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WEEKLY LIBRARY LESSONS:

Students will begin visiting the library the week of August 27 with their homeroom teachers (K-2) and ELA teachers (3-5).  

Week of August 27: Discuss library rules and procedures.  Kindergarten will read Mr. Wiggle’s Book by Paula Craig and discuss the proper way to care for library books this year.  First and second grade will read The Library Book by Tom Chapin and discuss how books come alive in our imaginations.  Third, fourth, and fifth grade will read an eBook called Bats at the Library and learn how to use Destiny to search for books and check in and out their own books.  

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Week of September 3: Introduce/review shelf marker procedures.  Kindergarten will read We’re Going on a Book Hunt by Pat Miller while experiencing a class book hunt and learning how to properly use shelf markers.  First and second grade will read The Shelf Elf by Jackie Mims Hopkins and review the proper way to care for library books as well as search for a book using a shelf marker.  Third, fourth, and fifth grade will read an eBook called Bats at the Library and learn how to use Destiny to search for books and check in and out their own books.  

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Week of September 10: Discuss friendliness (Character trait for 1st 6-weeks).  Grades K, 1, and 2 will read a Winnie the Pooh story titled A Bounciful Friendship and review how the characters demonstrated friendliness towards each other.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will watch a YouTube video about a horse with amazing abilities and will read Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman and review how Doc showed friendliness to Jim and how both demonstrated kindness towards animals.  

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Week of September 17: Discuss 2 X 2 awards with grades K, 1, and 2 and show a video of Superintendent Dr. Johnson reading a 2 X 2 book, After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will watch a YouTube video about a horse with amazing abilities and will read Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman and review how Doc showed friendliness to Jim and how both demonstrated kindness towards animals.  

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Week of September 24: Kindergarten and first grade will bring their “reading buddies” to school or borrow one from the library and listen to the book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver and then will read to their reading buddies once they have checked out their book.  Second grade will read Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka and will then draw their feelings on paper.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will practice searching for books on the library catalog, Destiny, individually or in groups on the library laptops.

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Week of October 1: K, 1, and 2 will build and create in Maker Space.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will practice searching for books on the library catalog, Destiny, individually or in groups on the library laptops.

Week of October 8: Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade will learn about poetry.  K and 1 will listen to Guess Who, Haiku by Deanna Caswell and will try to guess what animal is described in each haiku and then will take turns describing different animals not described in the book and the rest of the class will try to guess that animal.  Second grade will listen to A Pocketful of Poems by Nikki Grimes and will discuss the poems read as well as illustrations.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will compare fiction and nonfiction after reading Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick.  Students will compare the nonfiction version of Winnie to the familiar fictional tales of Winnie the Pooh.  

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Week of October 15: K, 1, and 2 will read a book Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin and discuss being trustworthy (character trait for the 2nd 6-weeks).  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will compare fiction and nonfiction after reading Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick.  Students will compare the nonfiction version of Winnie to the familiar fictional tales of Winnie the Pooh.  

Week of October 22: Book fair preview for all grades.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will listen to A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young being read.

Week of October 29: Open check in/check out.  Book fair will open Friday, November 2.

Week of November 5: Book fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Week of November 12: Thanksgiving week for kindergarten, first, and second grade.  Kindergarten will read Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvanofirst grade will read I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson, and second grade will read Gus, the Pilgrim by Teresa Bateman, an electronic book.  Third grade will participate in reader’s theater of Grandpa’s Hal-la-loo-ya Hambone! by Joe Hayes and fourth and fifth grade will participate in reader’s theater of Wedgie and Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors.  

Week of November 19: Thanksgiving holiday

Week of November 26: K-2 grades will read wordless books in groups using their imaginations and record themselves using Flipgrid.  Third grade will participate in reader’s theater of Grandpa’s Hal-la-loo-ya Hambone! by Joe Hayes and fourth and fifth grade will participate in reader’s theater of Wedgie and Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors.  

Week of December 3: K-2 grades will watch Flipgrid videos from last week’s lesson.  3-5 grades will participate in STEM/Maker space in the library using ozobots, snap circuits, and more.  

Week of December 10: K-2 will participate in STEM/Maker space in the library using legos, straws and connectors, and more.  3-5 grades will participate in STEM/Maker space in the library using ozobots, snap circuits, and more.  

Week of January 7: K-2 will learn about hibernation by reading a book (K-Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling; 1st and 2nd-Do Polar Bears Snooze in Hollow Trees? by Laura Durdie Salas) and then pretending to hibernate like an animal we read about.  3-5 grades will compare two Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees about taco trucks (Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee and Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres).  

Week of January 14: K-2 will discuss confidence, this 6-weeks character trait by reading I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont (K), Spork by Kyo Maclear (1st), and Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell.  3-5 grades will compare two Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees about taco trucks (Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee and Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres).  

Cover imageWeek of January 21: K-1 will read Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda after selected students pull items out of a bag as a book preview.  2nd grade will read King Alice by Matthew Cordell and discuss using your imagination.  3-5 grades will design their own food trucks, create a menu, and pricing.     Cover image

Week of January 28: K-1 will pair up with a 5th grade student and will read with him/her.  2nd grade students will play Kahoot over King Alice.  3-5 grades will design their own food trucks, create a menu, and pricing.   

Week of February 4: K-1 will read and sing to If You’re Groovy and You Know It, Hug a Friend by Eric Litwin.  2nd grade will read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! by Lucille Colandro while presenting items pulled from a bag.  3-5 grades will discuss graphic novels/comics, listen to part of Narwhal: Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton, and then will create their own comic strips using an online tool.  

Week of February 11: K-2 will read books containing rhyming words.  1st and 2nd grade will then playing Rhyming Words Bingo.  3-5 grades will discuss graphic novels/comics, listen to part of Narwhal: Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton, and then will create their own comic strips using an online tool.  

Week of February 18: The focus will be on vocabulary words.  Kindergarten will listen to Big Words for Little People by Jaime Lee Curtis and first and second grade will listen to Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe by Jane O’Connor.  Each class will be assign a vocabulary word they’ve been studying and will write or draw what that word means.  3-5 will learn about the life of Dr. Seuss by listening to The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Giesel Became Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krall and then will play Kahoot.  

Week of Febrary 25: K-2 will have a guest reader visit to read a Dr. Seuss book.  3-5 will learn about the life of Dr. Seuss by listening to The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Giesel Became Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krall and then will play Kahoot.  

Week of March 4: K-3 will learn about author Melissa Williams that will visit March 21 as well as listen to a picture book by her.  4-5 will focus on the writing process.  4th grade will listen to Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and 5th grade will listen to Little Red Writing by Joan Holub.  

Week of March 11-15: Spring Break!!!

Week of March 18-22: K-3 will continue to learn about author Melissa Williams that will visit March 21 as well as listen to a picture book by her. 4-5 will focus on the writing process.  4th grade will listen to Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and 5th grade will listen to Little Red Writing by Joan Holub.  

Week of March 25-29: Library Closed for MOCK testing Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and open for check in/check out Wednesday and Friday morning.

Week of April 1-5: K-3 will learn about Earth Day and sign class pledge cards.  K and 1 will read 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh.  2 and 3 will read Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie. 3rd grade will create something using recycled materials.  4th and 5th grade will learn about the upcoming author visit (Nikki Loftin) and will listen to the introductions of her books.  

Week of April 8-12: Library Closed for STAAR testing Tuesday and Wednesday.  K-2 will do Maker Space, 3rd grade will read Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie and create something using recycled materials.  4th and 5th grade will learn about the upcoming author visit (Nikki Loftin) and will listen to the introductions of her books.  

Week of April 15-19: Book fair preview for K-2 and reading Dogosaurus Rex by Anna Staniszewski.  3-5 will do Maker Space.  

Week of April 22-26: BOOK FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Week of April 29-May 3:K-1 will pair up with a 5th grade student and will read with him/her. 3-5 will do Maker Space.  

Week of May 6-10: Discuss summer reading

The Library will be closed for the remainder of the school year to focus on inventory.  We hope students have a wonderful summer and enjoy reading.  See you next school year!