These past two weeks have been filled with hard work, but our efforts have paid off! We are becoming independent users of print resources in the library, and becoming more comfortable retelling stories.
Here is an update on the learning taking place in the library!
Kindergarten- Students have been learning how to be a good friend and problem solve in their classrooms. We continued this theme in the library by reading stories about friendship. The students love the Elephant and Piggie series, so this was a perfect time to introduce another one of their books. In Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems, Gerald the elephant struggles with sharing his ice cream.
We talked about how friends share with and help one another. Then we made our own paper ice creams to share with friends! We used our handmade props to practice retelling the story to one another.
This month we also kicked off our annual Raising A Reader program for K0/K1 students and their families! Each week, students get to take home a bag of books that can be read and shared over the weekend. This is a wonderful chance to share a love a reading and prepare our youngest students for success in kindergarten and beyond.
First Grade- We have been working on story retelling and sharing details. This helps students recall what is happening in a story, develop story structure, and enhance reading comprehension. Students worked hard to retell two stories, filling out graphic organizers and drawing pictures of the parts they remembered.
Second and Third Grade- We have been learning about how to find the main idea in a story.
We read some short stories and highlighted the main idea. We also wrote about the main idea of a friend, listing important details about that friend and then describing the main idea of that particular person. We even had some people write about the main idea of our principal, Ms. Osei-Bobie!
Mrs. Keohane is the School Librarian at the P.A. Shaw. She loves hockey, going to the beach, and reading (obviously!)