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.
Women's History Month
-March is Women's History Month. Go to the National Women's History Project to learn about some great contributions women have made.
Read Across America Day
is Read Across America Day this year. Be sure to spend some part of this special day with a book!
World Book Day
-Love books? Did you know that books have their own special day? This year it is on March 1st. Celebrate it!
This quarter we focus on narrative writing. Students will write a mystery, science fiction, or realistic fiction story. Then, they will make book trailers to advertise their stories. They will use a Google App (WeVideo) to connect pictures and voice-overs to persuade others to read their stories.
We have our Media Messages project this quarter. Students will analyze breakfast cereal commercials to determine if they are responsible and if not, why. They will then act (we'll record the videos!) in commercials they've written that are better examples of responsible advertising.
Third graders will create realistic fiction picture books this quarter. They will start by planning and writing stories around a theme and allowing pictures to help tell their stories. They will then use a Google App (Storybook That!) to create a graphic-novel edition of their stories.
Our work this quarter is in two parts. First, we will research the question: Should animals be kept in zoos? After finding pros and cons for the issue, students will use the information they found to write an opinion piece on the topic.
The second part of our work will also involve opinions. This time, the students will form an opinion about a book they have read, then they will write a persuasive piece in the form of a book review.
We have our first research project this quarter! Students are Young Geographers, each class researching a different state. Students will then make brochures featuring aspects of the state they learned about, read the brochures from other classes, and form an opinion about which state they would most like to visit.
The Black-Eyed Susan program is open! Check Google Classroom for an invitation to join the program. Watch the introductory video, read through the annotated book lists, read the books, and fill out the evaluations. See Miss Kleponis if you have any questions. Good luck and good reading!
Check out our Makerspace Page to see what wonderful creations our Makers built together!
Dr. Seuss: March 2
Ezra Jacks Keats: March 11
Carl Hiaasen: March1 2
Louis Sachar: March 20
Lois Lowry: March 20
Kate DiCamillo: March 25