Planning activities for next year’s Book Scavenger book club!
Sad to see this series end a few years back, I just created a unit for one of next year’s Ogle Library book clubs! We’ll have fun with STAAR-style questions, origami apps, and folding fun!
Let’s Fold app
I brought the library to first grade classes for a fun Elephant & Piggie lesson. After reading three fun Elephant & Piggie books, the kids had to match dialogue with the correct book. Then, they played with fun Mo Willems apps like Mo on the Go and Pigeon! When they didn’t have an iPad, they worked on creating an original Elephant & Piggie cartoon.
The Tiny Tots Pre-K Program met last week for a fish-themed lesson. After reading Ehlert’s Fish Eyes book, the kids used the Draw & Tell app to re-create their own fish math problem. We wrote out our math problem on paper first and drew the fish. Then the kids used the app’s paint tools to draw their fish and the recording tool to record themselves reading their corresponding math number sentence. This is good practice for next year because this app will be used with kindergarten library lessons. They are already pros! Finally, they used the Fish School app to manipulate schools of fish to spell out the ABC song, count with numbers, and find the odd one out. I sure have enjoyed having these Pre-K kids in the library!
The May second grade Princess in Black Ogle Library book club created circuit cards today! Inspired by Jessica Malloy‘s Circuit Girls, we used a Chibitronics STEM kit which included sticker lights, 3 volt batteries, circuit tape, circuit templates, and binder clips. The kids had fun figuring out how circuits work: Can we just tape the battery to the paper and have it still work? Does the tape have to be straight? What happens if we continue the tape instead of stopping to leave a gap for the circuit sticker like on the instructions? Why is the binder clip important? Why does this work? What do the letters on the stickers represent? This was good trial-and-error learning to see how circuits work. This was lots of fun and I can see incorporating it into future book clubs. Once they created their circuit, they taped it to paper to make a card and thought of something in the book that would project light, like Princess Magnolia’s scepter or Frimplepants’ horn.
Components also sold separately:
Ms. Janway’s and Mr. Dixon’s classes came to the Ogle Library to review context clues using the story Baloney! (Henry P.) We used manipulative words as guided practice during the story and then used two different versions of a Kahoot! assessment review game. At the computer station, they played a context clues game and during check out, we sang fun STAAR songs.
Computer: Context Clues
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