Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Plagiarism 101

Dear 3rd graders,
You have been working hard on your weather research. Today I want to talk about plagiarism. Here are our learning targets:

  • I can define plagiarism and describes its consequences.
  • I can identify information in a book that I need to create a citation.
  • I can explain when it is acceptable to use people's work and how do so respectfully.

Monday, January 30, 2017


We have upgraded our Biblionasium accounts so that they are linked to our library catalog. Hopefully this will make it easier to find good books that you can check out of our library. Let's work on getting logged in today. Click on the Biblionasium icon and be ready to follow directions.

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?

Click here for survey

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!