Thursday, September 22, 2016

Factual vs. Interpretive Questions

4th and 5th graders, as you read books in preparation for the Battle of the Books (and just in general) you can be thinking about creating some questions about what you've read.

Please take a moment to think about Growing Up Pedro and then complete this form:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

So, What is all this talk about a Battle?

4th graders, you've heard lots about the Battle of the Books, and today you're finally going to have all your questions answered!  Although the Battle is not until April, it is never too soon to start preparing.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Welcome 4th graders!

4th graders, I am so excited for our year together! Please take a moment to think about these questions and then reply by clicking on "no comments":

  1. One thing you are excited about this year
  2. One thing you'd like to do in library this year (or one book you'd like to read)
  3. One thing you're nervous about
  4. One goal you have for the year

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had amazing summers and feel excited for the new year.  I sure do!  My summer was full of time with friends, family, and GREAT BOOKS!  I am looking forward to hearing about what you read this summer and what your hopes are for this year.


After you put a sticky note on our Padlet, please click on "No comments" and reply to these questions:
1. What is your hope for this year?
2. What are you excited to read this year?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer = Reading!

Summertime means lots of time for reading!  I hope that you all enjoy some amazing books and that you read each and every day.  I also hope that many of you take advantage of all the great events going on at the Totman Library.  I can't wait to hear about all that you've read!

Here are some summer reading resources:

The RSU1 Suggested Summer Reading List

The Summer Reading Book Bingo Board (in case you've lost your copy)

Please come see us at the Totman Library on Wednesdays at 10:30am:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On to BMS...

5th graders, it has been such a pleasure reading and learning with you over the past six years!  Before you go, I want to give you a hint of what is to come at the BMS Library

Please use the BMS catalog to search for and find a book that you'd like to read when you are in 6th grade (remember, you can use "Destiny Quest" to see new books and/or books that lots of other students are reading). 

Once you've found a title you'd like to read, please post a comment here including the title and author of the book and why you'd like to read it. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Accessing and Citing Images

5th graders, you've made great progress in your research!  Now that you ready to insert images into your informational writing pieces, remember that they need to be cited too. 

We're going to use Wikimedia Commons to find our images for this project.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bad News for Outlaws

5th graders, take a look at this word cloud. What do you think Bad News for Outlaws is going to be about?

After reading the first half of Bad News for Outlaws, what do you wonder?