This week during Kindergarten library we read the book Snowballs by Lois Ehlert, where snow-people are made with found objects collected by children. The Kindergarten classes created their own version of a snow-person with found objects from school. We used colorful buttons, wiggly eyes, paperclips, mosaic paper and yarn to create our own snow-people. We also practiced noticing special shapes, such as circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. If you visit school be sure to check out the bulletin boards by the library to find your child's very creative snow-person!
Monday, January 13, 2014
The First grade Author of the Month for January is Cynthia Rylant. While studying an Author of the Month, students learn all about the author from biography books or the author's website, they also read the author's books that are in the library and get to make their own author book. The Author of the Month for December was Jan Brett, and student's re-created Jan Brett's book called Gingerbread Baby. This month students will re-create the book When I Was Young in the Mountains.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
During the month of December, 5th grade library students worked in pairs to research a country of their choice. Students learned what holidays or festivals are celebrated in their county during the month of December. Each pair made an iMovie about their country's celebrations and also decorated a library holiday tree. The silver spider webs are from the Ukraine, the hearts are from the Netherlands, and poinsettias from Mexico, the Jewish stars from Israel. Great job 5th graders!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Mrs. Lewicki's Kindergarten class has library 'Power Up' time every day of the week to enhance ELA and technology skills. These K kids are learning the different parts of a computer, how to effectively use the mouse (right click vs. left click) and using hand-eye coordination to maneuver educational websites such as abcya.com. We aren't always on the computer though, below you will see pictures of students using puppets to practice the letter sound 'M'.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Dr. Seuss books are loved by all children because they are so fun to listen to, with lots of silly characters and situations. This year to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday, all Riverside students were invited to the library throughout the day to listen to guests from the community read their favorite Dr. Seuss books. These guests were very brave because listening to Dr. Seuss books and reading Dr. Seuss books are two very different things! It is not easy to read page after page of tongue twisters and made up words... bravo to all of the wonderful guest readers that volunteered their time. These guests included; Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor, Miss Clow (3rd grade student teacher), Mrs. Sadlocha (RS school counselor), Michele Barry (owner of The Green Toad), Mr. Slater (RS P.E. teacher), State Trooper Sergeant Tim Pidgeon, Mrs. Jayne Kelly (former RS Library Aide, PreK Aide and all around wonderful lady), and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat! Thanks to all RS staff for making enough cupcakes for every single student to have a Dr. Seuss birthday cupcake.
|Mrs. Sadlocha, RS counselor|
|Police Chief Nayor reads a real tongue twister!|
|Mrs. Iannello as Cat in the Hat|
|Ms. Barry from the Green Toad shares a story with 3rd grade.|
|Sergeant Pidgeon adds a new hat to his uniform!|
|1st grade students love Mrs. Kelly!|
|2nd grade students enjoying their cupcakes and hats!|
|Even Penny, Therapy Dog, loves Dr. Seuss!|
|Mr. Slater, RS P.E. teacher reads to 6th Grade|