WINTER 2017 (JANUARY - FEBRUARY)

KINDERGARTEN - 
                    Students are familiar with book checkout.  Now we concentrate on returning books on time. 
            Families receive overdue notices via email and are reminded to return their materials. 
            
Kindergartners 
will learn author's 
names
 
and how those names create a secret code to find books.
            They will learn listening skills as they hear stories and how to act appropriately in the library.
                    We continue to teach responsibility by showing students where the library barcode is 
            located on each book and talking about returning books on time.  Each student is
            responsible for their own book, not their mother or their puppy :D
                   

FIRST GRADE - 
                      First Graders review the information they learned last year as Kindergartners.  They also
            learn how to check out their own books using the circulation computer and the laser wand.
            Each student can have up to 10 items checked out at one time.  The items are checked out
            for a two-week period.  We are hopeful the circulation system will send email notes for items
            that become overdue.
                    Students will also learn more author's names and listen to stories as they are read aloud.  
                    First Grade is responsible for turning on the TV each morning to display the school 
            announcements.  The task will rotate through the class throughout the school year.
                    First Grade learns how to quickly and accurately log in to the computer lab.  We 
            learn correct names for computer and software components - launch, mouse, desktop, keyboard,
            dock, icon.  We write spelling words in Word and, hopefully, print.
                    At the end of the year, we study some favorite authors such as Leo Lionni.







 
SECOND GRADE -
                    Second Grade will apply information learned in Kindergarten and First Grade about spine
            labels and call numbers to locate books in the CEEMC.  They will learn how to check out items
            using the circulation system.  
                    Students are introduced to stories in a variety of formats including print, ebook and online.  
            We also, in winter, learn a poem and record it using Garage Band.  They also have been introduced
            to the online databases FreedomFlix, TrueFlix and PebbleGo.  These along with a number of 
            resources are located on the Databases page of the Cora Eckstrom Elementary Media Center.
                    Second Grade students will also be responsible for keeping our bookmark stations stocked 
            with bookmarks.  During the first week, they will be taught how and when to accomplish this 
            school task.  The task will rotate through the class throughout the school year.
                    Students will research an animal and write facts about that animal.  Then they will put the 
            information together into a report.





 
THIRD GRADE - 
                    Using the foundation from the last three years, Third Grade will begin to use the 
catalog for
            the CEEMC and for GRRL found online in school.  Students find a book in the online catalog
            by searching for a title, an author, keyword and a subject.  
                    Students will apply this knowledge through the Adopt-A-Shelf project.  Our books are 
            precious and need to be treated well.  Third Grade students can volunteer to take care of a shelf
            in the media center keeping the books straightened and picked up off the floor.  
                    
They also have been introduced to the online databases FreedomFlix, TrueFlix and PebbleGo.
            These along with a number of resources are located on the Databases page of the Cora Eckstrom 
             Elementary Media Center.


                                    AUTHOR Chris Kreie!  Here is his website!
                    
.

     
FOURTH GRADE - 
                    In Third Grade students learned about the concept of 'subject'.  They now explore 
the idea of
            tags and the Dewey Decimal System.  
 
                    As Fourth Grade makes content and posts it on the internet, they learn about privacy and
            ownership.  We continue to teach responsible internet use through the Digital Passport
            curriculum:

                                             Digital Passport

                    AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
                
                                               http://techgranny.linneyville.com/age-restrictions-on-social-media-
                                                sites/


                    They will also learn how to discern the accuracy of websites and other sources of information
            through the use of CARS and other tools:


                                               GOOGLE power search

                                                CARS
                    
                                               A GOOD ONLINE SOURCE

                                                Tree Octopus

                                                Explorers

                                                Dehydrated Water


               

                     They also have been introduced to the online databases FreedomFlix, TrueFlix and
            PebbleGo.  These along with a number of resources are located on the Databases page of the Cora
            Eckstrom Elementary Media Center.

                        Students will also be introduced to various learning games designed to help teach library
            skills.

                                  https://sites.google.com/site/dawnmediacenter/library-learning-games



FIFTH GRADE -  
                    Fifth Grade students will invest time in the computer lab this year along with applying the 
            skills learned through the previous six years in the media center.  

                    Fifth Grade students have asked to learn search skills that will help them easily
            find books in a library.  We will begin by learning the Alexandria system used in the
            CEEMC.  Then we will learn more about the GRRL system.

                Here is the link for the first training video on the Alexandria system:


                                               SEARCH ALEXANDRIA


                    We also begin to use the public library system.  One of the databases we need to
                learn is MNLink.  If you have a public library card, you can use materials from all over the
                state of Minnesota. 

                    Watch this video to find out more:


                                                     MNLink


                    Fifth Grade uses thinking and design skills to work on a Weebly website
.  The training
             video is linked here.

                    Fifth Grade Weebly pages are all linked on this Symbaloo page:

                                               SYMBALOO 5TH GRADE

                They also have been introduced to the online databases FreedomFlix, TrueFlix and PebbleGo.
             These along with a number of resources are located on the Databases page of the Cora
             Eckstrom Elementary Media Center.


Nikki Rajala Visits Upsala

     


SIXTH GRADE - 
                    After the Book Fair ends, Sixth Grade students begin a long project learning how to find and 
            use many sources to make a presentation on an aspect of Minnesota. 

                   They also have been introduced to the online databases FreedomFlix, TrueFlix and PebbleGo. 
             These along with a number of resources are located on the Databases page of the Cora Eckstrom 
             Elementary Media Center.


                   

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