Welcome!

Welcome back to school!


 Throughout the year, Park Lodge students will demonstrate the “4 R’s” (be Ready, Responsible, Respectful, and Reflective) in the Library Media Center (LMC).

 

In addition:

 

Kindergartners are now checking out books. The AM class checks out on Tuesdays and the PM class checks out on Thursdays. Kindergartners have also begun using computers to access a reading program called Ticket to Read during their library time.

 

1stgraders are learning about genres. We discuss which genre a book might belong in as we read it. They are also using Microsoft Word to create their own mini book about genres.

 

2ndgraders recently completed a project about ecosystems. Each student studied a different ecosystem and found the plants and animals located in it, how weather changes it, and how people can change the ecosystem. The students used PowerPoint to show these topics with pictures and labels. They are now beginning a project that has them researching what different rural, suburban, and urban communities look like around the world.

 

3rdgraders recently completed a project about ecosystems. Each student studied a different ecosystem and found the plants and animals located in it, how weather changes it, and how people can change the ecosystem. The students used PowerPoint to show these topics with pictures and labels. They are now researching the culture of another country. The students are using online encyclopedias, online databases, and online almanacs to find information.

 

4thgraders recently completed essays that compare and contrast Eastern and Western Washington. They used maps and map legends to make their comparisons. This month they will continue practice the skill of map reading by looking at atlases.

 

5thgraders are currently creating Readers Workshop PowerPoint presentations. They are using chapter books to find vocabulary words, look at story elements, and write summaries and letters to the author. Mrs. Turner’s class is also using the Internet to research and analyze several forms of poetry.

 

The Library Media Center is a busy place!