Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Trailers

Fourth graders have been creating book trailers. We began by looking at potential Caldecott Medal winners (Locomotive by Brian Floca was the winner) and each student selected a book. Then we brainstormed some ideas and drafted them into storyboards. Finally, today we started using the iMovie app on their iPads. We can't wait to see the finished products!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Biblionasium

Our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have been introduced to Biblionasium. This website allows students to log their reading, complete reading challenges, recommend books to peers and teachers, and receive recommendations. They have loved choosing avatars, backgrounds, and of course, logging those books! Parents can also sign up for a free account to see what their children are reading and even create challenges.