2016 - 17

Caldecott Matching Game

Alphabetize sight words

Alphabetical Order (Crickweb)

The Noisy Paint Box

Dec. Extra Media

Leo Lionni

Lois Ehlert

Dec 7 - 11
Caldecott Art - Leo Lionni's Swimmy (retell/describe art)

Nov 30 - Dec 4
Introduction to the Caldecott Medal

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November Extra Media


Tyrannosaurus Rex

Oct Extra Media

Bats -Newton's Apple
Echo the Bat
Bats At the Library

Sept Extra Media

Library Manners
Interrupting Chicken
Book titles and call numbers

Library Manners

I Took My Frog to the Library

Al at the Library

Book Bandits
What Happened to Marion's Book?
A Perfectly Messed Up Story
Bring Them Back
The Shelf Elf

Book Care and Book Checkout

The Pigeon teaches Book Care

Shelf Markers

Library Media Orientation

Elementary Library Routines

Excuse Me That's My Book

Miss Brooks Loves Books
Random House

1st - Ants

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Hey, Little Ant

Two Bad Ants

The Habitat Game


Children's Book Awards

2015 Caldecott Winner The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Honor Books
Nana in the City,” illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
” illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
“The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole,” illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Candlewick Press.
“Viva Frida,” illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book.
“The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant, and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
This One Summer,” illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki

Collage Illustrations

create a snowy day collage inspired by Ezra Jack Keat's book the Snowy Day

The Moon, Stars, and the Planets

Explore the Night Sky

Stars Above Us


Adventure Island

Rosie's Walk

Bunny Money

Max and Ruby videos

Continents and Oceans

Random Name Picker

Mrs. Hardy's class

Mrs. Kalinock's class

Ms. Sears' class

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

Creepy Carrots

Learn how the illustrator created the pictures in the book.
Listen to the story.

Alphabet Skills

Play Alphabet Bingo!

I Took My Frog to the Library

Library Rules / Procedures

CCSS SL 1.1 and 1.2 / AASL 1.3.4
I can follow rules when I talk with my classmates.
I can ask and answer questions after listening to someone speak.
I Took My Frog to the Library E KIM
The Library Doors video
K-2 Library Rules ppt.

Pete the Cat "i'm Rocking in My School Shoes"

Extra Media

May 2014

Spiders at Work

Web Weavers

Oct 2013 - Dinosaurs

- Sept 13

Students as a group will listen the story Franklin's Class Trip on TumbleBooks, sequence the events, and listen to a story on a Nook ereader
Franklin's Class Trip
  • What is a museum?
  • Have you ever visited one?
  • Let's make a list of the kinds of things could you see in a museum?
  • Knowing these words will help you enjoy the story: sequence, relieved, medieval, arrowhead, archeologist, muttered, gulped, reluctantly, corridor
  • Let's hear the story on TumbleBooks (automatic mode)
  • What are some of the things that happened in the story? These are called "events". (make a list of responses on the board)
  • This time when we listen to the story we will write a number by each event to show what happened first, second, and so on in the story.
Introduction to the Nook readers (already on and set at IES Media home page)
  • Watch me demonstrate how to use the Nook ereader.
  • Now you will listen to a story on the Nook ereader..

3rd week - What does Fiction mean?

  • Story: Beverly Billingsly Borrow a Book by Alexander Stadler
  1. Is Beverly in a school library or a public library? How do you know?
  2. What is Beverly's book about? Is it fiction or nonfiction? Why?
  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

2nd Week - Review of Book Care and Book Checkout

The Pigeon teaches Book Care

Shelf Markers

Another way to organize books - Curious George Book Monkey

1. Library Manners
The Library Doors by Tony Buzzeo (video)
CC.1.R.L.3 Key Ideas and Details: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.
I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel, pictures by Blanche Sims
Introduction: Who went to the library this summer? What did you see? How do we behave in a library? Were there any animals in the library?
Show book cover and point out parts of book: title, author, illustrator, spine, call number
Read the story letting the children identify the animals.
After reading the story put a text strip on the board and have a student pick and place the matching animal.
Activity: Have students complete worksheet by finishing the sentence " I took my to the library and he__."
with a behavior that would be appropriate in a library.