May 13th – May 16th

Kindergarten -classes will be exploring the book,  How Do You Know It’s Summer?  We will also listen to Lauren Child’s book, I’m Extremely Boiling. Students will look at other Charlie and Lola books.  We will watch a Charlie & Lola video about a special library book (10) and then color a summer picture online.   We will encourage students to attend the Summer Reading Program at the library.

1st Grade –   We will prepare for or reinforce the learning from our trip to the zoo by reading some non-fiction books – I See a Kookaburra and Actual Size;  We will use the bookflix story Who Works at the Zoo? (Animals in Nature & 6th row down) and play the word games with it. We will check out  zootube videos  (Cin. Zoo) 3m and or zoo web camsHere are animals you may see at the Columbus Zoo.  If we have extra time, we will look up zoo words in the dictionary.

2nd Grade – We will be learning about dinosaurs to enrich what students learned at Camp Stompalong. We will read Thesaurus Rex and then practice using thesaurus with words that relate to dinosaurs. We will watch and practice How to Draw a Dinosaur with Shapes.      Let’s read about dinosaurs in Infohio’s Kids Infobits.   Here is a dinosaur puzzle to put together or pictures to color.

3rd Grade a.m. – We will play a kahoot review game about Geography.  With any time that is left over we will explore sites related to favorite books, authors, or book characters.  Choose from any of these:    Magic Tree House   Wimpy Kid  Dear Dumb Diary   Goosebumps  ISpy    Jack Prelutsky   Roald Dahl   Brian Cleary      Capt. Underpants

3rd Grade p.m.     We will look at a slide show of “Famous Freddies”.  Then we will enjoy looking at some old Fredericktown Yearbooks (10). We will try our hand at drawing a picture with Jason Tharp,  FHS Grad’94, as our instructor.  If we have time, students can go on “Fun Stuff” on the FLS Virtual Library.

4th Grade –  We will play an end of year 4th grade kahoot game.  With time that is left over we will explore sites related to favorite books, authors, or book characters.  Choose from any of these:   I Survived   Magic Tree House   Wimpy Kid  Dear Dumb Diary   Goosebumps  ISpy    Jack Prelutsky  Roald Dahl   Brian Cleary   Margaret Peterson Haddix    Rick Riordan  Wings of Fire   Capt. Underpants   With remaining time we will listen to an inspirational story about real kids.

5th Grade –  Mrs. Simmons’ group:   We will check out what the public library has on “Wonder.”  We will go to the Wonder Website and read its summary and then watch the book trailer.  Book trailer for 365 Days of Wonder (1:20)  Book Trailer  for The Julian Chapter  (1:27)   The official Movie Trailer (2:10)  Read about the author (enlarge) and do select Q & A’s .  With remaining time read the Wonder Book Review (under All News)

Mrs. Elder’s group – We will play a 5th Grade  End of  Year Kahoot game.  With time that is left over we will explore sites related to favorite books, authors, or book characters.  Choose from any of these:   I Survived   Magic Tree House   Wimpy Kid  Dear Dumb Diary   Goosebumps  ISpy    Jack Prelutsky  Roald Dahl   Brian Cleary   Margaret Peterson Haddix    Rick Riordan  Wings of Fire   Capt. Underpants

May 6th – May 10th

Kindergarten – will talk about community helpers at Museums.  We will talk about what is a museum and who has been to a museum and who works at a museum.  We will explore a fiction (Maisy Goes to the Museum) and two non-fiction books ( 1 to 10 and Back Again); ( I Like to Visit the Museum) about a museum.  We will take a trip to a museum for insects called an Insectarium. (Things to do in Montreal. Tour the Insectarium.4m) Then we will create   and/or  color our own insects.

First Grade – We will talk about the upcoming Night of the Museum here at our school.  We will read the book, Bailey at the Museum.  Then we will actually look at pictures from a museum in the non-fiction book called A is for Artist. After the teacher demonstrates a website then  students will explore a museum on their own online.  Try the Mona Lisa puzzle.

Second Grade – We will talk about the upcoming Night of the Museum here at our school.  We will read the book, The Night at the Museum.  Then we will look at a non-fiction book called, How the Meteorite Got to the Museum. After the teacher demonstrates a website then  Students will explore a museum on their own online.   Try the Mona Lisa Puzzle.

Third Grade a.m. – We will explore what’s on the children’s page of the public library.  We will talk about the Summer Reading Program .  We will read (3.5 min.) I am Dead at Recess on Tumble Books.  We will see what games and puzzles go with the book.  We will review how to use the online catalog and write the names of a couple of them down on scrap paper.  Then we will see if any of our books that we like are available at the public library.   With any time left we can play “fun stuff” on the virtual library site.

Third Grade p.m. –  We will learn about the churches in Fredericktown and we will be learning about the church history in Fredericktown.  We will check online to see how many churches there are in Fredericktown. We will click on their google addresses to locate and see if we recognize them. After reading an article about church history we will play a game of tic tac toe to assess what we learned.  (Friday’s class missed the lesson on school history.)

Fourth Grade – We will “tour” the public library’s website.  We will talk about the Summer Reading Program. We will learn how to use the online catalog and explore the online services page.  Teacher will demonstrate “tumblebooks”   We will look at and explore the site–What Should I  Read Next ?….then we will look and see if those books are available at the public library.  If time permits, choose from any of these:   I Survived   Magic Tree House   Wimpy Kid  Dear Dumb Diary   Goosebumps  ISpy    Jack Prelutsky  Roald Dahl   Brian Cleary   Margaret Peterson Haddix    Rick Riordan  Wings of Fire   Capt. Underpants    (Friday’s group missed the Online Safety lesson from last week.)

Fifth Grade:  (Mrs. Elder) will use the handout, How Smart Are You as a tool to learn more about online safety.  We will see how many answers we already know and then give time to check out each of those areas.  (Mrs. Simmons) will explore books by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  How many Haddix books at the library?  Let’s check out her site.  Read her short bio and watch the video introduction.  Trailers include:   Found    Shadow Children Among the Hidden   Child of Exile    Running Out of Time    and Uprising

 

 

Friday, May 3rd

Kindergarten – And so we continue our readings of There Was an Old Lady……This week we read There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!  We will listen to the book, Trout, Trout, Trout and compare the two.   Read the article about trout in World Book Kids. Show students different species of freshwater fish here.  Students can continue looking at the fish pictures on their own or do the Gone fishing puzzle here.

First Grade –  This week we will focus on the habitat of rainforest.  We will listen to two books, Verdi (a little long, adjust as needed) and Tree of Wonder. (Don’t read Tree of Wonder, just show pictures of the animals.) Tell the children that they will probably see some of these animals at the zoo.  Let’s take a virtual field trip to the Rainforest. (9min.)   At their computers students can color some rainforest or jungle animals.   OR put some rainforest puzzles together:   toucan    howler monkey    blue butterfly    macaw    lemur

Second Grade –  Students finish their study of architecture and houses with the story:  This is the House that Jack Built. Students will build their own houses with marshmallows and spaghetti.  Students will use bookflix to watch Roberto the Architect.  (Imagination pages 25-28)(11 1/2 min.)  Learn about future “green” homes. (Green Magic Homes 4 1/2 min.)

Third Grade a.m. – We  will finish our study of Jack Prelutsky by exploring his website.  We will start with the section Jack’s Poem and Music (In that section Go to Selections of Jack’s Poems).  Find different ways to read them together out loud. For example you read a line, they read a line.  Girls read a line, then boys read a line, etc. These are funny.  Then students can explore Stuff by jack and Stuff by Kids for a few minutes  Try to spend a total of about 20 ish minutes.  Have students go back into the library and give them the dog puzzle. Make sure that they understand how to do it.  You have to start with the word that he gives you on the puzzle.  Do one or two words to get them started. If you need anything else to do, read to them a little bit from, It’s raining Pigs & Noodles.

Third Grade p.m.  Ask the students if Africa is a country or continent.  Review how the US is a country with 50 states.  Africa is a continent with 54 countries. Start by reading the book Ghana.  This is the setting for our folktale.  Then we will read the African version of Little Red Riding Hood  – Pretty Salma. Go to the lab and watch the video  What countries are in Africa?  Then show the students how to find the pictures in  Let’s take a trip to the high points of Africa. by scrolling down the page. Tell them to click on a picture and then the arrows to move on. If they want to explore more there are some places listed in a section called “Highlights from Africa” that they could go to.  They will still need to scroll down the page for the pictures.

Fourth Grade – This week students will share their bio poem with the class.  Everyone is to take a turn.  Students use the microphone and stand at the lectern to read their poem. Prep them ahead of time that this is a way to get to know their classmates and there are no right or wrong answers (unless you get a kid who puts down silly stuff and there usually is one.) and that they are not to laugh at other classmates’ wishes, fears, dreams, etc.  This should take most of the period.  You may have about 10 minutes left.  They can go into the lab and go to FLS Virtual Library and click on Fun Stuff in the menu.  They know how to do this.  (If by chance they pick something called Tinker Ball and can’t get it to work, they must click on the words update flash, and then click the popup and say allow and it will work.)

Fifth Grade – The students are divided into two groups.  In the lab have the students sit in chairs in front of the smart board.  We will watch a British video about online safety.  (14min.) Discuss the video after watching it.

The group in the library will be doing a fill in the blank review sheet and puzzle.  (Pass out the worksheet and have the students fill out the review side THEN do the puzzle.  With about five minutes left, go over the answers to the first side.)

April 29th – May 3rd (Online safety lessons)

Kindergarten – We will read  Miss Bindergarten Takes A Field Trip With Kindergarten. We will read the book A Trip to the Zoo.  We will talk about the differences between real field trips and virtual field trips. We will talk about staying safe for both field trips.   We will watch then discuss the video,  “My Online Neighborhood”. (3 1/2 minutes) We will do an activity called website traffic light.  We will take a virtual trip to the San Diego Zoo.

First Grade – Our lesson is about email….what is email?  We will read the story  Never Mail an Elephant and/or Mailing May and we will talk about getting cards or letters in the mail.  We will talk about what students know about email. We will watch a video called Sheriff Clicky and the Webville Roundup (7 minutes)  As a class we will email Mrs. Elder. Following an instruction video,  we will do a letter writing activity for nursing home resident.

Second Grade – Our lesson is about Cyberbullying.  We will view a “tumble book” called,  Clever Trevor. (12 minutes) We will then follow the lesson from Common Sense Media called, “Screen Out the Mean”.  If we have time we will explore one way to get rid of anger and “meanness” by reading the book, Mean Soup.

Third Grade a.m. – Our Digital Citizenship lesson will also be about Cyberbullying. We will use the handout and video (3min) –  “The Power of Words” and watch the video – “Little Red in CyberSpace” (8 minutes)  If we are able we will use the ipads to play some online games that go along with Little Red in Cyberspace.

Third Grade p.m.  We will be learning about the history of Fredericktown.  We will begin by looking at 3 handouts about the history of our schools. 1.  “History of the Fredericktown School” 2.Decade School Technology 3.  Rules for teachers.  Then we will check out these websites together in the lab:  Wikipedia   Old Photos Old Knox  County Schools and then go to Sanborn Maps and look at Fredericktown as it was years ago.

 

Fourth Grade – Our Digital lesson will be about Staying Safe Online. What is a cyber bully and could you be one?  We will use the book called Cyberbullying and cover these topics…  Are You A Cyber Bully…..Chapter 1 and page 44.  We will talk about the use of cell phones and texting with Chapters 2-4.  We will talk about Online Privacy with Chapter 6 and with pages 41, and 45  We will use these videos:  What’s Cyber Bullying ? – Stand Up to Cyber Bullies (2min.)Bullies are no Fun! (2)

5th Graders  -Mrs. Elder’s group will spend this week talking about online safety and cyber bullying.  We will watch a British video about online safety.  (14min.) We will discuss the video after watching it.

Mrs. Simmons’ students will be learning about Dan Gutman’s books.  We will see how many of his books are at the public library.  Then we will check out his website, read his bio (have students take turns reading a paragraph on that page) Take a very quick look on his site at his books and options for online or printable games.  Then look at his videos. To scroll you have to be “in” one of the videos and then use the down arrow key.

 

 

 

Friday, April 26th

Kindergarten – We will read  Miss Bindergarten Takes A Field Trip With Kindergarten. We will read the book A Trip to the Zoo.  We will talk about the differences between real field trips and virtual field trips. We will talk about staying safe for both field trips.   We will watch then discuss the video,  “My Online Neighborhood”. (3 1/2 minutes) We will do an activity called website traffic light.  We will take a virtual trip to the San Diego Zoo.

First Grade – Our lesson is about email….what is email?  We will read the story  Never Mail an Elephant and/or Mailing May and we will talk about getting cards or letters in the mail.  We will talk about what students know about email. We will watch a video called Sheriff Clicky and the Webville Roundup (7 minutes)  As a class we will email Mrs. Elder. Following an instruction video,  we will do a letter writing activity for nursing home resident.

Second Grade – Our lesson is about Cyberbullying.  We will view a “tumble book” called,  Clever Trevor. (12 minutes) After discussion we will watch the Cyber 5.  We will then follow the lesson from Common Sense Media called, “Screen Out the Mean”.  If we have time we will explore one way to get rid of anger and “meanness” by reading the book, Mean Soup.

Third Grade a.m. – Our Digital Citizenship lesson will also be about Cyberbullying. We will use the handout and video (3min) –  “The Power of Words” and watch the video – “Little Red in CyberSpace” (8 minutes)  If we are able we will use the ipads to play some online games that go along with Little Red in Cyberspace.

Third Grade p.m. – This week we will read a unique version of Red Riding Hood called Little Red Snapperhood.  This could happen in any country that is near or surrounded by water.  We will choose to learn about The Phillipines.  Where are the Phillipines?   Let’s take a trip to The Phillipines.

Fourth Grade –  Those students who need to finish their senses poems will do that in the lab. Eveyone needs to print out a copy of their BioPoem….use Safari. The others, will read Flicker Flash  and talk about “shape poems” . They will create their own shape poem. If time permits they can explore some poetry books on their own.

Fifth Grade –  This week we will review the database WBStudent for grades 6-8 and also will explore the WB Timelines.  Mrs. Simmons will follow the same lesson with Gordon Korman.

 

April 22nd – April 25th – last week for middle school students to check out books!

Kindergarten –  This week we will read There Was an Old lady who Swallowed a Shell.  Look at the nonfiction books about shells or animals of the sea and shore. Mrs. Elder will talk about some different kinds of shells she has brought in to share. Watch this video about sandcastles!  (3) Put together this puzzle of a sandcastle.    You can color sea life here.

First Grade –  This week we will focus on the habitat of rainforest.  We will read and compare the books, Verdi and Tree of Wonder.  Let’s take a virtual field trip to the Rainforest. (9min.) We will learn how to use habitat maker on the computers.  If time allows, we will color some rainforest or jungle animals.

Second Grade –  Students finish their study of architecture and houses with the story:  This is the House that Jack Built. Students will build their own houses with marshmallows and spaghetti.  Students will use bookflix to watch Roberto the Architect.  (Imagination pages 25-28)(11 1/2 min.)  Learn about future “green” homes. (Green Magic Homes 4 1/2 min.)

Third Grade a.m. – We  will finish our study of Jack Prelutsky by exploring  his website, (stuff by Jack & stuff by kids) reading his poems (Jack’s Poems and Music…read together)  and reading his biography.    We will listen to his poems from the book, It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles during or after we try one of his puzzles.

Third Grade p.m. – We will review  what we’ve learned over the last month/year.  This week we will read a unique version of Red Riding Hood called Little Red Snapperhood.  This could happen in any country that is near or surrounded by water.  We will choose to learn about The Phillipines.  Let’s take a trip to The Phillipines.(watch for 6.5 m)  Where are the Phillipines? 

Fourth Grade – This week we will share our poems with a Poetry Slam.  If there is time left over, students can read from poetry books or look at poetry websites.

Fifth Grade – Mrs. Simmons group will view book trailers about Gordon Korman books, and talk about the SRP at the public library.  Mrs. Elder’s group will review WB Student database and explore WB Timelines.    1.  How many Gordon Korman books are at the public library?   2.  Look at all of his books here.  Which do you know?    3.  Review some of his books here.  The Unteachables, read an excerpt.   Slacker book trailer (1)   Whatshisface ( 25sec-2:38)  Video Preview of Restart (1:41)  Masterminds trailer (30sec)  Hypnotists trailer under Dragonfly Effect (1:48)   Swindle Trailer  (1)  Check out his latest videos –  Book Jeopardy (3)  Jackpot (40sec)  Ungifted (1)

 

 

 

April 15th – April 18th This is the last week for Elementary students to get books!

Kindergarten – And so we continue our readings of There Was an Old Lady……This week we read There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!  We will listen to the book, Trout, Trout, Trout and compare the two.  After check out, we will read the article about trout in World Book Kids.  Students can look at different species of freshwater fish here.   Gone fishing puzzle here.

First Grade – This week’s habitat of study is the savannah or grasslands.  We will compare the nonfiction book, Animal Babies in Grasslands with the fiction book, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain.  After checkout, we will look up “grasslands” in WB Kids to learn more about it.   Here are some animals to see in a savannah on an African Safari. Color them here.

Second Grade -We will talk about Homes Around the World.  We will read My House Has Stars & If You Lived Here: Houses of the World.  We will get out the atlases and practice using them. We will check out these videos of homes “around the world”    What do you think of these unusual houses?  Where in the world do you suppose they are built?

Third Grade a.m. This week’s book by Jack Prelutsky is called,  Awful Ogre’s Awful Day.  We will talk about what might make an awful day.  We will read the story of Alex and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.  Students will complete a venn diagram  about how the books are the same and different.  On the back side of their paper, they can create their own ogres.

Third Grade p.m.  This week we will read the African version of Little Red Riding Hood  – Pretty Salma.   What countries are in Africa?   Let’s take a trip to the high points of Africa.

Fourth Grade –  Those students who need to finish their senses poems will do that in the lab. The others, will read Flicker Flash  and talk about “shape poems” . They will create their own shape poem. If time permits they can explore some poetry books on their own.

Fifth Grade –  This week we will learn about the database Explora for grades 6-8 and also will explore the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center.

April 8th – April 12th

Kindergarten – This week we will read another version of The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  We will read The Cowpoke who Swallowed an Ant. Briefly use the book of Texas to share a few pictures.  Watch this video made by kids for kids about Texas. (5) Learn about armadillos here.  (4) Put together this puzzle of an armadillo.

First Grade – This week we are talking about the habitat known as Tundra.  We will read and compare the following books,  Ice Cream Larry and Counting in the Tundra.  After checkout we will view this video called,  What are Tundras?   (2)   Learn about Polar Bears here.  (4)   Put this polar bear puzzle together.

Second Grade – This week we will talk about our own homes.  We will read the book called Building Our House and look at the Young Architect Books.   Let’s watch a house being built!  and then students will put this house puzzle together.

Third Grade a.m. – In our study of Jack Prelutsky’s poems, this week we will highlight his book called Scranimals.  After we check out our library books, we will use our initials and combine a plant for one initial and an animal for another.  We will create our own Scranimals and then share them with the class.

Third Grade p.m. – This week we will hear the tale Petite Rouge from Louisiana.  We will take a “trip to New Orleans”.

Fourth Grade –  We will finish our Bio poems and Senses poems (students will have to “make a copy” on google docs to begin this assignment) and read poetry books or explore the following poetry websites:  Fizzy Funny Fuzzy site or Ted Scheu, that poetry guy. 

Fifth Grade – This week we will split our time between the Biography Reference Bank and  Sanborn maps. I will demonstrate Biography Reference Bank by using Jackie Robinson.  I will show students the limiters of filters.  I will have them find an interview with a famous person.  and then they can explore Sanborn Maps on our own by choosing a city and a time period.

 

April 1st – April 5th

Kindergarten – This month we will be reading different versions of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  We will look at books at the table and then discuss what we know about the story of There Was an Old Lady.  First we will prepare for the story by talking about bright colors and reading, Spicy Hot Colors.  Then we will read the colorful tale of There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky.  Take a virtual tour of the cave.    Put together this puzzle of a “bright sky”.

First Grade – We will talk about different habitats this month.  This week we will talk about deserts.  We will read,  Way Out in the Desert (fiction) and Counting in the Desert (non-fiction).  We will compare the two books.   A Day in the Desert   Video 2 desert    Color this desert animal here.

Second Grade – We will be doing a unit of study about homes and architecture.  We will read and listen “for the purpose” for which the books were written.  This week we will talk about homes in history and read The Float House.  Here’s a short video about what houses were like throughout time.   Take a look at these homes through the ages.

Third Grade a.m.  – Students this month will explore Jack Prelutsky’s poetry.  This week we will hear, poems from  The Dragons are Singing Tonight.  We will compare it to books we have in the library about dragons.  We will talk about what they perceive dragons to be.  Students will have an opportunity to create/color their own dragons.

Third Grade p.m. –  This month we will hear different versions of Little Red Riding Hood from around the world.  This week we will hear Lon PoPo (China’s version of Red Riding Hood)  We will also read the country book of China.  Students will explore the “best of China” here. 

Fourth Grade –  We will be doing a unit on poetry beginning this week with learning about Bio poems and Senses poems.  Students will make a copy of my Bio poem and Senses poem and then write their own.  If they finish, they are to read some poetry books.

Fifth Grade –  We will be exploring some new databases on INFOhio.  This week we will split our time between Science Online and  I Wonder.  I will demonstrate how you just type in a search topic and you can get articles, diagrams, experiments, news, videos and more. I will type in circulatory system or astronomy.  Then students can try exploring on their own. When they are ready, they can explore IWonder on their own…no explanations necessary.

 

Mar. 18th – Mar.21st

Kindergarten –  We will finish our study of Dr. Seuss with a reading of   1Fish 2Fish Red Fish Blue Fish  and  My Many Colored Days.   We will look at books with brightly colored pictures  and explore The Cat in the Hat website on INFOhio.    Play a game here.

1st grade – We will conclude our Noodlehead story with the reading of Epossumondas Saves the Day.  We will also look at non-fiction books about turtles.  Then we will use INFOhio’s World book Kids and compare opossums and turtles.    Color a turtle here.

2nd grade – We will compare foxes and wolves by listening to Four Famished Foxes and the Dog Who Cried Wolf.  We will go to WBKids and compare the two animals. 

Compare fox and wolf on A-Z Animals

3rd grade a.m.-  We will do a second week on “cause and effect”.   We will hear the story called Comet’s Nine Lives and talk about how cause and effect plays out in the story.  Following check out we will go over a second handout on cause and effect.

3rd grade p.m. –  We will have a speaker, Matia Matthews, from 1st Knox Freedom Years who will talk about being a tour guide as well as talking about many global cities and landmarks.  If we finish early students can explore on Google Maps or play Geography
Games on the 3rd Grade Geography tab.

4th grade -Students will be writing a persuasive letter to Mrs. Elder this week about what books or series of books she should buy for the library.  Students may still need to check cat jr. to see if our school library has that book or series.     Students may check Barnes and Noble for ideas.

5th grade – After a quick review we will play a kahoot review game about ISearch. (I will mark it on the INFOhio Survey Monkey that I taught this.)