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Welcome to Kordek’s Korner ! This is a monthly newsletter to share what is available within our library and on the internet for you to use to support your curriculum. The resources will also be posted on my blog, Kordek’s Korner, for future reference.
A Biweekly Newsletter Issue 9 - Aug 31 2012f
The print resources found in this section are excellent for the start of the year but can also be used throughout the year. Happy School Year!
By: Susan Milord Call Number: E MIL Grade: K-4 First day of school for students with six students who are scared to begin the
It’s Back to School We Go!
By: Ellen Jackson Call Number: 371 JAC Grade: 1-4 Provides stories about students going back to school in different countries Suggestion: This book would be fun to use at the start of the school year to introduce a global aspect to the classroom. Can also be used throughout the year.
What A Day it was at School!
By: Jack Prelutsky Call Number: 811 PRE Grade: K-4 This book describes different types of maps and with help for a dog, Penny.
The Gingerbread Man Loose in School
By: Loreen Leedy Call Number: E LEE Grade: K-4 The Gingerbread man gets left behind them in class and goes to different rooms to try to ﬁnd them.
Your library is a great resource to use to ﬁnd print and electronic resources. Public and school libraries are there to help you and support student learning. Librarians can help with: -Collaborate and team teacher on a research project - Integrate subjects - Finding books for centers and introducing lessons - And much much more!
Some Website Links: Destiny http:// destiny.eastonsd.org/ World Book Online http:// www.worldbookonline.com/kids/ home Power Library @ school http:// www.powerlibrary.org/Interface/ POWER.asp?ID=pl1221 Easton Public Library http:// www.eastonpl.org/
As the school year starts don’t forget about your library!!
Website: http://www.futureme.org/ Curriculum: Writing, 3rd - 4th Uses: Can be used for a goal setting activity. Students can write to themselves or your email about their goals and receive it at a later date to see if they have achieved them. Also can be used to see write important items about themselves to see if they have changed during the year. Features: - Easy to type - Simple format and instruction - Can copy in text from Word or Pages
Meet Me at Midnight
Website: http://americanart.si.edu/ exhibitions/online/midnight/ default_ﬂash.html Curriculum: Art, grade 4 and up Uses: Should be used as full class to explore art and techniques for younger grades. Features: - Directed by site - Interesting facts and art images - Provides codes to get back to speciﬁc sections - Need to read all bubbles no audio - Must be patient to wait until each section is complete
My Botanic Planet
Website : http:// www.mybotanicplanet.com Curriculum: Science (botany, watersheds Uses: Provides lessons, activities, and online activities. Can be integrated full class or center. Features: - Teacher Guides (House) - Easy navigation (Map and directions) - Games to play after lessons, some are harder then others
Have a Great YEAR
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