Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Myon Review Game, Presentation, and Other

The next game session will be April 2 at 12 Noon (Game Time delayed: 12:30-1, Use Login 1 Instructions)

Email deidre.williams@lrsd.org is problems, questions or concerns

I recommend you preview the presentation before the game.

Login 1-Game Link Here for Live Session (Dates and Times Above):

hellosmart.com and use Class ID: 265 555

Login 2-Game Link Here for any other time:


Monday, March 30, 2020

Mystery/Guest Reader Code: KEYS

1. Favorite book as a child and grade or other:
Where the Red Fern Grows 4th grade.

2. I was the ___________ child in my family.
Oldest child.

3.  I love to watch ____.
  All sports

4. My favorite vacation is ___.
Anything with my family!

5. 5-My favorite quote is . . .
 "Kindness Is Free!"

Read Aloud and Reveal:
For a limited time, you will find the video on the FHSA Eagles You Tube Channel, FHSA Dogital Sandbox link sent by teachers or login to your Google Account to access this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=10xGDloDnng8Lbr4t96cATVUi86dMVsXH to locate the reader video by code or episode.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

AMI Live Sessions and Appoinments Survey

Live Session Topics
Monday, March 30 -- 12 noon--MyClasslink: Myon 
This session is still tentative. Email deidre.williams@lrsd.org for final info. or for reschedule notice.

Tuesday, March 31 --12 noon -- Tech Cards from CALS
Return here for session 

Other topic sessions to look for: MyClasslink/Google Tools, STAR Reading Resources at Home, Digital Citizenship/Online Learning Best Practices, and Free Technology Tools.


 About Appoinments:

Complete the survey to receive a response      
(already completed the survey or problems, email deidre.williams@lrsd.org):

Monday, March 16, 2020

Library Class AMI

Take the AMI Survey to decide feasible Phone/Online Library Hour Activities

AMI  1

Note: The reading log can be downloaded and printed to use. If a student has a reading log or instructions from their teacher. Use those instructions/form instead. Remember to show the media specialist either reading log once we return to school.

Unable to sign-in, try this link: https://lrsdorg0-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/deidre_williams_lrsd_org/EYoW813sm6BPvfhGFo4HDmIBVMrwrufHEfe_oUmRntvUNg?e=E7npeC

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Highlights from Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Week

Book and Character Dress-up Day Fashion Show

Dress-up Day and Guest Readers

5th Grader with Guest Reader, Beth Quarles - Girl Scouts

4th Graders with Guest Author, Brenda Bowles

Mason -1st Grade, 1st  Book Fair Drawing Winner
Parent Visitor on Dress-up Day

STEM Inspired by a Book

Inspired by the book, The Fort That Jack Built
Charlie - 2nd Grade and Book Club Member

More inspiration from the Fort that Jack Built
Charlotte - 3rd

Erin and Natalie - 3rd and 1st Grade

Thanks to our visitors March 2
(Please let me know of any names omitted)

Attorney Lee Miller
Dr. Brenda Bowles
Mrs. Beth Quarles

Book Fair Prize Winners
Biddle, Avery – Teegarden K 
Mason Southerland* – Phillips 1st 
Zoey Kendel – Brooks 2nd
Isabel Hansen – Hanson 3rd
Briscoe, Kayleigh-Janelle – Harris 4th
Axhukwu, Mixhelle  - Wilson 5th
Thomas, Gavin – 7th grade 

Door Prize
Chloe* – 1st grade  
Mo Keene -  2nd grade

Wish List Drawing Winner
Vaughn - 2nd Grade 

Test Prep through Vocabulary and More

Most Common Suffixes and Prefixes

English Greek and Latin Roots
https://www.oakton.edu/user/3/gherrera/Greek%20and%20Latin%20Roots%20in%20English/greek_and_latin_roots.pdf (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike - Oakton.edu)

Latin and Greek Root Words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWyX8vl6kMs (teacher desktop login required at school)

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots Rap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJrjNR7ZZM (teacher desktop login required at school)

Library Class Lesson Connections

Monday, March 9, 2020

6th-8th Virtual Book Club and 6th - 8th Grade Students vs. the FHSA Staff (Million Words Challenge)

Congratulations Finnegan Mcintyre for Winning the Tablet
Thanks to L. Neal/Instructional Technology 

 6th -8th Grade Finalist February 2020
Students should see Mrs. Williams to pick up prizes

Sign up for the Million Words Challenge here and be sure to list your name and respond with Million Words Challenge
(Guidelines Below)


Reading Challenge
6th – 8th Grade Virtual Book Club 
December 18 – January 18, 2019 (Extended to January 31)
E-Book Microsoft Word Clip art

What to do?

1. Read Books on Myon (no AR Quiz Required)

2. Read other e-books and print books (and take AR Quiz when at school)
Check if a title is AR on Book Finder: http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx  
Quiz at school: https://hosted330.renlearn.com/214870/default.aspx

3. Comment on the book club site (use class response temporarily to give a review of a book) and/or attend Meet Up dates (optional Mondays and Friday 12:30 lunch at school beginning Dec. 20)

4. Report your word count (see below) after the Holiday Break and weekly in the school media center December 18 - January 18.

5. Check-in and listen for the announcement of student prize winners after January 18. 

2- $15 Online book Fair Cards
2 - Xbox or PlayStation Store Cards

1 Top Reader Award Per Grade
1 Drawing Winner (Comment and Meet Up Participants Eligible)
15+ Lanyard, Pin, and Celebration Recipients


Students (6th-8th) vs Staff Million Word Challenge
August - Spring Break 2019 Word Count

How to calculate words for: 

Accelerated Reader Word Count
1.  Login to AR Home Connect (at home status of reading not quizzes)
2. Find and note your word count for the year

Myon Word Count
1. Login to Classlink for Myon
2. Click your name to reveal profile button
3. Click profile then find and note word count

Add the two word count totals together.  Report this total to the library media center when you have reached a milestone starting with 100,000 words (visit the media center for additional details).

Staff members will calculate totals similarly (See Mrs. Williams about Myon and AR logins and procedures).

Read Time to Word Count Calculator

***Categories and Prize***

6th - 8th Reading Challenge/Virtual Book Club
Book Fair Gift Card (Immediate Online Purchase)
Xbox or PlayStation Gift Card
Fire HD 8 Tablet

Staff vs Students  Challenge
1st Group to Reach 1 million words Dec. 18 - March 31
Overall most words read August 2019 - March 31, 2020

Bragging Rights
(Who will win? Students or Staff)

Don't forget 6th - 8th Grades are competing for a field trip based on library check-outs.

Mulan the Legend/Book VS The Movie

Book club invites you to research Mulan and help us debate which is better the written version of the story or the Movie (whichever version you've seen or will see).

How to participate:

1. Based on your reading or research, list details (5 Ws: who, what, when, where, why, and how) about the legend of Mulan and/or attributing stories from Chinese history under class response (be sure to include the source).

List of book titles you can locate at a library or purchase: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/mulan

2. Participating researchers will be invited to a lunchtime or after school Mulan Themed Book Club Celebration this spring.

Happy Reading and Researching!

Research Resources

Coming Soon!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Book Club Challenge: The Fort that Jack Built

After reading The Fort That Jack Built, use items from the list below to create a fort that could be used for reading.  Make sure to ask Mrs. Williams to photograph the completed fort to post online. You may also choose to build a fort or other inspired by a book at home.  Post a picture online with the #booksinspirefh and/or email to deidre.williams@lrsd.org.

Each group may use the following items in the school library:

1 large rug

2 large bean bags

1 round bean bag

4 green stools

a table positioned in a designated location

5 chairs

4 clothes pins (ask Mrs. Williams)

4 table cloths (ask Mrs. Williams)

20 encyclopedias (look behind the circulation desk)

Note: Other items are negotiable.

Before you begin building, sketch out your idea for your group to review.  Your group should vote on the idea they believe is the best.  The winning designer gets to lead the group
each team member to take turns placing the items to complete the fort.

Sample Instructions:

Return any items you used today when we clean up to go home.