Friday, November 22, 2013

Reading, Writing, Exploring

RES scholars spent their week in the library exploring and reading new books and magazines. Second graders are becoming more independent readers every day...this scholar couldn't wait to read aloud to me.

Kindergartners explored the library's magazines. The library subscribes to Ranger Rick, National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and American Girl magazines. Scholars can check out magazine issues for a week just like books...the kindergartners thought that was great!

In connection with their classroom learning, first graders have been looking at the beginning, middle, and ends of stories. We all enjoyed Marc Simont's picture book The Stray Dog.

Fourth graders finished filming commercials as part of a media literacy unit in their enrichment library classes. Look for the finished commercials in the next few weeks on the ThinkCreateCollaborate blog. And third graders finished writing their informational books in Writers Workshop in their classrooms. I've enjoyed collaborating with the third grade team on this project. It's been inspiring to watch these scholars grow as readers and writers over the last several weeks.

I'm feeling very thankful that I work with such an amazing community of scholars, families, and educators. See you in a week! - Mrs. Redford

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