SSPS Family and friends!
Hello wonderful families and friends, we hope this update finds everyone safe and ready for a new year. Our library lessons look somewhat different this year. Links have been provided for your child's classroom teachers to share with kiddos during your child's scheduled Related Arts time. Please feel free to click on links and review, repeat, or experience any of the lessons that have been provided for your kiddos thus far. In the box directly below this one, I have shared what a typical visit to our school library would look like. Unfortunately due to the pandemic we are in, students WILL NOT be allowed to check out books from the library at this time. Classroom teachers however have complete access to library books and materials needed to support rich literacy based instruction. I look forward to being able to read to your children in person very soon! Until then, I hope these videos are supportive and fun. Happy Reading!
Library Shares 2020-2021
Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool
A School of Fish
Go Away Big Green Monster - By:Ed. Emberly
Hooray for Hats - By: Brian Won
All About Spiders Part !
The Eency Weency Spider
All About Spiders Part 2
All About Spiders Part 3
The Very Busy Spider - By: Eric Carle
Mouse Paint - By: Ellen Walsh
Black Bird, Yellow Sun - By Steve Light
Please Mr. Panda - By: Steve Antony
Thank You, Mr. Panda - By: Steve Antony
All About Penguins
Be Brave, Little Penguin - By: Giles Andreae
Being Kind & Use our Manners
Pete the Cat & His Magic Sunglasses - By; Kimberly & James Dean
The Rabbit Listened - By: Cori Doerrfeld
We Are (NOT) Friends - By: Anna Kang
The Gingerbread Man - By: Karen Schmidt
The Gingerbread Girl - By: Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Gingerbread Man (Song Card)
Little Red Riding Hood
Wondering what a visit to our wonderful SSPS library will look like for your kiddos? We provide a structured lesson which will include the following:
Review of Nursery Rhyme of the Month (sing along, echo reading, Concepts About Print, fluency and of course enjoyment!)
Overview of library lesson theme
Interactive Comprehension Activity (Thinking Map, Smart Board Activity, Movement Activity etc.)
Book Selection and Check-Out
Self Selection Time if available (Puzzles, Partner Reading, etc)
In addition to being able to check-out books from our school library families are encouraged to visit the public libraries in the community...Ester Bone & Loma Colorado Public Libraries have a wonderful children's book area and often times provide fun activities for kiddos.
Currently due to the COVID safety practices, student's are unable to check out books. I will continue to provide quality lessons to the best of my ability while supporting your child's teacher with any literacy resources they may need during this time.
Resources to check out during our current school situation
Hello Wonderful Families,
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Having your kiddos read the pictures to you and talk about the details in the pictures is a great age appropriate skill to practice at this time. Discuss how the characters are feeling (happy, sad, excited, angry etc) make connections with story characters and how the story may relate to your child's life. I am attaching a few links for ebook resources. I hope most of our families can take advantage of these great resources.
Scholastic Classroom Magazine
(for the Destiny Discover site there are a few steps and info needed to access books... once at this site: in the location box it says, "Any Location" do not change, in the school box enter "Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL" and then click Go! to log in, click button at the top at the right of the screen.)
WANT TO USE DIGITAL RESOURCES OF THE RIO RANCHO PUBLIC LIBRARY OR CONNECT TO THEIR LIBRARIES EBOOKS? THE RRPL IS CURRENTLY PROCESSING NEW LIBRARY CARDS AND GRANTING RENEWALS FOR EXPIRED LIBRARY CARDS OVER THE PHONE. PARENTS WOULD JUST NEED TO CALL THE LOMA COLORADO BRANCH AT 505-891-5013 AND THEY CAN HELP YOU THERE.
I hope these resources prove to be supportive and helpful.
Families keep in mind that conversation and daily reading is super beneficial. Sing your nursery rhymes, play a rhyming game, "If I say "bat...you say...rat" have fun with it. A few minutes a day, is time well spent. Happy Reading!