Here's what we're doing by grade level this week:
2nd - Time (to the hour and half-hour)
3rd & 4th - Money (how it's made, coins, bills, counting & making change)
5th - Biblionasium (introduction)
Time Lesson Plan:
Shared Reading: Clocks & More Clocks, A Second is a Hiccup or Hurry Santa
Brain Pop Jr. (clocks and telling time to 1/4 and 1/2 hour)
Flocabulary (clocks and telling time to 1/2 hour)
Local person who makes cuckoo clocks
Telling time with Boomer hands-on activity
Check-out and telling time extension activity during check-out
Money Lesson Plan:
Shared Reading: Money Madness, Berenstain Bears, Money Tree or Pigs will be Pigs
Brain Pop (money)
Flocabulary (counting money)
US Mint: how coins are made
US Bureau of Engraving and Printing: how currency is made
Fun Facts about Money: Site 1 Site 2
Money during Colonial Times (from Philadelphia Mint) - 4th grade
Breakfast with Boomer Money Activity
ABCYa Coin Counting Game OR Amazing Coin Math app on MC iPads
Fun online money games
Extension Activity - Locate and Read "Money Counts" Ebook in Destiny
Share your opinion on print and digital formats. Do you have a preference? If so, why do you like one more (or less) than the other format?
Biblionasium Lesson Plan
Explanation and Demo of what Biblionasium is and how it works.
Hands on practice to make sure:
1. Student can log in.
2. Select avatar.
3. Create bookshelf & add books.
4. Log reading minutes.
5. Write a short review.
6. Send a recommendation to a classmate or teacher.
Students will try resource on laptops, desktops and tablets.
November 11th is Veteran's Day. We honor those who have served in the armed forces - Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard. It is thanks to these very folks that we enjoy the freedoms we do in the good old USA.
Shared Reading: The Wall by Eve Bunting Here is a picture of the Vietnam Memorial located in Washington D.C.
Learn about our armed forces and military:
Brain Pop video - search under "Armed Forces"
Operation Got Your Six video clip
History Channel - Veteran's Day by the numbers
There are parades scheduled in both Marietta and Smyrna on Saturday. You are likely to see older men and women dressed up in uniforms all around town. People will be placing flags on the tombstones at the Marietta National Cemetery and elsewhere to show respect for and to honor our veterans. Remember, we have an all volunteer military. No one is making them sign the 4 year contract to join. They do so willingly and know that there's the possibility they could make the ultimate sacrifice (die) while defending their country. That is why we should thank them at every opportunity.
What are some ways you can show gratitude and appreciation to our members of the military? Here's a list to get you started.
We have five staff members @ The River who are veterans:
Coach Bachelor - Army
Mr. Oliver - Air Force
Ms. Martin - Air Force
Mr. T. Williams - Marines
Ms. Neal - Army
David Harris, son of Ms. Harris, also serves in the Navy.
Upper grades will be writing thank you notes to one of these individuals.
Lower grades will be decorating pictures and writing a 1-2 sentence personal note to accompany with their picture for one of the individuals listed above.