February 2018


Library Hours  

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday   7:45 - 2:45 

Wednesdays 7:45 - 2:00

Kindergarten - We ended January with penguins.  One of their favorite books was, Be brave little penguin by Giles Andreae.  After reading it in class and deciding that I should read it again, they ended January as book reviewers!  We read a few preview books:  Ducks away! by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek.  The last book was, Thank you Mr. Panda by Steve Antony.  They decided both books should be added to the Mann school collection.

First grade - We read Bunny money by Rosemary Wells and did a compare and contrast.  We watched the movie of the same title and compared similarities and differences.  They decided that the book was the best choice and the movie was different than the book.

 Second grade - Poetry was the topic and we created acrostic poems after examining the book Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.  Next, 2nd grade decided they wanted to know HOW to find a book on their reading level.

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Grades 3-4-5 - We have a new database, KIDS INFOBITS! Students explored with the topics: persuasive speeches, democracy and equal education.  Kids InfoBits can also be found on the library page under "Research". 

 We used a graphic organizer to identify specific facts about our topic.  We also used a demo to explore current events.  It was student centered news.  Next, Grade 5 will explore the impact of energy in our world.