2017 - 18

Grandpa's Teeth by Rod Clement

Dec Extra Media

Cat in the Hat Map Tool

Uncle Sam's Farm (cardinal directions)

Dec 7 - 11
The Way to Captain Yankee's by Anne Rockwell
Super 3: map making


Katy and the Big Snow by V L Burton (read by Ilene Stanton)

Katy and the Big Snow by V L Burton (music Robert Bradshaw)


Farm Animals
Farmer Brown

Nov Extra Media

Rosie's Walk

Oct Extra Media

Bat Hosptial

Sept. Extra Media -

Alphabet Games

Alphabet Bingo

Alphabet Mystery

Alphabet Bingo

Alphabet Games

Library Orientation

The Library Doors!

How Things are Made

Watch and learn

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Rhyming Activities:

Rhyming Machine

Rhyme Time Bingo

Curious About the Super 3

Watch: Curious George
Play: Bunny Ride
Play: Chock-a-block Zoo

Winter Weather

One Snowy Night

Winter Weather



Knuffle Bunny Free


Weather Wheel Game

Weather Transformer

Dressing Lecky

Sesame Street Weather

Zoe's Seasons

Sheppard's Seasons

Listen to stories

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons


Alphabet Bingo

Extra Media - November
There are 5 centers.
1. Alphabet Bingo on the computers
2. Watch and listen to a Pete the Cat story on the Nooks
3. Match and organize the letters of the alphabet at a table
4. Color, cut, and glue Pete the Cat
5. Floor puzzles


A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

ABC Upper Case Lower Case Letter Match

Rotation 1

The Alphabet
Letter Formation
Alphabet video
Letter Formation
Sesame Street alphabet
Alphabet Rap
Letters in the Art Museum
Street Signs Alphabet
Claymation Alphabet
A-D with Scoopy
ASL Alphabet
Alphabet Song - Hooked on Phonics
Alphabet Game A-E
Alphabet Song - What you mean to me (circle above "N")

What is a library?

CCSS K. SL. 1 and SL 2 / AASL 1.3.4
I can tell what a library is.
Tell Me Some More E BON
The Library Doors video
name cards - trace name

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

Fiction - Nonfiction

Tina's World


Ron Gets Dressed

Fire Safety videos

3rd week

Kindergarten - Tues 1:45-2:15 / K Maurer Thur 1:45-2:45 Brooks

First Book checkout

setup: Put video Spot Goes to School in TV
resources: shelf markers
Students enter in line and orderly are seated on a carpet square.
We have been discussing the use of shelf markers during book checkout.
Today they will check out for the first time.
  • Demonstrate how to use a shelf marker.
  • Have students watch the video until they are called to do book checkout.
  • Give out 6 or 7 library cards to students, at a time, and have them find a book in the Everybody section.
  • Remind students that they can take a book that is standing up on the shelf.
  • Once they checkout they are to return to the carpet to watch the video.


Extra Media - Sept

Kindergarten Extra Media (Wed 11:45-12:45) - K Maurer
Teacher will bring students to Media Center and pick them up.
Setup: Put pencil/crayons racks on table and a lion coloring sheet at each seat.
Resources: Library Lion (Book), copies of Lion coloring sheets

  • Students come in and one by one are directed to a square on the carpet.
  • Ask where are you? In a school library. Explain the difference between school libraries and public libraries.
  • Ask what rules we have in a library.
  • Show Library Lion book cover and ask students to predict what will happen in the story.
  • Read story.
  • Show students the cover of Library Lion and ask what color the lion is.
  • Students will go to seats, write their names on their papers, and color their lion the same color as the lion in the story, that is no pink or rainbow colored lions.
  • One by one call 4 students in alphabetical order to each table to work.
  • Once several have finished call them to the carpet and show At the Library. Discuss afterwards.
  • Students may take their papers with them.

Learning About Libraries
There are places for people to go to borrow books. What are they called? Yes, libraries!
Let's review what we can do at a school library media center. The Library Doors
You just saw a video about a school library. There are other libraries in our community that are called public libraries.
Has anyone been to Elkridge or Miller library? They are public libraries. Public libraries serve everyone in the community. Who do you think school libraries are for?
Let's enjoy a story about a lion who visits a public library. Watch Lola at the Library on TumbleBooks.
Let's see what you remember from the story (play the quiz on TumbleBooks)
Is Lola's library in a school? How is it different from our Ilchester library media center? How is it the same?
One way they are the same is that picture books in both libraries are put on the shelves in ABC order by the name of the person who wrote the story.
Let's pretend that you are books and have you stand in ABC order by your last name.
Now let's go on a tour our Picture Book section.


  • Story: Beverly Billingsly Borrow a Book by Alexander Stadler

  1. Does this library look like our school library? How is it different? The same?
  2. What is Beverly's book about?
  3. What is the problem in this story?
  4. What is the solution?

  • Let's chart the what we find in a fiction book and what we find in a nonfiction book.
  • Now let's practice identifying fiction and nonfiction book .Watch!
  • Follow me for a flashlight tour of our Library Media Center


CC.K.R.I.1 Key Ideas and Details: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, pictures by Marc Brown
Introduction: Do you think animals might like books? I wonder what book my dog would like to read? (any book about food)
What would a cat like to read about? A squirrel?
(Showing front of the book) Our book today is Wild About Books. Who's wild about books? What makes you think that? What animals are on the cover? Where would we find these animals?
Picture Walk the books discussing the illustrations.
Read the story stopping to explain some words and concepts such as: bookmobile, resistance, craved, drama, mucked, haiku, novel, memoir
Do the words in the story remind you of another book or author? (Dr. Seuss because of the rhymes)
Who build the Zoobrary? (12 beavers, a stork, and a gnu)
What did Molly teach the animals to do with the books? ( how to take good care of them and treat them carefully)
Why did the hyena choose joke books? (they sound like they are laughing)
Activity: Match the animal with the book that you think it would choose

Mr. Wiggle