The kindergarten has been learning about community helpers. We have read some nonfiction books telling us about police officers, firefighters, teachers, and many more. The students are also exploring what tools each person needs in order to work at their job. I must say that they did a wonderful job informing me that the librarian needs books! :)
This fun activity was a huge success for all who participated! I have a feeling we have quite a few computer programers in Ison's future.
After reading The Grumpy Badger, the first grade enjoyed illustating a page of the story each. It was interesting to see who knew all the details of the story! We are working on listening for details and picturing the story in our imagination while it's being read! We won't be grumpy this holiday season!
Clifford came to visit Ison Springs Elementary! He is a promoter of reading for Scholastic and made a special visit to start off the book fair (a special thanks to Ms. Schmidt for showing him around). The Book Fair was a GREAT success thanks to all who volunteered their time. Many students had a good time getting books that interests them. Having a home library with chosen books is a great way to instill a love of reading.
We have been reading some fun fall books like Fletcher and the Falling Leaves. What is your favorite fall book?
In kindergarten we having been learning about main characters. They enjoyed working in groups and using the iPads to draw a self-portrait. Marvelous job showing your creativity kindergarten!
The students have been learning about digital citizenship this month in the media center. Digital Citizenship lessons are all about how to stay safe while learning and playing online. These days our students have tons of access to websites that can help them research, create, and acquire new knowledge! Yet, with all the good comes a bit of bad too. Having conversations with students about topics like passwords, communication, cyberbullying, digital footprints, copyright, and general internet safety will help our hawks learn to use this wonderful resource carefully. Parents are a big part in continuing these conversations. You can go on the common sense education website to find lots of information on keeping your child safe online. Be responsible and keep safe online!