Jan 16, 2015: Library

Fourth graders have a lot going on in library classes this month!

We have been collaborating with Peter in music on his To Be A Drum unit.  The students used library books and infotopia.info to research historical figures and events in African American history.  The goal in library for this collaboration is to teach the students learn to dig deeper into topics through critical reading and online searching.  The students then needed to analyze and interpret this information and connect it the idea of being a drum through music, innovation, determination, creativity and community spirit.

The GeoBee is soon upon us.  All fourth graders will be taking a preliminary written bee to determine who will participate in the School Bee in February.  It is amazing to see how much they have learned in a few short months.

There are three weeks left to complete the reading challenge and gallery project. Please sign your child's reading challenge form and return to the library with his/her project by February 6.  If you are having trouble finding a particular book for the challenge, please email me and I will try to set one aside for your child when it comes in.  Information about the reading challenge is on the library website, including reading lists and project ideas. Thank you all for supporting these great readers!