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School Year 2018 - 2019

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Weeks of September 4/11

Kindergarten students are reading books about beginning school, and are discussing author and illustrator.

First graders are reading books about the first day of school and about library "etiquette". First graders may check out one material.

Second graders are reading books about library "etiquette". Second graders may check out two materials.

Third graders are reading books about books and remembering library routines. Third graders may check out three materials.

Fourth graders are reading books about about being a "Library Success Story" - being independent in the library. Fourth graders may check out three materials.

Fifth graders are reading books about library "etiquette" and remembering library routines. Fifth graders may check out three materials.

School Year 2017 - 2018

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Week of May 28, 2018

Kindergarten students are listening to "shake it up tales" which are stories they help tell.

First graders** are continuing a unit study of nonfiction author Gail Gibbons. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are discovering nonfiction math books.

Third graders are continuing a unit study on inventors.

Fourth graders are discussing Greek mythology.

Fifth graders are finalizing their biography projects.

Week of May 21, 2018

Kindergarten students are discussing American symbols, in recognition of Memorial Day.

First graders** are beginning a unit study of nonfiction author Gail Gibbons. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are discovering nonfiction math books.

Third graders are continuing a unit study on inventors.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds. Some classes have finished and are beginning to discuss Greek mythology.

Fifth graders are finalizing their biography projects.

Week of May 14, 2018

Kindergarten students are finishing an author study on author and illustrator Emily Gravett.

First graders** are learning about the encylopedia. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are continuing an author study of Steve Jenkins..

Third graders are continuing a unit study on inventors.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds. Some classes have finished and are beginning to discuss Greek mythology.

Fifth graders are finalizing their biography projects.

Week of May 7, 2018

Kindergarten students are continuing an author study on author and illustrator Emily Gravett. Ask them about her pets!

First graders** are learning about the dictionary. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are continuing an author study of Steve Jenkins.

Third graders are continuing a unit study on inventors.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds. Some classes have finished and are beginning to discuss Greek mythology.

Fifth graders are working on their biography projects.

Week of April 30, 2018

Kindergarten students are beginning an author study on author and illustrator Emily Gravett. Ask them about her pets!

First graders** are learning about the dictionary. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning an author study of Steve Jenkins..

Third graders are continuing a unit study on inventors.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds. Some classes have finished and are beginning to discuss Greek mythology.

Fifth graders are working on their biography projects.

Week of April 23, 2018

Kindergarten students are beginning an author study on author and illustrator Emily Gravett. Ask them about her pets!

First graders** are learning about the dictionary. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are reviewing dictionary and encyclopedia.

Third graders are beginning a unit study on inventors.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds. Some classes have finished and are beginning to discuss Greek mythology.

Fifth graders are working on their biography projects.

Week of April 23, 2018

Kindergarten students are learning about poetry during poetry month. We learned about the syllable pattern of a haiku.

First graders** are reviewing poetry. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are discussing how to read nonfiction texts. We have reviewed the nonfiction text features of table of contents, index and glossary.

Third graders are reading poetry.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds.

Fifth graders are working on their biography projects.

Week of April 9, 2018

Kindergarten students are noticing features of nonfiction books as we read about the season of spring.

First graders** noticed nonfiction text features. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are listening to poetry in honor of poetry month.

Third graders are reading poetry.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds.

Fifth graders have completed and presented their research. We will begin to read aloud The Pepins and Their Problems.

Week of April 2, 2018

Kindergarten students are noticing features of nonfiction books as we read about the season of spring.

First graders** noticed nonfiction text features. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are listening to poetry in honor of poetry month.

Third graders are discussing onomatopoeia in stories.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds.

Fifth graders have completed and presented their research. We will begin to read aloud The Pepins and Their Problems.

Week of March 27, 2018

All classes prepared for the Matt de la Pena author visit!

Week of March 19, 2018

We've made it through the week without a snow day!!

Kindergarten students continue to learn about our visiting author Matt de la Pena.

First graders** compared and contrasted fiction and nonfiction. Students are becoming experts at identifying these books. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are continuing to learn about our visiting author Matt de la Pena,

Third graders are discussing personification in stories.

Fourth graders continue with their read alouds.

Fifth graders have completed and presented their research. We will begin to read aloud The Pepins and Their Problems.

Week of March 12, 2018

All classes will learn about the author Matt de la Pena, to prepare for our author visit on Thursday, March 29.

Week of February 26, 2018

Kindergarten students are investigating true information from nonfiction books.

First graders** discussed how to learn more about characters in stories. We read the text No David and brainstormed descriptive words for the character. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are continuing to write their own short stories, focusing on the story elements we have been discussing, Students reviewed character, setting, problem and solution, and are working on either a story or a book cover including these story elements.

Third graders are reviewing great third grade selections for chapter book reading.

Fourth graders are continuing chapter book read alouds.

Fifth graders are presenting their research presentations.

Week of February 12, 2018

Kindergarten students are listening to biographies about Presidents. They learned that a biography is a true story of a real person's life.

First graders** are circling back to fiction vs. nonfiction. Throughout the school year, we have been reviewing the differences between these types of books. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are continuing to write their own short stories, focusing on the story elements we have been discussing, Students reviewed character, setting, problem and solution, and are working on either a story or a book cover including these story elements.

Third graders are reviewing great third grade selections for chapter book reading.

Fourth graders are continuing chapter book read alouds.

Fifth graders are presenting their research presentations.

Week of February 5, 2018

Kindergarten students are learning about how to choose Early Reader books. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** are learning about biographies. We have learned that biographies are true stories of a real person's life. They teach us why someone is famous, important events in someone's life, and the time period that person lived. Students may take out one book each week. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning to write their own short stories, focusing on the story elements we have been discussing, We looked closely at setting this week.

Third graders are looking at reference tools. This week, we'll focus on the encyclopedia.

Fourth graders are beginning chapter book read alouds.

Fifth graders are finalizing their research presentations.

Week of January 29, 2018

Kindergarten students are learning about how to choose Early Reader books. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** are learning about biographies. We have learned that biographies are true stories of a real person's life. They teach us why someone is famous, important events in someone's life, and the time period that person lived. Students may take out one book each week. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning to write their own short stories, focusing on the story elements we have been discussing, We looked closely at character this week.

Third graders are looking at reference tools. This week, we'll focus on the atlas.

Fourth graders are beginning chapter book read alouds.

Fifth graders are finalizing their research presentations.

Week of January 22, 2018

Kindergarten students are learning about how to choose Early Reader books. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** are being "fact detectives" with nonfiction texts. Students may take out one book each week. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning to write their own short stories, focusing on the story elements we have been discussing, We looked closely at character this week.

Third graders are looking at reference tools. This week, we'll focus on the thesaurus.

Fourth graders are reviewing the atlas.

Fifth graders are finalizing their research presentations.

Week of January 15, 2018

Kindergarten students are learning about the Caldecott award, given to the most beautifully illustrated picture book each year. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** reviewing the Caldecott award, given to the most beautifully illustrated picture book each year. Students may take out one book each week. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning to write their own short stories, focusing on the story elements we have been discussing, We looked closely at problem and solution this week.

Third graders will begin a unit on reference tools.

Fourth graders are looking at Caldecott award winning stories.

Fifth graders are creating research presentations.

Happy New year! Welcome to 2018!

Week of January 8, 2018

All classes have been discussing the 2018 bookmark contest. Further information about the bookmark contest can be found here:

2017/2018 Bookmark Contest Announced! See the information here. Ms. Burman will discuss during all library classes!

Week of December 11, 2017

Kindergarten students are reading a variety of "gingerbread" retellings, and will compare and contrast the stories, looking closely at the setting and characters. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** enjoyed wintertime folktales. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are continuing to focus on story elements. This week, we looked at character.

Third graders continue their look at genres. This week we are looking at science fiction.

Fourth graders are learning about the role of the protagonist and antagonist in stories.

Fifth graders continue to research their topic. After the December break, students will begin to create research presentations.

Week of December 4, 2017

Kindergarten students are reading a variety of "gingerbread" retellings, and will compare and contrast the stories, looking closely at the setting and characters. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** continue to discuss the differences between fiction and nonfiction. We read books on the same topic (frogs) and were able to determine which book was fiction and which was nonfiction. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning a unit on story elements. We read the book From Pictures to Words, which details the parts of a story, and read several books about brainstorming and imagination.

Third graders continue their look at genres. This week we are looking at mystery and adventure.

Fourth graders are learning about the role of the protagonist and antagonist in stories.

Fifth graders continue to research their topic. We'll review bibliographies this week.

Week of November 27, 2017

Kindergarten students are oomparing real and fake (nonfiction and fiction) books. Students are now able to choose books from our nonfiction section as well as stories. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** continue to discuss the differences between fiction and nonfiction. They are noticing and defining nonfiction text features. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are beginning a unit on story elements. We kicked off the unit with the story The Whisper, about using imagination for story ideas.

Third graders continue their look at genres. This week we are looking at fantasy elements.

Fourth graders are learning about the role of the protagonist in stories.

Fifth graders continue to research their topic.

Week of November 13, 2017

Kindergarten students are discussing sequencing in stories. We listened to I know and Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie and other similar stories and retold the sequence. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** continue to discuss the difference between fiction and nonfiction. They are noticing and defining nonfiction text features. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are reviewing nonfiction texts, and are focusing on table of contents and index.

Third graders continue their look at genres. This week we are looking at nonfiction information books and biographies.

Fourth graders are looking at theme in stories.

Fifth graders continue to research their topic.

Week of November 6, 2017

Kindergarten students are discussing imagination, and are listening to stories in which characters use their imagination, such as Little Cloud and Mudkin. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** are discussing the difference between fiction and nonfiction. They are noticing and defining nonfiction text features. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are learning how to use the online catalog.

Third graders did not have library this week because of a field trip and Veteran's Day.

Fourth graders are looking at cause and effect in stories.

Fifth graders are beginning to research their topic.

Week of October 30, 2017

Kindergarten students are discussing imagination, and are listening to stories in which characters use their imagination, such as Harold and the Purple Crayon. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** are discussing the difference between fiction and nonfiction. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are learning how to use the online catalog.

Third graders read the story Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes, to remind them of different chapter book genres.

Fourth graders are reviewing text features. We are also looking at point of view and perspective in stories.

Fifth graders are discussing plagiarism, and are beginning to research their topic.

Week of October 23, 2017

Kindergarten students are discussing imagination, and are listening to stories in which characters use their imagination, such as Harold and the Purple Crayon. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** are discussing the difference between fiction and nonfiction. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are comparing and contrasting folktales.

Third graders are beginning to look at genres. We are discussing what makes a folktale a folktale, and are looking at porqoui and fables.

Fourth graders are reviewing text features. We are also looking at point of view and perspective in stories.

Fifth graders are learning about primary sources, and are discussing how to evaluate web sites.

Week of October 16, 2017

Kindergarten students listened to the story The Jolly Postman to remind them that every book has an "address" in the library. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** discussed library organization - remembering that nonfiction books are shelved in number and alphabetical order. We read Ten Little Mummies to remind us of this. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders are reviewing the parts of a book, such as spine, title and copyright page, table of contents, glossary and index.

Third graders are beginning to look at genres. We are discussing what makes a folktale a folktale, and are looking at porqoui and fables.

Fourth graders are reviewing text features. We are also looking at author's purpose.

Fifth graders continue to develop questions for their research topic.

Week of October 9, 2017

Kindergarten students listened to the story Alfred Zector Book Collector. Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** discussed library organization - remembering that books are shelved in alphabetical order. We read alphabet books to remind us of this. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders brainstormed the elements of mystery stories. We read the story Ace Lacewing, and looked for mystery elements in the story.

Third graders are beginning to look at genres. We are discussing what makes a folktale a folktale, and are looking at trickster folktales.

Fourth graders are reviewing text features.

Fifth graders were are beginning to develop questions for their research topic.

Week of October 2, 2017

Kindergarten students listened to the story Theres a Frog in the Library. They had their first check out this week! Students may take out one book each week.

First graders** listened to the story A House is a House for Me, to remind them that every book "lives" at a special spot in the library. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders discussed library organization, and how to find books in the nonfiction section.

Third graders are reviewing library organization with the texts Understanding Dewey and Library Gingerbread Man.

Fourth graders are discussing how to stay safe online.

Fifth graders were introduced to their research project and are beginning to choose a topic to research.

Week of September 25, 2017

Kindergarten students listened to the story Penelope Popper, Book Doctor, all about taking care of books. They learned about an important tool in the library - a shelf marker, to get them ready to take out books.

First graders** read Lion Lessons, as a companion book to Library Lion. They read books about books - Open this Little Book and I Know a Librarian who Chewed on a Word, and had the opportunity to create book care bookmarks. Remind students to have a special place at home to keep library books. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades.

Second graders read the book Goldilocks and the Three Libearians, which discusses how to choose a "just right" book. Students viewed some chapter book selections for second graders.

Third graders continue to discuss strategies for choosing books. We are reading books about books. Third graders can check out three items.

Fourth and fifth graders are continuing to focus on library organiztion to be sure they are able to independently choose items. Fourth and fifth graders can check out three items.

Week of September 18, 2017

Kindergarten students listened to the books The Loud Book and The Quiet Book, to remind them of library behavior. They practiced looking at books.

First graders** read Read It, Don't Eat It and discussed taking care of books. They had their first book check out. Remind students to have a special place at home to keep library books. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades. First grade will begin to check out books in the next few weeks.

Second graders read the book Stella Louella's Runaway Book, to remind them to have a special place for their library books and to take care of books. Second graders began book check out, and can take out two items.

Third graders continue to discuss strategies for choosing books. Third graders can check out three items.

Fourth and graders listened to the story Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System, to remind them how the library is organized. Fourth and fifth graders can check out three items.

Week of September 11, 2017

All Kindergarten classes have visited the library. They heard the story Dad's First Day, and took a tour of the library.

First graders** read the story Library Lion. They discussed rules for the library and practiced finding books. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades. First grade will begin to check out books in the next few weeks.

Second graders listened to the story Can I bring Wooly to the Library, Ms. Reeder, to help them brainstorm rules for the library. They also discussed book care. Second graders began book check out, and can take out two items.

Third graders completed a back to school interview. They discussed strategies for choosing books and had their first check out. Third graders can check out three items.

Fourth graders listened to the story Our Librarian doesn't tell us Anything, to remind them that they are Library Success Stories and can be independent. Fourth graders had their first check out and can take three items.

Fifth graders reviewed eBooks and online reference tools. They had their first checkout. They can take out three items.

Week of September 4, 2017

Only one Kindergarten class visited the library last week. All classes will visit this week, and they will meet their library teacher, read a story, and take a tour of the library.

First graders** discussed changes to the library classroom and time of class. They toured the changes to the library. They discussed expectations in the library. **Ms. Burman teaches Ms. Mello and Ms. Comers' first grades. First grade will begin to check out books in the next few weeks.

Second graders discussed changes to the library classroom and time of class. They toured the changes to the library. They discussed expectations in the library, and read the story No T. Rex in the Library. Second graders will begin to check out books the week of September 11, and can take out two items.

Third through fifth graders had their first visit to the library. They discussed changes to the library classroom and time of class. They toured the changes to the library. They discussed expectations in the library, and viewed a fun video to remind us of library rules. Third through fifth graders will begin to check out books the week of September 11, and can take out three items.

School Year 2016 - 2017

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School Year 2016 - 2017

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Week of June 5, 2017

Ms. McCuen from the Wayland Public Library has visited all students during their library class to discuss Summer Reading 2017. For a link to Summer Reading, click here:

Summer Reading 2017

Week of May 29, 2017

Kindergarten students are listening to shake it up tales.

First graders are learning about "tricksters" in folktales from all over the world.

Second graders are learning about the continents. We will read a nonfiction text about each continent, as well as read a book set in each continent.

Third graders are focusing on legends.

Fourth graders are focusing on traditional literature.

Fifth graders have finished their research projects and are having fun with anagrams, idioms, and puns.

Week of May 22, 2017

Kindergarten students are learning about different communities through stories.

First graders are learning about "tricksters" in folktales from all over the world.

Second graders are learning about the continents. We will read a nonfiction text about each continent, as well as read a book set in each continent.

Third graders are focusing on legends.

Fourth graders are focusing on traditional literature.

Fifth graders have finished their research projects and are having fun with anagrams, idioms, and puns.

Week of May 15, 2017

Kindergarten students are learning about different communities through stories.

First graders are learning about "tricksters" in folktales from all over the world.

Second graders are learning about the continents. We will read a nonfiction text about each continent, as well as read a book set in each continent.

Third graders are focusing on fables.

Fourth graders are focusing on traditional literature.

Fifth graders have finished their research projects and are having fun with anagrams, idioms, and puns.

Week of May 8, 2017

Kindergarten students are learning about different communities through stories.

First graders continue an author study on nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders are learning about the continents. We will read a nonfiction text about each continent, as well as read a book set in each continent.

Third graders are learning about onomatopoeia.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are presenting their research project.

Week of May 1, 2017

Kindergarten students are discussing problem and solution in stories.

First graders began an author study on nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders are learning about the continents. We will read a nonfiction text about each continent, as well as read a book set in each continent.

Third graders are learning about personification.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are presenting their research project.

Week of April 24, 2017

Kindergarten students are listening to poetry in honor of April - National Poetry Month.

First graders are discussing poetry forms and enjoying poetry for National Poetry Month.

Second graders learned about the famous poet Emily Dickinson. They listened to the book My Uncle Emily and discussed Emily's life.

Third graders, in connection with Poetry Month and their study of the Revolution, are listening to the famous poem Paul Revere's Ride.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are presenting their research project.

Week of April 10, 2017

Kindergarten students are listening to poetry in honor of April - National Poetry Month.

First graders are learning about the encyclopedia.

Second graders continue to review nonfiction author Steve Jenkin books.

Third graders will spend the next several weeks browsing third grade chapter book selections.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are presenting their research project.

Week of April 3, 2017

Kindergarten students are reading fiction and nonfiction books about spring.

First graders are learning about the dictionary.

Second graders continue to review nonfiction author Steve Jenkin books.

Third graders will spend the next several weeks browsing third grade chapter book selections.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are presenting their research project.

Week of March 27, 2017

Kindergarten students are identifying that some fiction texts can include facts.

First graders are learning about the dictionary.

Second graders have begun a study of nonfiction author Steve Jenkin books.

Third graders will spend the next several weeks browsing third grade chapter book selections.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are finalizing their research project.

Week of March 20, 2017

Kindergarten students are fact detectives - brainstorming something they already know about a topic, and then identifying what they learned from a nonfiction text.

First graders are comparing fiction to nonfiction.

Second graders reviewed the encyclopedia.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Students are working on finishing their presentations.

Week of March 13, 2017

Kindergarten students are working on a Cat in the Hat activity.

First graders have gone back to nonfiction. We read an informative text about spiders and students retold facts.

Second graders reviewed the dictionary.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders are listening to read alouds - 2 classes are "reading around the country" to support their social studies unit of regions, and 2 classes are reading The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Students are working on finishing their presentations.

Week of March 6, 2017

Kindergarten students are working on a Cat in the Hat activity.

First graders have gone back to nonfiction. We viewed a Brainpop video about nonfiction text features and then determined if books are fiction or nonfiction by looking at the text features.

Second graders listened to a Dr. Seuss story and discussed the morals.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders worked on a packet about author's purpose.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Students are working on finishing their presentations.

Week of February 27, 2017

All grades have been celebrating Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday this week.

Week of February 13, 2017

Kindergarten students are comparing fiction and nonfiction books about February holidays.

First graders are fact detectives. We read a nonfiction book about snow and then filled an "igloo" with facts.

Second graders reviewed text features - index, glossary and table of contents.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders read the story The Day the Crayons Quit and determined that each crayon provided a persuasive argument. They then wrote a persuasive letter in response to the crayons.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Many students have found answers to their research questions and are thinking about how to present their information.

Week of February 6, 2017

Kindergarten students are discussing non fiction books and determining that these books provide real facts and information.

First graders continued to read Jacqueline Davies stories.

Second graders continued to read Jacqueline Davies stories.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders learned about Jacqueline Davies, our visiting author.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Many students have found answers to their research questions and are thinking about how to present their information.

Week of January 30, 2017

All grades learned about Jacqueline Davies in preparation for our author visit next week.

Week of January 23, 2017

Kindergarten students are continuing to view chapter books choices from our leveled chapter book section.

First graders are reading the story How to Bake a Book. This book includes all the elements needed in a story - character, setting, plot - and each week students will look at a story element in more detail. This week, students looked at characters.

Second graders are continuing to use the story elements they have learned about in library - character, setting, plot, problem and solution - to write a story or design a book cover.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders learned about Jacqueline Davies, our visiting author.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Many students have found answers to their research questions and are thinking about how to present their information.

Congratulations to all of our bookmark contest winners!

Grades K and 1

  • Teddy L - first place
  • Mia R - second place
  • Thomas Oh - third place

Grades 2 and 3

  • Russell W - first place
  • Sofie F - second place
  • Anjali M - third place

Grades 4 and 5

  • Henry H - first place
  • Alyssa A - second place
  • Graham S - third place

Week of January 16, 2017

Kindergarten students are viewing chapter books choices from our leveled chapter book section.

First graders are reading the story How to Bake a Book. This book includes all the elements needed in a story - character, setting, plot - and each week students will look at a story element in more detail.

Second graders are continuing to use the story elements they have learned about in library - character, setting, plot, problem and solution - to write a story or design a book cover.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders are reviewing atlases.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Many students have found answers to their research questions and are thinking about how to present their information.

Week of January 9, 2017

Kindergarten and first grade classes are investigating Caldecott Medal books, awarded each year for illustrations in a picture books.

Second graders are continuing to use the story elements they have learned about in library - character, setting, plot, problem and solution - to write a story or design a book cover.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders are reviewing atlases.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Many students have found answers to their research questions and are thinking about how to present their information.

Happy 2017!

Week of January 2, 2017

Kindergarten and first grade classes are investigating Caldecott Medal books, awarded each year for illustrations in a picture books.

Second graders are continuing to use the story elements they have learned about in library - character, setting, plot, problem and solution - to write a story or design a book cover.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders are reviewing atlases.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice. Many students have found answers to their research questions and are thinking about how to present their information.

Week of January 2, 2017

Kindergarten and first grade classes are learning about the Caldecott Medal, awarded each year for illustrations in a picture books.

Second graders are using the story elements they have learned about in library - character, setting, plot, problem and solution - to write a story or design a book cover.

Third graders are learning about reference tools - dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, thesaurus.

Fourth graders are learning about the antagonist and protagonist in stories.

Fifth graders are researching a topic of their choice.

Week of December 19th, 2016

Click here for more information about the 2017 Bookmark Contest

All grades have been learning about the 2017 Bookmark Contest. Please see the link above for more information.

Have a great break!!

Week of December 12th, 2016

Kindergarten classes have begun a unit comparing and contrasting Gingerbread stories.

First graders are reviewing the MSLA bookmark contest.

Second graders continue to learn about story elements: character, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Third graders are continuing to focus on book genres.

Fourth graders are discussing the protagonist in stories.

Fifth graders are working on their research projects.

Week of December 5th, 2016

Kindergarten classes have begun a unit comparing and contrasting Gingerbread stories.

First graders are learning about setting in stories.

Second graders are learning about story elements: character, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Third graders are continuing to focus on book genres.

Fourth graders are discussing how to determine the theme of a story.

Fifth graders are evaluating web sites, and reviewing plagiarism and note taking.

Week of November 28th, 2016

Kindergarten classes are reviewing alphabetical order.

First graders are learning about problem and solution in stories.

Second graders are learning about story elements: character, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Third graders are continuing to focus on book genres.

Fourth graders are discussing cause and effect and how it helps us understand stories.

Fifth graders are learning strategies to evaluate web sites when researching.

Week of November 14th, 2016

Kindergarten classes are practicing making predictions in their reading.

First graders are understanding character traits in stories.

Second graders are learning about story elements: character, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Third graders are continuing to focus on book genres.

Fourth graders are discussing point of view and how understanding point of view helps us understand characters.

Fifth graders are working on note taking and summarizing skills for research.

Week of November 7th, 2016

Kindergarten classes are practicing making predictions in their reading.

First graders are practicing retelling stories, aiding in comprehension.

Second graders are learning about story elements: character, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Third graders are continuing to focus on book genres.

Fourth graders are reviewing author's purpose - persuade, inform, or entertain.

Fifth graders are working on note taking and summarizing skills for research.

Week of October 31st, 2016

Kindergarten classes are determining whether a book is true (nonfiction) or made up (fiction).

First graders are identifying what makes a book nonfiction.

Second graders are learning how to use the online catalog.

Third graders are learning about book genres. We read the story Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes to remind us of book genres.

Fourth graders are reviewing author's purpose - persuade, inform, or entertain.

Fifth graders are continuing to brainstorm and develop questions for a research project.

Week of October 24th, 2016

Kindergarten classes are listening to Brian Lies bat stories to celebrate the spooky season.

First graders are identifying nonfiction text features - clues that help determine if a book is providing true facts, or is telling a story.

Second graders are listening to "scared silly" tales for the spooky season.

Third graders are learning about book genres. We started with the folktale genre and read the story Precious and the Boohag.

Fourth graders are listening to spooky tales for a spooky season.

Fifth graders are learning how to brainstorm and develop questions for a research project.

Week of October 17th, 2016

Kindergarten classes listened to stories focusing on imagination, such as Where the Wild Things Are, Little Cloud, and Mudkin. We decided that stories from imagination are made up.

First graders reviewed strategies for finding just right books.

Second graders are listening to "scared silly" tales for the spooky season.

Third graders are reviewing a presentation called "Order in the Library", which reminds them of where to find everything they are looking for.

Fourth graders are listening to spooky tales for a spooky season.

Fifth graders are learning how to frame questions for a research project.

Week of October 10, 2016

What a short week - we only had school Thursday and Friday this week. At least one section from every grade visits the library on Thursday or Friday. Below is what those classes worked on, and other classes will be caught up in the next few weeks.

Kindergarten classes listened to The Jolly Postman, to remind them that every book in the library has a special address. Kindergarten students also learned where the nonfiction books are in the library.

First graders listened to a variety of numerical books to remind them that the library is organized alphabetically and numerically (nonfiction). All the books live at a certain "address" in the library.

Second graders learned to use the online library catalog.

Third graders are reviewing a presentation called "Order in the Library", which reminds them of where to find everything they are looking for.

Fourth graders reviewed text features in nonfiction books.

Fifth graders chose their topic for a research project.

Week of October 3, 2016

Kindergarten classes practiced listening to stories. We read the book I took my frog to the Library. We learned a song about libraries, and we learned how to use a shelf marker.

First graders listened to a variety of alphabet books to remind them that the library is organized alphabetically. All the books live at a certain "address" in the library.

Second graders practiced using an index and a table of contents. They are experts!

Third graders are reviewing a presentation called "Order in the Library", which reminds them of where to find everything they are looking for.

Fourth graders had an engaging discussion about online safety.

Fifth graders were introduced to a research plan.

Week of September 26, 2016

Kindergarten classes listened to Penelope Popper, Book Doctor, explaining how to take care of books. We continue to practice browsing at books, how to hold books, and choosing books.

First graders listened to A House is a House for Me. This reminds students that a book is a house for a story, and a library is a house for books. All the books live at a certain "address" in the library.

Second graders reviewed the different parts of a book, which are important to know when reading nonfiction texts.

Third graders are reviewing a presentation called "Order in the Library", which reminds them of where to find everything they are looking for.

Fourth graders practiced getting themselves in book order, using shelf cards.

Fifth graders were introduced to a research plan.

Week of September 19, 2016

Kindergarten classes listened to the stories The Loud Book and The Quiet Book, to remind them of library behavior. We continue to practice browsing at books, how to hold books, and choosing books.

First graders practiced choosing books, listening to the story How to Read a Story. We practiced browsing books, and using shelf markers in the library. Wednesday and Thursday students had their first check out of the school year. First graders may check out one item from the library.

Second graders were introduced to Melville Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal System, which is the system we use to organize nonfiction books in the libarry.

Third graders continue to review how to find nonfiction books in the library. They listened to the story The Library Gingerbread Man, a library version of the classic story.

Fourth and fifth graders reviewed eBooks, as well as the many online resources available to them for researching.

Week of September 12, 2016

Kindergarten classes have all had their first visit to the library. They were introduced to the library classroom and the picture book section in the library. We discussed an author's job and an illustrator's job, and read the story Otto the Book Bear, about a story book bear who loses his book and finds himself in a library. We practiced browsing at books, how to hold books, and choosing books.

First graders reviewed parts of a book, and listened to the story I Know a Librarian who Chewed on a Word. We practiced browsing books, and practiced using shelf markers in the library.

Second graders reviewed how to take care of books. They also reviewed strategies for choosing books.

Third graders reviewed how to find nonfiction books in the library. They listened to the book Do you Know Dewey, a reminder of the Dewey Decimal System.

Fourth and fifth graders also reviewed the nonfiction section of the library, such that they can be independent in finding books in the library.

Weeks of August 29 and September 5, 2016

Welcome back to another exciting school year filled with investigation, wonder, learning and lots of reading.

During the first few weeks of school in the library, classes discuss routines, expected behaviors, library organization and book care.

First grade classes visiting the library on Wednesday and Thursday have discussed library procedures and routines. They reminded each other of expected behavior in the library, as well as the careful ways to treat books. We read the stories Library Lion and Read it Don't Eat It to remind us of library behavior, routines and book care. We also viewed a presentation entitled "Animals Should not Borrow Library Books." We remembered the important jobs of author and illustrator, and we practiced browsing books. Friday classes will have their first visit to the library on September 9.

Second grade classes visiting the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays also discussed library procedures and routines. They reminded each other of expected behavior in the library. We read the stories No T Rex in the Library and Can I bring a Wooly to the Library? Students learned about the "five finger rule", a strategy for choosing books, and had their first check out of the school year. Second graders may check out two materials. Monday classes will have their first visit on September 12.

Third grade classes visiting the library on Wednesday discussed procedures and routines. We read the story Too Much Noise in the Library. We reviewed strategies for choosing books, and had our first check out of the school year. Third graders may check out three items. Friday and Monday third grades will have their first library visit on September 9 and 12.

Fourth graders reviewed library expectations and routines. We read the story Our Librarian Won't Tell us Anything, about being independent and a "Library Success Story." We reviewed library sections and organization, and students had their first check out of the school year. Fourth graders can take out three materials.

Fifth graders visiting the library on Thursday reviewed library procedures and routines. We read the story You're Finally Here, and reviewed library sections and organization. We reviewed self checkout, and students had their first check out of the school year. Friday students will have their first library visit on September 9, and Tuesday students will review library organization next week. Fifth graders can take out three materials.

School Year 2015 - 2016

Week of June 13, 2016

For the last full week of school, all students listened to summertime stories, discussed summertime plans, and worked on summertime book recommendations or other activities.

Have a relaxing summer and read, read, read!!

See the Wayland Elementary School Librarians Summer Reading list here:

https://sites.google.com/a/wayland.k12.ma.us/ms-burman-s-library-classes/home/summer-reading-2016

Week of June 6, 2016

All students were visited by the children's librarians from the Wayland Public Library to hear about the exciting summer reading program. For a summer reading list and more information about the program, click here: https://sites.google.com/a/wayland.k12.ma.us/ms-burman-s-library-classes/home/summer-reading-2016

Congratulations to Ms. Murphy's class! This third grade class had more library circulations than any class this year - 922! Great job!

Congratulations to 4th grader Nora! This student had more library circulations than any student this year - 120! Great job!

Week of May 30, 2016

Kindergarten and first grade students are listening to summer time stories and completing a library survey.

Second and third grade students are working on summer book recommendations.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders did not have library this week because of the holiday.

Week of May 23, 2016

Kindergarten and first grade students are learning about American symbols to celebrate Memorial Day

Second and third graders completed a library survey.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of May 16, 2016

Kindergarten students are enjoying participation tales.

First graders continue an author study on nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders continue an author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins.

Third graders are reviewing new book selections in the library.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of May 9, 2016

Kindergarten students continue a unit on community, reading stories about communities people live in.

First graders continue an author study on nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders began an author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins.

Third graders discussed the use of onomatopoeia in stories.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of May 2, 2016

Kindergarten students began a focus unit on community.

First graders began an author study on nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders continued a review of continents. This week, they discussed South America.

Third graders discussed the use of personification in stories.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of April 25, 2016

Kindergarten students learned about the poet Basho.

First graders read poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Second graders continued a review of continents. This week, they discussed Australia.

Third graders are discussing poetry for National Poetry Month.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of April 11, 2016

Kindergarten students are discussing poetry for National Poetry Month.

First graders read stories about the traditional trickster Anansi.

Second graders began a review of continents. This week, they discussed Africa.

Third graders are discussing poetry for National Poetry Month.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of April 4, 2016

Kindergarten students continue to learn about Mother Goose and traditional nursery rhymes.

First graders read stories about the traditional trickster Anansi.

Second graders began a review of continents. This week, they discussed Europe.

Third graders moved on to nonfiction, fact finding information in a book about honeybees.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of March 28, 2016

Kindergarten students learned about Mother Goose.

First graders read stories about the traditional trickster Anansi.

Second graders began a review of continents. This week, they discussed Antarctica.

Third graders were presented with some great chapter book suggestions.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of March 21, 2016

Kindergarten students heard some stories about spring.

First graders learned about the encyclopedia.

Second graders began a review of continents. This week, they discussed Asia.

Third graders were presented with some great chapter book suggestions.

Fourth graders continue a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of March 14, 2016

Kindergarten students listened to traditional literature from Ireland.

First graders explored the dictionary.

Second graders began a review of continents. This week, they discussed North America.

Third graders were presented with some great chapter book suggestions.

Fourth graders began a chapter book read aloud. Fourth graders will be responding to the books in group discussion and individual written response.

Fifth graders continued to work on a research project.

Week of March 7, 2016

Kindergarten students were fact detectives - first we brainstormed what we knew about a topic, next we discussed what we want to know. We read a book and discussed what we learned.

First graders read Wally the WordWorm, an introduction to the dictionary.

Second graders learned about the encyclopedia.

Third graders worked on a reference tool packet.

Fourth graders completed an author's purpose packet.

Fifth graders discussed the importance of asking specific questions when doing research.

Week of February 29, 2016

Kindergarten, first and second graders discussed Dr. Seuss, whom we celebrate in March for being a hero in children's literature. We read various Seuss stories.

Third graders continued to review and discuss reference tools.

Fourth graders completed an activity using the atlas.

Fifth graders began finding resources for a research topic of their interest.

Week of February 22, 2016

Kindergarten classes read nonfiction (information) books.

First graders reviewed nonfiction text features.

Second graders reviewed the uses of a dictionary.

Third graders reviewed the atlas.

Fourth graders also reviewed the atlas.

Fifth graders chose a topic for a library research project.

Week of February 8, 2016

Kindergarten classes identified "character" in stories.

First graders determined that a nonfiction book provides real information. We read a book about snow and pulled out facts from the story.

Second graders reviewed sources of information as well as table of contents, glossary and index.

Third graders reviewed the encyclopedia.

Fourth graders went on a call number scavenger hunt in the library.

Fifth graders did not have library because of the snow day.

Week of February 1, 2016

All classes spent the week getting ready for our author visit - however - our author visit has been postponed due to the winter storm.

Week of January 25, 2016

Congratulations to all our bookmark contest winners! Click here to see the beautiful entries!

All classes have been learning about Jarrett J. Krosocka this week - the author who will be visiting all classes next Friday, February 5. Click here to learn more about the author visit.

Week of January 18, 2016

Bookmark contest entries due Friday, January 22!

Kindergarten students are reviewing early chapters books, with the Elephant and Piggie series. These (and other early chapter books) include a deliberate use of text appropriate for children in the early stages of reading.

First graders are practicing inferring stories.

Second graders are learning about different kinds of traditional literature: folktales and fairytales, fables, pourquoi stories and trickster tales.

Third graders are reviewing reference tools: dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, almanac and atlas.

Fourth graders are reviewing author's purpose.

Fifth graders did not have library this week.

Week of January 11, 2016

Bookmark contest entries due Friday, January 22!

Kindergarten students are reviewing early chapters books, with the Elephant and Piggie series. These (and other early chapter books) include a deliberate use of text appropriate for children in the early stages of reading.

First graders are practicing inferring stories.

Second graders are learning about different kinds of traditional literature: folktales and fairytales, fables, pourquoi stories and trickster tales.

Third graders are reviewing reference tools: dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, almanac and atlas.

Fourth graders are discussing antagonist and protagonist in stories.

Fifth graders are getting ready for a research project.

Week of December 21, 2015

All students were told about the bookmark contest, at the end of last week, or this week, in library classes!

Kindergarten, first and second graders did not have library this week.

Third graders reviewed the bookmark contest, practiced call numbers, and listened to a December holiday story.

Fourth graders reviewed the bookmark contest and discussed theme in stories.

Fifth grade students reviewed the bookmark contest and finished explorer projects.

Have a great vacation!

Week of December 14, 2015

Kindergarten students are comparing and contrasting different versions of the popular folktale The Gingerbread Man.

First graders are determining true information from a nonfiction book.

Second graders are discussing the Caldecott Award, the award given for the children's book illustrations.

Third graders finished their genre book covers..

Fourth graders discussed theme in stories.

Fifth grade students are finalizing their Explorer projects.

Week of December 7, 2015

Kindergarten students are comparing and contrasting different versions of the popular folktale The Gingerbread Man.

First graders are determining that sometimes stories can provide true information. We can then look in a nonfiction book for further information.

Second graders are discussing the Caldecott Award, the award given for the children's book ilustratations.

Third graders are finalizing the genre unit, working on a book cover.

Fourth graders discussed cause and effect in stories.

Fifth grade students continued their Explorer projects, using the encyclopedia for further information.

Week of November 30, 2015

Kindergarten students learned about the characteristics of folktales and fairytales.

First graders practiced determining problem and solution, to assist them in understanding a story.

Second graders began a lesson on main idea.

Third graders continued a unit on genre study. This week we discussed science fiction and adventure.

Fourth graders discussed making inferences in reading.

Fifth grade students began their Explorer projects.

Week of November 23, 2015

Kindergarten students did not have library this week.

First graders did not have library this week.

Second graders did not have library this week.

Third graders continued a unit on genre study.

Fourth graders discussed point of view in stories.

Fifth grade students heard the biography Balloons Over Broadway.

Week of November 16, 2015

Kindergarten students learned that stories are told in a certain "sequence", or order.

First graders practiced determining characteristics of a character, to assist them in understanding a story.

Second graders reviewed making predictions.

Third graders continued a unit on genre study. This week we discussed realistic and historical fiction..

Fourth graders discussed point of view in stories.

Fifth grade students learned about Portuguese explorers.

Week of November 9, 2015

Kindergarten students did a picture walk with a fiction book, deciding what clues tell us that a book is fiction or nonfiction.

First graders practiced retelling stories, which creates understanding and comprehension of stories.

Second graders reviewed author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain.

Third graders continued a unit on genre study. This week we discussed information books biography and autobiography.

Fourth graders reviewed author's purpose.

Fifth grade students discussed explorer research which they will be working on in the library and classrooms.

Week of November 2, 2015

Kindergarten students continued making predictions, which helps them understand stories.

First graders looked at the different parts of a story: characters, setting, plot, problem and solution.

Second graders learned author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain.

Third graders continued a unit on genre study.

Fourth graders reviewed author's purpose.

Fifth grade students were introduced to a research plan.

Week of October 26, 2015

Kindergarten students practiced making predictions with a seasonal story.

First graders reviewed that books that give us facts and information are nonfiction, using Lois Ehlert books.

Second graders enjoyed tales from Scared Silly for a spooky season.

Third graders continued a unit on genre study.

Fourth graders reviewed how to find nonfiction books on the shelves.

Fifth grade students listened to spooky tales for a spooky season.

Week of October 19, 2015

Kindergarten students discussed "nonfiction". What clues tell us that a book is real? How do I know a book is nonfiction?

First graders enjoyed Brian Lies bats books for a spooky season.

Second graders enjoyed tales from Scared Silly for a spooky season.

Third graders began a unit on genre study.

Fourth graders played "text feature" bingo.

Fifth grade students listened to spooky tales for a spooky season.

Week of October 12, 2015

Kindergarten students discussed "imagination" and what it means. They listened to imaginative stories such as Harold and the Purple Crayon and Mudkin, and identified how the characters used their imaginations in the stories.

First graders learned about text features in nonfiction books.

Second graders practiced using an index and table of contents.

Third graders worked on a practice sheet for finding/shelving nonfiction books.

Fourth graders prepared to play "text feature" bingo.

Fifth grade students did not have library this week.

Week of October 5, 2015

Kindergarten students listened to the story The Jolly Postman, to remind them that every book has a special address in the library.

First graders learned facts with a nonfiction book about a skeleton, to remind them about the spine of a book - a very important part of a book.

Second graders learned how to use the online catalog to search for books.

Third graders filled out a packet about library skills.

Fourth graders reviewed all of the resources available to them through the library web site.

Fifth grade students reviewed how to access our eBooks..

Week of September 28, 2015

Kindergarten students listened to the story Alfred Zector Book Collector. We reviewed the word browse, practiced using shelf markers, and checked out a book. We discussed having a special spot at home for library books.

First graders heard A House is a Hosue for Me, a book which reminds them that every book has a special address on the library shelf.

Second graders reviewed the features of a nonfiction book.

Third graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System, the way in which the nonfiction section of the library is organized.

Fourth graders were taught how to find eBooks.

Fifth grade students reviewed the Dewey Decimal System.

Week of September 21, 2015

Kindergarten students listened to the story A Library Book for Bear. They discussed how to listen to stories. We reviewed the word browse, learned about a shelf marker, and practiced using shelf markers.

First graders heard I Know a Librarian. They were reminded to have a special spot at home for their library books. They practiced browsing books.

Second graders reviewed the parts of a book.

Third graders discussed the Dewey Decimal System, the way in which the nonfiction section of the library is organized.

Two Fourth grade classes visited the library this week. Ms. Foley's class had their first visit of the school year on Monday and reviewed library expectations and procedures. Ms. Scarpulla's class learned how to find eBooks in the catalog. All fourth grades will be taught how to find eBooks in the next several weeks.

Fifth grade students had their first visit to the library this week. We reviewed library expectations and procedures.

Week of September 14, 2015

Kindergarten students listened to the story Penelope Popper Book Doctor, about taking care of books. They learned the word "browse" and browsed through books.

First graders heard that Animals Should not Borrow Library Books. They discussed how to take care of books.

Second grade learned how to select a "just right" book.

Third graders discussed the Dewey Decimal System, the way in which the nonfiction section of the library is organized.

Fourth graders reviewed all the sections of the library and how to find books. They also reviewed reference tools.

Fifth grade students have library on Mondays and have not yet had a library class. However, I have visited most of the classrooms to explain how to do a self check out such that they can check out books.

Week of September 7, 2015

Kindergarten students visited the library for the first time. They discussed author and illustrator and listened to a story about starting school.

First graders discussed routines and expectations for the library. They listened to the story Library Lion and brainstormed expectations for the library.

Second grade students discussed routines and expectations. Classes on Thursdays were able to check out one item this week. Be sure to have a special library spot!

Third graders discussed ways to choose appropriate books. They had their first book check out and many students were able to independently choose three items. They know their way around the library!

Fourth graders listened to the book Bob the Alien discovers the Dewey Decimal System. They had their first book check out and were also very independent. (Ms. Foley's class has not yet visited the library as they are scheduled on Mondays.)

Fifth grade students have library on Mondays and have not yet had a library class. However, I have visited most of the classrooms to explain how to do a self check out such that they can check out books.

School Year 2014 - 2015

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER! READ, READ, READ!

Week of June 8, 2015

All students in grades K-5 enjoyed a visit from the Public Librarians to discuss the summer reading program. For more information on Summer Reading, follow this link: http://waylandlibrary.org/children/summer-reading/

Wayland Public Schools summer reading list: https://sites.google.com/a/wayland.k12.ma.us/ms-burman-s-library-classes/for-students/summer-reading-2015

Week of June 1, 2015

All students enjoyed a wonderful visit from children's book author and illustrator David Biedrzycki.

Kindergarten students wrote letters to Mr. Biedrzycki.

First graders learned what makes a book a biography.

Second graders read David Biedrzycki books.

Third grade students read seasonal stories.

Fourth graders discussed the mystery genre.

Fifth graders continued with their biography reports.

Week of May 25, 2015

Kindergarten students read A Pig Parade is not a Good Idea.

First graders learned what makes a book a biography.

Second graders continued with continents.

Third grade students read the story Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel and discussed their connections to the story.

Fourth graders discussed copyright and bibliography.

Fifth graders did not have library because of Memorial Day.

Week of May 18, 2015

Kindergarten students finished an author study of Emily Gravett.

First graders discussed American symbols in honor of Memorial Day.

Second graders continued with continents.

Third grade students had a field trip.

Fourth graders discussed copyright and bibliography.

Fifth graders worked on their biography project.

Week of May 11, 2015

Kindergarten students continued an author study of Emily Gravett.

First graders continued Gail Gibbons author study.

Second graders continued with continents.

Third grade students learned about onomatopoeia.

Fourth graders reviewed traditional literature.

Fifth graders worked on their biography project.

Week of May 4, 2015

Kindergarten students began an author study of Emily Gravett.

First graders continued Gail Gibbons author study.

Second graders continued with continents.

Third grade students had a library assessment.

Fourth graders reviewed fantasy.

Fifth graders listened to biographies.

Week of April 27, 2015

Kindergarten students continued a study of community.

First graders began an author study of Gail Gibbons.

Second graders began to review the continents.

Third grade students reviewed research materials they learned about this year.

Fourth graders reviewed author's purpose.

Fifth graders finished their read aloud of the book Punished.

Week of April 13, 2015

Kindergarten students began a study of community.

First graders continued looking at poetry.

Second graders discussed the encyclopedia.

Third grade students listened to the poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.

Fourth graders reviewed historical fiction.

Fifth graders continued their read aloud of the book Punished.

Week of April 6, 2015

Kindergarten, first and second graders discussed poetry and poets and listened to poetry in honor of National Poetry Month.

Third grade students listened to the story Paul Revere's Midnight Ride and discussed the event.

Fourth graders learned about a variety of poetry formats.

Fifth graders continued their read aloud of the book Punished.

Week of March 30, 2015

Kindergarten listened to Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Fly and then decide they would need to look at nonfiction texts for factual information.

First grade students were "fact detectives" with nonfiction books.

Second grade students were "fact detectives" with nonfiction books.

Third grade students will spend the next few weeks reviewing great chapter book selections for third graders.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions. This week, we looked at the Southeastern states.

Fifth graders continued a unit on figurative language. We have looked at idioms, anagrams, alliteration and puns. We began a read aloud of the book Punished.

Week of March 23, 2015

Kindergarten students determined, from the story Stelleluna, that some fiction stories can have true facts in them.

First grade students learned about the purpose of an encyclopedia.

Second grade students played the dictionary game.

Third grade students will spend the next few weeks reviewing great chapter book selections for third graders.

Fourth graders began a review of genre.

Fifth graders continued a unit on figurative language. We have looked at idioms, anagrams and alliteration.

Week of March 16, 2015

Kindergarten students enjoyed folk tales set in Ireland.

First grade students discovered interesting words in the dictionary.

Second grade students played the dictionary game.

Third grade students will spend the next few weeks reviewing great chapter book selections for third graders.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions. This week, we looked at the Midwestern states.

Fifth graders continued a unit on figurative language. We have looked at idioms and anagrams.

Week of March 9, 2015

Kindergarten students learned about leveled chapter books.

First grade students began to discuss the dictionary.

Second grade students reviewed the dictionary.

Third grade students celebrated Dr. Seuss.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions. This week, we looked at the Northeastern states.

Fifth graders began a unit on figurative language.

Week of March 2, 2015

Kindergarten students did not have library this week because of their animal program.

First grade students celebrated Dr. Seuss.

Second grade students celebrated Dr. Seuss.

Third grade students did not have library because of a field trip.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions. This week, we looked at the Southwestern states.

Fifth graders collaborated with K, 1, and 2 students on a Dr. Seuss project to celebrate his birthday.

Week of February 23, 2015

Kindergarten students listened to Dr. Seuss books in honor of his birthday on March 2.

First grade students were fact detectives with nonfiction books.

Second grade students reviewed the text features in nonfiction books.

Third grade students the thesaurus.

Fourth graders began a unit on US regions. This week, we looked at the Western states.

Fifth graders prepared for a Dr. Seuss program with younger students.

Week of February 9, 2015

Kindergarten and first grade students read books about wintery weather.

Second grade students compared Cinderella versions from different cultures.

Third grade students reviewed encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus.

Fourth graders reviewed author's purpose.

Fifth graders did not have library because of the blizzard.

Week of February 2, 2015

All students prepared for our author visit next week.

Week of January 19, 2015

Kindergarten students did not have library because of the blizzard.

First graders reviewed the differences between fiction and nonfiction books.

Second graders did not have library because of the blizzard.

Third graders practiced using an encyclopedia.

Fourth graders reviewed atlases.

Fifth graders learned about various biographical subjects.

Week of January 19, 2015

Kindergarten students continued enjoying folktales.

First graders practiced making predictions in stories.

Second graders began to compare and contrast Cinderella.

Third graders reviewed the use of an encyclopedia.

Fourth graders learned what an "antagonist" is, and how it relates to the protagonist and the plot of a story.

Fifth graders did not have library because of the Monday holiday.

Week of January 12, 2015

Kindergarten students learned the elements of folktales.

First graders discussed problem and solution in stories.

Second graders reviewed folktales.

Third graders listened to a biography about Noah Webster.

Fourth graders learned what a "protagonist" is.

Fifth graders discussed the importance of being critical web users.

Week of January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

Kindergarten, First and Second graders have been taking a close look at Caldecott award winning books.

Third graders began a unit on reference tools.

Fourth graders determined theme in stories.

Fifth graders worked on their explorer project.

Week of December 15, 2014

Kindergarten students reviewed setting in stories.

First graders continued determining story elements: setting, character, events, problem and solution.

Second graders listened to winter stories.

Third graders finished their lesson on traditions.

Fourth graders discussed cause and effect in stories..

Fifth graders worked on their explorer project.

Week of December 8, 2014

Kindergarten students learned that a story has a sequence.

First graders practiced determining story elements: setting, character, events, problem and solution.

Second graders learned how to determine "main idea".

Third graders did not have library this week.

Fourth graders reviewed their work on author's purpose.

Fifth graders worked on their explorer project.

Week of December 1, 2014

Kindergarten students learned that the setting is where a story takes place..

First graders practiced understanding characters in a story.

Second graders practiced making predictions in a story.

Third graders began a research project on traditions.

Fourth graders discussed point of view in stories.

Fifth graders learned about asking specific questions in research.

Week of November 24, 2014

Kindergarten students practiced retelling a story.

First graders practiced retelling a story.

Second graders did not have library this week.

Third graders did not have library this week.

Fourth graders discussed fact and opinion.

Fifth graders learned about copyright and plagiarism.

Week of November 17, 2014

Kindergarten students identified real vs. pretend in stories.

First graders practiced looking for details in a story.

Second graders discussed the elements of the mystery genre.

Third graders finished a genre project.

Fourth graders discussed fact and opinion.

Fifth graders watched a DVD about, and discussed, Spanish explorers, to kick off their explorer project..

Week of November 9, 2014

Kindergarten students did not have library this week.

First graders practiced retelling a story.

Second graders continued with "author's purpose."

Third graders began a genre project.

Fourth graders continued with "author's purpose."

Fifth graders learned about primary sources.

Week of November 2, 2014

Kindergarten students practiced making predictions with Lois Ehlert books. They listened to the story Leafman and created thier own Leafman.

First graders continued discussing the features of a nonfiction text and practiced deciding if a book is fiction or nonfiction.

Second graders learned about "author's purpose."

Third graders continued their genre review.

Fourth graders reviewed "author's purpose."

Fifth graders used the text Writer's Express to discuss organizational skills and reviewed graphic organizers.

Week of October 27, 2014

Kindergarten students listened to Brian Lies bat books, to symbolize a spooky week. They used predicting skills while listening to the tales and described their favorite part of the story.

First graders listened to spooky tales and were shown the nonfiction section of the library.

Second graders listened to very funny tales from the book Scared Silly.

Third graders continued their genre review.

Fourth graders and fifth graders saw online encyclopedias available to them, and then were treated to some spooky tales.

Week of October 20, 2014

Kindergarten students looked at the differences between fiction and nonfiction books. This week, they were able to start checking out nonfiction books.

First graders listened to nonfiction texts and discussed what makes the text nonfiction, or "true", "factual", "informational."

Second graders learned how to use the library catalog.

Third graders received their own genre dudes, and continued determining genres.

Fourth graders discussed the text Do Your Research.

Fifth graders were able to catch up with independent reading.

Week of October 13, 2014

Kindergarten students discussed imagination, and what makes a story imaginative.

First graders listened to the story A House is a House for Me to remind the that every book "lives" in a special spot in the shelves.

Second graders focused on the text features table of contents and index.

Third graders began a unit on genre, starting with the book Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes.

Fourth graders reviewed nonfiction text features, and had a discussion about the book Stay Safe Online.

Fifth graders did not have library this week.

Week of October 6, 2014

Kindergarten students listened to the story The Jolly Postman, to remind them that every book has a special address on the library shelf.

First graders remembered that the library is organized alphabetically and were treated to interactive read alouds with alphabet books.

Second graders learned about various features in nonfiction books - table of contents, index, glossary, maps, special text, labels, captions, photographs.

Third graders worked on a packet regarding reference tools and library organization.

Fourth graders reviewed how to use an index.

Fifth graders will listen to various biographies throughout the year to prepare them for their biography project at the end of the school year. This week they learned about Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press.

Week of September 29, 2014

Kindergarten students listened to the story Alfred Zector, Book Collector. They discussed author and illustrator. Students checked out library books for the first time.

First graders talked about the different parts of a book, such as cover, spine, title page, table of contents.

Second graders learned about call numbers and how important they are in the library.

Third graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System.

Fourth graders viewed new ways to search the library catalog and eBooks.

Fifth graders reviewed reference tools and the encyclopedia and encyclopedia index.

Week of September 22, 2014

Kindergarten students listened to the story Isabella's Garden as well as nonfiction selections about seasons. They learned the following parts of a book: front cover, back cover, spine, spine label, author and illustrator. They learned the song "Hi-Ho Library-O" and browsed picture books. They will begin to bring books home next week.

First graders listened to the story Animals Should not Borrow Library Books. They discussed book care and Monday students checked out books.

Second graders learned about Melville Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System. They reviewed book choosing strategies.

Third graders did not have library because of the holiday.

Fourth graders viewed new ways to search the library catalog and eBooks.

Fifth graders were reminded of the collection of eBooks. They heard the book But I Read it on the Internet, which reminds them to be mindful when searching the internet.

Week of September 15, 2014

Kindergarten students practiced listening to a story and heard the book Penelope Popper, Book Doctor. They learned about shelf markers and browsed picture books.

First graders listened to the story Animals Should not Borrow Library Books. They discussed book care and Thursday students checked out books.

Second graders listened to the story Stella Louella's Runaway Book to remind them to have a special spot at home for library books. They reviewed book choosing strategies.

Third graders learned about the library's collection of eBooks.

Fourth graders reviewed reference tools.

Fifth graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System with the book Bob the Alien.

Week of September 8, 2014

Kindergarten students had their first visit to the school library. A letter went home to parents explaining that all Kindergarten students visit the library on Tuesdays. Kindergarten will begin to check out in a few weeks.

First graders enjoyed a back to school story and learned about using shelf markers. They will begin to check books out in a few weeks.

Second graders began to check books out this week. This year they can check out two itens. A packet went home to parents. Remind students to have a special spot at home for their library books.

Third graders began to check books out this week. This year they can check out three items. Third graders discussed the Dewey Decimal System.

Fourth graders began to check books out this week. They can check out three items. Fourth graders discussed the Dewey Decimal System.

Fifth graders had their first visit to the library this week and they began to check out books.

Week of September 2, 2014

Welcome back! Check back weekly for an update of what's happening in library class.

Grades 2, 3 and almost all 4th graders visited the library this week. They saw the new library classroom and will begin to check out next week. Grades K, all of 1 and 5 will have their first library class next week!

School Year 2013 - 2014

Week of June 9, 2014

All grades discussed various summer reading options.

Week of June 2, 2014

All grades enjoyed a visit from Pam McCuen, Youth Service Librarian at Wayland Public Library, to discuss summer reading.

Week of May 26, 2014

First graders continued a study of nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders continued a unit on continents, and completed a library survey.

Third graders discussed personification in books, and completed a library survey.

Fourth graders learned about tall tales, and completed a library survey.

Fifth graders completed an information literacy assessment, and a library survey.

Week of May 19, 2014

First graders continued a study of nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders continued a unit on continents.

Third graders reviewed reference tools.

Fourth graders discussed legends and fables.

Fifth graders worked on their biography projects.

Week of May 12, 2014

First graders began a study of nonfiction author Gail Gibbons.

Second graders continued a unit on continents.

Third graders continued finding books in all sections of the library.

Fourth graders discussed mythology.

Fifth graders worked on their biography projects.

Week of May 5, 2014

First graders continued a character study on Anansi the spider.

Second graders continued a unit on continents.

Third graders continued finding books in all sections of the library.

Fourth graders discussed book genres.

Fifth graders worked on their biography projects.

Week of April 28, 2014

First graders continued a character study on Anansi the spider.

Second graders continued a unit on continents.

Third graders continued finding books in all sections of the library.

Fourth graders learned how to cite books in a bibliography.

Fifth graders learned about idioms.

Week of April 14, 2014

First graders began a character study on Anansi the spider.

Second graders began a unit on continents.

Third graders practiced finding books in all sections of the library.

Fourth graders missed library due to a field trip.

Fifth graders learned how to paraphrase information.

Week of April 7, 2014

First graders listened to funny poetry in honor of National Poetry Month and learned where to find poetry in the library.

Second graders discussed Haiku and Cinquain poetry.

Third graders learned about the many forms of poetry. They heard Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Fourth graders discussed plagiarism and copyright.

Fifth graders listened to Love that Dog for Poetry Month.

Week of March 31, 2014First graders learned about using an encyclopedia.Second graders practiced researching in nonfiction books.Third graders learned about some great choices for chapter books.Fourth graders began a unit on genres.Fifth graders listened to Love that Dog for Poetry Month.Week of March 24, 2014First graders learned about entry words and guide words in the dictionary.Second graders reviewed the use of a dictionary, as well as thesaurus, encyclopedia and atlas.Third graders learned about some great choices for chapter books.Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions.Fifth graders learned the difference between specific and general questions.Week of March 17, 2014First graders read a story about the dictionary.

Second graders played a dictionary game.

Third graders learned about the features of magazines.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions.

Fifth graders reviewed their library assessment.

Week of March 10, 2014

First graders practiced determining important facts from a nonfiction text.

Second graders practiced using the dictionary.

Third graders reflected on their research process and shared their findings.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions.

Fifth graders watched many book trailers to help them choose new books.

Week of March 3, 2014

First and second graders celebrated Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday .

Third graders reflected on their research process and shared their findings.

Fourth graders continued a unit on US regions.

Fifth graders continued to review their library assessment. They watched a video about the life of Dr. Seuss and many fifth graders have volunteered to read to first and second graders in honor of Dr. Seuss.

Week of February 24, 2014

First graders determined the differences between fiction and nonfiction stories.

Second graders learned about information tools: atlas, dictionary and encyclopedia..

Third graders continued encyclopedia research on a famous person.

Fourth graders began a unit on US regions.

Fifth graders continued to review their library assessment.

Week of February 10, 2014

First graders reviewed story elements with a valentine's or 100th day story.

Second graders finished their Ballpark Mystery story.

Third graders began encyclopedia research on a famous person.

Fourth graders continued using atlases, and learned the difference between political and physical maps.

Fifth graders began to review their library assessment.

Week of February 3, 2014

First graders continued listening to a Ballpark Mystery story.

Second graders finished their Ballpark Mystery story.

Third graders focused on text features in nonfiction texts.

Fourth graders practiced using atlases, and learned the difference between political and physical maps.

Fifth graders learned about David A. Kelly, who visited the school on Tuesday.

Week of January 27, 2014

All classes continued learning about David A. Kelly, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill School on February 4.

Week of January 20, 2014

All classes were introduced to David A. Kelly, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill School on February 4.

Week of January 13, 2014

First graders listened to a Junie B. Jones story to complement their field trip to the Junie B. Jones play.

Second graders identified the cultural differences in Cinderella stories from all over the world.

Third graders focused on thesaurus and encyclopedia.

Fourth graders practiced identifying antagonist and protagonist in stories.

Fifth graders listened to a biography of William Shakespeare.

Week of January 6, 2014

First graders learned about the Caldecott award for illustrations.

Second graders discussed the features of folktales and heard a variety of tales from different cultures.

Third graders learned the uses of reference tools in the library: dictionary, encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and thesaurus, and heard the true story of Noah Webster, inventor of the American dictionary.

Fourth graders identified theme and protagonist in stories.

Fifth graders worked on an assessment of information literacy skills they have learned since first grade.

Week of December 16, 2013

First graders learned about the bookmark contest and listened to holiday stories.

Second graders learned about the bookmark contest and listened to holiday stories.

Third graders completed their traditions research and learned about the bookmark contest.

Fourth graders learned about the bookmark contest and listened to holiday stories.

Fifth graders finished explorers research and learned about the bookmark contest.

Week of December 9, 2013

First graders discussed parts of a story and practiced determining the different elements.

Second graders reviewed parts of a story and determined different story elements.

Third graders researched worldwide traditions.

Fourth graders continued determining cause and effect in stories.

Fifth graders continued explorers research.

Week of December 2, 2013

First graders learned about making reasonable predictions in stories.

Second graders read stories by our author of the month, Chris Van Allsburg.

Third graders heard the story An Orange for Frankie, a story about traditions, to began a mini unit on research.

Fourth graders practiced determining cause and effect in stories.

Fifth graders continued explorers research.

Week of November 25, 2013

First graders enjoyed Thanksgiving stories.

Second graders did not have library this week because of the Thanksgiving recess.

Third graders listened to Thanksgiving stories.

Fourth graders did not have library this week because of the Thanksgiving recess.

Fifth graders continued with explorers research.

Week of November 18, 2013

First graders learned about understanding character's actions in a book.

Second graders defined the main idea in a story.

Third graders listened to Thanksgiving stories.

Fourth graders learned about making inferences and drawing conclusions..

Fifth graders learned about plagiarism.

Week of November 11, 2013

First graders learned about understanding character's actions in a book.

Second graders practiced making predictions.

Third graders listened to the story The Seven Silly Eaters and answered questions about the story to indicate their understanding of the text.

Fourth graders reviewed point of view and perspective as it effects understanding characters in stories.

Fifth graders continued to learn about primary and secondary sources.

Week of November 4, 2013

First graders learned about order in stories - ask them what sequence means!

Second graders discussed nonfiction text features.

Third graders reviewed the parts of a story with the text The Plot Chickens.

Fourth graders reviewed fact and opinion.

Fifth graders learned about primary and secondary sources.

Week of October 28, 2013

First graders found facts from nonfiction texts about bats.

Second graders learned about our eBooks, and listened to funny seasonal stories.

Third graders reviewed genres which they have been discussing for the past several weeks.

Fourth graders practiced encyclopedia research.

Fifth graders utilized Writer's Express to learn about organizational and study skills.

Week of October 22, 2013

First graders began to determine facts from nonfiction texts about bats.

Second graders listened to funny seasonal stories.

Third graders reviewed genres which they have been discussing for the past several weeks.

Fourth graders listened to spooky seasonal stories.

Fifth graders listened to spooky seasonal stories.

Week of October 14, 2013

First graders reviewed the parts of a book.

Second graders learned about the index, glossary and table of contents.

Third graders reviewed the folklore genre and listened to the story Precious and the BooHag.

Fourth graders reviewed nonfiction text features.

Fifth graders reviewed eBooks.

Week of October 7, 2013

First graders read the book A House is a House for Me to remind them that every book has a special address in the library.

Second graders learned how to use the online catalog.

Third graders

continued to discuss genre, with Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes.

Fourth graders reviewed nonfiction text features, focusing on the index.

Fifth graders began to use Writer's Express, focusing on graphic organizers.

Week of September 30, 2013

First graders enjoyed ABC books to remind them that the library is arranged in alphabetical order. They lined themselves up in the order they would be found in a bookshelf.

Second graders learned about the Dewey Decimal System, and discussed the mystery genre.

Third graders began to discuss genre, with Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes.

Fourth graders began to review the reference materials available to them, including encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus, dictionary and atlas.

Fifth graders reviewed the encyclopedia and how to use the index.

Week of September 23, 2013

First graders reviewed strategies for finding appropriate books and listened to the story We're Going on a Book Hunt.

Second graders learned about the Dewey Decimal System.

Third graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System for finding nonfiction books in the library.

Fourth graders reviewed call numbers and library arrangement.

Fifth graders learned about cultural literacy, and learned about Johannes Gutenburg, inventor of the printing press.

Week of September 16, 2013

First graders discussed book care with the story Read It Don't Eat it and the presentation Animals Should Not Borrow Library Books.

Second graders discussed strategies for finding a just right book. Ask them about the five finger test.

Third graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System for finding nonfiction books in the library.

Fourth graders reviewed call numbers and library arrangement.

Fifth graders reviewed the reference materials available to them.

Week of September 9, 2013

First graders listened to the story Anansi and the Magic Stick and began to check out books!

Second graders listened to the story Stella Louella's Runaway Book, to remind them how to take care of books. They began checking out books. This year they can take out two materials!

Third graders reviewed strategies for choosing a just right book, interviewed another student about their reading preferences, and began to check out books. Third graders can take out three materials this year!

Fourth graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System, and began to check out books.

Fifth graders reviewed the Dewey Decimal System, an began to check out books.

Welcome back to school! We're off to a great start!

Week of September 2, 2013

First graders met me, learned about procedures in the library, heard the story Library Lion, and had a library tour.

Second graders reviewed library procedures, listened to one of the following stories: No TRex in the Library or The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town and had a tour of the redesigned library.

Third graders reviewed library procedures, listened to the story There's Too Much Noise in the Library, and toured the redesigned library.

Fourth graders reviewed library procedures, listened to Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything, and toured the redesigned library.

Fifth graders reviewed library procedures, listened to Butterflies in my Stomach, and toured the redesigned library.

School Year 2012 - 2013

Week of June 10, 2013

Kindergarteners discussed summer reading and listened to funny stories.

First graders discussed summer reading and listened to summer stories.

Second graders continued a Steve Jenkins author study.

Third graders discussed the many summer reading programs available and played genre hangman.

Fourth graders had field day.

Fifth graders practiced their biography presentations.

Week of June 3, 2013

Kindergarteners listened to funny stories.

First graders had a visit from Pam McCuen of the Wayland Public Library to discuss summer reading.

Second graders continued their Steve Jenkins study.

Third graders had a visit from Pam McCuen of the Wayland Public Library to discuss summer reading.

Fourth graders reviewed literary terms.

Fifth graders had a visit from Pam McCuen of the Wayland Public Library to discuss summer reading.

Week of May 27, 2013

Kindergarteners enjoyed participation stories.

First graders had a visit from Pam McCuen of the Wayland Public Library to discuss summer reading.

Second graders had a visit from Pam McCuen of the Wayland Public Library to discuss summer reading.

Third graders reviewed reference materials.

Fourth graders had a visit from Pam McCuen of the Wayland Public Library to discuss summer reading.

Fifth graders worked on timelines for their biography project.

Week of May 20, 2013

Kindergarteners learned about American symbols in honor of Memorial Day.

First graders focused on the American Flag in honor of Memorial Day.

Second graders began an author study on Steve Jenkins.

Third graders continued an author study on Robert Muncsh.

Fourth graders reviewed the graphic novel genre.

Fifth graders worked on timelines for their biography project.

Week of May 13, 2013

Kindergarteners listened to and discussed features of folktales.

First graders discussed main idea in stories.

Second graders began an author study on Steve Jenkins.

Third graders continued an author study on Robert Muncsh.

Fourth graders reviewed the biography genre.

Fifth graders had MCAS this week.

Week of May 6, 2013Kindergarteners continued to talk about communities.First graders practiced researching information about chicks.Second graders reviewed facts about all the continents.Third graders continued an author study on Robert Muncsh.Fourth graders reviewed the poetry genre.Fifth graders had MCAS this week.Week of April 22, 2013Kindergarteners began talking about communities.First graders practiced researching information about spiders.Second graders learned about South America and "visited" the continent with Google Earth.Third graders began an author study on Robert Muncsh.Fourth graders reviewed the poetry genre.Fifth graders began their biography project.Week of April 22, 2013Kindergarteners finished an author study on Emily Gravett.First graders began to learn about the encyclopedia.Second graders learned about Australia and "visited" the continent with Google Earth.Third graders finished an author study on Robert Muncsh.Fourth graders reviewed the mystery genre.Fifth graders continued a read aloud.Week of April 8, 2013Kindergarteners continued an author study on Emily Gravett.First graders are learning about the dictionary.Second graders learned about Africa and "visited" the continent with Google Earth.Third graders listened to book talks.Fourth graders reviewed the realistic fiction genre.Fifth graders continued a read aloud.Week of April 1 2013Kindergarteners began an author study on Emily Gravett.First graders are learning about the dictionary.Second graders learned about Europe and "visited" the continent with Google Earth.Third graders worked on a poetry project in collaboration with the high school..Fourth graders worked on a poetry project in collaboration with the high school.Fifth graders continued a read aloud, or learned about Janet Wong who will be visiting the public library.Week of March 25, 2013Kindergarteners focused on nonfiction.First graders continued a characterization unit focusing on Anansi.Second graders learned about Antarctica and "visited" the continent with Google Earth.Third graders listened to book talks for recommended chapter books.Fourth graders reviewed historical fiction.Fifth graders continued a read aloud, or listened to book talks for recommended books.Week of March 18, 2013Kindergarteners did not have library because of a snow day.First graders continued a characterization unit focusing on Anansi.Second graders learned about Asia and "visited" the continent with Google Earth.Third graders continued encyclopedia research and learned about periodicals.Fourth graders reviewed tall tales.Fifth graders continued a read aloud, or listened to a biography to help prepare for their upcoming biography project.Week of March 11, 2013Kindergarteners heard some Irish cultural stories for St. Patrick's Day.First graders began a unit on characterization focusing on Anansi.Second graders learned about North America and saw the highest and lowest points on the continent with Google Earth.Third graders continued encyclopedia research.Fourth graders reviewed mythology, fables and legends.Fifth graders continued a read aloud, or listened to a biography to help prepare for their upcoming biography project.Week of March 4, 2013Kindergarteners listened to Dr. Seuss stories in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.First graders listened to Dr. Seuss stories and created Cat in the Hat hats.Second graders listened to And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street, Dr. Seuss' first story, and created their own response about Mulberry Street.Third graders began encyclopedia research.Fourth graders reviewed mythology, fables and legends.Fifth graders began a read aloud, or listened to a biography to help prepare for their upcoming biography project.Week of February 25, 2013Kindergarteners determined that many picture books can include facts.First graders continued an author study on Gail Gibbons.Second graders began to study maps and globes.Third graders celebrated Dr. Seuss in honor of Read Across America..Fourth graders reviewed the mythology.Fifth graders began a read aloud.Week of February 11, 2013Kindergarteners listened to Valentine's Day selections.First graders began an author study on Gail Gibbons.Second graders created a written response to the book The Lonely Book.Third graders reviewed encyclopedia to prepare for practicing research.Fourth graders reviewed the different forms of genre.Fifth graders finished their poetry.Week of February 4, 2013Kindergarteners listened to poetry to continue to prepare for Poetry Alive.First graders learned about eBooks and also listened to selections for Chinese New Year.Second graders listened to Chinese folktales.Third graders reviewed eBooks, and learned of about the Wall - on online web page to make book recommendations.Fourth graders finished their poetry.Fifth graders finished their poetry.Week of January 28, 2013All classes have been preparing for the visit from Poetry Alive next week.Week of January 21, 2013learned about chapter books and listened to some selections. Kindergartenersprepared for the upcoming author visit, Poetry Alive. First graders continued comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories around the world.Second gradersprepared for the upcoming author visit, Poetry Alive. Third gradersprepared for the upcoming author visit, Poetry Alive. Fourth gradersprepared for the upcoming author visit, Poetry Alive. Fifth gradersWeek of January 14, 2013learned about the Caldecott award and heard some Caldecott winning books. Kindergartenerslearned about text features in nonfiction texts. First graders continued comparing and contrasting Cinderella stories around the world.Second graderslearned about the many features in a dictionary. Third graderscontinued Fourth gradersa unit on maps and atlases. continued with cultural literacy, learning about Benjamin Bannaker, Hans Christian Anderson, and Henry David Thoreau. Fifth gradersWeek of January 7, 2013learned that stories have a sequence. Kindergartenerslistened to a nonfiction text about snow, and then listed facts from the text. First graders began a study on Cinderella stories around the world.Second graderscontinued to learn about research tools: almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas and dictionary. Third graderscontinued Fourth gradersa unit on maps and atlases. learned about the bookmark contest, and worked on their explorers project. Fifth gradersWeek of December 31, 2012did not have library class. Kindergartenerslearned about the bookmark contest, and discussed the Caldecott award for the children's book with the most beautiful pictures. They read a Caldecott award winning book. First graders learned about the bookmark contest, and discussed the Caldecott award for the children's book with the most beautiful pictures. They read the Caldecott award winning book, Second gradersMartin's Big Words.learned about the bookmark contest, and began to learn about research tools: almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas and dictionary. Third graderslearned about the bookmark contest, and began a unit on maps and atlases. Fourth gradersdid not have library this week. Fifth gradersKindergarteners enjoyed holiday stories. enjoyed holiday stories. enjoyed holiday stories. discussed traditions. listened to the classic story worked on their Explorer's project.Week of December 17, 2012First gradersSecond gradersThird gradersFourth gradersA Christmas Carol.Fifth gradersKindergarteners listened to and learned about Hanukkah stories. listened to and learned about Hanukkah stories. watched the award winning DVD , made from the Raymond Briggs book of the same title. discussed traditions and discussed the story , by Patricia Polacco. practiced inferencing with the book worked on their Explorer's project.Week of December 10, 2012First gradersSecond gradersThe SnowmanThird gradersAn orange for FrankieFourth gradersYo, Yes.Fifth gradersKindergarteners learned about folktale and compared different versions of the Gingerbread Man. watched some book trailers and heard the stories that go with them.focused on point of view or setting. discussed main idea. continued determining cause and effect. continued learning about plagiarism.Week of December 3, 2012First gradersSecond graders Third gradersFourth gradersFifth gradersKindergarteners reviewed the difference between fiction and nonfiction.enjoyed Thanksgiving selections. practiced identifying the main idea of a story. continued characterization with the text learned about the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. continued with their Writer's Express text.Week of November 12, 2012First graders Second gradersThird gradersThe Seven Silly Eaters.Fourth gradersFifth gradersKindergarteners enjoyed a selection of Thanksgiving stories.practiced sequencing and retelling. practiced making predictions. learned about characterization with the text discussed point of view with the text learned about William Shakespeare.Week of November 5, 2012First graders Second gradersThird gradersFoods with Moods.Fourth gradersWho is Melvin Bubble.Fifth gradersdid not have Library class because of the hurricane. KindergartenersWeek of October 29, 2012discussed the election and listened to the texts , , and First gradersMy Teacher for PresidentDuck for PresidentMax for President.learned about features in a nonfiction text. Second graderslearned about trickster tales Third graders.reviewed the difference between fact and opinion.Fourth graders did not have Library class because of the hurricane.Fifth graders practiced making predictions with seasonal stories. Week of October 22, 2012Kindergartenerspracticed sequencing with the text First gradersThe Thirteen Hours of Halloween.enjoyed stories from "Scared Silly". Second gradersenjoyed stories from "Scared Silly" Third graders.listened to spooky short stories.Fourth graders reviewed graphic organizers and other tools to assist the with their school and study habits.Fifth graders practiced retelling beginning, middle and end with seasonal stories. Week of October 15, 2012Kindergartenersheard the nonfiction text , to remind them that just like books, they have a spine too. They practiced creating their own spine labels for books. First gradersThe Skeleton Inside Youreviewed table of contents and index and what each text feature is used for. They perused a variety of nonfiction texts to see examples of these text features. Second graderscontinued discussing genre. Third graderslistened to spooky short stories.Fourth graders learned about primary and secondary sources.Fifth graders listened to the story , and discussed strategies for choosing a book they like. They practiced the library songs they learned last week. Week of October 8, 2012KindergartenersAlfred Zector, Book Collectorlistened to the story , to remind them that a library is a house for books and that books all have their own special address on the shelves. First gradersA House is a House for Melearned how to use the online catalog to search for books. Second gradersbegan to review genre. Third gradersreviewed text features such as table of contents, index, graphs, charts and cutouts, etc.Fourth graders learned about Big Six, a process for completing research projects.Fifth graders listened to the books about autumn, and discussed the parts of a book: spine, cover, back cover, title page, author, illustrator and spine label. They learned two library songs, and began to take home nonfiction texts if they chose to. Week of October 1, 2012Kindergartenersenjoyed an interactive read aloud with ABC books to remind them that books are in alphabetical order on the shelves. Then they practiced lining up in alphabetical order - by their last name - to pretend that they were books on the shelves. First gradersreviewed how to find books in the library - nonfiction books are shelved by category and fiction books are in alphabetical order. They also reviewed the parts of a book. Second graderslearned about our eBook collection. Third graderslearned how to check out eBooks to their own device.They also reviewed an index and how to use it.Fourth graders learned how to check out eBooks to their own device.Fifth graders listened to the stories and to remind them that books have their own address on the shelf and are shelved in alphabetical order. They began to take books home this week. Week of September 24, 2012KindergartenersMatthew ABCThe Jolly Postmanlistened to the book . They began to take books home this week. First gradersWe're Going on a Book Huntlearned about the Dewey Decimal System. Second gradersreviewed the Dewey Decimal System for choosing nonfiction books. Third graderslearned about reference tools.Fourth graders began cultural literacy. They discussed the meaning of culture, and learned about Johannes Gutenburg, inventor of the printing press.listened to the story They also practiced finding books with shelf markers.listened to the books and . They discussed book care.learned about the "five finger test" for choosing books, and discussed the elements of a mystery. They listened to the story reviewed the Dewey Decimal System for choosing nonfiction books.continued to review the Dewey Decimal System. They are very independent book choosers!discussed the many different reference tools available to them. had their first library class. They listened to stories about starting school and browsed books. listened to and had a tour of the library. listened to the story and discussed book care. They began to take home books this week. discussed ways to choose a book. They reviewed the five finger test. Students began taking books home this week.reviewed the Dewey Decimal System. They began to check out books this week.reviewed the Dewey Decimal System. They began to check out books this week.Wow! The summer flew by and now everyone is back eager to learn. The first week in the library has been great. Here is what students have done:Week of September 3, 2012 met Ms. Burman and learned about the Claypit Library. They listened to the story . discussed some of their learning from first grade, and listened to the story This is a story about library behavior and they identified the ways they should behave in library class and in the library. They will begin to choose books next week. reviewed what they learned last year in library. They listened to the story , and discussed appropriate library behavior. They are excited to begin checking out their books next week.listened to the text They discussed what it means to be a "library success story". They will begin checking out books next week.listened to the text They discussed what the first few days of school feels like. They will begin to choose books next week.Week of June 4, 2012enjoyed some end of the year stories. discussed summer time and listened to summer time stories. continued their author study on Steve Jenkins. continued with their traditional literature unit. viewed eBooks, and continued with their genre study. continued their cultural literacy study.Week of May 28, 2012were off for the Memorial Day holiday. discussed Memorial Day, and read a book about the American flag. continued their author study on Steve Jenkins. continued with their traditional literature unit. viewed eBooks, and continued with their genre study. continued their cultural literacy study.Week of May 21, 2012read the books and , and discussed the different communities where these stories take place. finished their Anansi study, and some first graders enjoyed a visit from Ms. McCuen, children's librarian at the Wayland Public Library, to learn about the summer reading program. continued their author study on Steve Jenkins. Ask them how many bones are in a human's body!continued with their traditional literature unit. viewed eBooks, and continued with their genre study. learned about the summer reading program from Ms. McCuen, children's librarian at the Wayland Public Library.Week of May 14, 2012continued to learn about community. continued focusing on Anansi, a trickster from African tales. continued their author study on Steve Jenkins.had MCAS this week, so there were four classes which were not able to have library. The other classes continued with their traditional literature unit. learned about the summer reading program from Ms. McCuen, the children's librarian at the Wayland Free Public Library. enjoyed book talks and recommendations of chapter books.Week of May 7, 2012began a unit on community. continued focusing on Anansi, a trickster from African tales. began an author study on Steve Jenkins.continued with a unit in traditional literature. continued their genre discussion. reviewed their Writer's Express text.Week of April 30, 2012enjoyed rhyme and action stories. continued focusing on Anansi, a trickster from African tales. shared information from nonfiction texts about animals.began a unit in traditional literature. continued their genre discussion. reviewed their Writer's Express text.Week of April 23, 2012discussed Mother Goose rhymes and listened to favorites. began a unit studying Anansi, a trickster from African tales. used nonfiction texts to discover facts about animals.appreciated Douglas Florian poetry. continued their genre discussion. listened to a biography about Sandy Koufax.Week of April 16 - VacationWeek of April 9, 2012 celebrated Poetry Month listening to a variety of poetry selections. listened to a nonfiction book about spiders and discovered new facts about them. celebrated Poetry Month listening to a variety of poetry selections. saw the new eBook collection. continued with their genre study. saw the new eBook collection.Week of April 2, 2012 continued being fact detectives! They brainstormed what they knew about an animal, decided what they would like to know, and then listened to a nonfiction text about the animal. Next, they listed what they learned about the animal from the text. learned about the Encyclopedia and found facts about owls. practiced using dictionaries with a dictionary game. listened to booktalks on Just Right Books for third graders. Books suggested include Beverly Cleary books, Clementine books, and Amber Brown books. They will continue to hear booktalks over the next few weeks. continued with their genre study. saw the new eBook collection.Week of March 26, 2012 practiced being fact detectives! They brainstormed what they knew about an animal, decided what they would like to know, and then listened to a nonfiction text about the animal. Next, they listed what they learned about the animal from the text. took a walk through a dictionary, learned about guide words and practiced alphabetical order. reviewed the continents. They know so many facts about all of them. Ask them to tell you! listened to booktalks on Just Right Books for third graders. Books suggested include Beverly Cleary books, Clementine books, and Amber Brown books. They will continue to hear booktalks over the next few weeks. continued with their genre study. reviewed paragraphs in the Writer's Express text.Week of March 19, 2012 continued to learn about Nancy Poydar, and enjoyed her author visit on Thursday, March 22. began discussing the dictionary. They listened to the story , all about a worm who discovers words in the dictionary. finished their continent study with Asia. Next week they will review all the continents. listened to booktalks on Just Right Books for third graders. Books suggested include Beverly Cleary books, Clementine books, and Amber Brown books. They will continue to hear booktalks over the next few weeks. continued with their genre study. returned to cultural literacy, this week learning about Marian Anderson.Week of March 12, 2012continued their study of local author Nancy Poydar. finished with their biography unit. They learned about famous women, and reviewed the terms biography, time period, significant contribution, and chronological order. continued their continent unit, this week focusing on South America. played a game reminding them of all the picture books available in the library. began reviewing genres, focusing this week on realistic fiction. reviewed their text. Week of March 5, 2012discussed Nancy Poydar, the local Wayland author who will be visiting Loker school in a few weeks. They listened to and then drew a picture of their own backpack. continued with their biography unit. They learned about Jacques Cousteau, and discussed that every biography follows a chronological order. continued their continent unit, this week focusing on Australia. reviewed dictionaries, using the interactive white board. finished their US regions unit, focusing on the Southwest. searched for poetry books to assist with their poetry unit in language arts. Week of February 27, 2012listened to the book and identified true bat facts from the story. discussed Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday on March 2 and listened to some of his lost stories. They will go back to their biography unit next week. discussed Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday on March 2 and listened to some of his lost stories. They will go back to their continent unit next week. discussed Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday on March 2 and listened to some of his lost stories. discussed Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday on March 2 and listened to some of his lost stories. They will go back to their US regions unit next week. discussed Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday of March 2 and listened to some of his lost stories. They also searched for poetry books to assist with their poetry unit in language arts. Week of February 13, 2012discussed the differences between fiction and nonfiction. continued a unit about biographies. This week, they focused on finding the significant contribution of the subject in a biography.continued a unit on continents.shared their encyclopedia research of a famous person. continued a unit on United States regions. continued cultural literacy and learned about Gandhi.Week of February 6, 2012reviewed setting and discussed maps and globes. began a unit about biographies. This week, they focused on finding the time period in a biography.continued a unit on continents.practiced using the encyclopedia to research a famous person. continued a unit on United States regions. focused on fact and opinion.Week of January 30, 2012learned about Groundhog Day. discussed the difference between fiction and nonfiction books and compared one of each.continued a unit on continents.practiced using the encyclopedia to research a famous person. continued a unit on United States regions. focused on reading diagrams and graphs.Week of January 23, 2012Claypit students enjoyed an author visit from Irene Smalls.listened to stories about Chinese New Year. practiced information gathering with nonfiction texts.continued a unit on continents.practiced being "supersleuths" using reference tools. continued a unit on United States regions., as part of their cultural literacy study, learned about Hans Christian Anderson.Week of January 16, 2012did not have class due to MLK day. made predictions with folktales.began a unit on continents.continued to discuss Irene Smalls and listened to another story. began a unit on United States regions. used their Writer's Express text to focus on notetaking and discussed their persuasive essays.Week of January 9, 2012enjoyed Caldecott award winning books. were introduced to Irene Smalls, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill on January 24.were introduced to Irene Smalls, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill on January 24.were introduced to Irene Smalls, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill on January 24. were introduced to Irene Smalls, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill on January 24. were introduced to Irene Smalls, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill on January 24.Week of January 2, 2012did not have library this week as we did not have school on Monday. learned about the state bookmark contest and enjoyed award winning Caldecott medal books.learned about the bookmark contest and enjoyed award winning Caldecott medal books.learned about the bookmark contest and discussed the use of reference tools: dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia and atlas. learned about the bookmark contest and reviewed how to use an atlas. learned about the bookmark contest and reviewed the use of headings, subheadings and note taking.Week of December 12, 2011reviewed all the important words they have been hearing this year - setting, characters, events, beginning, middle, end - and identified these terms in holiday books. enjoyed holiday ebooks and traditional books.discussed the mystery genre and heard the text heard the story and discussed traditions. discussed cause and effect with the text and created their own cause and effect stories. continued to work on their Explorer's project in coordination with the classroom teachers.Week of December 5, 2011completed the graphing activity that they began last week using the book . discussed the parts of a story - characters, setting, events, problem, solution, and main idea - and practiced identifying these elements with various books.listened to seasonal stories and discussed elements of the stories.finished sharing their Beastie project. discussed making inferences and practiced this strategy with the text . worked on their Explorer's project in coordination with the classroom teachers.Week of November 28, 2011listened to the story , and then collected letters to use in a graphing activity. studied sequencing with the books and .practiced main idea with the books and began to share their Beastie project. looked at point of view again this week with the text worked on their Explorer's project in coordination with the classroom teachers.Week of November 21, 2011talked about sequencing, and practiced sequencing with Thanksgiving stories. did not have library because of the Thanksgiving holiday.enjoyed Thanksgiving stories.continued with their Beastie project. discussed point of view with the text did not have library because of the Thanksgiving holiday.Week of November 14, 2011learned about making predictions, and practiced predicting with Thanksgiving stories. compared and contrasted Lois Ehlert stories and made their own "Leafman".practiced making predictions with the story . They also enjoyed retelling the story with a beach ball.continued with their Beastie project. reviewed information resources. continued study skills with their text.Week of November 7, 2011listened to a fiction and nonfiction book about farming. In the fiction story, they identified the setting, characters, events, beginning, middle and end. heard the story to remind them that nonfiction books are shelved in numerical order.reviewed Table of Contents and other parts of a book. They also heard a Thanksgiving story.continued with their Beastie project. worked on fact vs. opinion. focused on the 1500's in their cultural literacy exploration. They learned about William Shakespeare.Week of October 31, 2011did not have library due to the snow day. created an alphabet book of Claypit Hill School. Each student designed a page for the book.learned about indexes and perused nonfiction books.did not have library due to the snow days. reviewed how to use encyclopedias. learned about primary and secondary sources.Week of October 24, 2011continued to discuss parts of a story - characters, setting, and events - as well as beginning, middle, and end. read and brainstormed an ABC list of Claypit Hill School. continued to discuss parts of a book - front and back cover, spine, spine label, call number. They also enjoyed Halloween stories.continued their "Beasties" project. The Beasties combines traditional literature, characterization, art, and creative writing. Students began to create their own Beasties. reviewed how to use a dictionary by playing a fun game of "Stump Ms. Burman". continue to review study and organizational skills in their text. Week of October 17, 2011discussed parts of a story - characters, setting, and events - and heard the story continued to discuss finding books in the library by alphabetical order. They will be listening to alphabet books over the next few weeks. This week they heard discussed parts of a book - front and back cover, spine, spine label, call number. They also enjoyed Halloween stories.began their "Beasties" project. The Beasties combines traditional literature, characterization, art, and creative writing. To kick off the unit, third graders listened to and , both choices with examples of Beasties. Students will begin to think about their own Beasties next week. were introduced to bibliographies and plagiarism. They were shown the proper format for a bibliography and together as a class we created them. continue to review study and organizational skills in their text.Week of October 10, 2011did not have library class this week because of the Columbus Day holiday. listened to , then discussed that a library is a house for books that each have their own address. They discussed how to find books at their address.learned how to use the online library catalog as well as WebPath Express.continued with their genre discussion and heard excerpts of books from various genres such as biography, poetry, historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc. investigated indexes and how to properly read them and use them as a tool. began reviewing study and organizational skills in their text.Week of October 3, 2011listened to the book to remind them that like mail carriers deliver mail, library teachers deliver books to the correct address. listened to , followed by , to remind them of the process of selecting, checking out and returning books.continued their study of the Dewey Decimal System. They reviewed all the categories and then found particular books in the shelves.began discussing genre with the book and a thoughtful discussion about all the book genres found in the library. were reminded of all the research tools available to them in the library and then played a game of Bingo regarding the research tools. began discussing cultural literacy - starting with the 1400's, students will learn about important people from each century.Week of September 26, 2011discussed seasons and talked about what happens in autumn. They read autumn books and also identified parts of a book such as front cover, back cover, spine and title page. continued to discuss proper book care.learned about the Dewey Decimal System. They viewed a presentation about all of the different nonfiction categories. watched a DVD explaining how the Dewey Decimal System works. reviewed reference resources - dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas, almanac.Week of September 19, 2011 continued with their library tour and listened to Remind your first graders to have a special spot at home for their borrowed library books.discussed ways to choose a "just right" book. They learned about the 5 finger test for finding an appropriate book, and they were introduced to series chapter books good for second grade students. reviewed ways to find appropriate books. They began to discuss the Dewey Decimal System. listened to the "Dewey Rap" to remind them of how to use the nonfiction section in the library and of all the books they can find in those sections.Check back weekly to see what children are learning about in library class!Week of September 12, 2011Let's hear it for our community of readers. In just three days, over 300 books have circulated! had a tour of the library and discussed how to take care of books. This week they began to check books out.heard the book They discussed proper library behavior and began to check out books. heard the story They discussed proper library behavior and began to check out books. filled out a survey about their past school library experiences and discussed proper library behavior. They began to check out books this week.Check back weekly to see what children are learning about in library class!Week of September 6, 2011Welcome Back to School! It has been a wonderful first week! met Mrs. Burman and were introduced to the library. They heard the story and discussed library rules. Students will begin to check out books over the next few weeks.had their first library class this week. They took a tour of the library to see what is new and they heard the story about a cat's first day of school. Book check out will begin over the next few weeks.Twoclasses had library class this week, and the remaining third grades will have their first library class next week. had a tour of the library to see what is new this year. They heard the back to school story Book check out will begin over the next few weeks and this year third graders can check out three books! went on a scavenger hunt to find some new editions to the library. They listened to a story about books and will begin check out over the next few weeks.Check back weekly to see what children are learning about in library class! ______________________________________________________________________________ 2010 - 2011 school yearWeek of June 6th read to begin their study on dictionaries. They also learned about the Wayland Public Library summer reading program. For more information on the summer reading program, please click here: http://www.waylandlibrary.org/children/summer_reading.htm continue their author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins. Ask them about sibling relationships in the animal world! created class stories with StoryWorld. are studying mythology. are reviewing what they have learned in the library throughout their elementary years, and learned about the summer reading program. Week of May 30th read to begin their study on dictionaries. continue their author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins. What do you do when something wants to eat you? studied the American flag in honor of Memorial Day. finished sharing their biocube projects. are reviewing what they have learned in the library throughout their elementary years. Week of May 23rd took part in a BBC study on how children relate to Dr. Seuss and his themes. continue their author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins. Watch out for the Assassin bug! studied the American flag in honor of Memorial Day. are now sharing their biocube projects. are reviewing what they have learned in the library throughout their elementary years. Week of May 16th continue to study Anansi the Spider and discuss his characteristics. They are creating advice pages for Anansi. continue their author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins. Ask them how many bones are in the human body! continue their concrete poetry. continue to work on their biocube project. are reviewing what they have learned in the library throughout their elementary years. Week of May 9th continue to study Anansi the Spider and discuss his characteristics. began an author study on nonfiction author Steve Jenkins. continue their concrete poetry. continue to work on their biocube project. are reviewing what they have learned in the library throughout their elementary years. Week of May 2nd began a character study on Anansi the Spider. created alliteration stories. Ms. Rossi's class learned about couplet poetry and added a couplet to their world landmark posters. began to create their own concrete poem. continue to work on their biocube project. are beginning to share their Fabled Fifth Graders projects, and are also using library time to work on their biography projects. Week of April 25th listened to humorous poetry by Jack Prelutsky and read baseball books. learned about either cinquain poetry or alliteration and next week will create poetry. Ms. Rossi's class learned about haiku's and created a haiku poem about a world landmark. focused on concrete poetry. continue to work on their biocube project. finished the read-aloud, and will now work on a project about the book. Week of April 18th - vacation Week of April 11th drafted poetry based on clothing, and listened to humorous poetry by Jack Prelutsky. enjoyed poetry by poet Jack Prelutsky and learned about cinquain poetry. They began to draft a cinquain poem about a fruit or vegetable. continued discussing poetry. They chose a poem to perform in a "poetry slam". continue to work on their biocube project. continued with the read-aloud, Some classes have finished the read-aloud and will now work on a project about the book. Week of April 4th began poetry, in honor of National Poetry Month. We read the book , which is a story about famous hatwearers in rhyme. Students then discussed the hatwearers highlighted in the text. began poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. We focused on the well-known children's poet Jack Prelutsky. continued discussing poetry. They chose a poem to perform in a "poetry slam". continue to work on their biocube project. continued with the read-aloud, Some classes have finished the read-aloud and will now work on a project about the book. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's Read Across America and we will be reading across Claypit for the entire month of March! Children in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be reading to students in grades 1 and 2 every Friday in March to celebrate this reading event! Week of March 28th continued their biography unit. Students reviewed "time period", "chronological order" and "significant contribution". They then studied biographies from the text and determined time period, chronological order and significant contribution in each biography. continue to work on geography packets, covering continents, oceans, the compass rose and directions, distance, and map grids. began exploring poetry for National Poetry month. began selecting their choice for their "biocube" project. Over the next few weeks, they will read a biography and create a biocube based on their subject. continued with the read-aloud, Week of March 21st continued their biography unit. Students reviewed "time period" and "chronological order" and learned about "significant contribution". They will continue to learn about biographies over the next few weeks. continue to work on geography packets, covering continents, oceans, the compass rose and directions, distance, and map grids. worked on directions. continue to investigate biographies of some lesser known figures such as the world's tallest couple and the woman who invented womens pants. continued with the read-aloud, Week of March 14th continued their biography unit. Students reviewed "time period" and learned about "chronological order". They will continue to learn about biographies over the next few weeks. began working on geography packets, covering continents, oceans, the compass rose and directions, distance, and map grids. finished their encyclopedia research and shared the information that they found. investigated biographies of well known figures such as Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Hank Aaron. continued with the read-aloud, Week of March 7th began a study of biographies. Students learned that biographies are true books that are written about a real person's life. They learned the concept of "time period". Students will continue their exploration of biographies over the next several weeks. went on an exciting adventure across the United States with Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive across the country in the early 20th century. Students will begin working on geography packets next week. continued their encyclopedia research. began a review about biographies. In the coming weeks, they will investigate the elements of biographies, and will create a biography mini-project. continue with their read aloud, Week of February 28th celebrated Read Across America with the Dr. Seuss book . The Read Across America celebration will continue throughout the month of March as guest students readers will visit the first grade classrooms. learned important geography words. They also enjoyed a Dr. Seuss story in honor of Read Across America. The Read Across America celebration will continue throughout the month of March as guest students readers will visit the second grade classrooms. began to research a famous person using the encyclopedia, to practice their research skills. Some third graders listened to a Dr. Seuss story in honor of Read Across America. used a US map to take a tour around the country. They practiced their direction skills and also brainstormed a class list of all the US states visited. Some fourth grade classes listened to a Dr. Seuss story in honor of Read Across America. continued with their read aloud of Week of February 14th are continuing to explore the parts of a story, including theme, characters, setting, events, problem and solution. They are practicing retelling a story using these elements. continue their dictionary practice, and began learning about maps and globes. are continuing their discussion of reference tools: almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas. continue their atlas and state exploration. Students explored the many resources available to them about the history of maps, atlases, and states. are continuing with the read-aloud which is the sequel to the read aloud they heard in library last year, Week of February 7th are continuing to explore the parts of a story, including theme, characters, setting, events, problem and solution. They are practicing retelling a story using these elements. continue their dictionary practice, playing a game in which they worked together to find words, spellings and definitions. Ask your second grader what a guide word is! are continuing their discussion of reference tools: almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas. continue their atlas and state exploration. Many fourth graders enjoyed the story the are continuing with the read-aloud which is the sequel to the read aloud they heard in library last year, Week of January 31st discussed the parts of a story, including theme, characters, setting, events, problem and solution. They practiced retelling a story using these elements. practiced using a dictionary, playing a game in which they worked together to find words, spellings and definitions. Ask your second grader what a guide word is! are continuing their discussion of reference tools: almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas. practiced using an atlas with the National Geographic World Atlas. are continuing with the read-aloud which is the sequel to the read aloud they heard in library last year, Week of January 24th All grades were treated to a wonderful author visit this week from New York Times Best Selling Author Brian Lies! discussed the author visit, and got a close up look at Brian's illustrations done especially for Claypit Hill School. They also made predictions about stories, using their knowledge of the beginning and middle of a story to predict the ending. discussed the author visit, and got a close up look at Brian's illustrations done especially for Claypit Hill School. They began their study of reference tools in the library, beginning with the dictionary. discussed the author visit, and got a close up look at Brian's illustrations done especially for Claypit Hill School. They were also introduced to reference tools in the library, such as the dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia. discussed the author visit, and got a close up look at Brian's illustrations done especially for Claypit Hill School. They also began to explore atlases. discussed the author visit, and got a close up look at Brian's illustrations done especially for Claypit Hill School. They began to read the book which is the sequel to the read aloud they heard in library last year, Week of January 17th compared illustrations in Brian Lies' fiction and nonfiction books. compared fiction and nonfiction. listened to the Brian Lies book Popcorn, and discussed the upcoming author visit. continued to discuss setting. continued their baseball cards based on the Brian Lies book . Week of January 10th continued their study of Brian Lies, the author who will visit Claypit later this month. They discussed setting and characters in books. listened to Brian Lies books and created "batplanes". read another Brian Lies book, and illustrated their upside down/in the dark pictures. added to the letters they wrote to Brian Lies last week. They began writing stories based on the ideas they came up with in the letters to Brian Lies about a bat setting. created baseball cards based on the Brian Lies book . They also researched animals for a project they are doing in art. Week of January 3rd were introduced to Brian Lies, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill school in a few weeks. They brainstormed questions for him and created bats with their favorite books. They were also told about the Massachusetts School Library Association bookmark contest. were introduced to Brian Lies, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill school in a few weeks. They brainstormed questions for him and created paper batplanes. They were also told about the Massachusetts School Library Association bookmark contest. were introduced to Brian Lies, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill school in a few weeks. They thought about activities that would be different if they were done upside down or in the dark, like the bats in Lies' books. They were also told about the Massachusetts School Library Association bookmark contest. were introduced to Brian Lies, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill school in a few weeks. They wrote letters to Brian Lies with ideas for a setting for his next book. They were also told about the Massachusetts School Library Association bookmark contest. were introduced to Brian Lies, the author who will be visiting Claypit Hill school in a few weeks. They brainstormed ideas for his next book, and created baseball cards for the bats in one of his books. Fifth graders are also using library time to research animals for their mask activity in art class. They were also told about the Massachusetts School Library Association bookmark contest. Week of December 13th listened to holiday stories. listened to holiday stories and practiced using the online library catalog. began sharing their Beastie projects. discussed inferencing and how it relates to reading, and listened to holiday stories. discussed plagiarism and listened to holiday stories. Week of December 6th listened to holiday stories. listened to holiday stories and practiced using how the online library catalog. continued working on their Beastie projects. discussed inferencing and how it relates to reading, and listened to holiday stories. discussed plagiarism and listened to holiday stories. Week of November 29th learned about sequencing with wordless books. learned how to use the online library catalog. continued working on their Beastie projects. discussed inferencing and how it relates to reading. continued working on their Explorers projects. Week of November 22nd celebrated the season enjoying Thanksgiving books. celebrated the season enjoying Thanksgiving books. continued working on their Beastie projects. celebrated the season enjoying Thanksgiving books. continued working on their Explorers projects. Week of November 15th celebrated the season enjoying Thanksgiving books. celebrated the season enjoying Thanksgiving books. continued working on their Beastie projects. celebrated the season enjoying Thanksgiving books. continued working on their Explorers projects. Week of November 8th continued with their thematic autumn unit. continued identifying the parts of a book. continued with their Beastie project. continued to explore reference tools. began to research their Explorer project, which they are working on in social studies. Week of November 1st began a thematic unit involving autumn symbols, such as leaves, apples and trees. discussed the parts of a book and worked together to identify the book parts. continued with their Beastie project. continued to explore reference tools. finished their review of reference tools: almanacs, dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedia. Week of October 25th celebrated the season listening to spooky stories. celebrated the season listening to spooky stories. continued with their Beastie project. celebrated the season listening to spooky stories. celebrated the season listening to spooky stories. Week of October 18th reviewed that books are shelved in alphabetical order and listened to several alphabet books to remind them of alphabetical order. utilized their predicting and inference skills. Students listened to half of a story, and then drew and discussed how they thought the story might end. After predictions were shared, students then heard the actual ending of the book. continued with their Beastie project. explored encyclopedias. continued to review reference tools: almanacs, dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedia. Week of October 11th discussed how books in the library are organized and talked about the importance of keeping the books in their proper place such that all students can access the materials. continued to discuss the Dewey Decimal system to review how non-fiction books are organized in the library. began their "Beastie" unit. Students were read folktales and picture books depicting creatures and beasts. Students then began working with a partner to create their own beastie. After creating the beastie, students will then write a story about the beastie ; where it lives, what its hobbies are, what its personality is like, etc. explored the thesaurus. continued to review reference tools: almanacs, dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedia. Week of October 4th listened to the book Wild About Books and generated a list of books that they are wild about. discussed the Dewey Decimal System, and read The Inside and Outside of Libraries. They got a glimpse of the Library of Congress, a library on a US Naval ship, a tool library, a library for sight impaired people, and many more. listened to the book Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes and reviewed different book genres. explored dictionaries, identifying guide words and different sections of dictionaries. reviewed reference tools: almanacs, dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedia. Week of September 27th listened to the book Library Dragon. Students discussed how to take care of books and finding a special spot at home for their library books. listened to The Alphabet Room and Old Black Fly. They understood that books are shelved in the library in alphabetical order. continued to discuss the Dewey Decimal System. Working with partners, they used a "Dewey Wheel" to find books in the library. continued to discuss the Dewey Decimal System. They created signs advertising their favorite section of the Dewey Decimal System. continued to discuss the Dewey Decimal System, playing games to identify different categories. Week of September 20th listened to the book Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. Students discussed following directions and listed rules for the library classroom. First graders checked out library books this week. listened to either I Took My Frog to the Library or Library Lion. They then discussed appropriate ways to act in the school library. discussed the Dewey Decimal System. They saw examples of each book from the nonfiction collection and were reminded how to access these books in the library. discussed the Dewey Decimal System. They were given examples of books from the nonfiction section and had to identify where they would find them in the library. discussed the Dewey Decimal System. They had to identify what they knew about the system and also played a game identifying different categories. Week of September 13th were introduced to the library and were taught how to check out books. Remind your children to keep their library books in a special spot. Remind them the night before their library class to bring back their book(s) so that they may choose another book. You can find your student's library class time on the Library Schedule link. discussed how to choose a book that is good for them. They also were able to check out books. Remind your children to keep their library books in a special spot. Remind them the night before their library class to bring back their book(s) so that they may choose another book. You can find your student's library class time on the Library Schedule link. reviewed the library and discused ways to choose good books. Remind your children to keep their library books in a special spot. Remind them the night before their library class to bring back their book(s) so that they may choose another book. You can find your student's library class time on the Library Schedule link. watched a DVD reviewing all of the information that a library has to offer and ways in which they can use the library. Remind your children to keep their library books in a special spot. Remind them the night before their library class to bring back their book(s) so that they may choose another book. 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