Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Biography Recommendations

Happy New Year! I am starting off 2017 by updating our biography section. Can you please complete this form to advise me?

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Friday, December 16, 2016

The Christmas Truce

We have read Shooting at the Stars by John Hendrix. Now we will listen to a podcast about the same historical event. As you listen, remember that our learning target for these lessons is:

I can evaluate the advantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Flying Santa

Today we read Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo. We learned that the book is based on true events. Here are some photographs of the real Flying Santas.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Tumblebooks is a great resource to use when we are away from school on vacation and can't come to the library for new reading material. I want to do a refresher with you today. Here are our learning targets:

  • I can explain the difference between a story book, an ebook, a read along and a graphic novel.
  • I can access Tumblebooks from the library website.
  • I can select a Tumblebook of interest to view.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Accessing Your Library Account

Good morning 7H -  
I'd like to teach you how to access your library account online. Here are our learning targets:

  • I can log into my library account (and my FollettShelf account.)
    • firstname.lastname
    • birthday as 8 digits
  • I can access the library’s ebooks.
  • I can check an ebook out and return it.

  • I can explain to a classmate how ebooks work (when they are available, how I can read them, etc).

We also need to touch up and print our book advertisements!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Battle of the Books

We have discussed the requirements for students to participate in the Maine Student Book Award program. Today we will focus on RSU 1's Battle of the Books. Our learning targets are:

  • I can describe the Battle of the Books and its requirements to a classmate.
  • I can create a factual question about a book that I have read.
Here is a video from last year's Battle to give you an idea about how the event works.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'Tis the Season

Good morning, 5th grade -
We're going to practice our library location skills one more time. This time, I want you to locate a book by yourself.  Here are today's learning targets:
  • I can brainstorm appropriate keywords for holiday themed books.
  • I can use the library catalog to locate an appropriate book for the December holidays display.
  • I can locate a book on the library shelves.
When you are done, please complete this exit slip: