Our 1st grade library classes focus on:
- Gaining more experience choosing "just right" books
- Understanding key elements of storytelling, including main idea, character development, setting and predicting
- Recognizing folktales from different ethnic and cultural heritages
- Becoming more comfortable with locating resources within the library
Library Activity - Week of March 30
- April is National Poetry Month!
- Go on Epic and read about one of my favorite poets, Shel Silverstein (If you don't have access to Epic, please have your grown up email Ms. Powell for a log on)
- Use the book's nonfiction text features to answer the following questions
- How many chapters does this book have?
- What pages can you find information about his childhood?
- Show someone in your house (a pet or stuffed animal counts!) a caption and heading from the book
- What does the word inspire mean?
- If you want to learn more about Shel Silverstein, go to www.factsurfer.com and search for his name (double check your spelling!). A few new websites will pop up.
- Read some of his poems at this site. Choose a favorite and illustrate it.
Library Activity - Week of March 23
- Watch my message and read aloud!
- Listen to the read alouds of the other two books in the series here
- What is similar among Spoon, Chopsticks and Straw? (Click here for the answer)
- Find something at home that you can imagine having thoughts and feelings just like you. Draw a picture of that object doing something tricky!
Library Activity - Week of March 16
- We are going to circle back to BIOGRAPHIES with Biography Bingo
- Try to get a Bingo (3 in a row) by reading books about people in the different categories that we talked about in library
- On the 2nd page of the Bingo document, I gave you some suggestions from Tumblebooks and Epic but feel free to read different books
- Grown ups: If you need a free remote access code to Epic, please email me at email@example.com