On Friday. March 3 KES celebrated Dr. Seuss's Birthday as part of Read Across America Day! An all school assembly kicked off the day with a song and trivia about the famous and much loved author, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. Classroom doors were decorated and shown at the assembly along with the book commercials (see below) students made during their library media center time. KES students have pledged to read 1,000 books over the month of March! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Check out Mr. Granucci's website to see awesome examples of student work. In a recent project, Mr. G used the iPads and an app called "Chatterpix" to showcase student's artwork. 3rd graders made self portraits and then imported them into "Chatterpix." You can learn all about these 3rd graders by viewing their projects. Here is a link to Mr. G's webpage: Mr. Granucci's Art
Students have been busy publishing and posting work on their classroom websites. Did you also know that our students’ work is often published on SchoolTube so students around the country can learn from us? To access our SchoolTube page, go to SchoolTube. com and then search for “D17.” Once you search for “D17” you will find our videos and work under the “Schools – D17” section. Scroll down to see many of our projects published this school year. Students love to check in to see how many “views” their work has received. Thanks for checking out their work!
Don’t forget that links to great websites like PebbleGo and Storyline Online can be found on the library website. Go to bhklibraries.weebly.com to see all of the resources available to our students and families!
Mrs. Hosking and Mrs. Kohs recently visited the KES Book Fair and purchased a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles for the KES library. Check the "New Titles" shelf often to see the exciting new books available to students. Also be sure to take a look at this year's Elementary and Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees! More information about the 2016 Nutmeg Nominees, including exciting book trailers, can be found on the library website by clicking HERE! Happy Reading!
Wow! The library has been a busy place as students K-4 are learning how to use iPads to create, publish, and share work. Kindergartners recently published eBooks based on Bill Martin Jr's story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Here is a sample of one of those books:
To see the tales created by other kindergarten classes, click HERE. First and second graders are also using iPads. They've learned about an app called Doodle Buddy which they will be using to illustrate stories they write. Second graders are also starting to create book trailers using an app called Adobe Voice. Third graders are getting ready to use a website called Storybird where they will select pieces of art to help inspire their creative writing. One class has begun publishing their stories. Here is a sample:
To read more books created by 3rd graders, click HERE. Finally, fourth graders have been busy creating books to help kindergarteners and new families learn about their schools. Here is a sample of one of their books:
To see more of the 4th grade books/videos, click HERE. You can also check out classroom websites to see samples of published student work. It's wonderful seeing students using our new iPads and laptops to be creative in their learning!
September was a whirlwind of activity in the library! We have begun working with the new KES iPads during library class. Third and fourth graders are creating eBooks using iPad apps such as Little Bird Tales and Adobe Voice. Second graders have begun learning the basics of using iPads and will be creating and publishing their work soon using these innovative devices. First graders and kindergartners will be learning about the iPads more once our new covers arrive. In the meantime, first graders are learning about the computers in our computer lab and kindergarteners are making a digital class book all about themselves. What an exciting start to our school year!
It's so nice to be back with the students in RSD 17! We are off to a great start in the library. Our youngest students are learning how to find and check out new books. Our oldest students are making "All About KES" digital books so our kindergartners become better acquainted with their new school. Grades in between are learning about using computers, our new iPads, and making QR codes. We have been busy for sure! Be sure to check out the main library website (a link is at the top of this page) and check it frequently. On that website, you will find access to student databases, samples of student work, and great websites to share at home. Have a great school year and happy reading!!