Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7th grade Herring Research

Dear 7th graders,
Today I will show you 2 different sources that may help you with research on the herring industry. Here are our learning targets:
  • I can access and search the Maine News database for recent articles.
  • I can complete a site specific Google search in order to find information on the site.
  • I can cite information that I find on websites and in databases in a bibliography.

Monday, December 10, 2018

5th Grade Database Research

Dear 5th graders,
I want to introduce you to the new databases. Perhaps you will find helpful information for your independent project. You will definitely use these databases for other 5th grade projects! Here are our learning targets:

  • I can access the Digital Maine Library databases and locate appropriate Elementary databases.
  • I can do a keyword search to find information about my topic.
  • I can cite information from a database. I show that I can do this by copying and pasting citation information into this Padlet.

Made with Padlet

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hour of Code

I am excited to be participating in Hour of Code again this year! It's a great way to gain a little exposure to computer science as well as work on our problem solving skills and our ability to work collaboratively.

2nd & 3rd graders: click here!

4th-6th graders click here!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

When We Were Alone

Dear 4th graders,
We read When We Were Alone as part of Global Read Aloud. Let's reflect on what is important to you or about you that you would not want someone to try to change? We'll share some of our thoughts with others on this Padlet.

Library Location Skills

Dear 6th graders,
It's already November, and we haven't had a formal review of how to locate information in the library. We will review and practice our skills today. Here are our learning targets:
  • I can review the different sections in the library and their corresponding call numbers.
  • I can use the catalog and locate a specific item on the library shelves.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Evaluating Web Resources

Dear 7th graders,
Remember that you need to evaluate resources you find online. When you google something, you should take time to consider the information, who wrote it, who published it, etc. I'm attaching a worksheet to help you evaluate a website. We'll practice on some links that I have provided. Before I leave, I want to show you one more resource (a database).

Practice sites

Evaluation Worksheet