What’s happening?

Another busy week has come and gone at Riverside Elementary….Kindergartners left the library this week with their first library book.  We discussed the importance of good library citizenship and I am confident we will have some very careful and respectful library citizens!  Kindergartners also practiced identifying computer parts and how to use the mouse.  All classes came to the computer lab and practiced their “mouse skills” using http://minimouse.us/

1st graders reviewed good book care with our Yes/No game, with many more positives than negatives.  Many students were checking the inside of their library books for tears and writing.  It is great to see such conscientious readers!

2nd graders reviewed the importance of choosing at least one book that is “just right” for them.  Reading Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians helped to connect to that lesson.  We also reviewed how using library buddies to select books off the shelves helps us keep books in the right spot on the shelves.

3rd graders learned the importance on online safety and not sharing personal information online.  We used our Tumblebooks subscription to view the e-book Little Red in Cyberspace, which gave an excellent overview of the topic.

4th graders and I discussed online safety and cyberbullying.  We used Brainpop to watch an online video on Cyberbullying and took the review quiz.

5th graders went through online scenarios with me and I was happy to see that many of them were aware of the dangers of sharing personal information online.  We also discussed cyberbullying and watched the DVD 7 ways to Block a Cyberbully.

5th graders also started helping in our Library Crew – This year we have 57 members!  We appreciate everything they are doing to make our library run efficiently.

Our computer labs were busy places also….from Kindergartners practicing mouse skills to 5th graders word processing their student interviews…the library is the center of activity at Riverside!  It is great to see all of the wonderful resources the library has to offer being used so effectively!

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