Kindergarten classes are learning all about shelf markers this week. Shelf Markers help us to hold our place in the shelf while we decide if it's a good book for us. They're awesome. I never thought my sanity could be saved by a piece of plastic my students now so lovingly call "Shelfies", but everyday I am thankful for their existence.
We have learned a great song to the tune of The Hokey Pokey about how to use our Shelf Markers and, I must say, the kiddos are pretty good at this song. So good, I've been singing it pretty much 24/7.
First grade is learning more about Spine Labels and Call Numbers. They have done a great job of creating a Call Number for my imaginary book. Although, I'm only a little offended that most of my classes didn't think I could/would ever write a book. Well....I'll just have to show them! I know who won't be on my Dedication Page! Just kidding!
Second Grade has been working hard on the difference between fiction and non-fiction. They have been learning about non-fiction text features in class! We read Dex:The Heart of a Hero and Cocker Spaniels to compare and contrast the features of each.