Activities for the 2014-2015 school year
Continued working on maps and dictionaries. After the new year, we began working on putting letters then words in alphabetical order. Next we concentrated on deciding if a word would come in between two words displayed. This is a very hard concept to do as they had to really use their alphabetizing skills by deciding if the word they are looking up comes before or after the guide words shown. Update: we did spend a lot of time trying to do this that we didn't get to a Thesaurus. One of the second grade teachers mentioned that on their tests one of the questions was what reference would they use to look for certain items. Example: Use a Thesaurus to look up synoyms and antonyms.
2014-2015 Goal: Concentrating more on Thesaurus' and reviewing with all grades.
Grades 3rd - 6th
Beginning of the year to familiarize with the library - scavenger hunt using QR codes to so students could get oriented with the library. About 6-8 QR codes were places around the library. Students had to use an I-pad, scan the code, then answered the question.
2014-2015: More projects involving QR codes and other forms of technology.
Text feature scavenger hunt. We made an eight box worksheet. We discussed captions, diagrams, maps, index, table of contents, etc. Non-fiction books that contained each feature were scattered around the library with an example of what to look for. Students were given a worksheet to write the title of the book they chose and the page number of the feature they were looking for. After time was up they moved to the next station.
5th Grade: As an assessment after final project students played the game Kaboom. Questions, students came up with the questions from their project, were written on notecards with about 4-5 cards with the word Kaboom. When teacher asked a question, if they got it right then they got to keep the card, if they got it wrong it went back into the pile. As going through pile if a kaboom card was reveiled student had to give back all their cards and were put back in the pile.
6th Grade: As an assessment after final project students played the game Challenge Grid. Questions, students came up with the questions from their project, were written on a Grid. They had a certain amount of time to finish as many questions as possible. When time was up they had to add up their numbers. Whoever gets the highest score wins.
Nebraska animals - They received a graphic organizer, located information about animal online at exploringnature.org, then they created a 3 dimensional tower with the information of their animal on it.
2014-2015 Goal: Make their Nebraska animals into super animals. Using their research, what kind of super powers their animal would have and what would be their animals strengths and weaknesses.
Map skills such as directions, map symbols, map key, and a variety of maps.
1st -3rd grade
Poetry - Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. For Shel Silverstein read a poem called Sick and created a "band-aid" with a list of things that make them go ouch!
2014-2015 Goal: Create more poetry and learn of more poets throughout the grades.
Students and Faculty could write their favorite quote from a book!
NETA CONFERENCE 2015
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