Friday, November 18, 2011

Crazy Busy

2nd graders record their learning and cite their sources.
Today was crazy busy. My 2nd graders are continuing to learn about how research is done.  This week they have been very excited to be "real researchers" as they learned how to use the index and table of contents to do research about Thanksgiving for their Symbol Books.  It was great to collaborate with the 2nd grade team for their S.S. outcome.

Using Guide letters to locate books
In third grade, we have been working on navigating the fiction section, and understanding alphabet order.  This week, we learned about guide letters on the shelf, and how they can assist library users in finding books and call numbers.  My favorite quote, "So... what you are saying, is that the dash stands for all of the letters between  the letters on the guide letters."  Exactly!  Students found assigned books, and then explained to a teacher why it belonged with the guide letters on that particular shelf.

Reading to their pets with teacher/vet Mrs. W.
At the end of the day, one of my kindergarten classes brought in their stuffed pets for "Pet Day."  We read Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown.  I heart Peter Brown stories.  I also heart these kiddos that love reading.

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