Thursday, January 18, 2018

BookTaco, take 2

Good morning, 4th graders -
I would like to revisit BookTaco today to make sure we can all use it successfully! Here are our learning targets:
  • I can log in to my BookTaco account. 
  • I can take the book quiz for Little Cat's Luck.
  • I can take another book quiz independently.
Click here for BookTaco.com
Your sign in information is your school email address (Example: firstname.lastname@ rsu1.org) and your Chromebook password.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Finding Nonfiction books

Good afternoon, 3rd graders -
We are going to continue our practice with the library catalog today. But now we are going to go one step further...we are going to look up a book and find it on the library shelves! Here are today's learning targets:
  • I can use the library catalog to find a nonfiction book on an assigned topic.
  • I can write down the title and call number of my book before leaving my seat (with my buddy).
  • I can locate my book on the library shelves and bring it back to my seat, leaving my shelfmarker in its spot (with my buddy).

Friday, January 12, 2018

Good morning, 6th graders -
I would like to take care of some "housekeeping" today. First, can you please take this easy survey for me about Chromebooks?

Click here for the Chromebook Survey

Second, BookTaco has made some changes. We have not logged in since December so I would like us to revisit the site. Our goal for today is to take all the book quizzes for MSBA book that we have listened to as read alouds.

Click here for BookTaco.com


Remember that your sign in information is your school email address (Example: firstname.lastname@ rsu1.org) and your Chromebook password.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MLK and Primary vs. Secondary sources

Today we are reading Andrea Davis Pinkney's book titled Martin & Mahalia: his words, her song.  I would like to show you these two brief clips from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Our learning targets for today's lesson are: 


  • I can define the terms "primary source" and "secondary source."
  • I can deepen my knowledge of Martin Luther King, Jr. through both primary and secondary resources.

Mahalia Video Clip 

Martin Video Clip



Monday, January 8, 2018

Good morning, 5th grade!

I hear that you have been busy researching the pros and cons of chocolate milk. I also know that you will be doing some more persuasive writing soon. Today I will show you a database that will help you with your research. And I'll show you how easy it is to cite it! Here are our learning targets:

  • I can access the MARVEL database Points of View Reference Center.
  • I can do a keyword search in the database.
  • I can locate the cite icon to easily generate a MLA format bibliography citation.


Friday, January 5, 2018

Book Taco

Good morning, 4th graders -
I am excited to introduce you to BookTaco. BookTaco is something new that we are trying out this year. It will help us keep track of our Maine Student Book Award reading. Also, if you are interested in participating in the Battle of the Books, this can help too!

Click here for BookTaco.com

Your sign in information is your school email address (Example: firstname.lastname@ rsu1.org) and your Chromebook password.