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Welcome back to library learning 2018! 

December 2018

Be a literate reader by reading a wide range of genres:
To know: What is the New Regal Beagle Book Award Program and how can you participate and vote!

Use technology to track your reading and get what you need. 
To Do: Check your Destiny Account and place holds for the OBOB books you need. Give ratings and reviews for the OBOB books you read. 

Use technology to learn about authors and illustrators
To Do: Look up OBOB authors and learn about their lives, their writing, and their other books.

To Do: Look up the Regal Beagel Reader authors and illustrators.  What inspiring facts can you learn? 

Suggestion: Would you like to try to do a class assignment in the style of art of one the illustrators on the Regal Beagle Readers Book award list?

OBOB Students: Come in at recess to learn how a battle works and to practice. You do not have to come with your team. 
To Do: Practice a "fun" battle at recess time. 

November 2018

1. Know your World Book Online - try all the products in library class. 

2. Book fair is coming!  November 13,14,15,16.  Book trailers by Scholastic.

Welcome back to library learning 2018! 

3rd Grade October

Students can find OBOB, ORCA and BCCCA books in the online catalog.
Students know how to login to their Destiny account. 
Students can write a review for books they have read on post it in the online catalog.

Sign up for OBOB by NOV. 21st.  All team sign-up forms should be turned in by Nov. 21st. 

OBOB forms and information available in your school library and online at Bridlemilelibrary.net

September 2018:  Student can:

Respectful voice level
Push in chairs


1. Use the online resources to locate materials and 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. 

4. Locate and use OSLIS online to access high quality ebooks and encyclopedias.

May 2018

1. I know how to use Destiny.

2. I know how to find a book using the Dewey Decimal System as a general guide. 

3. I know how to search World Book Online.

Week of May 21 and 29

1. Digital Citizenship: BrainPop:  Internet Resources - view and take quiz with class
2. Nonfiction: What is the Sibert Award for?
3. Locate and read ebooks through PPS Destiny.
4. Newsela: 
5. Try BrainPop at home.  Beagleslibrary/bri123

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. Learn about Douglas Florian:

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.

March 2018

OBOB - Did you participate? Feedback

ORCA - Did you participate? Vote! Feedback

OSLIS - What is that? Looking at the tools, using the toolsFebruary 27,  2018

I locate books in the library and ebook in Destiny.

I can learn about the upcoming visiting author and read one of her books.

January 2018

1.All students can locate books and ebooks provided by their school library. 

2.Mrs. Koning class can locate biographies and select one appropriate for their reading level. 

3.Note: there are also many excellent biographies on World Book Online

4.Author of the month

Extra challenge:

Use World Book to find information on your science project or current classroom topic. 
Use Web Path Express to find Websites for your science project or current classroom topic. 

RECESS and BOOK BATTLE TEAMS! Questions and Answers


World Book Expert

November 28

Should we have a school garden at Bridlemile? Why? Benefits?

Garden Research

Go to Destiny
Go to Web Path Express
Search for Websites related to school gardening
Search for images related to school gardening
Suggested Keywords: gardens, gardenings, farming, plants, botany, children gardens, farm food
Bookmark interesting websites 
Be prepared to share in class something you found.
Bonus: Create a google slide show with 5 images related to school gardens.

November 20

Research Resources
What is Primary Source

Open and try:

World Book

Web Path Express

November 6

What is the Genre?
See your google classroom assignment. 

October 30


1. Please take home the Scholastic Book Fair Flyer and encourage your parents to come shop the upcoming book fair. 
    The book fair is November 9th through the 17th. 
2. OBOB Teams may now form. Please create your team. Talk to your parents. Have your parents and teachers sign your permission form. RETURN IT TO THE           LIBRARY by November 17th.
3. Listen and ask questions. 

Octobter 23rd

1. Complete Library Fall Assessment. Follow directions on your record sheets. 
2. Search Destiny for Scary Stories. Find on or more on the shelf. 

Keywords:  Scary, haunted, witches, ghosts, skeletons, halloween, monsters, mystery, superstitions. 

3. Read Silenty.

Week of October 9th, October 16

To Do Today:             1. October Library Assessment: Location Skills and Survey
                            2. Checkout 
                            3. Add books to your Bookopolis account

Week of Oct. 2nd

Goal: Use an online social media account to find new books to try and suggest books to others. 

To do:  1. Login to your Bookopolis Account
            2. Add 5 friends
             3. Add 10 books you want to read

Week of September 25th

Goal: Develop independent searching skills with the online catalog - Destiny. 

Check out. Work on a chromebook or on a desktop computer to practice the following:

1. Continue practice Destiny Search and locating books. Use chart provided in class. 
2. When you are completed your searching chart, search for the genres on Hales Reading Wheel in Destiny : 

 September 19th

Sept 19th Hales

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
5. Read and create more!

September 2017  Welcome Back to the Library! 

Your learning goals for the this month are: 

1. I am a safe, responsible and respectful student in the school library. 

2. I can find stories and information in the online catalog. 

3. I can find stories and information on the shelves in the library. 

4. I can tell my friend the difference between a fictional book and informational books (print or ebooks). 

5. I understand how to use technology and the technology tools for learning. 

June 5th - Last Library Classes this Week

Summer Reading - Public library Program and game card. All the games cards were given to the teachers and should go home with students. 

Native American Dance Lesson and story

Silent read or BrainPop

New Books! New Authors!
May 15, May 22

Listen to writing by authors who may be new to you.
Learn about their craft and personal biography. 

Barde: Bruce Coville Link to his website: BRUCE!
Koning: Roseanne Parry Link to Roseanne!
Hales: Melissa Savage

What is a citation?  Practice making citations with OSLIS Citation Maker

Mindfulness May with Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Whitacre
Paying attention to yourself and our surroundings
Community Art: Zen Tangles

Week of April 24th

Poetry Surprise!!

Weeks for April 2nd, 9th

Note: Field trip for Hales on April 10th. 

To DO:
1. Complete searches in Destiny and Web Path Express. Search for item on the shelf. Identify call numbers. 

2. Know your library account number and check your account. Do you have lost materials? If so, please see Mrs. Burke this week. 

3. BrainPOP: Be a responsible digital citizen -   What is Media? 

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.BrainPOP Challenge:  How many lessons and Brainpop activities can you complete by the end of the school year?  

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.

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 

Super Important: 
Sean Connolly, author, is coming to Bridlemile on March 1st - We will have some of his books for sale. 
What can you learn about this author? What books did he write?

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 Feb 6,2017

Locate a Caldecott Award Winning Book using Destiny.
Find the book on the shelf in the library.
Look up the illustrator on the Internet (be responsible and access only sites on the illustrator or book).
    Report 3 facts about the book and illustrator.

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. 

    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
Review: Your passwords, Destiny, Library ResourcesWeek of Dec. 12

1. How to locate and read e-books?  Can you find and read 5 different ebooks?  Can you access them from your classroom and from home?
2. Can you place a "hold" on an item you want to read but it is already out? 
3. Book Battle Questions

Week of Dec. 5th

Poetry and stories from ballads. Art and Poetry. 
Chromebook login - Test Read and Write Extension

Nov. 28th

Biography for Hales - World Book Online

Week of Nov. 21st, Nov. 28th

Use OSLIS - Search Info Bits. Find information, pictures and videos. 
Understand how to use tabs.
Small group: Login to Google Account. Create document. Name document. Collect information. Save. 

Keywords to use:

Week of November 14th

Book Battle Questions? 

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

Week of October 10th

Goals: Locate information in the physical library. Use the online tools to locate books and websites. Be a responsible user of technology and information resources.

Locate and search Destiny to look for a book.
Locate and use Web Path Express to look for websites for research.
Locate where nonfiction folklore and animal books are in the library. Check-out and read.
Locates where ECB and E books are in the library.
Locate E and ECB books on the shelf. 

New concept: Indigenous People
New Book: Thunder Boy by Sherman Alexie

Indigenous People's Day/Christopher Columbus Day
Keyword searching: Christopher Columbus in Destiny, Newsella, and Destiny Web Path Express

Week of October 3rd

Choose a variety of materials from shelves and online. Can open and read ebooks online.
Use technology to collaborate with others about literature and reading by Logging into and adding books for reading in Bookopolis.

Week of September 25, 2016

I understand the choices I participate in during recess in the Bridlemile library.

Recess expectations and options for creative and talented students.

I use technology wisely to advance my learning. 

Week of Sept. 19th

Write a book recommendation for the Readers wall. 

Week of September 13, 2016

Important to do: 

Please retake the library survey.  

Goal: Access literature and information with the online catalog. 

How do I look for a book in the Bridlemile Destiny Online Catalogue?
Can I teach a friend how to look up a book and find it on the shelf?

Week of September 6, 2016

Students will use library technology tools appropriately, ethically, responsibly. 
    Know your library account login and password.
    Know your google account login and password.
    Keep your login and passwords confidential. 
    Login in to your library and google accounts.

Week of August 29, 2016

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

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

    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

Month of May
Evaluate and test the World Book Online
Use the evaluation sheets in the library. Here is the link to the evaluation form if you are looking for it from home: World Book Think Sheet.
Start on the library homepage.
Kids - Animal
Science Power
Living Green
Ancient Peoples
Dramatic Learning

Weeks of April 9th - 23rd
Celebrate and read Beverly Cleary Books. Her 100th Birthday is April 12th.
Investigate and read poetry. Poetry in Your Pocket Day will be celebrated week of April 23th. 

Week of April 4th
Author feature: Who was Beverly Cleary?

See links and videos at Oregon Art Beat

Writing a book review for Bookopolis.

Week of March 28th

Review library collections
Where is fiction?
Where is nonfiction?
Where are Everybody books?
Read the spine label on a book. Where does that book go in the library?
Where is Destiny?
Where is World Book Online
Describe a keyword search?

Start your Bookopolis account this week. 

Week of March 8th

Vote for OBOB and ORCA
    Participate in our Oregon Reader's democracy! Talk about the books then vote independently and privately.
Discuss and respond in writing:
    Why is it important to read diverse books (books by and about people from all cultures, ages, and abilities)?
    What books have you read from the new diversity books? 

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

Week of Feb. 15th
Barde: Biographies
    Formats and access

Week of Jan. 24th - Feb. 12
Research Skills with OSLIS, Destiny, World Book, Learn360
Exit Tickets - We will do one together in class. Then students will complete their own practice research and complete a form.

Week of Jan. 11th
Preview Diversity Grant Books

Week of January 4th
Digital Citizenship Week with Mobi - Brain Pop 
Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources.
1.View and discuss with class:Online Safety
2. To do on own: Make a Map!

Week of Dec. 14th
user name: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. 30th, Dec. 7th
Teach students to be effective consumers, producers, and presenters of information and ideas and to leverage technology through effective use of World Book Online.
Readers Advisory: Holiday stories, fiction and nonfiction information. Genre Wheel advisory for Mrs. Koning's class. 

Week of Nov. 23rd

Utilize technology to access content related to classroom study.

Use ebooks to access a Folktale. Go to Destiny. Search for Turkey. View, read, watch ebook from the Choctaw Nation: When Turtle Grew Feathers.

Week of Nov. 16th

Students will learn to place "holds" using their library login and password.

1. Practice ethical behavior when using print and digital resources.

Use computers, the internet responsibly for classroom learning and reading engagement.

2. Use skills to locate resources, gain knowledge and think critically. 

Students conduct keyword search on learning topic.

Students advocate for learning needs by using online Destiny catalog to find resources, create lists, and hold materials. 

Week of Nov. 9th

Week of Nov. 2nd
Reading Promotions for 3rd Grade

Beagle Bingo! If you are not joining a book battle team, consider playing Beagle Bingo!


Week of Oct. 26th -Oral Traditions focus will connect to storyteller visiting Bridlemile in November, Will Hornyak.
Library Skill: Making a list and saving it in my student library account. 

Literary Genre: 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. 12th
Book Fair Week - Browse, shop, read and think.
Can you find a new book you would like to read? What is the title? Who is the author? Do you know anything about the author? How can you find out about the author? Why did they write the book?  What genre is the book? How does it connect to your interests?  Is the cover design interesting and attractive? What style of art and mediums were used to create the images? Is the blurb about the book enticing and persuasive? Can you stretch your usual reading choices to try something completely different than you usually read? If you were selecting a book for your friend or sibling, what would you choose? What book would you like your parent (s) to read aloud to you?

Week of October 5th
Book Fair Preview
Listen and take notes while previewing the book fair book talks. What will you want to find at the fair and why?

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

Konnig's: Genre recommendation: Biography of the week: Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Week of September 21
Participate collaborative and respectfully locating and using library resources.
Participating collaborative locating and utilizing digital e-book.

Week of Sept. 8th

Compare and Contrast illustration technique to story purpose in Barnett/Robinson picture books.