May 30, 2013 - Used Book Sale
Read aloud books by Matt Tavares - Mudball - reader's theater - Mudball - Used Book Sale


May 23, 2013
Discuss Story Elements
Read Aloud - Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
Dicuss - CLAPS - Character, Location, Action, Problem, Solution
see online lesson plans by Candace Fleming
https://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780375849794.pdf

May 16, 2013 Goal Structure Map
Read Aloud - Bringing Down the Moon by Jonathan Emmett - p. 72 - Teaching Reading Strategies

May9, 2013 Character Chart
Read Aloud - Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
See p. 26 of Teaching Reading Strategies in the Library for Character Chart

May 2, 2013 - No class - Destiny conversion

April 25, 2013 - Read Aloud- Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day
Who Will I Be Lord by Vaunda Nelson
Take Your Mama to Work Today by Amy Reichert
Lyle at the Office by Bernard Waber

April 18, 2013 - Reading Strategies
From Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library By Christine Walker
predictions
- have kids put words in category
- then make predictions Read Aloud - The Lizard Man of Crabtree

April 11, 2013
Library Gingerbread Man - introduction to Dewey Decimal System - before animal explanation
Read story straight through
Go back and review - pull out books from each section that the gingerbread man visits


April 4, 2013 - Easter Vacation

March 28, 2013
Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

March 21, 2013
Talk about Caldecott Challenge again - show them worksheet
Have kids help find copyright date
Read Aloud - 1976 - The Amazing Bone by William Steig - ask students to retell.


March 14, 2013 - Caldecott Challenge
Reiterate - Caldecott Challenge - show them challenge worksheet again - Show them how to find copyright date
Read Aloud - Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss - 1950
- 1950's and 1960's - show them also Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendek
get out lots of Caldecott books and put on tables for 2nd gr and kindergarten


March 7, 2013 - Caldecott Challenge
Show kids the copyright date and explain what that means
Explain What Caldecott medal is for (best illustrations) and how it has been around since 1938 and Read Aloud book from each decade
1930's - Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
1940's - The Little House by Burton - Hand out Caldecott Challenge Worksheet


February 28, 2013 - Parts of a Book
Read aloud - Karl and Carolina Uncover the Parts of a Book by Sandy Donovan
Discuss as we read along

February 21, 2013
How a Book is Made
Read aloud and discuss - Pingpong Perry Experiences How a Book is Made - if time read Aliki's - How a Book is Made - note do not read Aliki - boring compared to Pingpong Perry - take time with Pingpong Perry

February 14, 2013
Show other Library Mouse books - get out crayons, pencils and have kids make their own books

February 7, 2013
Creative Writing
Creative Writing PreparationRead aloud - The Library Mouse by David Kirk - if time - also read Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale
Prep - have at home moms make books - http://danielkirk.com/make-a-book.pdf
Show kids the little books - next week will write our own
Start kids working on ideas for books

January 31, 2013 - Book Fair

January 24, 2013 - Book Fair Video

January 17, 2013 - Read Aloud books coming to book fair

January 10, 2013 - Exploration and rare animals
Read Aloud - Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
Common Core - Key Details - Who, What Where When How - asking questions

January 3, 2013
Read Aloud - Penelope Popper Book Doctor by Tony Buzzeo - use some activities from the lesson plan guide - no need to make number signs - just have kids hold up number of fingers - Play Broken Rules Book Care Game
http://www.tonibuzzeo.com/penelopepopperbookdoctorlibrarylessons.pdf

December 20, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Reverence
read aloud Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm Jon Katz - NOTE: KW consider a different story - read this book to this group in 1st grade - instead this year read One Starry Night by Lauren Thompson

Reverence centers on honoring and respecting life. A very engaging true story, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm introduces children to four real dogs – Izzy, Rose, Frieda and Lenore. Rose herds the sheep; Izzy is a therapy dog; Frieda is a guard dog. All the dogs live together on Bedlam Farm. Throughout the book, the author asks “What is Lenore’s job?” Lenore takes care of the other dogs. “Her job is loving and accepting and having patience.” This story is a perfect example of unconditional reverence and respect for different personalities.
Standard 8(Reading Standards for Informational Text, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas) asks children to describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text. Go back to each dog, have children give specific reasons why each dog has each job on the farm. Discuss the concepts of reverence and respect and how Lenore exemplifies these traits.
Other titles related to Reference – Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale By Gerald McDermott, Mary: the Mother of Jesus by Tomie DePaola, Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki - Christmas Third Gift by Linda Sue Park -

December 13, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Wonder and Awe

Read aloud All Things Bright and Beautiful Alexander, Cecil Frances (illustrated by Ashley Bryan)

Children growing up today have the world at their fingertips. Brilliant images, natural and animated, fill their minds on computers, ipads, television, and video games. I wonder if some children have lost their ability to stand in wonder and awe of God’s creation. Ashley Bryan’s collage illustrations of this timeless verse illuminate the wonders of God’s world.

Standard 4 (Reading Standards for Literature, Craft and Structure) asks children to describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story. All Things Bright and Beautiful is a classic poem, the words carefully chosen to convey the glory of God. Teachers can suggest just one adjective on each two page spread, and ask children to talk about its meaning in the poem and connect it with other things in God’s creation. If a white board is available, consider creating a word web with the adjective in the center.

December 6, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Courage
Read aloud Cowardly Clyde Bill Peet

Bill Peet is well-loved for his fairytale-type characters. Cowardly Clyde is the horse of a brave knight known as Sir Galavant. The knight is always looking for a challenge, protecting his kingdom from monsters and dragons. In contrast, Clyde is a coward, but he doesn’t want anyone to know it, although all the farm animals sense his fear. One day, they come upon a village which has been pillaged by a terrible ogre. The ogre and Sir Galavant engage in a fight, but Clyde runs away. Despite the danger and his fear, Clyde goes back into the woods to save Sir Galavant. Clyde hauls the ogre out of the woods and the ogre disappears, saving the knight and the village. From that point on, Clyde not only acted brave, but he really felt brave.
Standard 3, (Standards for Literature) emphasize the importance of key ideas and details by having students describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. Have children describe the main characters (Clyde and Sir Galavant) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. Encourage them to use specific details from the story to back up the character traits.

November 29, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Right Judgment

Show kids the book - The Golden Rule Ilene Cooper

Across all cultures and religions, the Golden Rule, guides people toward making right decisions. The Golden Rule is a profound story begins with a little boy and his grandfather as they are walking down a street, presumably in Israel. They see some words written on a wall “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The grandfather explains to the boy that this rule is stated a little differently in many different religions, but it is the same for everybody – children and grown-ups alike. He encourages his grandson to use his imagination and put himself in another person’s place in order to decide how to treat another person.

Read Aloud for CZ - Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodsen

November 15, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Knowledge
Read Aloud - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kampkwanga and Bryan Mealer

William lives in a rural village in present day Malawi. His community is suffering from a terrible drought. Always curious, William begins to think about the problem and goes to the local library to learn about possible solutions. He learns about windmills and eventually builds one out of scrap materials to build a simple windmill for his community.
CCSS places a strong emphasis on informational text. Standard 1 (Reading Standards for Informational Text) focuses on answering questions (who, what, where, when, how, and why) to demonstrate understanding of important details. Discuss the purpose of this book with children, including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe. Continue by talking about how William got his knowledge and what he did with it to help his village. This book provides a very clear example of how God’s gift of applied knowledge can directly help people.

November 8, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Understanding
Read aloud Big Red Lollipop Rukhsana Kahn

Rubina, a Muslim girl living in the United Sates, is invited to her first birthday party. She is so excited! This is a new experience! Rubina’s family doesn’t celebrate birthdays. Despite her protests, her mom insists that she bring along her little sister, Sana. As expected, her sister is disruptive at the party. Consequently, Rubina is not invited to another party for a long time because all the girls know that she will have to bring along her little sister. A while later, her sister is invited to a party. As expected, mom insists that Sana bring along their youngest sister. Rubina considers the situation, and understanding from her own experience tells her mother that Sana should be allowed to go to the party alone.
The linear construction of this story provides a perfect opportunity to discuss organization including how the beginning introduces the story and how the ending concludes the action (Standard 5 of Standards for Literature, Craft and Structure). Ask the children how and why Rubina understands her sister’s situation, encourage discussion which connects the story to their own lives and the gift of Understanding.

November 1, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Wisdom
  • Write the gift of the Holy Spirit on a white board or easel. Discuss what it means with the children as a group. Lead the discussion to an age appropriate, general understanding of the concept, rather than a dictionary definition.
  • Preview the book. Look together at the cover, flip through some of the pages and encourage the children to briefly discuss their predictions.
  • Read the story; do not rush. Allow the children to enjoy the book straight through without stopping in the middle to discuss.
Read aloud - The Three Questions: Based on a Story by Leo Tolstoy Jon J. Muth

A beautiful picture book, illustrated in watercolors, The Three Questions tells the story of a young boy who is looking for the answers to three questions. When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? He asks his animal friends, but is not satisfied. So, he seeks the counsel of the wise old turtle. Through his experiences with the turtle, the boy begins to understand the wisdom of concentrating on the making decisions based on the here and now – God’s gift of each day.
Recounting stories from diverse cultures and determining their central message, lesson or moral is covered in Standard 2 in Reading Strategies for Literature, Key Ideas and Details. Ask children to retell the three questions and what the boy did as he learned the answers when he helps the turtle and the pandas. Guide a group discussion to the central message of the story and how it relates to the God’s gift of Wisdom.

October 25, 2012
- Continue reading aloud Clementine - finish up

October 18, 2012
- Continue reading aloud Clementine

October 4, 2012
- Continue reading aloud Clementine

September 27, 2012
Read Aloud - Clementine by Sara Pennypacker - try to get as much done as you can in one day

September 20, 2012 Fairy Tale Comparison
Original Story by Hans Christian Anderson illustrated by Rosemary Lanning (ILL)
Draw Venn Diagram and read the Emperor's Cool Clothes by Lee Harper

September 13, 2012 Welcome Back and Routines
Note: make sure discussion doesn't take too long
1. Shelf Marker - by my chair
2. Attention
3. Bathroom breaks and passes
4. Read quietly after check out book
5. Choose books that are appropriate for you
6. Bring book back next week - same day - if forget to put it in your classroom basket - put it in the book return outside the library

Based on Welcome to Library Land - Rob Reid - Storytime Slam

Welcome back to school - this year - can choose from any where in the library - but some of the books are written for older children - they are hard to read and not appropriate for little kids - this includes Guiness Book of World Records - not until 3rd grade - when I tell you no - that's ok - you can just find something else

Read aloud - Library Lil By Suzanne Williams
and poem from A Light in the Attic - Overdue (not enough time)
- remind about shelf markers - talk about finding books from all over the library - still need to be books you can read and enjoy - appropriate for your age level - talk about returning books, respect, responsibility, safety -

Bok! Bok! Joke from Storytime Slam p. 77 Have kids join in - show kids where joke books are located -
Read aloud - Scary story - The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - not enough time
At end of period - give teacher the reminder magnets and letters to send home with students
May 21 and 24, 2012
Read aloud books by Matt Tavares - Mudball - reader's theater - Mudball - Used Book Sale

May 14 and 17, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Wonder and Awe - helps us to be grateful to God for the gift of life and encourage us to worship God
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
Little Black Crow by Raschka

The moon over Star (#25073X7)

by Aston, Dianna Hutts

Big and small, room for all (#03888E1)

by Bogart, Jo Ellen

May 7 and 10, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Reverence - helps us to honor God as our Creator and all people as brothers and sisters
The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper and Do Unto Otters
The Junkyard Wonders by Polacco
Ferdinand the Bull

April 30 and May 3, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit -
Courage - helps us to be strong in our beliefs as Christians

Nachshon, who was afraid to swim a Passover story

If I never forever endeavor 1st ed.
Meade, Holly.
The earth shook : a Persian tale 1st ed.
Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948
Sheila Rae, the brave 1st ed.
Henkes, Kevin.

April 23 and 26, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Right Judgment - helps us to choose the right way to act

Maggie's second chance : a gentle dog's rescue (#0495KL7)

by Furstinger, Nancy

Noni says no (#0489GH5)

by Hartt-Sussman, Heather

Little Red Bird by Nick Bruel
Titanicat
Milo and the Magical Stones
I would actually like to keep it by Lauren Child
Should I share my ice cream? Mo willems
Lin Yi's Lantern

April 16 and 19, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Knowledge - shows us how the truths of our faith give direction to our lives

Any picture book biography which shows a person persuing knowledge - working hard - changing how people live based on his/her research.
Gregor Mendel the Friar who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe - way too hard for 2nd grade - 4th grade +
RL.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2nd Grade - How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

April 9 and 12, 2012 - Easter Vacation

April 2 and 5, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Understanding - shows us how the truths of our faith give direction to our lives
-didn't use this book - but it would probably be better than these two books - a different level of understanding - Dogs of Bedlam Farm - Lenore understands what each dog needs?? Also - Sister Anne's Hands?

The Wakame Gatherers
My Two Grannies

RL.2.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

RL.2.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

March 26 and 29, 2012 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Wisdom - helps us to look upon life as great and remarkable gift from God

The Wave by Margaret Hodges
Ten Birds by Cybele Young
The Three Questions by Jon Muth
Big Red Lollipop

Wisdom
Goal: to have students identify the concept/gift of Wisdom in a story - and to cover a common core standard while accomplishing this goal. The purpose is not to have them understand the catechism - but to be exposed to the concept and be able to identify that concept inside a story which does not directly point out each gift. How is the character wise - what can we learn from this story about wisdom?
Introduce the concept of the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit
- These are gifts that God has given to people – etc. get from religion book
- Wisdom – what does Wisdom mean?
Children's definition from Merriam-Webster online

1 a : learning acquired over a period of time : KNOWLEDGE b : ability to see beneath the surface of things : INSIGHT c : good sense : JUDGMENT

2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action

- Read aloud story
The Wave by Margaret Hodges
Ten Birds by Cybele Young
The Three Questions by Jon Muth
Review – where did you see wisdom in this story? R
RL.2.3. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Ask again – based on what you learned in the story – where did you see the gift of wisdom in the story?

March 19 and 22, 2012
Creative Writing
Show other Library Mouse books - get out crayons, pencils and have kids make their own books

March 12 and 15, 2012 -

Creative Writing Preparation Read aloud - The Library Mouse by David Kirk - if time - also read Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale
Prep - have at home moms make books - http://danielkirk.com/make-a-book.pdf
Show kids the little books - next week will write our own
Start kids working on ideas for books

March 5 and 8, 2012
Library Gingerbread Man - introduction to Dewey Decimal System - before animal explanation
Read story straight through
Go back and review - pull out books from each section that the gingerbread man visits
February 27/March 1, 2011
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Jenkins - Caldecott Challenge Continues
February 20/23, 2012
Talk about Caldecott Challenge again - show them worksheet
Have kids help find copyright date
Read Aloud - 1970's and 1980's
1970's The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
1980's Fables by Arnold Lobel
Talk about differences in generations and different genres - fables teach a lesson - animal fantasy

February 13, 16, 2012
Reiterate - Caldecott Challenge - show them challenge worksheet again - Show them how to find copyright date
Read Aloud - Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss - 1950
- 1950's and 1960's - show them also Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendek
get out lots of Caldecott books and put on tables for 2nd gr and kindergarten

February 6, 9, 2012
Show kids the copyright date and explain what that means
Explain What Caldecott medal is for (best illustrations) and how it has been around since 1938 and Read Aloud book from each decade
1930's - Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
1940's - The Little House by Burton - Hand out Caldecott Challenge Worksheet

January 30 and February 2, 2012
Book fair

January 23 and 26, 2012
Book fair video

January 16 and 19, 2012
Book fair - preview books - read and book talk

January 9 and 12, 2012 - Discuss Story Elements
Read Aloud - Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
Dicuss - CLAPS - Character, Location, Action, Problem, Solution
see online lesson plans by Candace Fleming
https://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780375849794.pdf

First week of January - Mrs. Wildner out of town

December 19 and 22, 2011
Read aloud for CZ - various titles


December 12 and 15, 2011
Read Aloud for CZ - various titles- Bill Ocean Story, Princess and the Pig, Neville

December 5, 2011 - Dahlem
Read Aloud - The Legend of St. Nicholas by Demi

December 8, 2011 - Bill Read aloud for CZ
Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina
The Third Gift by Linda Sue Park





December 1, 2011 - Bill
Read Aloud - The Legend of St. Nicholas by Demi
November 28, 2011 - Dahlem
Read Aloud for CZ Award
The Sniffles for Bear - kids didn't know personalities of Bear and Mouse - ok
If I Never Forever Endeavor - kids just didn't enjoy
Me...Jane - next most popular
The Busy Beaver - most popular

November 17 and 21, 2011
Reading Strategies - Prediction Word BankTeaching Reading Strategies in the School Library p. 11-18
Make Prediction Word Bank - xerox on cardstock - tape to white board
Introduce story by discussing front cover artwork - explain - going to examine some of the vocabulary from book to make predictions - have kids put words in category - then make predictions
Read Aloud - The Lizard Man of Crabtree County by Lucy Nolan - interlibrary loan


November 7, and 10, 2011
Book Care - Read Aloud - Penelope Popper Book Doctor by Tony Buzzeo - use some activities from the lesson plan guide - no need to make number signs - just have kids hold up number of fingers - Play Broken Rules Book Care Game
http://www.tonibuzzeo.com/penelopepopperbookdoctorlibrarylessons.pdf

October 31 and November 3, 2011 - Hands
The Handiest Things in the World by Andrew Clements
Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki
For CZ - These HAnds by Margaret Mason

October 24, and 27, 2011 - Read aloud for CZ
Bill - Read Aloud for CZ
Me....Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Pig Kahuna - by Jennifer Sattler
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld
The Woods by Paul Hoppe

Dahlem - begin with discussion of chores children do to help their parents
read aloud Katie Helps Mom by Liesbet Slegers
read aloud for CZ - Chirchir is Singing by Kelly Cunnane
end with discussion on how the children in these books do similar and different things than you do here in Wisconsin.

October 17, 2011 - Haiku
Explain Haiku - 5-7-5 pattern - syllables - count out syllables

Read Aloud - Dogku by Andrew Clements
Read Aloud for CZ - Won Ton by Lee Wardlaw
October 10, 2011
1. Review definition of fiction - FI - fiction - means from the author's imagination
2. Explain - Non- is a prefix that means the opposite - not from imagination
3. Show sign language for F http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=F&find=1&submitSearch.x=30&submitSearch.y=15
4. Show sign language for N http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=N+&find=1&submitSearch.x=24&submitSearch.y=26
4. Read aloud - Fiction - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas, and non-fiction What Bluebirds Do by Pamela Kirby - explain fiction vs. non fiction
5. Show other books that are fiction and non-fiction - have the kids show me F or N in sign language

October 3, 2011
Fiction vs Nonfiction
Read aloud - Bored Bella Learns about Fiction and Nonfiction by Sandy Donovan - get up and grab books off the shelves as we read - show them fiction vs nonfiction examples

September 26 and 29, 2011 Fairy Tales Continued Compare and Contrast
Story by Hans Christian Anderson illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (ILL)
compare to
The Emperor's Cool Clothes by Lee Harper
Draw Venn Diagram
September 19 and 22, 2011 Fairy Tale Comparison
Original Story by Hans Christian Anderson illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (ILL)
Draw Venn Diagram and begin to read the Emperor's Cool Clothes by Lee Harper

September 12 and 15, 2011 - Welcome Back and Routines
Note: Dahlem's class - only had time for one story - routines took up most of time
Practice Routines
1. Shelf Marker - by my chair
2. Attention
3. Bathroom breaks and passes
4. Read quietly after check out book
5. Choose books that are appropriate for you
6. Bring book back next week - same day - if forget to put it in your classroom basket - put it in the book return outside the library

Welcome to Library Land - Rob Reid - Storytime Slam

Welcome back to school - this year - can choose from any where in the library - but some of the books are written for older children - they are hard to read and not appropriate for little kids - this includes Guiness Book of World Records - not until 3rd grade - when I tell you no - that's ok - you can just find something else

Read aloud - Library Lil By Suzanne Williams and poem from A Light in the Attic - Overdue - - remind about shelf markers - talk about finding books from all over the library - still need to be books you can read and enjoy - appropriate for your age level - talk about returning books, respect, responsibility, safety -

Bok! Bok! Joke from Storytime Slam p. 77 Have kids join in - show kids where joke books are located -
Read aloud - Scary story - The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler -

At end of period - give teacher the reminder magnets and letters to send home with students

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May 23, 26, 2011
Used Book Sale
Reader's Theater - Mudball
May 16 and 19, 2011 - Reader's Theater
Read aloud books by Matt Tavares - Oliver's and Mudball - talk about next week - reader's theater - Mudball
May 9 and 12, 2011 - Author study - Ashley Bryan
1. Begin in Class - Ashley Bryan - video from Teaching Books
Read aloud Ashley Bryan Books
Begin in classroom with author video from teaching books - then read books in library - extend over a few weeks?
May 2 and 5, 2011 Dewey Decimal System
Assign kids partners - have them work in pairs - give each a laminated task card with a Dewey number on it. Demonstrate how to look for the number, using the guide numbers on each shelf and then read the titles of all the books with the same number to determine the subject. When each group goes to the shelves - they must find the two most interesting books with their number, show them to me and whisper what subject their number represents. - REMIND KIDS TO USE SHELF MARKERS
200 Bible, 523 Planets, 567 Dinosaurs, 595 Insects, 598 Birds, 612 Human body, 641 Cooking, 743 Drawing, 796 Sports, 789 Music, 974 States, 912 Maps, 550 Earth
April 25, 2011 - Easter Vacation
April 18 and 21, 2011 -
Dewey Decimal System
Demonstrate that each animal has its own Dewey decimal number. Put a bunch of plastic animals in a box (insects = 595.7, fish = 597, etc) Sit by this area - pull animal out of box, write number on white board and then pull book off shelf) - BKWSSF2 p. 82
Giraffe 599.638, Dogs 636.7, Octopus 594, Sharks 597.3, Zebra 599.665, Rhinoceros 599.66, Insects 595.7, Lion 599.757, Elephant 599.67, Horse 363.1, Alligator 597.98, Hippopotamus 599.63, Snake 597.96, Lizard 597.95, Sea lion 599.79
NOTE: Next year - introduce Dewey Decimal System earlier in year and use The Library Gingerbread Man as the
April 11 and 14, parts of a book
Read aloud - Karl and Carolina Uncover the Parts of a Book by Sandy Donovan
Discuss as we read along

April 4 and 7, 2011 - How a Book is Made
Read aloud and discuss - Pingpong Perry Experiences How a Book is Made - if time read Aliki's - How a Book is Made - note do not read Aliki - boring compared to Pingpong Perry - take time with Pingpong Perry

March 28 and 31, 2011 - Creative Writing
Show other Library Mouse books - get out crayons, pencils and have kids make their own books

March 21 and 24, 2011 - Creative Writing
Creative Writing PreparationRead aloud - The Library Mouse by David Kirk - if time - also read Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale
Prep - have at home moms make books - http://danielkirk.com/make-a-book.pdf
Show kids the little books - next week will write our own
Start kids working on ideas for books


March 14 and 17, 2011 - St. Patrick's Day

Read aloud - Daniel O'Rourke an Irish Tale by Gerald McDermott
Whole class brainstorm story pyramid
Line one - name of main character
Line 2 - two words describing main character
Line 3 - three words describing setting
Line 4 - four words stating story problem
Line 5 - 5 words describing first event
Line 6 - 6 words describing 2nd event
Line 7 - 7 words describing third event
Line 8 - 8 works describing solution


March 7 and 10, 2011 Caldecott Challenge
Talk about Caldecott Challenge
2000's A Sick Day for Amos Magee, Lion and Mouse, and another one
February 28/March 3, 2011
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Jenkins - Caldecott Challenge Continues
February 21/24, 2011
Talk about Caldecott Challenge again - show them worksheet
Have kids help find copyright date
Read Aloud - 1970's and 1980's
1970's The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
1980's Fables by Arnold Lobel
Talk about differences in generations and different genres - fables teach a lesson - animal fantasy

February 14, 17, 2011
Reiterate - Caldecott Challenge - show them challenge worksheet again - Show them how to find copyright date
Read Aloud - Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss - 1950
- 1950's and 1960's - show them also Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendek
get out lots of Caldecott books and put on tables for 2nd gr and kindergarten

February 7, 10, 2011
Show kids the copyright date and explain what that means
Explain What Caldecott medal is for (best illustrations) and how it has been around since 1938 and Read Aloud book from each decade
1930's - Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
1940's - The Little Island by Golden MacDonald - Hand out Caldecott Challenge Worksheet
January 31, February 3, 2011
book fair
January 24, 27, 2011
book fair video
January 17, 30, 2011
Quickly - Venn Diagram - Cinderella/Adelita comparison
book fair preview books
- show new Magic Tree House - Crazy Day with Cobras, \
- Sugar Plum Ballerinas
- read descriptions from flyer

January 10, 13, 2011
Read Adelita by Tomie DePaola - and draw venn diagram comparing the two stories

January 3, 6, 2011
Cinderella Comaprisons - Fairy Tales - BKWSSF3 - p. 112
1. Have kids tell me the standard Cinderella story
2. Read Walt Disney's Cinderella by Cynthia Rylant (Muskego PL)
3. Read a Adelita by DePaola version of Cinderella

December 20, 22, 2010 - Moral of the Story - Theme = Responsibility
Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera
Show some respect by Anastasia Suen - discussion questions

December 13, 16, 2010 - Moral of the Story - Theme - Honesty/Loyalty/Friendship
Book of Virtues - The Boy Who Called Wolf - Aesop
The Summer My Father Was Ten by Pat Brisson
The Honest Woodman - traditional - Book of Virtues
Discuss moral of each story
December 6 and 9, 2010 - Moral of the Story - Theme = Compassion/Faith
Dahlem - St. Nicholas - The Legend of St. Nicholas - a Christmas Story of Giving by Dandi Dadey Mackall
Discuss the moral of the story at the end
Dahlem - Courage/Perverance - Poem -Persevere - from Children's Book of Virtues
Story - The Little Hero of Holland - from Children's Book of Virtues (Little Dutch Boy)
The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash

November 29, December 2, 2010 - Moral of a Story - Theme = Courage/Perserverance
Bill - compassion/faith - St. Nicholas - The Legend of St. Nicholas - a Christmas Story of Giving by Dandi Dadey Mackall
Discuss the moral of the story at the end
Dahlem - Courage/Perverance - Poem -Persevere - from Children's Book of Virtues
Story - The Little Hero of Holland - from Children's Book of Virtues (Little Dutch Boy)
The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash

November 18/22, 2010

1. Review definition of fiction - FI - fiction - means from the author's imagination
2. Explain - Non- is a prefix that means the opposite - not from imagination
3. Show sign language for F http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=F&find=1&submitSearch.x=30&submitSearch.y=15
4. Show sign language for N http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=N+&find=1&submitSearch.x=24&submitSearch.y=26
4. Read aloud - Fiction - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas, and non-fiction What Bluebirds Do by Pamela Kirby - explain fiction vs. non fiction
5. Show other books that are fiction and non-fiction - have the kids show me F or N in sign language

November 8/11, 2010 - Fiction vs Nonfiction

Read aloud - Bored Bella Learns about Fiction and Nonfiction by Sandy Donovan - get up and grab books off the shelves as we read - show them fiction vs nonfiction examples

November 1/3, 2010 - Summarize/Sequence

Finish reading clementine - recall previous week

October 25/27, 2010 - Summarize/Sequence

Continue reading Clementine - recall previous week

October 18/20, 2010 Summarize/Sequence

Have kids recall what happened in first two chapters of Clementine
Continue reading

October 11/14, 2010

Listening Skills, Summarize, SequenceRead aloud - Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
use appropriate discussion questions from teacher's guide - make sure to leave time at end to recap and discuss http://www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com/data/books/tgpdf/07868388251728.pdf

Read aloud chapter 1 - review and retell the sequence of events that got Clementine to the principal's office- use whiteboard -

October 4/7, 2010 - Cooperation/Peacemaking

Source: Library Sparks August/September 2010 http://www.highsmith.com/pdf/librarysparks/2010/lsp_augsept10_ll_repros.pdf

1. Read aloud PEACE characteristics
Patient
Encouraging
Accommodating
Cooperative
Empathetic
2. Discuss meaning of each
3. Read Aloud - Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos
4. Hand out personal peace puzzles - do not cut up - and ask children to color and fill in by next week and we will put up in the library.

September 27/30, 2010 - Reading Strategy - Building Interest - Predictions

Building InterestReading Strategy - Prediction Word Bank external image msword.png Prediction Word Bank.doc
Print out headings and put on white board
- Character, Setting, Plot words - and predictions - move around on board

Discuss vocab and make predictions for Timothy and the Strong Pajamas by Viviane Schwarz - note: kids really loved this story!!
external image msword.png Vocab Timothy and the Strong Pajamas.doc

Read Aloud - Timothy and the Strong Pajamas

September 20/23, 2010 - Animals Fiction/Non-Fiction

Tie to Science curriculum - Animals.

Go over definitions - fiction vs non-fiction
1. Read aloud non-fiction Armadillos by Emily Townsend
2. Read aloud fiction - Armadillo Tattletale by Helen Ketteman
Discuss what makes each fiction vs non-fiction - have kids say words outloud

September 13 and 16, 2010 - Routines, Welcome

Practice Routines
1. Shelf Marker
2. Attention

Welcome to Library Land - Rob Reid - Storytime Slam

Welcome back to school - this year - can choose from any where in the library - but some of the books are written for older children - they are hard to read and not appropriate for little kids - this includes Guiness Book of World Records - not until 3rd grade - when I tell you no - that's ok - you can just find something else

Read aloud - Library Lil By Suzanne Williams and poem from A Light in the Attic - Overdue - - remind about shelf markers - talk about finding books from all over the library - still need to be books you can read and enjoy - appropriate for your age level - talk about returning books, respect, responsibility, safety -

Bok! Bok! Joke from Storytime Slam p. 77 Have kids join in - show kids where joke books are located -
Read aloud - Scary story - The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler -

At end of period - give teacher the reminder magnets and letters to send home with students

May 24 and 27, 2010 - Fluency

Used book sale instead of check out - last day of library for school year

Reader's Theater script for Mudball- Library Sparks May/June 2006

May 17 and 20, 2010 - Fluency

Reader's Theater preparation - Mudball by Matt Tavares - if time - also read Oliver's Game by Matt Tavares

May 10 and 13, 2010 - Reading Strategies - Sequence

Source: Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library p. 41
1. Before Reading aloud - explain that events in books happen in a certain order - otherwise the story doesn't make sense - need to listen very carefully because we will need to put the events together in the correct order
2. Read story - Bark George by Jules Feiffer
3. Mix up story events and have kids put events in order by arrows

Repeat with Bear Snores on by Karma Wilson

(See lesson files - 2nd grade for sequence)

May 3 and 6, 2010 - Reading Strategies - KWL

Make KWL Chart on whiteboard
- Make fill in chart using - NF - Supermarket by Kathleen Krull or Chickens May not Cross the Road by Kathi Linz

April 26 and 29, 2010

Reading Strategies - Prediction Word BankTeaching Reading Strategies in the School Library p. 11-18
Make Prediction Word Bank - xerox on cardstock - tape to white board
Introduce story by discussing front cover artwork - explain - going to examine some of the vocabulary from book to make predictions - have kids put words in category - then make predictions
Read Aloud - The Lizard Man of Crabtree County by Lucy Nolan - interlibrary loan

April 19 and 22, 2010 - Creative Writing

Write books we discussed last week

April 12 and 15, 2010 - Creative Writing Preparation

Read aloud - The Library Mouse by David Kirk - if time - also read Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale
Prep - have at home moms make books - http://danielkirk.com/make-a-book.pdf
Show kids the little books - next week will write our own
Start kids working on ideas for books

April 5 and April 8, 2010

Easter Vacation

March 30 and April 1, 2010 - Dewey Decimal System

Assign kids partners - have them work in pairs - give each a laminated task card with a Dewey number on it. Demonstrate how to look for the number, using the guide numbers on each shelf and then read the titles of all the books with the same number to determine the subject. When each group goes to the shelves - they must find the two most interesting books with their number, show them to me and whisper what subject their number represents. - REMIND KIDS TO USE SHELF MARKERS
200 Bible, 523 Planets, 567 Dinosaurs, 595 Insects, 598 Birds, 612 Human body, 641 Cooking, 743 Drawing, 796 Sports, 789 Music, 974 States, 912 Maps, 550 Earth

March 22 and 25, 2010 - Dewey Decimal System

Demonstrate that each animal has its own Dewey decimal number. Put a bunch of plastic animals in a box (insects = 595.7, fish = 597, etc) Sit by this area - pull animal out of box, write number on white board and then pull book off shelf) - BKWSSF2 p. 82
Giraffe 599.638, Dogs 636.7, Octopus 594, Sharks 597.3, Zebra 599.665, Rhinoceros 599.66, Insects 595.7, Lion 599.757, Elephant 599.67, Horse 363.1, Alligator 597.98, Hippopotamus 599.63, Snake 597.96, Lizard 597.95, Sea lion 599.79

March 15 and 18, 2010 - Caldecott Challenge/Writing

Talk about deadline
Have kids write the story about this year's Caldecott - the lion and the mouse

March 8 and 11, 2010 - Caldecott Challenge/ Genres

Talk about Caldecott Challenge - start handing out rewards
1990's Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs
2000's The House in the Night by Susan Swanson
Talk about differences in illustrations and different genres - Swamp Angel - tall tale - realistic

March 1 and 4, 2010 - Caldecott Challenge/Genres


Dahlem - did not come to library - KW not here
Bill - read Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Jenkins

February 22 and 25, 2010 - Caldecott Challenge/ Genres

Talk about Caldecott Challenge again - show them worksheet
Have kids help find copyright date
Read Aloud - 1970's and 1980's
1970's The Amazing Bone by William Steig
1980's Fables by Arnold Lobel
Talk about differences in generations and different genres - fables teach a lesson - animal fantasy

February 15 and 18, 2010 - Caldecott Challenge/ Genres

Reiterate - Caldecott Challenge - show them challenge worksheet again - and prize box
Show them how to find copyright date
Read Aloud - Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1950's and 1960's - show them also Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendek
Discuss differences in illustrations - and different genres - Fantasy with Monsters, Realistic with Madeline
get out lots of Caldecott books and put on tables for 2nd gr and kindergarten

Feb 8 and 11, 2010 - Caldecott Challenge

Show kids the copyright date and explain what that means
Explain What Caldecott medal is for (best illustrations) and how it has been around since 1938 and Read Aloud book from each decade
1930's - Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
1940's - The Little Island by Golden MacDonald - Hand out Caldecott Challenge Worksheet

Week of February 1st - Book Fair

January 25 and 28 - Book Fair Video

Book fair video

January 18 and 21, Compare and Contrast - Fairy Tales - Continue

Show kids the books coming from the book fair.

Finish Reading Adleita - make Venn Diagram of two stories

January 11 and 14, 2010 - Compare and Contrast - Fairy Tales


Cinderella Comaprisons - Fairy Tales - BKWSSF3 - p. 112
1. Have kids tell me the standard Cinderella story
2. Read Walt Disney's Cinderella by Cynthia Rylant (Muskego PL)
3. Read a Adelita by DePaola version of Cinderella

January 4 and 7, 2010 - Fiction vs Nonfiction

Modified from Stretchy Library Lesson Plans - January p. 31

1. Explain definition of fiction - FI - fiction - means from the author's imagination
2. Explain - Non- is a prefix that means the opposite - not from imagination
3. Show sign language for F http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=F&find=1&submitSearch.x=30&submitSearch.y=15
4. Show sign language for N http://www.signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=N+&find=1&submitSearch.x=24&submitSearch.y=26
4. Read aloud - Fiction - The Robot and the Bluebird by David Lucas, and non-fiction What Bluebirds Do by Pamela Kirby - explain fiction vs. non fiction
5. Show other books that are fiction and non-fiction - have the kids show me F or N in sign language

December 21, 2009 - Christmas and Fluency

Reader's Theater - Jean deBrunhoff - A Most Famous Elephant - read play - at least twice - See Multi-Grade Reader's Theater by Barchers - use presentation suggestions and intro and follow up suggestions from book
- get Bill's class to come on Monday

December 14 and 17, 2009 - Christmas and Fluency

See Multi Grade Reader's Theater by Barcher - p. 21 - Use presentation suggestions and intro suggestions in this book - show kids the books from the Babar series - esp. Babar and Father Christmas - practice reading through play one time Read aloud - Babar and Father Christmas - pass out parts for play - make copies ahead of time - have volunteers highlight parts - ask teachers for reading levels

December 7 and 10, 2009 - ABC Order - and Religion - St. Nicholas


Bill - ABC ORder - see last week
Dahlem - Miracle of St. Nicholas - see last week
NOTE: DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR BUT PLAN AHEAD TO GET A BOOK ABOUT THE REAL ST NICHOLAS - DEMI?

November 30 and December 3, 2009 - ABC Order

Bill - teacher request - read aloud - the Miracle of St Nicholas by Whelan
Dahlem -
Explain how fiction books - and picture books are in alphabetical order by the author's last name - show them where the spine label is and where the first three letters of the last name are on the spine label
Get out various picture books from a variety of authors across the alphabet - put sticky notes on covers - and get out pencils - do this ahead of time - have kids get in teams and put books in order on tables - check their work

Dahlem -
Group 1 - Theo, Mitchell, Josh, Matthew, Taylor
Group 2 - Megan, Bryan, Sydney, Selma, Christian
Group 3 - Isabelle, Kristen, Nolan, Janmes
Group 4 Christian, Angelina, Anna, Zach, John

Bill -
Group 1 - Nicholas, Justin, Julia, Robert
Group 2 - Brennan, Cassie, Nate, Zachary, Ryan
Group 3 - Lauren, Isabelle, Gabe, Dana
Group 4 - Isaac, Henry, Kaylin, Cal, Kaylee

November 19 and 23, 2009 - Character Chart, Predictions

Source: Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library by Christine Walker

Character Chart
List All the Attributes or characteristics that you think a RAT might possess

Before Reading After Reading
Which attributes might they possess? Which attributes were present in the story?

After reading - read down the list of attributes and put down a + or - depending on if attribute demonstrated in story

Read Aloud - That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child (ILL)

If time - do the same thing with a Wolf and read aloud The Big Bad Wolf by Claire Masurel

November 9 and 12 - Listening Skills


Finish reading Clementine

November 2 and 5, 2009 - Listening Skills

Continue reading Clementine

October 26 and 29, 2009 - Listening Skills

Keep reading Clementine - no discussion this week

October 17 and 22, 2009 - Listening Skills, Character Comparison

Continue with Clementine - chapters 2 and 3 - if enough time - compare character traits of Clementine and Margaret - on white board - if not enough time - then wait until the following week

October 12 and 15 - Listening Skills, Summarize, Sequence

Read aloud - Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
use appropriate discussion questions from teacher's guide - make sure to leave time at end to recap and discuss http://www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com/data/books/tgpdf/07868388251728.pdf

Read aloud chapter 1 - review and retell the sequence of events that got Clementine to the principal's office- use whiteboard -

October 5 and 7, 2009 - Building Interest

Discuss vocab and make predictions for The Wildest Brother
Read and make predictions for the Wildest Brother by Cornelia Funke

September 28 and October 1, 2009 - Building Interest

Reading Strategy - Prediction Word Bank
Print out headings and put on white board
- Character, Setting, Plot words - and predictions - move around on board

Discuss vocab and make predictions for Timothy and the Strong Pajamas by Viviane Schwarz - note: kids really loved this story!!


Read Aloud - Timothy and the Strong Pajamas

September 21 and 24, 2009

Tie to Science curriculum - Animals. Read aloud short stories about animals around the world from My Own Book of Animal Stories -
- The Ossopit Tree and How the Polar Bear Came to Be
Curr. Goal - Fiction vs. Non-Fiction - learning the truth about animals in science - show kids books with photos about African Animals and Polar Bears - now going to hear some stories about animals - not ture

September 13 and 17, 2009

Welcome to Library Land - Rob Reid - Storytime Slam

Welcome back to school - this year - can choose from any where in the library - but some of the books are written for older children - they are hard to read and not appropriate for little kids - this includes Guiness Book of World Records - not until 3rd grade - when I tell you no - that's ok - you can just find something else

Read aloud - Library Lil By Suzanne Williams and poem from A Light in the Attic - Overdue - - remind about shelf markers - talk about finding books from all over the library - still need to be books you can read and enjoy - appropriate for your age level - talk about returning books, respect, responsibility, safety -

Bok! Bok! Joke from Storytime Slam p. 77 Have kids join in - show kids where joke books are located - NOT ENOUGH TIME IN 2009

Read aloud - Scary story - The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler - NOT ENOUGH TIME IN 2009

At end of period - give teacher the reminder magnets and letters to send home with students - NOTE DID NOT SEND LETTER WITH BILL's CLASS - JUST WITH DAHLEM's

Notes for 2009-2010 School Year

Writing activity - using Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk as model - work with teachers on timing, instructions?
Work with teachers - instead of Caldecott Challenge - use Fireup with Reading program?
Instead of reading Junie B Jones - read Alvin Ho - adust the game!


May 28 and make up for May 25, 2009 - Reader's Theater

Used book sale instead of check out - last day of library for school year

Reader's Theater script for Mudball- Library Sparks May/June 2006

May 18 and 21, 2009 - Reading Strategies - Prep for Reader's Theater

Reader's Theater preparation - Mudball by Matt Tavares - if time - also read Oliver's Game by Matt Tavares

May 11 and 14, 2009 - Reading Strategies - Character Chart

Teaching Reading Strategies int he School Library p. 25-31
Xerox p. 27-28 for Character Chart
Discuss what character attributes are - including type of descriptive language required - brainstorm a common character such as a princess before completing the chart
Show front cover of book - indicate what type of character is included in plot - have kids generate list of character attributes based on cover and prior knowledge
Read book - then put plus or minus in column - did they really have that attribute
Read aloud - The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields and if time - That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child

May 4 and 7, 2009 - Reading Strategies - Prediction Word Bank

Teaching Reading Strategies in the School Library p. 11-18
Make Prediction Word Bank - xerox on cardstock - tape to white board
Introduce story by discussing front cover artwork - explain - going to examine some of the vocabulary from book to make predictions - have kids put words in category - then make predictions
Read Aloud - The Lizard Man of Crabtree County by Lucy Nolan - interlibrary loan

April 27 and 30, 2009 - Compare and Contrast

Finish Reading Adleita - make Venn Diagram of two stories

April 20 and 23, 2009 - Compare and Contrast - Fairy Tales Continued

Cinderella Comaprisons - Fairy Tales - BKWSSF3 - p. 112
1. Have kids tell me the standard Cinderella story
2. Read Walt Disney's Cinderella by Cynthia Rylant (Muskego PL)
3. Read a Adelita by DePaola version of Cinderella

April 13 and 16 - Easter Vacation


April 6 and April 9, 2009 - Nonfiction Call Numbers - Order

Write examples on the white board p. 91 - take books from shelf - kind of close to each other - write them in order
Each child - complete worksheet on p. 92 and 93 on their own - Complete Library Skills K-2

March 30 and April 2, 2009 - Folktales and Fairy Tales

NOTE: No class for Bill this week - KW home with sick child
Tales Folks Tell - Pat Miller's Stretchy Lesson Plans - March - p. 14
Intro. People have told stories from the beginning of mankind. Many of these stories were favorites that have been retold by generations of people. These are called folktales
Read aloud - Folk Tale - The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Hennessy
List the characteristics of a folk tale on the white board (see p. 17 - Passed on by telling, ordinary people or animals, uses sets of 3, funny, happy ending, tasks are simple)

Fairy Tale - a little different than Folk Tales
Read Aloud - Beauty and the Beast by Christianne Jones
Check off characteristics of Fairy tale - some are different, some are same (passed on by telling, some by writing; kings, queens, princesses or impossible characters like dragons or ogres, uses sets of 3, good wins over evil, happy ending, tasks are complicated)

March 23 and 26, 2009 - Nonfiction Call Numbers Dewey Decimal System


Assign kids partners - have them work in pairs - give each a laminated task card with a Dewey number on it. Demonstrate how to look for the number, using the guide numbers on each shelf and then read the titles of all the books with the same number to determine the subject. When each group goes to the shelves - they must find the two most interesting books with their number, show them to me and whisper what subject their number represents. - REMIND KIDS TO USE SHELF MARKERS
200 Bible, 523 Planets, 567 Dinosaurs, 595 Insects, 598 Birds, 612 Human body, 641 Cooking, 743 Drawing, 796 Sports, 789 Music, 974 States, 912 Maps, 550 Earth

March 16 and 19, 2009 - Dewey Decimal System

Demonstrate that each animal has its own Dewey decimal number. Put a bunch of plastic animals in a box (insects = 595.7, fish = 597, etc) Sit by this area - pull animal out of box, write number on white board and then pull book off shelf) - BKWSSF2 p. 82
Giraffe 599.638, Dogs 636.7, Octopus 594, Sharks 597.3, Zebra 599.665, Rhinoceros 599.66, Insects 595.7, Lion 599.757, Elephant 599.67, Horse 363.1, Alligator 597.98, Hippopotamus 599.63, Snake 597.96, Lizard 597.95, Sea lion 599.79

March 9 and 12, 2009

St. Patrick's Day - Fergus and the Night Demon - an Irish Ghost Story by Jim Murphy - make predictions, discuss lessons learned in book.

March 2 and 5, 2009 - Caldecott Challenge

Talk again about challenge - Read This year's winners - The House in the Night by Swanson and A Couple of Boys and the Best Week Ever

February 23 and 26, 2009 - Caldecott Challenge


Talk about Caldecott Challenge again - show them worksheet
Have kids help find copyright date
Read Aloud - 1970's and 1980's
1970's The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
1980's Fables by Arnold Lobel

February 16 and 19, 2009 - Caldecott Challenge

Reiterate - Caldecott Challenge - show them challenge worksheet again
Show them how to find copyright date
Read Aloud - Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans - 1950's and 1960's - show them also Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendek
get out lots of Caldecott books and put on display - replace Valentines books with Caldecott!

February 9 and 12, 2009 - Caldecott Challenge

Show kids the copyright date and explain what that means
Explain What Caldecott medal is for (best illustrations) and how it has been around since 1938 and Read Aloud book from each decade
1930's - Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
1940's - Many Moons by James Thurber
Hand out Caldecott Challenge Worksheet

February 5, 2009 - Reading Strategies

Dahlem's class - no school on Monday
Bill's class - heroes - The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter http://www.teachablemoment.org/elementary/iraqstudyguides.html - use questions in study guide to make predictions, think about characters, make connections

January 26 and 29, 2009


Book Fair

January 19 and 22, 2009


Book Fair Video

January 12 and 15, 2009 - Genres - Fiction vs. Non-fiction


Source: Stretchy Library Plans: January by Pat Miller p. 31
Xerox fiction/nonfiction cards on p. 33 on cardstock
get out twelve 2nd grade books - fiction and non-fiction
FI - stands for "from imagination"
Non - prefix meaning not - "not from imagination"
- show kids book covers and have them hold up appropriate card - Fiction or Nonfiction
Read aloud fiction and non-fiction book on same subject - Armadillos by Townsend and Armadillo Tattletale by Ketteman

January 5 and 8, 2009 - Subject Themed Storytime - Listening Skills


Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
- read aloud chapter titled "The Radish Cure"

December 20-January 4, 2009



No School - Christmas Vacation

December 15 and 18 - Subject Themed Storytime


REMEMBER TO MENTION MARQUETTE PROGRAM!!
Christmas
Jingle the Christmas Clown by Tomie DePaola - note - in rush of morning read Clown of God to Dahlem's class - next year don't read Clown of God to 3rd grade - but it is a great story


December 7 and 10 - Reading Strategies - Sequence - next year move this to 1st grade!



1. Discuss concept of sequence - explain that it creates an order for events
e.g. first you set the table, then you eat; first you put the toothpaste on the brush, then you brush your teeth - discuss other sequences with kids
2. Read First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
3. Discuss sequence at home - e.g. bedtime routines, meal routines
4. Discuss sequence in classroom
5. Recall sequence in First the Egg - discussion
First the Egg then the__(chicken)
First the Tabpole then the (Frog)
First the Seed then the Flower
First the caterpillar, then the butterfly
First the Word, then the story
First the paint, then the picture
First the chicken then the egg
Read another sequence story - If you Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff


December 5 - Bill's Class - teacher request - Religon

The Miracle of St. Nicholas by Gloria Whelan - read aloud to both Dahlem and Bill


December 1 - Dahlem's Class - Multicultural



1. Talk to students about when they were new to school or when a new student came to school
6. Give students puzzle piece - analogy - each of us is different - but without each of us - puzzle is incomplete
2. Read Yoko by Rosemary Wells
3. Question What do you think Yoko's classmates thought of her when they saw her lunch? How did Timothy make a difference to his classmate? If we got a new student - how could we make a difference?
4. Show them the globe with Japan
5. Show them book about Japan - talk about the difference between a story and what's real - but how we can learn from stories too!
Last week before Thanksgiving - Book Care

Read aloud - Petunia by Roger Duvoisin and then get out the following - soap, stuffed dog, water bottle, book mark, crackers, soap markers - tell kids that some of the things Petunia did with book make me nervous - let's use our wisdom to care for books

Stretchy Library Lessons - More Library Skills by Pat Miller p. 14-16 - xeroxed copy in binder