media Specialist Steve Ignacio.

Time: 45 minutes

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Library based lessons TBD.

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Week 35

Kindergarten

Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and illustrated by Gorham's own Kevin Hawkes is the only read-aloud on today's agenda.

Grades 1, 2, and 3

See the Activities of Week 35.

Grades 4 and 5

Lesson: iMovie

Materials: laptops

Standards: 2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Objective(s): Become familiar with the basic principles of iMovie and video and audio creation.

Activities: iMovie project TBD.

Time: 45 minutes

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