Every year, the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) runs a bookmark contest for students. Each school can submit up to three finalists for each division, and a team of judges votes on the winners. This year, several students in 3rd and 4th grade submitted bookmarks about the theme "Look What I Discovered at My School Library!" It's wonderful seeing all the different ideas, technology tools and of course, books that students have discovered.
3rd Grade students worked on creating their book trailers for over a month during library time. They are extremely proud of their work, so check them out!
Mrs. Demers' Class
Mrs. Grady's Class
Mrs. Quercia's Class
Mrs. Morris' Class
When Ms. McCabe saw the awesome book trailers the third graders are making with Ms. Bery in the library (coming soon!), she wanted to jump right in and do book trailers with her class, too. Students have done a great job putting together videos that will make you want to read all the books they describe. Check out their awesome work!
We've been working hard in 2nd grade, learning to use the PebbleGo biography database and getting practice taking notes and presenting our research. Students picked individuals who made a difference in our world, learned about them, and then used Voki to share their knowledge. Click on the Vokis below to go to the website and listen to them, and be sure to check the 2nd grade page for everyone's work as we get finished!
4th graders have been using PowToon to make videos about the Acceptable Use Policy. Check out their awesome work!
This week, we have been celebrating "Dot Week" and making our mark on the world in many different ways.
In kindergarten, we read the story and then worked on a group art project:
In grades 1-3, we made individual dots on paper plates, and we used Skype to connect with other students across the country:
We even worked on a collaborative, simultaneous drawing using Google Draw with our Dot Day buddies in Iowa:
Fourth graders also made trading cards which will be mailed to students at the Riverdale School in Dedham, MA.
It's been a busy, fun, exciting week!
As part of a unit in library on the daily lives of kids around the world, students in 1st grade wrote and illustrated books about their lives. They then used VoiceThread to record them. Take a look at their wonderful work!
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