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Miss Wilks's Library Page: Activities

Weekly Activities for Miss Wilks & Mrs. Gordon's Classes

Bancroft Library BINGO  

PRIMARY

Choose an activity to do each day

 

Read a nonfiction book using Lightbox

Read a story, write or draw what happens in the beginning, middle and end.  Share with a family member.

 

Build a cup structure using at least 25 cups.

 

Read one story from Epic.

 

Research a person in PebbleGo.

 

Write an ABC book, pick a word for each letter and illustrate!

Practice putting something in ABC order. Remember books in the library are organized in ABC order by the author’s last name.

 

 

Read a story on Tumble Books.

 Create a main character to be used in a children’s book. Draw the character, name it and describe the character to a family member.

 

 

Write a poem that rhymes.

 

Pretend you are a teacher and read a book to a stuffed animal or action figures!

 

 

Read one story on Storyline Online.

Make a maze

https://game.kodable.com/play?hc=1&type=home&user=pxep2wp&showSpace=hocSelectMakeMazes

 

Write a story about an animal, make sure there’s a beginning, middle and end.  Illustrate it!

 

 

Build a fort to read in!

 

Research one animal in PebbleGo.

Tell someone in your house the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book.

 

 

Design a bookmark!

Show a family member the parts of a book, front/back cover, spine, title, author

 

Read a book of your choice to a family member.

 

 

Read a book using Sora

Read a nonfiction book using Lightbox.

Use the cover of a book to make predictions, read or listen to the story and see if you are right!

 

 

Read in bed.

Check out https://wideopenschool.org/programs/family/PreK-5/ and do a fun activity!

 

Bancroft Library BINGO 

INTERMEDIATE

Choose an activity to do each day

 

 

Read a book using Sora

Go to the Bancroft Library catalog and find 5 books you want to check out when we go back to school.

 

Use your name and create an acrostic poem about yourself.

 

 

Read one Storyline Online book.

Practice your keyboarding skills on https://www.nitrotype.com

Design a comic strip about yourself or a character in a book.

 

Read a story to a younger sibling.

 

Read one nonfiction book in Epic.

Learn to code https://studio.code.org/courses

 

Write a letter to a friend or family member and mail if you can!

Check out https://wideopenschool.org/programs/family/PreK-5/ and do a fun activity!

 

 

Start a new series of books.

Find a book that is also a movie.  Read the book and then watch the movie- write about which one was better!

 

Interview a family member and write a biography about their life.

Email Miss Wilks or Mrs Gordon a book recommendation!  Tell us what you read and why you liked it!

 

Research a topic of your choice using Britannica Database.

 

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes.

Learn how to make a paper horse that walks!  https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-horse-that-walks/

 

 

Listen to an audio book using Sora

 

Create a bookmark that is related to a book you’ve read.

Create a poem!

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_engine.htm#

 

Read a nonfiction book using Lightbox.

 

Read a book outside for 20 minutes.

Recreate part of a book with toys and other objects around your house!

 

Take a virtual tour in Britannica to another country.

Bancroft Library BINGO  

PRIMARY

Choose an activity to do each day

 

Read a nonfiction book using Lightbox

Read a story, write or draw what happens in the beginning, middle and end.  Share with a family member.

 

Build a cup structure using at least 25 cups.

 

Read one story from Epic.

 

Research a person in PebbleGo.

 

Write an ABC book, pick a word for each letter and illustrate!

Practice putting something in ABC order. Remember books in the library are organized in ABC order by the author’s last name.

 

 

Read a story on Tumble Books.

 Create a main character to be used in a children’s book. Draw the character, name it and describe the character to a family member.

 

 

Write a poem that rhymes.

 

Pretend you are a teacher and read a book to a stuffed animal or action figures!

 

 

Read one story on Storyline Online.

Make a maze

https://game.kodable.com/play?hc=1&type=home&user=pxep2wp&showSpace=hocSelectMakeMazes

 

Write a story about an animal, make sure there’s a beginning, middle and end.  Illustrate it!

 

 

Build a fort to read in!

 

Research one animal in PebbleGo.

Tell someone in your house the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book.

 

 

Design a bookmark!

Show a family member the parts of a book, front/back cover, spine, title, author

 

Read a book of your choice to a family member.

 

 

Read a book using Sora

Read a nonfiction book using Lightbox.

Use the cover of a book to make predictions, read or listen to the story and see if you are right!

 

 

Read in bed.

Check out https://wideopenschool.org/programs/family/PreK-5/ and do a fun activity!

 

Bancroft Library BINGO 

INTERMEDIATE

Choose an activity to do each day

 

 

Read a book using Sora

Go to the Bancroft Library catalog and find 5 books you want to check out when we go back to school.

 

Use your name and create an acrostic poem about yourself.

 

 

Read one Storyline Online book.

Practice your keyboarding skills on https://www.nitrotype.com

Design a comic strip about yourself or a character in a book.

 

Read a story to a younger sibling.

 

Read one nonfiction book in Epic.

Learn to code https://studio.code.org/courses

 

Write a letter to a friend or family member and mail if you can!

Check out https://wideopenschool.org/programs/family/PreK-5/ and do a fun activity!

 

 

Start a new series of books.

Find a book that is also a movie.  Read the book and then watch the movie- write about which one was better!

 

Interview a family member and write a biography about their life.

Email Mrs. Gordon or Miss Wilks a book recommendation!  Tell us what you read and why you liked it!

 

Research a topic of your choice using Britannica Database.

 

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes.

Learn how to make a paper horse that walks!  https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-horse-that-walks/

 

 

Listen to an audio book using Sora

 

Create a bookmark that is related to a book you’ve read.

Create a poem!

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_engine.htm#

 

Read a nonfiction book using Lightbox.

 

Read a book outside for 20 minutes.

Recreate part of a book with toys and other objects around your house!

 

Take a virtual tour in Britannica to another country.

Kindergarten-1st Grade 

Lesson:    Opinion Writing

Learning Target:  I can write an opinion (idea) about something that I like.

1. Think about things that you like  Examples:  favorite food, sports, games, books, etc.

2. Write your opinion on a piece of paper.

                            My Opinion --Graphic Organizer

I Like ___________________________.

Reason #1                                       Reason #2

 Rewrite your answers above Below

I Like ____________________________________

because __________________________________

and _____________________________________.

3.  Read your opinion sentence out loud. 

Read a book of your own or go to Bancroft's Library Webpage,click on Tumblebooks and choose a book   Read for enjoyment.

  Keep Reading!!! 

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

2nd-3rd Grade 

Lesson:    My Opinion

Learning Target:  I can back up my opinion with facts. 

1.  Watch the story:  My House Is Alive!

Click Here to view the video

If you have trouble with the video, go to Library Webpage & click on Tumble books Search for My House is Alive!

or Read One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul in Sora

Sora Overdrive ----need log in information  *Need log in information to read story  If you need your log in info. contact us.

2.  After watching or reading the story, use the following to write your opinion

In my opinion, _________________________.  I believe this because _______________________. Another reason is _______________________.  Based on these facts, I think ____________________.

 Keep Reading!!! 

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

4th-5th Grade 

Lesson:    Research (K-W-L Chart)

Learning Target:  I can write down facts on an animal of my choice using a K-W-L Chart.

1.  Go to Library Webpage & Click on Britannica School (need password-contact us) choose an animal, or Read a book/e-book about an animal 

2.  Take a piece of paper

Divide it into 3 columns

K-what you already know about your animal

W-what you want to learn about your animal

L-what you learned in the reading

1st column --write what you already know about the animal you chose

2nd column-write down what you want to learn about your animal   (Write down Questions)

3rd column-write down what you have learned after reading about your animal

K-W-L Chart
Know Want to Know Learned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep Reading for enjoyment!! 

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

6th Grade 

Lesson:    Opinion Writing

Learning Target:  I can write an opinion (idea) about video games.

1.  Question: Are Video Games good for you?

2.  Go to Gale (Research in Context)  We used this resource when researching exotic animals.  Remember you might need the password.  If you forgot, contact us.   

Click Here for the Link to Article:  Are Video Games good for you? 

You may use other articles from Gale to support your opinion.

After reading the article, use the following to write your opinion

In my opinion, _________________________.  I believe this because _______________________. Another reason is _______________________.  Based on these facts, I think ____________________.

Keep Reading for enjoyment!!! 

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

Kindergarten-3rd Grade 

Lesson:  Making Predictions

Procedure:  

Learning Target:  I can make a prediction about what I think will happen in a story.

1.  Read a book of your own or go to Bancroft's Library Webpage, click on Tumblebooks and choose a book

2. Before you read the story, look at the cover and see if you can predict to yourself or to a family member what you think the story is about. 

*Think to yourself “I think ____ will happen because ___.”  “From the author’s clues I can predict ___”

2. Read or listen to the book that you chose

3.  Were your predictions correct?  What clues helped you make your prediction? 

4.  Illustrate a picture and write about what happened in the story.  Be sure to include characters and the setting in your illustration!

****You did great.  Keep Reading!!!  

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

Check next week for another Lesson  

 

4th-6th Grade 

Lesson:  Design Thank You Notes

Procedure:

Learning Target:  I can design/create (make) a Thank You Note to people who are helping others in our country.   

1. Design a Thank you Note to Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Firefighters, Truck Drivers, or grocery store employees.  People who are helping others in our country.

2. Take a piece of paper (construction, regular, whatever you have on hand)  do not fold paper. 

3.  Make a Thank You Note  (Not a Card) for a group

Example: Nurses  Thank you for caring for people who are sick.  It is greatly appreciated.

Put a happy, nice picture on your paper   Make sure to put some color on it.  It has to be school appropriate. 

Not only do we want to say Thank You We want to bring some cheer and hope in their lives.

Do Not Put your Name on the Thank You Note

4.  ***When you are finished---Have a Parent/Guardian take a picture of it and

Send Thank you note to us through Email:

Send to Miss Wilks or Mrs. Gordon @

 robin.wilks@ops.org     or     rachel.gordon@ops.org

Subject:  Thank you Note 

Put Thank you note as an attachment 

Let us know who you are in the body of the email.  You need to get credit for doing this lesson.

5.  We will make sure that your notes are being forwarded to that group.  

Important: We can not hand them to the person personally.  We need to practice social distancing.  

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

****You did Great.   Keep Reading!!! 

Check next week for another Lesson 

Kindergarten-3rd Grade 

Lesson:  Identify Elements of Literary text (e.g. characters, setting, problem, solution, events) 

Procedure:  

Learning Target:  I can identify (name) the characters, setting, and events of a story.

1.  Read a book of your own or go to Bancroft's Library Webpage,click on Tumblebooks and choose a book

2. Read or listen to the book that you chose

3.  Answer these questions:

*Where does the story take place? 

*Who are the characters? What are their names?  Who is the main character? 

*Is there a problem in the story? If yes, what is the problem?

*How was the problem solved?

*What are the important events in the story?

****You did Great.  Keep Reading!!! 

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

4th-6th Grade 

Lesson:  Design Thank You Notes

2 Weeks (work on for 2 weeks)

Procedure:

Learning Target:  I can design/create (make) a Thank You Note to people who are helping others in our country.   

1. Read book on Unite -- Go to Bancroft's Library Webpage click on Unite (located at the bottom of page)

Click on the Book Title:  What is COVID-19?

2.  Read the book

3.  Design a Thank you Note to Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Firefighters, Truck Drivers, or grocery store employees.  People who are helping others in our country.

4. Take a piece of paper (construction, regular, whatever you have on hand)  do not fold paper. 

5.  Make a Thank You Note  (Not a Card) for a group

Example: Nurses  Thank you for caring for people who are sick.  It is greatly appreciated.

Put a happy, nice picture on your paper   Make sure to put some color on it.  It has to be school appropriate. 

Not only do we want to say Thank You We want to bring some cheer and hope in their lives.

Do Not Put your Name on the Thank You Note

6.  ***When you are finished next week Week of April 20---Have a Parent/Guardian take a picture of it and

Send Thank you note to us through Email:

Send to Miss Wilks or Mrs. Gordon @

 robin.wilks@ops.org     or     rachel.gordon@ops.org

Subject:  Thank you Note 

Put Thank you note as an attachment 

Let us know who you are in the body of the email.  You need to get credit for doing this lesson.

7.  We will make sure that your notes are being forwarded to that group.  

Important: We can not hand them to the person personally.  We need to practice social distancing.  

Please stay Safe, Positive, Healthy, and Practice social distancing.

****You did Great.   Keep Reading!!! 

Check next week for another Lesson 

Kindergarten-3rd Grade 

Lesson:  Comprehension   

Procedure:  

1.  Read a book of your own or go to Bancroft's Library Webpage & click on Tumblebooks and choose a book

2. Read or listen to the book that you chose

3.  Answer these questions:

*What are you picturing as you read/hear this text? 

*What are you wondering about? 

*What has happened so far?

****You did Great.  Keep Reading!!! 

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

4th-6th Grade 

Lesson:  Comprehension

Procedure:  

1.  Either choose a book of your own or go to Bancroft's Library Webpage & click on Sora Overdrive or Tumblebooks Choose a book

****If you forgot your login info for Sora, email me.  

2.  Read the book for 15-20mins. 

3.  Answer these questions:

*What are you picturing as you read/hear this text?

*What are you wondering about? 

*What has happened so far?

****You did Great.  Keep Reading!!! 

Check next week for another Lesson 

 

 

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