Take a look at some of the wonderful things happening here at your Ashley Library!
What happens when a cow gets tired? It cowlapses!
In my school you can earn the Chick-Fil-A stuffed cows by getting your family and friends to come to Chick-Fil-A and write your teachers name down on a slit of paper.Then the class with the most teacher names will get to babysit the stuffed cows for about a month. the library just had their Chick-Fil-A a few weeks ago, and Mrs.Sargent's class won. the next Chick-Fil-A on the 15 of March. Earn a cow, read about a cow, just don't eat a cow! so come on down to Chick-Fil-A!
by: Grace Hockensmith
The fabulous Aaron reynolds is heading to Ashley on March 21st! If you would like a personalized copy of one of Aaron's book, please turn in your order form to the library by Friday, March 3rd!
The order form is below -
Books are something that if you do not use they have to be put away. If you do read them they get to stay and be loved and used. Because they are not read we could try to look deeper into the shelves. You could also try new books to read instead of reading the same books all of the time. You would be surprised by how good it will feel.
by Bella Orr
It's that time of year again! Third Grade is gearing up for my favorite unit - research! We have had such a great time so far learning about the basis of research as well as several important elements of the research process.
We all began by reading Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. This book taught us that research starts with great (and sometimes plentiful) questions and helped us to begin thinking about topics that are interesting to us. It was also a really cool way to open up discussion about the research process (how it begins and what they would need along the way).
Our next lesson focused on Copyright, Plagiarism, and Citation of sources. It was really fun to see our kiddos not just be able to create a citation for a source, but to understand the reasoning behind the citation creation! The presentation I used for this lesson, as well as the handout, it below.
Next, we tackled Quotes, Summaries, and Paraphrasing. Third Grade has been working diligently on summaries for quite a while and it showed during this lesson! We used an awesome foldable to help us take notes on the characteristics of each skill. Then, used our foldable to practice with an article from Pebble Go about Babe Ruth.
The hand out we used to practice as a whole group and small group is attached. The handout also covered the difference between paraphrasing and plagiarism.
Now that they have learned so much about research, they are ready to go. After today though, maybe we all need a refresher on shelf markers next??
Check out what is going on in your Ashley Library during January!
you should check out books that you have not tried. maybe you will like it and keep on reading new books when you have a chance.it will take you to a new world you have not seen, you will learn new things every day with fantasy and real life.
Last week in Kinderland, it was food, food, and more food, as we scarfed down (wooden) pancakes and piled toppings high on our felt pizzas!
In order to create the perfect pancake, students had to follow a set of pictorial instructions that included watching for bubbles, flipping the pancake, buttering the top, and choosing toppings. The next week, their job got more complicated. Instead of just following directions given to us - we made our own!
Each person was given a menu. Their job was to select their ingredients and pass it along to another person at their table. Next, we tried making each other's pizzas! It was harder than we thought!
I love activities like this where we can learn, work on our manners, and play all at the same time!
At the end of each lesson, we discussed the process of creating our yummy food. I provided the transition word (first, next, last, etc) and one of my great Kinder friends would help fill in the step!
There is nothing better than watching these sweet first grade friends discover all the secrets that the library has to offer!
This week, first grade is diving straight into Call Numbers and library organization. They are starting to put their own books away into our book carts of awesomeness instead of creating the world's biggest stack of books next to the Check In computer!
We worked hard last week to learn the parts of a Call Number: learning that each part had a meaning that combines to give the book's "address".
This week, we are reviewing that new information by creating our own book spines and practicing puting books in order with the Shelve-it! Game.
Mrs. Whittaker is the librarian at Ashley Elementary. She loves to read, dance, and play with her puggle, Maxwell!