Read: What's up, what's down a book about air, land, and sea 500 SCH Lala Schaefer
Watch, Tumblebooks: Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee Chris Van Dusen http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/full_book.asp?ProductID=103
Popcorn List #15
Books on spring
Tumblebooks: Cinammon and the April Shower
Facts from a fiction book
Discuss Opinion of book - good / bad WHY?
Pull up images of author Jules Feiffer (pictures/authors/feiffer_jules1.jpg)
Show some other book titles for children.
Read through Bark, George
Key words in nonfiction text
Table of content
Chapter titles and headings
Materials Needed: LCD Projector. Access to FollettShelf
Review of the Dewey Decimal Ranges 500-900
Continuing from last week's video, The Dewey Dilemma.
Show PPT from documents/orientation/dewey500-900.ppt Discuss each of the hundreds section and use the tips, cues, and motions as reminders.
Call book titles and get students to respond.
Discussion: Simple Machines.
Exercise: Review/demonstrate the different varieties of simple machines. Then, allow students to visit a website to find the different simpla machines located in a given room of a home.* determine
* timing - if allowed, send students to
Exercise: using http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/frame_loader.htm, have the kids pick a place in a house to find all the simple machines.
Access to simple machines file located in teh 4th grade folder.
Access on all media center computers to above website.
Guest Author, Holly Moulder