Third graders did a nonfiction and biography reading unit in their classrooms. In the library we did a biography project that allowed students to become familiar with a famous person's life and explore some of the "Big Ideas" about that person, like "Why do we remember that person?" And "What character traits do they possess and what examples from their life showed these traits?" Students worked with a partner to read a picture book biography. These books are very engaging and have the advantage of offering a lot of information that can be read in a short amount of time. Students took notes on an organizer as they read.
Then they consulted PebbleGo or Britannica Online, two of our subscription databases, to find out more information about their biography subject.
Now they were ready to make a slide show using Haiku Deck, an online presentation tool. See some of the finished projects below. Nice job, third graders!
Copy of Carl sagan - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
ben franklin - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Jackie Robinson - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Got a Feeling 2016 is Going to be a Good Year!
1/3/2016 0 Comments
Welcome to the new HCS Library blog. I will keep you up to to date on library happenings here. We have many exciting plans for the New Year. January is the month when our kindergarteners and second graders will be investigating Caldecott winning books. One gold Caldecott Medal and several silver Caldecott Honor medals are awarded every January to the illustrator of the "most distinguished children's picture book" published during the previous year. Second grade students will engage in a Mock Caldecott contest where they will vote for the book they believe deserves to be the next medal winner. First grade reading and projects will revolve around a weather-related theme. Third graders are finishing up a biography project and fourth graders will be using their research skills to investigate facets of colonial life. A new session of the STEM Club with Makerspace activities will soon be starting up for fourth grade students.