Kindergarten students listened to Knuffle Bunny and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We talked about the roles of the author and the illustrator in creating a book and how the pictures help us understand so many things about the story, such as how the characters are feeling and what the characters are doing.
1st grade students listened to This is Not My Hat and Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type. Our focus for both stories was on inferencing. The students used context clues to determine what happened at points in the story when the author did not explicitly write it.
2nd grade students enjoyed A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale and Adelita: a Mexican Cinderella. We compared and contrasted Adelita to the Disney version of Cinderella that so many students are familiar with. A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale featured a few different classic fairy tales, but each had been fractured in a different way. The story was very engaging, and the students enjoyed hearing the different versions of classic fairy tales.
5th Grade students visited to learn how to access their Office 365 accounts. One of our 5th grade classes also began a research lesson on good, reliable print and Internet sources.