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1st Grade October

Students can find and BCCCA books in the online catalog.
Students know how to search Destiny account. 
Students can locate nonfiction and fiction chapter books for their interests and reading skill. 
Students try a new author each week. 


Welcome back to library learning 2018! 

September 2018:  Student can:

1. Use the online resources to locate materials and books in the library. Use technology as a tool for learning and locating books in the library.

2. Know the areas of the library. 

3. Use the guide sheets and call numbers to locate materials in NONFICTION, FICTION, EVERYBODY, EARLY READERS. 




APRIL 2018

Celebrate folklore, rhyme, poetry and gardens!

Week of April 2nd-9th

To Do:

1. Read at least 20 different poems.
2. Know and name 3 different poets. Learn the time period and something from each poets writing or life. 
3. Listen to the BrainPop vid on poetry and take the quiz - go to the K-3 area.
4. Choose a new poem to learn to read aloud.  Memorize your poem if you choose.
5. Recite a poem during the Poetry Cafe the last week of April. 
6. Try some of the poetry links on the Mrs. Burke's weblinks.


Happy Spring!

Learn about authors!

Paticia Polacco
Kate Dicamillo
Steven Jenkins

Elise Broach author visit!



Sept 19th Have fun celebrating creative illustrations with Peter Reynolds!


1. Listen to the book, The DOT by Peter Reynolds to Celebrate International Dot Day.
2. Meet Peter Reynolds at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDqSZXV13dQ

3. Create your own dot!
4. Check-out ONE Everybody book
5. Read and create more!









Mindfulness May with Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Whitacre
Paying attention to yourself and our surroundings
Community Art: Zen Tangles or Story Yoga - move and listen


Week of March 13th
Student access and utilize high quality e-resources provided by PPS and Bridlemile Library at school and HOME.

To Do:

1.BCCCA Reading Challenge:  Can you read 3 of the BCCCA books by the end of month? Put them on hold or check them out from the public library.  READ AND VOTE!

2. Reading Challenge: Think like a leprechaun!  Books are your gold! This week locate, check-out and READ any books with GREEN on the          cover. 



Week of March 6th Full STEAM Ahead

Student access and utilize high quality e-resources provided by PPS at school and HOME.

First Grade: Use Tumble Books and World Book Online

Search #1 Electronic Books - eBooks - to do at school and at home

To Do: 

Go to Bridlemilelibrary.net

Go to Destiny

Go to Bridlemile


-At search screen, change Material type to Electronic Book (eBook)

-Scroll down to find books that interest you.

-Open books. If at home, use the password if required. 

-Read it. 

-Use the navigaton tools. 

-Use the embedded links.

Week of Feb. 27th

Read aloud - explore character and voice.
Dr. Seuss Aloud - The Boy on FairFax Street, My many Colored Days
Mo Willems  Read Aloud
Week of Feb. 20th 

Read a broad range of literature. Dr. Seuss is "classic".  Read Across America is March 2nd. 
Learn about authors: Dr. Seuss . Write 5 new facts about this author you did not know and think are interesting. 
List 5 Geisel Award winners our library owns. Why would or should you read these books? 


Week of Feb. 13, 2017
Locate a Coretta Scott King Award or Honor Book using Destiny.
Find the book on the shelf in the library.
Look up the author or illustrator on the Internet (be responsible and access only sites on the illustrator or book).
    Report 3 facts about the book and illustrator.

Who was Coretta Scott King?

A short video of Coretta Scott King in 1986 telling what she feels is important. 



Week of Jan 23, 2017

Watch ALA Youth Media Awards
Shelve one book - know where books are located in the library
Check-out one book, free choice. 

    Goals:
    Read to seek multiple points of view for a global perspective.
    Read, listen, and integrate information to build background knowledge. Week of Jan 3,2017

Happy New Year!  Welcome Back!

Library PBIS
Your stories: The Well of ideas for writing and learning
Where are Early Reader books?  Where are Everybody books?  Where are nonfiction? How many books may I take home?

Week of Dec. 2nd - Dec. 14th
Holidays Around the Globe - 200s, 300s in the Dewey Decimal Systme
Online in Tumble Books and ebooks (Use ipads and computers for accessing ebooks)

Monday:  Art in the Style of Lois Ehlert with Mrs. MacDonald

Week of Nov. 28th
Nonfiction : Animals in 500s
Define, locate, access and checkout nonfiction topic from the library shelves.
Name three subjects found in 500s. 

Monday:  Art in the Style of Lois Ehlert with Mrs. MacDonald

Week of November 14th

Learn about Dana Simpson. Review and connect with her comic books about a girl and her unicorn. 

Literacy Goals: 
Interpret words, phrases, illustrations, technical diagrams as they are used to shape meaning. 
Appreciate and evaluate an author's craft and use of literary devices.  

Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
From students - our observations: 
Week of October 30
Learn about Dana Simpson. Review and connect with her comic books about a girl and her unicorn. 

Book fair is coming!!!  Remind your family!

Week of October 17, 24

Build reading skills and behaviors for life long learning. Read a variety of genres. Demonstrate perseverance and stamina in reading a variety of texts. 

Know the major reading promotion programs offered through the Bridlemile school library: 

BCCCCA
Dewey Rocks!
Tumble Books
Online Readers



September 6, 2016

Choosing picture books and exploring the Everybody books.
Author illustrator focuses:  Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Mo Willems, Barbara Cooney.


Week of August 29, 2016

Welcome back to school! Be Safe, Responsible, Respectful and READ!

Library Tour, Our  Agreements, Picture, Check-out, Read

NEW THIS YEAR!
    Hank the Read the Dog special guest
    Outdoor reading space
    Magazines - coming
    Games and art supplies for recess
    Water in the library - information
    New Books and volunteers
    Turn in summer reading cards if you participated

Week of Sept. 5th Technology Resources in the school Library



June

Cutie Catchers


Month of May

Can you find? 

Nonfiction - Animals in the Dewey 590s
Authors - Eric Carle, Barbara Cooney - read and celebrate these illustrators

Month of April
Celebrate and read Beverly Cleary Books - Her 100th Birthday is April 12th!

Poetry reading and creating. Keep a Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 21) will be celebrated week of April 24th. 

Week of March 28th

Review: Location of library collections: Everybody, Early Reader, Everybody Chapter Books, Nonfiction

Guiding questions: Where can I find an animal book? Where can I find a dragon book? Where can I find a sports book? Where can I find a drawing book?



Week of March 1
Read Across America
Reading Engagement: Appreciate and authors craft and use of literary devices. Interpret use of color to communicate figurate language and shape meaning. 
Books: My Many Colored Days - Teaching Books.net
           The Boy on Fairfiled Street

Website students may explore: Seussville

Week of Feb. 22nd
Reading Engagement: Read and listen to literary information by and about African Americans. 
    Library of Congress African American Month History

    Authors : Christopher Paul Curtis
                   Jacqueline Woodson 
                   Ezra Jack Keats Tribute 
                   Bryan Ashley - longer video
                   Bryan Ashley - short video - wonderful - for First Grade
                   Bryan Ashley recited Eloise Greenfield poem

Week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 5th
Fiction and Nonfiction from the African Continent

Week of Jan. 18th
What are Early Readers? - new Katie Woo in our library

Week of Jan. 11th
Preview Diversity Grant Books

Week of Jan. 4th
New Books - Care and Keeping of new materials.
BrainPOP Jr. Mobi and Annie - Internet Safety.

Week of Dec. 14th
Username: bridlemile
Password: bri2015

Week of Dec. 7th
Develop and appreciation for reading. comprehend and interpret informational texts.
Students will choose and read a selection of informational texts located in the 500's of the library shelves and online in World Book Animals. 

Week of Nov. 16th, 23rd
Compare and contrast folktales from different cultures (Multiplication theme, Magic Pot theme: Chinese and Lebanese cultures) 
Use an ipad to locate an ebook.

Week of Nov. 2nd

Reading Promotions for 1st Grade


Beagle Bingo! for Bridlemile Readers in Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Week of Oct. 26th -Oral Traditions focus will connect to storyteller visiting Bridlemile in November, Will Hornyak.
What is a folk tale and where can I find one in the library?

Jingle for the week:
398.2 ! Stories in the library re-told for you
You'll find animals that talk
Magic, mirrors, and surprising heroes
in 398.2!

Week of Oct 5th and 12th
Book Fair preview and Book Fair shopping.
Review: i pick simple guidelines - choosing books
Introduction: Fiction and Nonfiction

Week of Sept 28th
Chalk Art in style of visiting author: Christian Robinson
Collaboration and community: create welcome sign

Week of September 21
Participate collaborative and respectfully selecting NONFiction materials in the physical library.
Two books, picture book, fact book.


Week of September 18th
How to find a book in the library.
Why not check out a picture book?

Reading Leo, A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Christian Robinson 

Thinking:  What does the story tell us about the author?  What does the art tell us about Christian Robinson?  Why do you we think the book is all done in shades of blue?  First graders actually have humorous and insightful observations from these prompts.