October 31, 2014: Library

Library classes with first graders are in full swing!  Homeroom classes visit weekly for 30 minutes. Students may check out two books at a time and are strongly encouraged to check out at least one book in the target language. This year the library is fortunate to have 19 iPads.  In addition to book talks and stories, students will use the iPads and/or Smartboard to learn technology skills using learning.com, a digital literacy curriculum, featuring self-paced lessons and games to practice skills, activities to reinforce concepts, and quizzes to check for understanding. So far, this has been a big hit with the kids!  Each student has his or her own login and password.  Lessons will be completed during library classes.  However, if you are interested in your child learning keyboarding skills with a full-size keyboard, learning.com has an excellent self-paced program you may access from home.  Please feel free to email me if you would like more information.

The TIS Library has its own website where you can access PYP resources and ebooks and find out about library policies and the latest library happenings.
The TIS Library Reading Challenge begins Nov. 3.  Please encourage your first grader to participate!  Look for information to come home with your child next week or find out more on the library website.

The Scholastic Reading Club is accessible online at any time. Purchases benefit the library and classrooms.

I am available to answer questions or to help you and your child find great books!

Tamara Beecroft