Monday, February 6, 2017

Parent Child Book Club 2017

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4th Grade

In 4th grade, students did research on States. They found information about the state geography, famous landmarks, history, tourism, industry, and other fun information.

After the research process, I met with classes to create a SMORE, an online newsletter site. I have a classroom subscription and it worked really well for kids to create online content to share. I taught students about giving credit to photos. My best find for this unit was PHOTOS FOR CLASS. This site gives:

  • Age Appropriate Images 

  • Automatic Citation (See my Minnesota photo for citation)
  • Photos from Creative Commons
    Students had a lot of fun creating their projects. We hope you enjoy them!

    STUDENTS-- Type your FIRST NAME, CLASS, and STATE , then copy your URL


    Friday, February 3, 2017

    3rd Grade Research

    In 3rd grade this year our research topic changed to reflect new standards in our district. This year students researched people that changed history. Our research process focused more on using a new type of resource (the online encyclopedia) as in second grade students had a lot of experience using books, ebooks, and databases (PebbleGo).

    I first taught students what an encyclopedia was, and we did an encyclopedia scavenger hunt. Then students learned how to use the online Encyclopedia Britanica. Students practiced using the online encyclopedia with me to research Nelson Mandela. They also practiced looking up other history makers in the classroom.

    The students then got to choose a history maker to research. In library they used the computers to research using the online encyclopedia.

    Classes then wrote paragraphs. I combined them into an eBook.

    Mr. Hessler's Class Book

    Ms. Marek's Class Book

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    New Book Week

    This week our kindergarten-2nd graders got to preview all of our new books! They are all excited to check them out from the library! There are many wonderful new choices!    

    Monday, November 14, 2016


    Sixth graders have been leaning about the Voyageurs in their Social Studies Class. For their final project, students were asked to journal in the voice of a voyageur.

    Students typed their entries up in class, and their teacher and I worked with them to create a blog using blogger. We learned that:

    • Blogs are a more informal way of communicating online
    • Blogs are like a journal with newest entries on the top of the page
    • Blogs are used for many reasons (hobbies, teaching tool, journal...)
    • Blogs are a way to publish online-- some people are even paid to blog!
    • Blogs are a type of digital media and are interactive
    • Blogs are fun and easy to make

    1.Anna 6MW29.Lucia 6r57.Joshlyn 6T
    2.Hannah 6M/ W30.Chaoming Yang 6R58.Matthew 6T
    3.Tyler31.Avery 6R59.Sam L 6T
    4.Second 6MW32.Neya 6R60.Ansel 6t
    5.Falnyi 6mw33.Juan6R61.Sydney 6T
    6.Yaseen 6mw34.Anthony 6R62.Landon
    7.landon 6mw35.Citlaly6r63.Johannes 6T
    8.Adrian 6mw36.Amir64.Alex 6T
    9.Maceo 6MW37.Everett 6R65.Kaylee6T
    10.Anwar 6MW38.Chaoming Yang6R66.Jana 6T
    11.Alicia 6MW39.Ronan 6R67.Layla 6t
    12.Samuel 6mw40.Jino68.Abby 6T
    13.Velvet 6MW41.Melala 6R69.Darius 6t
    14.William 6MW42.Haneen 6r70.Ellie 6T
    15.Oliver 6MW43.Olivia 6R71.Sophia 6T
    16.Lily 6MW44.Grayson 6R72.Dylan 6T
    17.Sara 6-MW45.Meric73.charlie6T
    18.Austin 6mw46.Hadi 6R74.Sadiq A
    19.Eli 6MW47.Stephen 6R75.Camille6T
    20.Kacia6mw48.Jino 6R76.Matt 6T
    21.AJ 6mw49.Amir77.Mason
    22.alexandro6mw50.Kaylee 6R78.Ansel 6T
    23.Anna 6R51.Anna 6T79.Evie6t
    24.Toby 6R52.Brandon 6t80.Alejandra 6t
    25.Nathan 6R53.Nathaniel 6T81.Alexy 6T
    26.Daniela 6R54.Holden 6t82.owen 6T
    27.Xiaohuai 6R55.amaya6t

    28.Sadie 6R56.JT 6T

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Public Library Visit

    This morning a Ramsey County Public Librarian came to visit our Kindergartners to invite them to get a library card at their January Library Card Party. Ms. Nicole read the students a funny book and taught them about Public Libraries. Author and Illustrator Grace Lin will be at the January event!

    Public Librarians will prepare over 1000 library cards for Roseville kindergartners! Students were all very excited to get their own cards. Thank you Ramsey County Public Library.