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WEEKLY LIBRARY LESSONS:

Students will begin visiting the library the week of August 26 with their homeroom teachers (K-2) and ELA teachers (3-5).  

Week of August 26: K-2 classes will read A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell and discuss proper book care.  3-5 classes will play Jeopardy over library orientation to review rules, procedures, proper book care, etc. of the library.  

Week of September 2: K-1 classes will review library rules and procedures after reading Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems.  Characters from the book will provide demonstrations.  2nd grade classes will play a Kahoot over rules and procedures.  3-5 classes will learn about International Dot Day after reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds as well as create their own artwork and create a virtual scene of their artwork using an app called The Quiver.  If time allows, students will write about their artwork. 

Week of September 9: All classes will be learning about and celebrating International Dot Day by reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds as well as creating their own artwork.  2nd-5th grade classes will also create a virtual scene of their artwork using an app called The Quiver.  

Week of September 16: Kindergarten will be learning about using shelf markers to look for good books.  First grade will first learn about picking a good book that’s just right using the I PICK model and then will practice using shelf markers to look for good books.  Second grade will read nonfiction books in groups and use an app on the tablet to interact with their nonfiction book.  3rd-5th grade students will read books in groups by author Chris Barton, who will be visiting SFA October 1.  Each group will complete a summary over the book using butcher paper and will present their summary to the class. 

Week of September 23: Kindergarten and first grade students will be paired with 5th grade students to read to.  Second grade will read nonfiction books in groups and use an app on the tablet to interact with their nonfiction book.  3rd-5th grade students will read books in groups by author Chris Barton, who will be visiting SFA October 1.  Each group will complete a summary over the book using butcher paper and will present their summary to the class. 

Week of September 30: Kindergarten and first grade will play “Simon Says” with their library books locating title, author, illustrator, title page and headings for nonfiction books, and the ending.  Second grade will work in groups on writing and illustrating their nonfiction books over animals.  3rd-5th grade students will watch a video of DISD Superintendent Dr. Johnson reading The Boo-Boos that Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really) by Barry Wittenstein to introduce the Texas Bluebonnet Award and books nominated for this school year.  Then students will travel around the library to scan QR codes to learn about the different books nominated.   

Week of October 7: Kindergarten and first grade students will watch a video of DISD Superintendent Dr. Johnson reading Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings.  Kindergarten students will choose from options what they think happens after the dog gets his new home.  First grade students will in groups draw maps of the different places Arfie wanted to live and use Ozobots to go around their maps.  3rd-5th grade students will watch a video of DISD Superintendent Dr. Johnson reading The Boo-Boos that Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really) by Barry Wittenstein to introduce the Texas Bluebonnet Award and books nominated for this school year.  Then students will travel around the library to scan QR codes to learn about the different books nominated.   

Week of October 14: Kindergarten and first grade students will read Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver and then will read to their reading buddy (aka stuffed animal) after checking out a book.  Second grade students will read Bored Bella Learns About Fiction and Nonfiction by Sandy Donovan and then pair up with a student that has a book about the same topic and discuss which one is fiction and nonfiction.  3rd-5th grade students will create, learn, and play in the Maker Space section of the library.