My first FULL week of school in awhile! Wow!
It was Read Across America Week, so we had things going on throughout the week in honor of Dr. Seuss and his birthday. On Monday, Kindergarten had a READ-A-THON in honor of Dr. Seuss where we read 100 books in 100 minutes. We usually do this on the 100th day of school, but we were snowed out this year, so we rescheduled for this week. It is always a lot of fun. You can read more about it here. On Wednesday, we celebrated World Read Aloud Day for the first time. From 8:30am – 11am, I invited readers to come to classrooms and read a book. Very easy and very quick. You can read about who came and what they read here. We had some Seussy Centers set up in the library that students could explore as they came to the library for checkout throughout the week. We had Seussville up on the computers; I made this cool “seek and find” that I discovered on this blog; and I had some directions for drawing The Cat in the Hat out with paper and crayons. We had a great week celebrating Dr. Seuss!
My Media Technology students started learning how to use Garageband on the iPad. The first lesson was just showing them the basics and then letting them explore. For the second lesson, I asked them to find a poem to record from a stack of poetry books I brought from the library. They chose a poem, recorded it, and then put music in the recording…either as an introduction to the poem or as background music. We will be finishing this up the next time we meet.
My USC students learned about graphic novels this week – I realized I never told you about my USC class LAST week, soooooo, last week they got a tour of Richland Library and learned about traditional literature (fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, etc.).
I mailed out the New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons March newsletter.
And, that was my week! How was your week?