News From the Library–Oct. 31, 2014

headless horseman

Happy Halloween!

This week was all Halloween, all week.  Fourth, Fifth and Sixth graders heard our “traditional” grade level scary stories.  For fourth grade it’s “The Headless Horseman” by Washington Irving, fifth grade is “Duffy’s Jacket” by Bruce Coville, and sixth grade is “The Surprise Guest” by R.L. Stine.  We all sit by the fire in our little inglenook and have a great time.

Kindergarten loved hearing Going Batty by Sylvie Auzary-Luton.  It’s the story of a little bat who wants to be very scary.  The book has a glow in the dark feature and we all crowded into the server closet, closed the door and watched the pages glow.

First grade heard a very funny Porkenstein by Kathryn Lasky.  Poor Dr. Pig wants a friend in the worst way so he decides to invent one with hilarious results.

Second graders enjoyed A Job for Wittilda by Mark and Caralyn Buehner.  Wittilda the witch has 37 hungry cats to feed so she goes out job hunting and finds the perfect job–delivering pizza!

Third graders heard/watched a classic ebook.  Don Freeman’s Tilly Witch has been faithfully reproduced as an app but in a nice simple manner.  The story can be read but I chose to do the reading.  There aren’t any interactive features but the colors and illustrations look fantastic projected on the TV.  It’s so nice sometimes to just have a book as an app without all the bells and whistles that can distract from the narrative.

Our ipad project this week was to make a PicCollage about non-fiction text features to reinforce our work from last week.  Students were given a task card, followed the directions, and emailed their collages to me.

ipads               PicCollage

Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

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2 comments on “News From the Library–Oct. 31, 2014

  1. Judy says:

    What kind of activities are on your task cards for the nonfiction text?

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