The main purpose of a
library media center in an MCPS elementary school is to support the curriculum.
It is also equally important to provide an environment which stimulates
curiosity and encourages a life-long quest for knowledge.
As the weather gets colder, the idea of cozying up with a good book gets better and better. Need suggestions? Go to the public library--those librarians will love to help you!
-This is a very important day in our nation's history. Don't know what happened? Do a little researching to find out!
The winter solstice (December 21
this year) is the shortest day of the year. There is no better way to celebrate a short day than with short fiction. Read and enjoy!
Our project this time is social studies related. Students will research a government movement-American rights, civil rights, women's rights, worker's rights (the labor movement), or consumer rights (the health and safety movement). They will learn who the players are, what they wanted to accomplish, and if they achieved their goals. They will use an app called Powtoons to publish their findings. Everything students need to
know about the project can be found in their Noodle Tools accounts (access using
Google Drive) and the Google Classrooms for each movement.
Our students will become businesspeople! They will create a new business to add to Rockville Town Center. In order to do this, they will research current businesses to determine what goods and services they supply, and what natural, capital, and human resources they need to function. Students will then create presentations (think
) to campaign for their businesses. All resources are
available in the MDEcon Project in Google Classroom.
This quarter will combine technology and history. Students will take a topic (communication, farming, games, school, or transportation) and investigate how the technology used for that topic changed over time. They will then create online timelines showing the technology's progression. Use the TechOverTime Project Google Classroom for all resources.
Second graders will author fractured fairy tales
this quarter. They will take an existing fairy tale and change its setting (and
make any other changes this necessitates!). They will research rainforests,
grasslands, deserts, or the tundra to use as a setting for their fairy tale.
Linda Mullaly Hunt: December 2
Cornelia Funke: December 10
Avi: December 23
Pam Muñoz Ryan:
Mercer Mayer: December 30