Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kindergarten Digital ABC books

During library, Kindergarten students have been reading alphabet books such as Alphabet Under Construction, The Z Was Zapped, and If Rocks Could Sing: a Discovered Alphabet.  With Mrs. Eley, they have been talking about ABC order and how fiction books are on the library shelves in ABC order by the author's last name.

As their culminating project, they were asked to complete a digital photo “scavenger hunt” last week in library.   This corresponds with NJ World Class Standards Content Area Technology Standard 8.1.P

Students were given a card with an object that represents each letter of the alphabet. (For example, “Bb Blue” or “Tt teacher.”) They had to find that object in the library and take 2 digital photos of it using our 4 school Canon PowerShot cameras.

This week each student chose which photo looked the best of the 2 that were taken (we discussed fuzzy/clear and brightness).  Each student typed one sentence of text and we assembled our digital ABC books! We hope you enjoy them!

 Digital ABC books by each K class (in a Flipsnack digital book format) can be found below!
You will notice some "smiley faces" or "hats" over some student faces because of student privacy policies in our district.  :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Does your school have a teacher librarian? Yes!

School librarians are not book chasers, "shushers," and teachers of the Dewey Decimal system anymore!

Check out this YouTube video designed to explain what a teacher librarian does (and what we school librarians do at Mt. Laurel schools!)