Rice Lake Cybrary News

November 2017  Cybrary News

 

Dear Parents,

Here’s what’s been happening in Cybrary!

Kndg:  Books we read or viewed online have been Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington, Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by Margaret and H.A. Rey,  and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  We’ve discussed the roles of authors and illustrators, and used the computers to draw and paint as an illustrator.  Kindergarteners are continuing to develop mouse skills through seasonal and reading related activities.  

1st grade: Content areas have been developing keyboarding awareness, math and reading computer activities, reviewing author/illustrator roles, and beginning to learn their Google/Schoology login. 1st grade has started learning the first part of their Username which is their graduation year: 29, then the first five letters of their first name and first five of their last name.  We will continue practicing writing this and then typing it on the keyboard. This is something they can practice at home!  Learning the username ending: @k12.isd12.org will come next.

2nd grade: 2nd grade spent lessons on looking up books in the Rice Lake Library system, finding the title, call number, author and whether the book was available or checked out.  They are also continuing with keyboarding, math and reading skills, and have started learning their Google/Schoology login.  They are doing well with their username, which is their graduation year: 28, then the first five letters of their first name and first five of their last name, followed by the ending @k12.isd12.org.  We will continue practicing writing this and then typing it on the keyboard. This is something they can practice at home!  Learning passwords will come later.

3rd grade:  Students reviewed the Rice Lake Library book search system, did keyboarding activities, and started a Word Cloud project that strengthens skills in using Schoology and Google tools in a creative, fun way.

4th and 5th grade:  Students have been working their way through many Google tools to earn their Google Class C Driver’s license!  This activity leads the student through a series of google slides in which they use tools such as fonts, text boxes, images, adjusting images, alignment, copy/paste, undo/redo, creating docs and folders.

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Program update: 3rd - 5th Grade:  The past weeks we’ve seen “book trailers” or reviews on Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill, Honey by Sarah Weeks, The Secrets of Eastcliff by the Sea by Eileen Beha, and The Vanishing Coin by Kate Egan and Mike Lane.

Happy reading and computing!

~ Mrs. Swenson :)