KWON Kindergarten and First Graders read the magical book titled The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore this week. They were able to watch the pictures come alive with the iPad app that turns the book into a 3D wonder! The students finished up the day watching the Academy Award winning short film inspired by the book!
KWON First Graders are studying how author's write. They read a special Halloween Story entitled Ghosts in the House. They each wrote their own ending to the story. In the book, the little girl turns ghosts into curtains, pillows, and blankets...but our KWON students turned the ghosts into magic carpets, trick or treat bags, and dresses fit for a ball. Great imaginations first graders!
KWON fourth graders practiced finding fiction and nonfiction books on the various library shelves. Each team was tasked with finding either a nonfiction book, a chapter book, an easy reader book, or a biography. Students did a great job finding their assigned text. Great job Na 'Elele!
If you're looking for a few fun sites/apps to spice up your classroom, look no further than Padlet, Educreations, Socrative, and QR Stuff! Padlet is a website that allows students to give immediate feedback during lessons via a live feed. Educreations is a website and app that allows teachers to record lessons including voice, pictures, and drawings. Socrative is also a website and app that teachers can use to gather data about student learning. The site gathers data quickly, easily and in live time through exit tickets, live race games, or simple quizzes. Lastly, QR stuff is a website that creates QR codes in two clicks. The codes take users directly to any programmed website when they are scanned by a QR Reader. To explore any of these amazing sites/apps, simply click on the picture above for a link!
KWON Kindergarteners learned the three ways to read a book. 1. Read the Pictures, 2. Read the Words, and 3. Retell the Story. They were able to practice with their summer book, Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney. They had a blast decorating their #3 and wearing them as necklaces!
Middle School Students are learning how to locate books in the library. They organized call numbers according to the Dewey Decimal System and found specific books on the shelves to practice. Then, they took a quiz to check their understanding. The quiz was linked to a game called Space Race in which students were organized by teams. When they answered a question correctly, their team's spaceship moved across the screen. They Deweyed it well!