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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 .

Welcome back to library learning 2018!


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:

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.
5. Know how to use LEXILE to check the reading level of a fictional book (Sumner's class only).

May 2018

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

  1. Go to Brain-Pop

  2. Go to Hispanic Heritage

  3. Go to the Topic Assigned for your table group.

  4. Watch the video as a group.

  5. Take the quiz as a group.

  6. Report to the whole class ONE, or more,  interesting and important FACT (s) you learned.

APRIL 2018

Celebrate folklore, rhyme, poetry and gardens!

Week of April 9th-16th

Poets to know!!

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.
7. Writers speak to KIDS : listen to these writers give you some interesting advice. 

March 2018

OBOB - Did you participate? Feedback

ORCA - Did you participate? Vote! Feedback

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


Read aloud :  Wolf Keepers

Take Elise Broach Quizes

February 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

All students can explain what is a citation?  

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 practice. 


World Book Online 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.

October 16th

Know and understand how the library is organized and how to retrieve materials from all the different collections. 

Explain what a collection in the library is.

To Do Today:   1. Check out something new and interesting to you. 
                         2. Login to your Chromebook.
                         3. Complete part II of the October Library Assessment
                         4. Mark in the Google Classroom when you completed the assessment. 
                         5. Optional: Bookopolis

October 9th

To Do Today:             1.October Library Assessment: Location Skills and Survey
                            3. Help re-shelve books in the correct location

Week of Oct. 2nd

1. Did you memorize your chromebook login?  If not, do it this week. 
2. Go to google classroom. Accept Mrs. Burke invite and please make sure you mark your assignment DONE (or TURN IN).
3. Try to Login to Destiny. It was suppose to be fixed. Can you log in and see your history of check-outs.
4. Try to Login to Bookopolis. 

Week of Sept. 25th - all classes

Login in to your Google Chromebook
Memorize your login
Do Practice searches in Destiny and Worldbook Online:  Keywords: Space, Football, Music, Scary, Pets, Ghandi
Check out 2 books

Sept 19th Selvivanova 

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!

Sept. 18th : Access private account.  Create an art dot inspired by Vashti and Peter Reynolds

To DO: 1.  Sign library agreements (please do this while you are checking out)
            2. Listen to the Dot, CREATE! your own dot!
            3. Login to Chromebook, Login to library account. Does it work? On board let Mrs. Burke know if your library account worked. 

Week 1: Welcome back and our agreements for using the library and technology
Week 2: Tech Use Agreement and accessing online ebooks.
Week 3: Can you login to your library account? 
             International DOT DAY (was Sept. 15th but we are celebrating this week).
Week 4: Reader's Advisory: Bookopolis

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

May 14

Use OSLIS Citation Maker to create a citation on a book about a sea animal. 
Locate a book
Create a citation

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!!

Week of April 16th

1. BrainPOP: Be a responsible digital citizen -   What is Peer pressure and how does it impact online behavior? 

Weeks for April 2nd, 9th

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 

Use the Internet and social media safely and responsibly. 

Complete Digital Citizenship #1 with class: BrainPOP.  Listen. Discuss. Share.

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

Take notes and summarize without plagiarizing.
Newspapers one more time!  Find a news article from 100 years ago.  Summarize.

Week of Nov. 21st, 28th

Access OSLIS. Locate primary source images and information from Historic Newspapers.

Search these resources:

Historic Newspapers for 100 years ago - 1916. 

Week of November 14th

What is OSLIS and why is it important?

Can you get to OSLIS from home?

Keyword searches for 4th grade in OSLIS Gale Power Research:  Muscles, Bones, Electricity, Electric Currents.

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: 

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: 
Mock Newbery
Future Librarians Service Club

Week of October 10th

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 19,2016

Merge your Bookopolis Accounts with Mrs. Burke

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

Augustine and Meyer
Month of May

Celebrate authors! 


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 Weeks of April 16th - 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 11th
Use Destiny Web Path Express to find Web sites on the Oregon Trail 

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

Roseanne's visit
Author Roseanne Parry visited 4th and 5th grades on March 9th.  In her presentation she explained the roots of her four novels for middle grade readers with emotive true stories and science demonstrations.  Ask your children how she demonstrated the comparison of Makah whaling canoe to the great grey whales they hunted, and the force of waves where the Columbia river meets the Pacific Ocean. Roseanne and her stories are true treasures. We hope she will visit Bridlemile again. In the meantime, her books are available in the school library.  Our thanks to the  Run for the Arts and Young Audiences for funding Roseanne’s visit. 

Read aloud Roseanne Parry
    Why is it important to learn about authors? 
Vote for OBOB and ORCA
    Participate in our Oregon Reader's democracy! Talk about the books then vote independently and privately.

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
Reading Engagement: Learn about author visiting March 9th.
    Appreciate and evaluation authors craft and use of literary devices.
    Read and seek multiple view points and a global perspective. 
To Do:
Visit Roseanne Parry's Webiste: Roseanne Parry

Week Feb. 8th

1.Access Newslesa. Read and discuss a current event article with peers.

2.Choose another article of your choice to read. 

3.Try Newsela at home. Share a news story with your family. 

Week of Jan. 24th - Feb. 12
Research Skills with OSLIS, Destiny, World Book, Learn360

Learning Express Account will be set-up for Augustine week of Feb. 1st

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
1.Use a variety of digital environments and formats to enhance reading. 
2. Practice ethical behavior when using technology.

To Do

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. Folklore presentation for Mr. Augustine's class.

Week of Nov. 23rd

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

Use computers, the internet responsibly for classroom learning and reading engagement.
Discuss recent abuses of technology at Bridlemile. 

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

Special Guest Presenter: Christina Croad, 4th Grade.

Christina Croad visited Mr. Augustine's 4th grade class and gave an invaluable lesson on the powerful unspoken language of well designed picture books.  For examples she used Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins. There is a good description of the insightful aspects of this book at Slap Happy Larry, many of which Christina explored with students. Then she shared Emily Gavet's wonderful picture book, Wolves. The Guardian ran an interview with the illustrator, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Gavet's creative use of artistic elements to tell a suspenseful story with no words. Christina is the mother of Olive. She is a graduate program which includes an indepth study of children's literature. We are fortunate to have her share her knowledge and enthusiasm in library class. 

Week of Nov. 2nd
Reading Promotions for 4th Grade

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

Week of Oct. 26th
1. Library Skill: Students can make a reading list and save it in their library account. 
2. Explore online resource: Culture Grams, US and World Geography. 

Week of October 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? 

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

Week of September 28
Technology Integration, Patron Responsibility
Know how to log-in to your library account, check account at home.  Logins and passwords were sent with students to do this at home with their parents.
Locate, check-out one NONfiction book. Identify call number. 

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
Areas of the library. Fiction. Nonfiction. 
Looking up a book.