We will be utilizing a flipped classroom model for the next few weeks while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. I will be posting daily activities here which will be shared out with classroom teachers. Check your class Seesaw for any activities required by your individual classroom teachers. Remember to READ while you are out.
Today's activities feature - Pete the Cat
1. Watch this video: Mrs. Becky (shares at least 2 stories of Pete the Cat)
2nd & 3rd might also like this one: video
2. Complete one of the following activities:
2nd & 3rd: write a 3 sentence summary of the book in your journal.
4th & 5th: Pete the Cat Word Scamble (print out and complete or unscramble in your journal).
3. Learn About the Author & Illustrator Author and Illustrator Bios
Kim and James Dean are from Savannah, Georgia. Can you locate the city on this map?
Can you name the body of water directly southeast of the city?
Student challenge: Log in to Destiny (via Cobb Digital Library). How many Pete the Cat books do we have in our library? Comment below with the answer. I will draw a winner from all the correct responses.
Thank you for attending the session to learn about library resources that support literacy. I hope you find value in these resources. Please click on the document below to retrieve a copy with the embedded links:
NCAA® "Read to the Final Four"
A myON Reading COMPETITION for Metro Atlanta 3rd graders!
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Sora is here!!!
Sora provides Riverside Intermediate students the quickest and easiest access to children's eBooks and audiobooks provided by our Library, Cobb County School District and the Cobb County Public Library! Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Once a student logs in and borrow books the books will be available to students across all devices and platforms!
Presidential Pets (use the following links to find your answer)
Presidents are listed in reverse chronological order meaning the first one is the current President and it goes in order "backwards" from there.
John F. Kennedy (about 1960)
Herbert Hoover (about 1930)
James Monroe (read last paragraph)
Harry Truman (about 1940)
I am ecstatic to report that the Media Center is NO LONGER a part of the enrichment rotation.
After five years, the library will again return to a flexible schedule, so that teachers and students can come as needed. I am encouraged by the teachers who have already reached out to me regarding future collaborative lessons. We will figure out our new path together as we begin the transition to a full-blown Library Learning Commons. Although we have purchased some cool new furniture and partially genrefied the chapter books, there is MUCH more to be done.
My excitement is tempered with a note of sadness, as our long-time media parapro, Ms. Harris, has been reassigned to the computer lab. In her place, you will see Mrs. Griffin. You should recognize Mrs. Griffin from PE. She also co-sponsored the sewing club with me. Mrs. Griffin will float between PE and the Media Center.
Two other changes are coming to the library: (1) Self Check-In for Students and (2) Online Scheduling for Teachers and Staff. Orientations are set to begin no later than 8/12. We need to finish inventory and shift some things around before we open to students.
Hi everyone! Just a quick note to remind you to READ 1500 minutes this summer. It'll help you avoid the dreaded summer slump. You can read the Fortnite magazine - as long as you are READING.
By the way, I am doing much better. The doctors expect me to make a full recovery from Bell's Palsy. I can smile and speak normally now. Boomer has been taking excellent care of me this summer!
Ms. Harris and I are hopeful that we will be able to institute some major changes to the library very soon. Can you say Learning Commons Certification? Exemplary Library Media Program? We do some really cool things in our library that deserve to be shared with the larger community. The first step, however, is for our library to meet the scheduling requirements to even begin the process. Right now, we don't since we are on a 100% fixed schedule. My fervent hope is that administration does the right thing and returns us to a flexible schedule in August. If so, WATCH OUT! So many ideas are running in my head!
Enjoy the rest of your summer break.
Since Mother's Day will be celebrated in the USA on Sunday, May 12th, I thought we'd spend some time this week learning about the history behind the holiday and share some ways we can honor our Moms on this important day! Remember, while your mother may be the one who gave birth to you, a Mom can be any one of the wonderful women in your life you helped you along your journey - grandma, auntie, teacher, neighbor, mentor, friend...the list goes on. There is truth to the old adage "It takes a village to raise a child." Be sure to tell these wonderful women how much you appreciate all they do for you!
Read A Loud Selections:
The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper
No Time for Mother's Day by Dorothy Donohue
Ma Dears Aprons by Patricia McKissack
History of Mother's Day (about 3 minutes)
Momisms set to the William Tell Overture (about 3 minutes) - How many of these has your mother said to you?
You will have time to create a project to give to your Mom on Mother's Day:
And it's also National School Library Month!
What kinds of things do you like to do at your school library and the public library? The public library has all sorts of FREE activities for the entire family, plus free homework assistance. You have a limited use library card tied to your lunch number, but your family can get a library card with full borrowing privileges for FREE. You can check out state park passes, wifi hot spots, video games, specialty shaped cake pans and a whole lot more.
There are some famous ladies who really support libraries that you should know about:
Melinda Gates (wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates)
Laura Bush (former First Lady and wife of Bush 43 - also a children's librarian back in the day)
Sandra Deal (former First Lady of Georgia - a teacher who loved to read to as many schools as possible in GA while her husband was Governor).
Brain Pop video - library
YouTube video playlist