January 2021

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

Aug. 2020

Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XIzmVncIMptgZZbg_Jjy-LSSv79M8chI/view

Sept. 2020

A School of Fish

Go Away Big Green Monster - By:Ed. Emberly

Hooray for Hats - By: Brian Won

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XIzmVncIMptgZZbg_Jjy-LSSv79M8chI/view

Oct. 2020

All About Spiders Part !

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MHGkbWQ5ioUitAE9AgIov9sZMkAbsQv_/view

The Eency Weency Spider

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U2E_4Yuqzmni3J31ruOvTWtiKy1IIlVh/view

All About Spiders Part 2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1va5W1WaeZrdKOO0JE0TxWswYR_cA43sk/view

Spider Video

https://youtu.be/WIoEu9uxEUw

All About Spiders Part 3

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULV0Jko6NT4IRmzGRkUeyXv7wZUHeunk/view

The Very Busy Spider - By: Eric Carle

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-19a6-tZhnNNJeElmM-KuKW0AKMDJ3jB/view

Nov. 2020

Mouse Paint - By: Ellen Walsh

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Jviwdc-jWEE9xWdsn8aT82WpYO96n_pM/view

Black Bird, Yellow Sun - By Steve Light

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RMyzx63-cfSq9R_WcK0GOtlyVbNo3tdZ/view

Dec. 2020

Please Mr. Panda - By: Steve Antony

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-WyIiqJNGluwW2NNsracJqhHJllZp_wK/view

Thank You, Mr. Panda - By: Steve Antony

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HKTKMEOsCk02WqK6mi7iK4OYkAC4eHH/view

Jan. 2021

All About Penguins

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K2HoKGjtmUJ2dGOjdsQ5jyfSUisPkCR8/view

Be Brave, Little Penguin - By: Giles Andreae

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k585_d0QNa-1vd6UVHKuqrEgp2nBoIzD/view

Feb. 2021

Being Kind & Use our Manners

Pete the Cat & His Magic Sunglasses - By; Kimberly & James Dean

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rQh-taYEd7UutR2Qt3K0Ar0OtZvZhP-O/view

The Rabbit Listened - By: Cori Doerrfeld

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fPfFmiBDmlg6wNU-wmv_9mZ6_FDo9SxX/view

We Are (NOT) Friends - By: Anna Kang

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A4U11DRK7jSpTgiFPDDksuBIPV2idpDG/view

March 2021

Fairy Tales

The Gingerbread Man - By: Karen Schmidt

https://youtu.be/PGI-4MrC_b8

The Gingerbread Girl - By: Lisa Campbell Ernst

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VDU5vIwXSNAHdQRyLu3LOvgMJJynO-Gq/view

The Gingerbread Man (Song Card)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16rQ_LMD5Dqb7AltWMm-8yK-0kTrdLODe/view

Little Red Riding Hood

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IMl4BW5Hq9bJ2pTTmL7FWpDvbRI-Zzm1/preview

April 2021

Books by: Jan Thomas

Rhyming Dust Bunnies By: Jan Thomas

Rhyming Dust Bunnies: Apr 1, 2021 9:01 AM.webm

Here Comes the BIG, MEAN, DUST BUNNY! By: Jan Thomas

Here Comes the BIG, MEAN, DUST BUNNY: Apr 1, 2021 9:08 AM.webm

What is Chasing Duck? By: Jan Thomas

What is Chasing Duck - By Jan Thomas | Kids Books Read Aloud

Is That Wise, Pig? By: Jan Thomas

Is That Wise, Pig? By Jan Thomas - Read Aloud Children’s Book

There’s a Pest in the Garden By: Jan Thomas

There’s a Pest in the Garden! By Jan Thomas





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

  • Read Aloud(s)

  • Vocabulary Builder

  • 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

classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Follett Destiny

destinydiscover.com

(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.)

username: guest

passwork: follett


Storyline Books

www.storylineonline.net/books

Sora

soraapp.com/library/rioranchopsnm

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!