Links

Week of April 23

Internet Safety Websites

Netsmartz Kids (Internet Safety) – explore the website

 

Content Objective: I can log into CLEVER and MYON or Typing.com and practice my independent reading or improve my typing skills.

Language Objective: I can tell my elbow partner how to log into MYON or Typing.com and how to practice my independent reading or improve my typing skills.

 

Clever

Typing Games

 

 

SeeSaw.me – your own digital portfolio

Choose Sign In and Choose “I am a Student”.

Draw a picture    (about secretaries at our school)

Make a label         (Happy Secretary’s Day)

Make a caption     (Write a sentence about the secretaries)

Click Green Check Marks until your picture is turned in (and waiting for approval)

 

Week of April 16

MEL kids – (choose Storytime, then BookFlix)

Choose Animals & Nature (tab 13-16) and choose 1 set of stories to read

Google Classroom (We will respond to the stories read today in Google Classroom)

 

Week of April 9

Clever

Week of March 19

Typing Games

Content Objective: I can sign in to SeeSaw and use it to draw a picture with a label and sentence about the picture included.

Language Objective: I can tell my elbow partner how to log in and draw a  picture with a label and sentence about the picture.

(Uses to convey ideas and illustrate concepts – Common Core GLCES B-2195-2-3)

Read Dr. Seuss’ book   The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 

5th grade Dr. Seuss’ book The Butter Battle Book

SeeSaw.me – your own digital portfolio

Choose Sign In and Choose “I am a Student”.

Draw a picture    (about today’s story)

Make a label         (with the title of today’s story)

Make a caption     (Write a sentence about today’s story)

Click Green Check Marks until your picture is turned in (and waiting for approval)

 

Week of March 12

Search the Library Catalog called Destiny

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss

  1. Students will log into their computers using their IDs and passwords and go to the library’s database: Howe or Snow Elementary Library
  2. Using the My Info tab, students will find their current book check outs  and be prepared to answer a question:
    • What’s the title?
    • Who’s the author?
    • The book overdue?

Book Fair:

To celebrate March Is Reading Month, we are sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair. Books from the Fair will be featured and discussed with students.

We’ll briefly review what a book fair is and watch Scholastic’s commercials .

And http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/spring-2018-es-commercials

Preview the Book Fair flyer: http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S18-K6-booklist/S18-K6-booklist.html

Practice adding your money for the book fair with, “Learn to Count Money”:  http://www.abcya.com/counting_money.htm

Or, Learning Coins: http://www.abcya.com/learning_coins.htm  

Explore a game at Dr. Seuss’s site:  The Cat in the Hat, Nocturnal Hal Hunt http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/games/nocturnal-hat-hunt.html

Week of January 29

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page.

Look up your favorite animal

Write down how many books we have about your animal.

Go to Clever, and choose Typing.com

Week of January 22

Clever

Click on Clever, then choose Typing.com from the bottom of the list

Keyboard Zoo

Typing Games

 

 

Week of January 8

Keyboard Zoo

Typing Games

 

Martin Luther King Jr. story

 

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

SeeSaw – Create your own New Year’s Resolution (drawing with caption or label)

about something you want to do to make life better in 2018.

Week of December 4

Content Objective:

I can learn to code.

Language Objective:

I can tell my elbow partner how to code.

Foos

Hour of Code

Santa Tracker – coding plus games

Clever – for Myon or Typing.com

 

 

Week of November 27

Hour of Code

Hour of Code Refresher

Week of November 6, 2017

Content Objective: I can sign in to SeeSaw and use it to draw a picture with a label or sentence about the picture included.

Language Objective: I can tell my elbow partner how to sign in and create a picture with a label or sentence about the picture.

(Uses to convey ideas and illustrate concepts – Common Core GLCES B-2195-2-3)

SeeSaw.me – your own digital portfolio

Choose Sign In and Choose “I am a Student”. Try to join my class! I will give you the code.

Draw a picture of you. Write a sentence telling about you or things you like to do.

SeeSaw.Me – your own digital portfolio

What is SeeSaw.Me?

SeeSaw Book Review Example

SeeSaw Book Retelling (5 finger style) 1. setting 2. characters. 3. What happened at the beginning? 4. middle? 5. end?

How to Sign In to SeeSaw

Veterans Day November 11

Proud to Be an American Veterans Day Song

Veterans Day Poppy Song

Veterans Day Greeting

Veterans Day Greeting 2

Week of October 23, 2017

Google Classroom – if you are not already in my Google Classroom,  you will need the class code to join

 

Typing Practice

Week of October 17, 2017

Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page

(look up the words below by keyword to see how many we have for each of the words below)

Write them down on a piece of paper with the number of books to the side.

Grades 2-5 (Also write down a title found for each of the words below as well, and write IN or OUT meaning whether or not the book is here in the library today).

1. pumpkin

2. cat

3. Halloween

4. witch

5. ghost

We may watch this together: The Spider and the Fly

Week of October 2

 

Digital Passport – Miss Nellie’s class – You have a username and password.

Students will practice skills of a good digital citizen by playing the Digital Passport simulation games.

Digital Passport Home screen

 

Week of September 25, 2017

Internet Safety:

Watch this video from Netsmartz Kids

Play Bad Guy Patrol for Internet Safety

Play one of the Netsmartz Games

Answer a question on Google Classroom

If there’s still time, go to Typing.com and

log in using your google login (as shown below)

Week of September 11, 2017

Google Classroom

Typing Practice

Happy Constitution Day! Miss Nellie’s Class performs the Preamble

 

5th Grade – Miss Nellie’s Class:

Go to Google Classroom

Join My Class (if you are not already signed up)

Answer the questions (all are short answer)

Week of May 29

But I Read It On The Internet Part 1

But I Read It On The Internet Part 2

But I Read It On The Internet Part 3

Website Evaluation Gizmo

Kid Rex Search Engine (instead of Google – it’s for kids!)

Week of April 3

Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Michigan Electronic Library (mel.org) – kids’ version

SeeSaw

StoryMaker on ABCYA

Google Classroom

Week of March 20

Go to Myon to find and read a Fairy Tale, Fable, or Folk Tale.

 

When done, go to SeeSaw and draw a picture from your story.

Include a : label, caption, and voice recording. Tell us something that happened in the story in your voice recording.

Examples of what to say on SeeSaw:

Second Example

Great Line Up Song for March is Reading Month

 

 

Week of March 13

Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page

**Mrs. Wilcox will tell you what word to look up, based on today’s story.

Next go to Brainpop or Brainpop Jr. to look up the same word – see what else you can learn about today’s word:

Brainpop

Brainpop Jr. 

Login for Brainpop at Snow Elementary: (you can search without logging in, but to try most extra activities, you will need to log in.

 

Mrs. Wilcox will give you the login info.

Week of February 27

Welcome to March is Reading Month!

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2.

Choose 1 of the following 4 links to a Dr. Seuss book to read:

1.  The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 

2. The Cat in the Hat

3. Let’s See Who This Is!   -Did you know famous people like to read to kids

for March is Reading Month too?

4. Green Eggs and Ham (with a hip-hop twist)

Let’s Visit Seussville – the Dr. Seuss website and click on “Books” to see a list of his books

Week of January 16, 2017

Typing Lessons at Typing.com. Make sure to log in to earn badges!

Typing Practice Through Games Click on a Typing Game listed for your grade

SeeSaw (to finish or edit your MLK drawing from last week). Click “Sign On” in top right corner, then click, “I am a Student”, then click Blue Bar at bottom of Screen (google sign on), then click white bar near top “Google Sign In).

 

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Week of January 9, 2017

Use SeeSaw to draw a picture and write 1-3 facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.

SeeSaw

Week of December 4, 2016

I can learn to code computer games.

I can tell my neighbor how I coded a game.

 

This is Hour of Code Week worldwide! (Intro Video) (Meet the Programmers) (Code Stars)

Let’s try Hour of Code and learn to be a computer programmer!

 

Lego Bits and Bricks (good for younger students)

Puppy Adventure (Tynker)

Kodable

Hour of Code

Make sure to find games for your grade.

Week of November 13

Search for an animal of your choice on one of the following websites:

National Geographic Kids

KidRex

Ranger Rick

 

Typing Practice Through Games Click on a Typing Game listed for your grade

SeeSaw Respond to one of today’s stories by creating a drawing and a caption to your drawing.

 

Sign up for My StoryBoardThat.com classroom

StoryBoardThat.com – Try to make your own story with these characters and word bubbles!

my-day-at-school-highres

**StoryBoard created by one of the 3rd grade students this week

Week of October 31

VOTE FOR PRESIDENT! CLICK AND CHOOSE YOUR CHOICE  ON THE SURVEY

 

Go to SeeSaw and draw a picture of you as president. It could show what you would do as president.

Write a caption to your drawing finishing this sentence stem:

 

If I was President, I would _______________________________________.

Copy this sentence and finish the sentence as your caption in SeeSaw.

You may need to join my class, if you weren’t here last year. I will give you the code.

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Learn to draw Barack Obama

Week of October 24

Check out Internet Safety at:

NetSmartzkids.org

Watch at least one video and play at least one game on this site.

The red icon at the top is for videos, The green icon next to it is for games.

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Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

Sincerely,

Technology Department

Week of October 3

Practice your typing skills with some of these typing games

Typing Games

Try Typing skills at Typing.com as well!

Typing.com (use your 2 0 number as your login and 1234 as your password. If it doesn’t work, you can still type as a guest).

Pumpkin the Cat wants to say Hello!

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He came from a great website for finding photos to use in your assignments for class

called Photos for Class

 

 

 

Week of September 19

Join my Google Classroom at googleclassroom.com You will get a code to join the class.

 

Use StoryMaker to draw a picture and write a response to today’s story. If  you can, do this in Google Classroom.

Week of July 12

Summer Library Leaderboard – See who has the most points!

Snow Summer Library Leaderboard 

500 points for performing a flannel board story. This is “The 3 Billy Goats Gruff” 100 points for making a video of their performance. 🙂

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Week of May 23

SeeSaw.Me – your own digital portfolio

What is SeeSaw.Me?

SeeSaw Book Review Example

SeeSaw Book Retelling (5 finger style) 1. setting 2. characters. 3. What happened at the beginning? 4. middle? 5. end?

 

Find a book that you have already read. Take a picture of it. Add either a voice note and/or a caption to say:

  1. The book’s title and author.

2. Whether or not you would recommend the book to other students.

3. What you liked or didn’t like about the book.

***Added Bonus – 4. Make a video of you reading the book aloud. Make sure you aren’t sitting too close to another student to help make sure that you can be heard. If it sounds pretty good, add it to your journal.

Week of May 9

Google Classroom

We will be making a drawing using Google Drawing and turning it in to Google Classroom.

Week of May 2

Typing Practice with Typing.com

Make sure you log on to earn badges and get a reward!

 

SeeSaw.me – your own digital portfolio

Choose Sign In and Choose “I am a Student”. Try to join my class! I will give you the code.

Week of April 25

Choosing a Poem Assignment

  1. Choose a poem from a poetry book.
  2. Copy your poem onto paper.
    1. Include your name
    2. the poems name in quotes
    3. the author’s name
    4. the text of the poem

Go to Google Classroom and Find this Assignment – and Open It.

Next, Create a New Google Doc

Type everything from your paper onto the new Google Doc.

Lastly, click “Turn it In”

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Week of April 18

“The Spider and the Fly”

One of my favorite poems is

“I Have a Little Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Disney “I Have a Little Shadow” (footage from Peter Pan)

2 year old reciting “I Have a Little Shadow”

 

Week of April 11

For poetry month, we will make Acrostic poems at this link:

Make an Acrostic Poem

Acrostic poems use the first letter of a topic for each line of the poem. Here are some examples:

Week of April 4

April is Poetry Month!

Go to Myon.com and search for Poetry either by:

Search box OR

Choose Browse, Language Arts, POETRY (There are many SONGS included here- did you know that many songs are poems?)

Read at least one book of poems or book about poetry

When you’re done, read anything else on Myon (free choice)

Visit poet Shel Silverstein’s website – Games & Activities (or just explore)

Visit Shel Silverstein’s YouTube channel

Shel Silverstein’s Poem, “Sick” performed by a 6 year old

Shel Silverstein’s Poem “Boa Constrictor” text

Shel Silverstein Singing and Playing Guitar – poems “Boa Constrictor” “Unicorn”

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (Simpsons)

Poems Kids Like – find one you’d like to read aloud!

Week of March 21

Read up book(s) of your choice on Myon.com today! At Snow School – remember that there is a March is Reading Month reading contest going on! Have you met your 20 minutes a day goal?

Also, go to Google Classroom and answer my question about what book or books you are reading today in Myon.

Another free time idea – read stories at the Michigan Electronic Library  (www.mel.org) then click on “kids” and “storytime” or click on my link here Storytime

Week of March 14

Read up book(s) of your choice on Myon.com today! At Snow School – remember that there is a March is Reading Month reading contest going on! Have you met your 20 minutes a day goal?

Also, go to Google Classroom and look up what books you have checked out in the school library catalog.

Log in to the Destiny Library Catalog to see what items you have checked out. Use your 200 number as BOTH your name and password in Destiny.

You will try to write down what books you have and even the due date, before clicking “Turn it In”.

Do you know how to RIGHT CLICK on a Chrome Book?

 

 

Week of March 7

Google Classroom

What are 3 kinds of books you like to read? You will list 3 kinds and look up all 3 in the library card catalog (called Destiny).

 

You will tell how many books we have for all 3 of your subjects.

Ex: cats, dogs, fish – list how many books the library has of all 3 of these subjects of books.

Week of February 29

Welcome to March is Reading Month!

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2.

Choose 1 of the following 4 links to a Dr. Seuss book to read:

1.  The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 

2. The Cat in the Hat

3. Let’s See Who This Is!   -Did you know famous people like to read to kids

for March is Reading Month too?

4. Green Eggs and Ham (with a hip-hop twist)

 

Let’s Visit Seussville – the Dr. Seuss website and click on “Books” to see a list of his books

Go to Google Classroom and answer the question for this week.

After answering and submitting the question(s) in Google Classroom, you may explore

Seussville or websites on my blog.  OR

You can also go back and finish last week’s assignment using

Myon and Google Classroom when you’re done with the above.

Week of February 22

We will attempt to use Google Classroom to answer some questions about famous African-Americans for African-American History Month (February)

Go to classroom.google.com

Enter the code I give you to join the class.

Follow the directions and then answer the questions.

You will be going to Myon.com, searching for “African” or “Biographies” then choosing 1 person to read about that is an African-American

You will choose 3 facts to write down about your person.

Try to do it in Google Classroom.

If it doesn’t work, we’ll use paper and pencil.

Week of February 8

This week we will work on our keyboarding skills.
Go to www.typing.com and be sure to LOG IN (at the top right corner).
Login is your username (your 200 number)
Password is either 123 or 1234 (if you made account this year)
**If you’ve never logged into it before you will need to
CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT (at the right side of the log in screen)
Use the above information to create your new account and don’t bother with the email section (don’t fill out the email section).

 

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Remember to keep your fingers on the home row keys!

(see picture above- those are the home row keys)

 

Once you’re logged in, go to Lessons and try to work from the beginning lessons to the end lessons.

There is a yellow arrow that is highlighted to show  you where to click to start.

At the bottom of each completed screen, you will see “continue” and another yellow  highlight.

You can track your progress at the bottom of the screen. Once you finish all the lessons shown on the line, you will earn a BADGE. Make sure to show me so you can get a blue ticket for each badge earned.

AFTER 20 minutes of typing, you may do the typing games offered in typing web. I will announce when that time comes.

Other keyboarding choices for free keyboarding time

Week of January 25

President’s Research Project

Go to Myon.com and search for the word “president” and choose 1 book to read about a president

Write down the title of the book and 3 facts

Next, go to KidRex.org and search for the President of your choice

example: Abraham Lincoln facts for kids

example: George Washington facts for kids

example: Obama facts for kids

Write down the President’s name and 3 facts

Enjoy!

Google a List of US Presidents to make your task easier

Week of January 18

Go to Myon

Click Browse, Genres, Fairy Tales

Choose 2 Fairy Tales to compare

(for example 2 versions of Snow White)

Write down 1 thing that is the same and 1 thing

that is different in the 2 versions of the story

Week of January 5

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day we will read about him on Myon.com

Myon.com Login with your student #, and your birthdate as your password MMDDYYYY

You will read one book about Martin Luther King, Jr. and one other book

about a famous person. What are books about famous people called?

a. non-fiction

b. graphic novels

c. biographies

Search for a, b, or c (correct answer above) in Myon’s search box

Read one other book about a famous person.

Finish up by practicing your typing skills on Typing Web.

Make sure to click “Student Login” at the top of the screen

 

Week of December 14

Go to abcya.com and use your arrow or mouse to scroll a little bit down

to choose “Games of the Week” including:

Christmas Word Search

Decorate a Tree

Factory Balls (Ornaments)

Make a Snowman

 

Author Jan Brett’s webpage to decorate:

a gingerbread house, gingerbread firend,

Christmas tree, and  Christmas trolls

Week of Nov. 30

2nd & 3rd Grade:

Try the Tutorials for an Hour of Code – Start with

Beginner Level and Work Your Way Up!

Tynker – Hour of Code Tutorial Games

 

First Grade:

Go to Myon

Click on Library

Click on Genres

Choose Fairy Tales

Read a Fairy Tale

Go to StoryMaker

Write about your Fairy Tale

Draw a picture about your Fairy Tale

Save Your Story on Chrome

Name it your Fairy Tale’s Name

Example: Red Riding Hood

Week of November 16

Dance Mat Typing – Start With Level 1 – The Home Row Keys

Typing Web – Logon with your student number and password 123; save as a favorite on your computer

Keyboard Zoo

Typing Game – Cup Stacking

Typing Game – Alpha Munchies

Keyboarding: The Home Row Keys Video

Keyboarding: How To Type Video 2

 

I’m a Keyboard Kid Song

Week of November 9

Go to kids.mel.org/storytime

 

Click on BookFlix

Click on Family & Community

Choose Pairs 13-16 (or click forward until you get there

Choose Do Unto Otters –  and read it!

Read We Are Citizens

Do the Puzzlers

WHEN YOU’RE DONE **

You may do anything on my blog for free time once you

have read the 2 books and completed the 3 puzzlers

Week of November 2

Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page

Look up “turkey” and choose a title about real turkeys not the

country called Turkey. Then…

 Answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

1. Your name and teacher name

2. Title of the book

3. Author of the book

4. Call # of the book

5. Is the book “In”  or “Out” (meaning is it actually on the shelves)?

NEXT: Go to Typing Web, Login with Student #, Password 123 and try to win another trophy!

If you’ve never been on Typing Web, you will need to create an account.

Week of October 12

NetsmartzKids – Watch first 2 Internet Safety Videos

It's Ok to Tell Icon

ABCYA Paint – Create 3 rules about Internet Safety after watching the 2 safety videos.

We will learn about Internet Safety this week.

 

We will visit the Dearborn Public Library to go to

“Kids and Teens” (on the top middle of the screen) then

“Elementary Schoolers” then

“Tumblebooks” to play the games to go with our Internet safety stories.

Once you are on the Tumblebooks website, click “Storybooks” then

Search for “Internet” in the search box at the top of the screen to find our stories.

Look for “games” as the choice to the right of the story we read to complete the game.

Afterwards, here are more Internet safety links you can explore:

Internet Safety Game

NetSmartKids Internet Safety Games

NetSmartKids (whole website to learn about Internet safety)

 

FIrst Second and Third Grades

Log onto computers

Find Mrs. Wilcox’s blog

Make it a Favorite

Go to Myon (from the Links Menu)

Log onto Myon (same username as always, password is on your card

(a version of your birthdate)

Explore Myon (you can earn badges)

Log onto MobyMax (same login information as Myon)

Explore MobyMax (you will earn games after working for

a while).

Week of June 1

Try out MobyMax – a great new program to become a better student! All of the students in Dearborn Public Schools now have access to MobyMax. You can use it all summer and become so smart! Win badges as you progress just like in Myon.

moby

 

MobyMax

Log in with your student #

Password is your birthdate MMDDYYYY

(month day year with no spaces)

***Password is the same one you use for MYON!

MobyMax tutorial video (student demonstration)

 

Remember to use Myon all summer too!

Most elementary libraries will be open all summer 2 days a week.

Snow will be open on Tuesdays 1-4pm and Thursdays 9-12 noon each week, all summer.

We will have reading contests and prizes for you as well as many activities, story time and book checkout time.

Week of May 25

Search for Animal of your choice and decide which website will be the best for an animal report, using the search engine below.

Kid Rex

How do I know if I can trust what I find on a webpage?

Evaluating Websites

Official Site. Fun and Safe Search for Kids, by Kids.

Official Site. Fun and Safe Search for Kids, by Kids.

Week of May 18

Go to BookFlix and read stories of your choosing

If it asks you for a password, go to MEL.org instead to find BookFlix

Once on MEL.org (Michigan Electronic Library)

Choose “Databases” from the top menu

Choose “BookFlix” (3rd choice from the top)

 

 

 

Week of April 27

Myon – login, then search for a POETRY book. Read at least one!

April is Poetry Month

Make your own Acrostic Poem

Make your own Diamante Poem

Visit author Shel Silverstein’s Website

Listen to U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis

 

Week of April 20

Profile picture of Janine Wilcox Mrs. Wilcox’s new iblog image (if you have to search for my blog)

Make your own Monster Drawing!

Play a Monster Game!

Where the Wild Things Are (picture scramble)

Monsterland – rescue the monster child

BookFlix

Choose 1 story set to read to yourself (all of them have one fiction and one non-fiction book

Can you tell which is which? (fiction vs. non-fiction)

Tell your neighbor what you chose and which was fiction and which was non-fiction

**Advanced – try to get it this way instead!

Go to Mel.org (Michigan Electronic Library – free to all Michigan residents and libraries)

Choose “Databases”

Choose “BookFlix”

Choose 1 story set to read to yourself (all of them have one fiction and one non-fiction book. (you might want headphones)

Week of March 30

Myon – Online Reading Program (www.myon.com)

Login with your student #, then your birthdate as your password (Snow students – your index card has this password with the word password next to it)

Make sure you are on Visual Search (picture search)

Choose “Genres” (types of literature)

Choose “Fairytales, Fables, and Folklore”

Choose 1 book from this section to read and retell

Grade 1 – retell story to student next to you

Grades 2,3 – Retell the story on paper or index card.

Include your name, story name, and at least 3 events in the story.

Example starters:

First ….

Next…

Finally…

(You fill in the details!) Try to use complete sentences.

Week of March 16

1. Search our School Library Catalog and look up Helen Keller in the search box. Next click ‘keyword’ or hit the ‘Enter’ key.

How many books do we have on Helen Keller?

2. Log in to the Destiny Library Catalog by clicking the Log In box at the top right corner, and using your student number (200…) as your name and password. You will see your name appear at the top right corner when you are logged in.

3. Click on ‘Universal Search’ on the top left side of your School Library Catalog search page. Type in Helen Keller and click the magnifying glass, or hit the ENTER key to get results.

4. Explore what results you get for Helen Keller under Universal Search. You will see results for: books, e-books (electronic books like Myon), and websites. Click around and try to learn a new fact about Helen Keller.

 

 

Week of March 2

Celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday, by exploring the Seuss website,
Seussville.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

Dr. Seuss on the Loose!

Miss Nellie’s Class 4/5

Common Sense Media Digital Passport

Log On with your student ID and password 123 to try to earn your digital passport!

Week of January 26

Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page

 

(look up the words below by keyword to see how many we have for each of the words below)

All Grades K-5 (Write them down on a piece of paper with the number of books to the side).

Grades 2-5 (Also write down a title found for each of the words below as well, and write IN or OUT meaning whether or not the book is here in the library today).

1. snow

2. ice

3. gingerbread

4. igloo

5. blizzard

Week of January 12th

Book Flix – 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. books

Puzzlers

Myon – Online Reading Program (www.myon.com)

Login with your student #, then your birthdate as your password (Snow students – your index card has this password with the word password next to it)

Go to: All books, then do a Text Search for:

Martin

Read at least one book about Martin Luther King, Jr. or a different famous African American (such as Rosa Parks).

Complete the Quiz, and Rate the book from 1 to 5 stars (how much you liked it)

(3rd grade and up): Write a one sentence book review for the book you read. You can write more if you want. You could start it with,

 

My favorite part of the book was _____________________________.

Make sure to save when you’re done!

 

Week of December 8, 2014

Myon – (Snow School) Online Reading Program (www.myon.com)

Week of December 1, 2014

Decorate your own Gingerbread Man

Week of November 17, 2014

Dance Mat Typing – Start With Level 1 – The Home Row Keys

Typing Web – Logon with your student number and password 123; save as a favorite on your computer

Keyboarding Games

 

Keyboarding: The Home Row Keys Video

Keyboarding: How To Type Video 2

 

Week of November 10, 2014

1. Log on to Myon.com

Use your login card to login (remember: it’s your student # for username, your birthdate for your password – month day year

Example: If you were born January 1, 2000,   your password would be 01012000

If your birthdate was June 7, 1999  your password would be 06071999

2. Explore and read books of your choice in Myon.com and try to see if you can figure out how to track how much reading you’ve done so far. (number of minutes, number of books read, etc…)

Week of November 3, 2014

Learn the Parts of the Computer Game

Computer Vocabulary

Parts of a Computer Video

Parts of a Computer Video 2

 

Week of 10-27-14

Search our Library Catalog to see what books we have (called Destiny)

Choose your school name from the list of Elementaries (Snow or Howe)

Choose “catalog”

Search by typing in the box at the top of the page

Week of September 22

Do you know how to put library books in the correct ABC order?
Try Library Shelver Game to check your skill

Practice your ABC (alphabetical order) here

Alphabet Game

ABC Order

ABC Order Connect the Dots

 

Taking Care of  Ipads

Dewey Decimal Rap – puppets

Dewey Decimal Rap

Dewey Decimal System

Bob the Alien Learns Dewey

Parts of the Library

Week of September 15

Happy Constitution Day! (September 17)

We the People – School House Rock

Constitution Day Tribute

Internet Safety

 

Mouse Skills Practice

http://www.tvokids.com/games/beesandhoney 

http://www.kidspsych.org/eyes.html

http://www.nwea.org/warmup/warmup_start_educators_mpg.html

 

Week of June 9

1. Log on to Myon.com

Use your login card to login (remember: it’s your student # for username, your birthdate for your password – month day year

Example: If you were born January 1, 2000,   your password would be 01012000

If your birthdate was June 7, 1999  your password would be 06071999

2. Explore and read books of your choice in Myon.com and try to see if you can figure out how to track how much reading you’ve done so far. (number of minutes, number of books read, etc…)

3. Last chance to hone your typing skills this school year on TypingWeb.com

Remember your login is your student # and your password is 123.

4. Check out Tumblebooks by going to the webpage for

Dearborn Public Library, click Kids and Teens, then click Elementary Schoolers, or click here

http://dearbornlibrary.org/youth/elementary-schoolers/

then click on Tumblebooks.

See what other things you can do from the Dearborn Public Library – Elementary Schoolers webpage.

On your own this summer:

1. Visit the Snow School Library on Wednesdays, from 1-4pm for book check out, computer time, Myon.com time, stories, and fun!

2. Visit the Dearborn Public Library to join their Summer Reading Club, attend presentations and actvities, check out books, movies, and more. Win prizes for their reading club!

3. Read every day!

4. Have a great summer!

 

Week of April 14

Spring for Sports! (thanks to Mrs. Harrison’s blog)

Go to our Library Destiny catalog and search for a sports book that is interesting to you

Answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

1. Your name and teacher name

2. Title of the book

3. Author of the book

4. Call # of the book

5. Is the book “In”  or “Out” (meaning is it actually on the shelves)?

NEXT: Go to Typing Web, Login with Student #, Password 123 and try to win another trophy!

Week of March 31

Search our Library Catalog (Destiny) to see what books we have

First/Second Grade

Book Flix     Bear Cub Grows Up

Then Puzzlers

Then Typing Web/Keyboarding Practice

World Book Kids

 

3rd Grade

Book Flix   Dinosaur Bones   Dinosaur Dig

Then Puzzlers

Then Write 3 Things you Learned and Make a Drawing about dinosaurs

Then Typing Web/Keyboarding Practice

Week of March 17

Book Flix

Click on Imagination, then Puzzlers

Watch the Story! Read the Book!

then Explore the Web Try Recycle Roundup and Gabriela Cleans Up for starters

Search Our Library Catalog for words “Recycling” and Author, “Taback”

**Show me what you find!

Week of February 24

In celebration of Black History Month, we will learn about the life of famous athlete,  Jackie Robinson.

BookFlix Click on People and Places, choose Jackie Robinson stories, then choose

Puzzlers

When you’re done, you can explore the other links for our stories,

Explore the Web 

Week of February 10

For Black History Month we will explore the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

BookFlix Click on People and Places, then “next page” at bottom right

choose the Martin Luther King, Jr. stories, then choose

Puzzlers

When you’re done, you can explore the other links for our stories,

Explore the Web 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do you Love Your Library and Reading? Why?

Finish the sentence, “I love my Library because… ________________”.

Valentine’s Day Word Search

Valentine’s Counting Hearts

Valentine’s Puzzle

Valentine’s Day Crossword Grades 3 and up

 

Week of January 20

Visit Our Library Card Catalog (Destiny) to Search for Books We Have

(look up the words below by keyword to see how many we have for each of the words below)

 

Search Fact Monster Dictionary to Search for the Following Words:

1. snow

2. ice

3. gingerbread

4. igloo

5. blizzard

Week of January 13

Interact with StarFall’s Gingerbread Man

Language Objective:  Students will talk about acrostic poems and give ideas of favorite winter activities, as well as describing them.

Content Objective:  Students will create an acrostic poem to illustrate their ideas about winter and favorite activities through poetry.

Make a Winter -Themed Acrostic Poem

Week of December 16

 

Tumblebook Library

username: snowelem

password: books

choose Storybooks – then choose one of the stories we did today. To the right of  titles see “Quiz” as well as “Book Report” and “Games” There are word search, hangman style fill in, and jigsaw puzzle game choices to select from.

 

Typing Web

(Use your library card number to log into Typing Web and continue learning how to be a champion keyboarder!)

Week of December 2

Make a Word Cloud Poster describing yourself   OR  a friend

 

Typing Web – Learn to Keyboard! 

Be sure to use the Home Row Keys!

 

 <<—-Home Row Keys

 

Typing Game   More Typing Games   Dance Mat Typing

Week of November 18, 2013

Virtual Field Trip to see how the Pilgrims lived

 

Web Quest

 

Thanksgiving Game

United Streaming

Week of November 4

Tumblebooks – Login: snowelem  Password: books Search in top left corner for “Internet”

INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET

Netsmartzkids

Netsmartz Safety Game

Week of October 28

We will learn about Internet Safety this week, as well as have some spooky fun.

 

We will visit the Dearborn Public Library to go to “Tumblebook Library”

on left side of menu) to play the games to go with our Internet safety stories.

Once you are on the Tumblebooks website, click “Storybooks”

Look for “games” as the choice to the right of the story we read to complete the game.

 

When you’ve completed the assigned tasks, practice your typing skills using the home row keys (see picture of where your fingers are always supposed to rest).

Play the typing game. picture from stjamesed.org

Week of October 21

Click Here to Carve a Pumpkin

 

Click Here for Ghost Typing Practice

 

Click Here for Other Halloween Activities

 

Do you know how to shelve library books? They are arranged in either alphabetical order or in number order using the Dewey Decimal system. Practice arranging books using link to the game below.

Library Shelver Game

 

You can search what books we have in the Library Catalog called Destiny

Click Here to Search Library Catalog

Week of September 30

Keyboard practice at Keyboard Zoo

 

More keyboarding practice at Dance Mat Typing

Typing games at Fun to Type

Keyboard games at Beaver Trouble Typing

Week of September 23

 

Home Row Key Song (to learn where to place your fingers on the keyboard)

Home Row Key Informational Video

Practice your keyboarding skills (also called typing skills)

 

Typing Web

 

Click “Start Typing” then you will need to create an account.

You will use your student ID number as the name and password for your account. You will not put in any email address.

 

We will start with the first exercise.

Week of September 16

We will make acrostic poems with our names using the link below:

 

Make an Acrostic Poem with your Name

 

When you are done, raise your hand to let me see it.

After I have given you permission you may play a game from one of the web sites below:

PBS reading

StarFall

PBS Kids website

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Mrs. Acker  ‘s lesson plans

April 30th-May 4th

1st Grade:

Content Objective: I can use a variety of digital tools to learn, create, and convey ideas.
Language Objective: I can explain how and why we use technology.
Procedure:

  1. Read aloud “When Charlie McButton Lost Power” Discuss importance of balancing technology time with other unplugged activities.
  2. Demonstrate how to create a digital storyboard on the website “Storyboard that”
  3. Independent Practice.

2nd Grade:

Content Objective: I can interact with internet based learning resources.
Language Objective: I can use technology to seek information, and convey my ideas/illustrate concepts.
Procedure:

  1. Read aloud “When Charlie McButton Lost Power” Discuss importance of balancing technology time with other unplugged activities.
  2. Demonstrate how to create a digital storyboard on the website “Storyboard that”
  3. Independent Practice.

3rd Grade:

Content Objective: I can interact with internet based learning resources.
Language Objective: I can identify and follow the rules for digital citizenship
Procedure:

  1. Digital Citizenship Review–watch “The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship” on youtube
  2. Review using Mozilla and how to log onto digital passport.
  3. Demonstrate “Evolve” activity on Digital Passport
  4. Independent work.  When students earn their badge for the evolve lesson, they may visit other websites and/or play games.


October 2nd-6th

McCollough:  Content Objective: I understand the rules for alphabetizing words.  Language Objective: I can put a list of words in alphabetical order.

  • Review the various parts of a book
  • Read aloud “Shiver Me Letters” (1st and 2nd grade) or “M is for Mitten” (3rd grade)
  • ABC order presentation (more focus on words beginning with the same letter for 2nd and 3rd grade)  ABC order lesson 2nd-3rd
  • Whole group practice
  • Library Shelver (if time allows)

    Shelver!

Stout:  I did the call number presentation with Mrs. Karaali’s 8th graders on Thursday, and her classes did “Escape the Library” on Friday.  It went well.  Had a couple teachers do check out in between escape games….NEVER again!  I need every spare moment I can grab to set the game up for the next class.  It takes at least 20 minutes to put all the clues back in the books. I might have to send a reminder that check outs can’t happen when the escape game is in progress.  Sigh….if only I could be there more often.


September 25th-29th

McCollough:  Objective:  I can identify the different parts of a book.

  • Assign permanent seats to students
  • Treasure Chest discussion and preview
  • Book Parts Presentation Book Parts Lesson
  • Charley Chapters Video: All About Books (for 1st grade)
  • Read Aloud:  “No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou” (for 2nd and 3rd)

Stout:  We had our first “Escape the Library” program today, and it went very very well.  The kids had a blast.  It was a lot of work, but it was soooo worth it.

Escape the Library Presentation and Instructions:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FSZxFvAzVKUjRwlJYFxwzvcKwPohkP0jEuaq-iPCxHo/edit#slide=id.p

Escape the Library Photos and Video Clips:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rD8SrEgzAnPxNXjlobv2H9HwA4nqkag5mlIljh0Xixw/edit#slide=id.p

 


September 18th-22nd

McCollough:

Content Objective: I know about the different types of damage that can be caused to books. Language Objective: I know what I should and should not do with books I borrow from the library.

  • Book Care Presentation.  Book care lesson
  • Damaged Books Demonstration
  • Charley Chapters Video: “Be a Book Buddy”

Stout:  In preparation for my “Escape the Library” game, students must receive a lesson call numbers and using Destiny.  Today Ms. Wiacek’s 7th graders received that lesson.  Call Number & Destiny Presentation


September 11th-15th, 2017

Unis:  Middle school orientation and book check out.

McCollough:

  • Introduction and Library Orientation. McC 2017 Orientation
  • Tour of the media center and demonstration of proper book check out procedures.
  • Charley Chapters Video Clip: rules of the library.

Stout:

  • Media center orientation and book check out.

May 30th-June 2nd

McCollough: 

1st Grade:  Content Objective:  I can use drag and drop objects in code.org  Language Objective:  I can read and utilize the corrective feedback provided by code.org

  • Watch Introduction to writing code video “Code Stars”  Discuss what programmers do.
  • Introduction to Code.org:  Course 1 Jigsaw
  • Jigsaw drag and drop:  Partner practice

2nd Grade:  Content Objective:  I can use blockly to create code commands and run a program on Code.org.  Language Objectives:  I can read and utilize the corrective feedback provided by code.org.

  • Preview and demo the classic maze program on code.org.  Explain how to correct mistakes made and make adjustments to code commands.
  • Independent Practice.

3rd Grade:  Content Objective:  I can implement search strategies for locating information on a variety of topics.  Language Objective:  I can navigate print and online resources to locate the answers to questions on a variety of topics.

  • Explain the rules and procedures for the resource scavenger hunt.
  • Let the hunt begin!  5 stations:  Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, Atlases, and iPads (to access the various websites we have used to access information online).  The team with the most correct answers gets to visit the treasure chest.

May 22nd-25th

McCollough: 

1st Grade: Content Objective:  I can navigate an iPad (open/close apps, websites, etc.) and access a variety of digital tools.  Language Objective: I can measure lengths and reason with shapes and objects.

  • Read aloud “Chicken Clicking” and discuss internet safety.
  • Demonstrate how to use “Alarmy” on ABCya.com
  • Independent Work

2nd Grade: Content Objective: I can use blockly to create loops and events to run a program.  Language Objective: I can read and follow the corrective feedback provided by code.org

  • Review the Minecraft Design program on Code.org
  • Independent work

3rd Grade:  Content Objective: I can implement search strategies for locating information.  Language Objective: I can navigate online sources of information and locate and record facts on various topics.

  • Introduction and demonstration of how to navigate Factmonster.com
  • Independent Practice

 


May 8-12

1st Grade:  Content Objective: I can navigate an iPad and access a variety of digital tools.  Language Objective:  I can measure lengths and reason with shapes and objects.

  • Read aloud and discuss “Rosie Revere Engineer” (growth mindset)
  • Introduce abcya.com “Lineum”
  • Independent practice creating linear structures on “Lineum”

2nd Grade:  Content Objective: I can use blockly to create loops and events to run a program.  Language Objective: I can read and follow the corrective feedback provided by code.org.

  • Preview a new hour of code program: Minecraft.
  • Demonstrate the first few levels and watch the 1st 2-3 introductory videos.
  • Independent practice building programs in Minecraft.

3rd Grade:  Content Objective:  I can identify search strategies for locating information  Language Objective: I can navigate a print atlas and record information about the United States.


May 1-5

Middle School media time has been slower than usual due to testing, but I recently placed some very large orders for both media centers, so it’s providing me with time to process the new materials.

McCollough: 

1st Grade:  Content Objective: I can navigate an ipad (search for websites, open/close apps) and access a variety of digital tools.  Language Objective:  I can follow instructions and piece together objects in the correct place to build a structure.

  • Read aloud and discuss: “The Most Magnificent Thing”  Great book about perseverance and the growth mindset.
  • iPad Demo: Abcya.com “Daisy’s Plumber Puzzle”
  • Independent practice building their own magnificent things.

2nd Grade:  Content objective: I can use blockly to piece together javascript commands and build a program.  Language Objective: I can can read and utilize the corrective feedback provided by code.org

  • Review code.org “Star Wars” Stressed the importance of actually reading the instructions before attempting to code the program.
  • Watch the Level 7 video: “Creating Events”
  • Independent Practice (everyone should surpass Level 8 by this point)

3rd Grade: Content Objective:  I can use print and digital tools to locate and organize information.  Language Objective: I can use an online encyclopedia to find and record information on a variety of topics.

  • Intro to online encyclopedias
  • Demo on writing complete sentences.
  • Independent practice.

Kindergarten to Fourth Grade Learning Programs

Books to Read

Picture Books from Tumble Books

http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm

Fun Math Programs

multiplication games only

Everyday Math

problem solving

Reference Programs

http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home?subacct=O6106

Science Programs 

Science is fun–cool simulations.

Fifth Grade Research Programs.  (Use these only with permission and supervision.)

Ask Kids Search Engine for Older Kids

Dearborn Public Library

FactMonster Encyclopedia Search

FactMonster World Online Almanac

Google Search for Elementary Students

Kidz Search

Kidrex Search Engine for Children

Michigan Electronic Library (serious researchers only)

MyMunka Marvelous Internet Search Engine

Searchy Pants Fun Internet Search

Squirrel Net Search

Typing Programs to maybe use with Kindergartners

Elementary Keyboarding

Keyboarding Drills

Keyboarding Games

Timed Typing

Keyboarding Potpourri

Keyboarding websites with “some of this & a little of that…..

Keyboarding Drills

All Keys

Typing Exercise

Power Typing Growing with Technology Keyboarding (LB)
Typing Tongue Twisters Typing Lessons

(FreeTypingGame website)

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Keyboarding Games

All Keys
Alphabetic Rain Keyboard Triathlon Spacebar Invaders Outerspace Fleet Commander

Alphattack

Balloon Blast Keyboard Revolution Meteor Typing Blast

Typing Ghosts

Martian City Defender

Four-Letter Words

Dance Mat Typing

Save the Sailboat Race Star Wars Fighter Cup Stacking Typing The Frogs are Off Their Diet
Keyman Typing Bubbles Game Trick or Type Super Hyper
Spider Typer
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Timed Typing

All Keys
Aunt Lee’s Timed Typing Timing Test 1
(FreeTypingGame website)
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Keyboarding Potpourri
Keyboarding websites with “some of this & a little of that…..” 

Learn to Type on the Web
[Thanks & a “tip o’ the hat” to Barbara Hayes and her “After Skool Kids”  for another great typing website!]
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