The past few weeks the library have been very busy. What’s happening? Kindergarten students listened to Mrs. D read Mr. Wiggle’s Book and reviewed how to take care of book. They are also enjoying summer stories and using their computers to draw a picture of what they enjoy doing outside during the summer time. 1st graders are learning how to “fill buckets” of others by giving compliments and being kind to one another. Then they are creating a note to a classmate with ABCya Story Maker, drawing a picture online and typing their note. We are printing them so students can give their notes directly to their classmates. 2nd graders practiced math and reading skills with the website Recess Room. 2nd and 3rd graders created Mother’s Day Wordles to share with their mothers after being inspired by stories like The Kissing Hand and Stellaluna.
4th and 5th graders got to work with the Dash robots once again, this time using the Blockly app for Dash on their iPads. With partners or in groups of three students worked through a variety of challenges to code Dash to follow specific commands. Mrs. D had one of the 4th graders share a code he created with his own personal Dash at home with his classmates. It was great to see students taking that next step with coding.
This rotation 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are getting an introduction from Mrs. D about Overdrive, which is a free service offered by our school libraries that lets students and staff borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from their digital collections. Information about Overdrive and all of the other reading options for students will sent home with them right before school gets out this year.