Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month/ Battle of the Books/ Organization of the Media Center

It's been a busy few weeks here at the Oglethorpe Avenue Media Center.  In kindergarten and first grade, we've been discussing the parts of a story, focusing on characters, setting, and plot. Since it's Hispanic Heritage Month, we've been reading books that celebrate Hispanic culture, like Papa and Me by Arthur Dorros (who also wrote Abuela) and Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora.

Second grade is studying fairy tales.  This week, we've been sharing Rachel Isadora's reworking of Hans Christian Anderson's the Ugly Duckling.  This version is set in Africa.  We love the colorful pictures!

Our third graders have been learning about how to find books in the media center.  We've been focusing on learning the different places where fiction and nonfiction books can be found

Here are some examples we have learned:

Cars and Transportation= 629

Jokes and riddles= 818

Fairy and Folk Tales= 398.2

Civil Rights Movement= 323 

In the fourth and fifth grade, we've been discussing the battle of the books.  I linked several trailers to the books on our battle of the books homepage (4th grade,5th Grade).  Many were made by students at other schools.  Our goal is to make our own book trailers later this year!

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