Sunday, March 24, 2013

Day 18 - Book Clubs and Grant Writing

Thursday was a productive and fun day.  The morning began with the 2nd grade "Pirate" crew reporting for duty.  They continued working on their PowerPoint presentations.  Lee Anne advised the students to choose a design template before adding images and adjusting fonts.  I got to provide some hands-on technology instruction on importing images and saving files.  As I have confessed to Lee Anne, I am actually a novice PowerPoint user so at times I am learning alongside the 2nd graders.  You are never too old...

At the request of a 5th grade teacher Lee Anne prepared a presentation on library reference tools.  PASS testing on ELA includes a number of questions relating to research and appropriate sources. 

I had fun listening to Lee Anne's rendition of Hattie the Fox complete with different voices and speaking parts for the students.  In preparation for the grant deadline, I continued to research Kindles.  This involved pricing as well as administration and management details.
The Lunchtime Book Club finally took place and was enjoyed by all.  Four of Mrs. Judd's students joined me for lunch in the library conference room.  Michael, Seth, Kate, and Kamayah brought their favorite books and shared a little about them. Three of the students had purchased their books at the school book fair - way to go book fair!  Yet another way to get kids books they want to read.  I asked the kids about their favorite genres and types of books.  Mysteries and fantasies were high on their list.  And of course Ninja Weenies. 

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