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Novel Games: MatchSticks

Novel Games: MatchSticks

Challenge yourself with this game of MatchSticks! The rules of Matchsticks seem very easy, but the puzzles can be much more complicated than you have thought! Your goal in this game is to take away a required number of matches so as to form the required quantity of squares. When the game starts, 9 small […]

Winter 2016 Challenge

Winter 2016 Challenge

Finally, it is cold outside! January’s challenge is to create a snowflake and a diamante poem. Diamante – pronounced dee-uh-MAHN-tay – is an unrhymed seven-line poem. The beginning and ending lines are the shortest, while the lines in the middle are longer, giving diamante poems a diamond shape. “Diamante” is the Italian word for diamond, […]

Toys, Toys, Toys

Toys, Toys, Toys

Dear Students, Watch the video below titled, 100 Years of Toys, with your mom, dad, uncles, aunts, grandparents or the entire family! Ask them which toy was their favorite and why! Post below who you watched the video with, what toy was their favorite toy? Why? I want to hear from you too! Which is […]

Stories in Holiday Songs

Stories in Holiday Songs

Think about your favorite holiday song. I bet it tells a story! Most holiday songs do tell a wonderful story. Listen to the story of Frosty the Snowman below. Use the Five Elements of a Story to analyze the song. Where does the song take place? Who are the characters in the song? What is the […]

Perspective: Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Perspective: Laura Vaccaro Seeger

This week in library we will be sharing the work of author Laura Vaccaro Seeger who has written and illustrated 15 books!  Students and teachers are mesmerized by the series of eighteen questions and answers in her pop-up book titled, Black? White! Day? Night! Through a  series of die-cut pages, we discovered things that are the opposite of […]

Winter Writer’s Celebration

Winter Writer's Celebration

Mrs. Yelin’s and Mrs. Narciso’s first grade classes have been working hard with all types of writing: personal narrative, small moments and nonfiction how-to! A classroom celebration will be held On December 22nd Students will share their writing piece, make a small winter craft and have a yummy snack. The student “How-To” publications were turned […]

Nonfiction Thinglink

Many second grade students will be using Thinglink to share what they discovered during their nonfiction reading unit. Thinglink allows student work to come alive! Students will use images labeled for reuse as the background for their Thinglink and add interactive icons to reveal the nonfiction information learned. Once their Thinglink is complete, the experts, […]

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