Rice Lake Cybrary News

March 2018  Cybrary News


Dear Parents,

Happy Spring! Here’s what the classes have been doing:

Kndg:  We talked about kindness and read the book What Does It Mean To Be Kind by Rana DiOrio. We also did activities celebrating Dr. Seuss since his birthday is in March.  We watched an animated version of Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss, and did many computer activities on the PBS Kids website http://pbskids.org/catinthehat.  

1st grade: 1st grade worked on sight words, contractions, spelling, and keyboarding all through ABCya.com. We also celebrated Dr. Suess’ birthday month with a video version of Green Eggs and Ham, and did many fun Seuss-inspired computer activities.

2nd grade: 2nd grade worked on keyboarding with typingclub.com, Google Logins, math with ABCya.com, and watched an animated version of There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss. We also did many Dr. Seuss computer activities.

3rd grade:  Students continue to work on their Amazing Animal research project, using the online Encyclopedia Britannica and Google Docs.

4th grade:  Students have begun presenting their Vocabulary Google Slideshows.  As students finish their presentations, we’ve also had time to work on Maud Hart Lovelace contest requirements and keyboarding with typingclub.com.

5th grade: Students continue to work on their artist research project, and will be presenting them in class as they finish.  We have also begun looking at MCA preparation questions, so that the students will be familiar with the tools and layout of the computerized tests.

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Program update: March 28th marks the end of the reading and paperwork time for the contest.  Eligible students will be voting for their favorite nominated book in early April.  It will be exciting to see what book Minnesota students choose for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite!

Keep reading and being a GREAT digital citizen!

~ Mrs. Swenson :)