Fabius Pompey Elementary School Library
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Miss Porter, Librarian
Mrs. Way, Library Aide
April in the F-P Elementary Library
Spring is a wonderful time with the kindergarteners; we're reading Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a...series and then moving on to Miss Porter's favorite author/illustrator, Kevin Henkes. His books are a great reflection of the spring season!
First grade will also be reading several of Miss Porter's favorite books and authors, including the Fann Brothers, Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett, and Ann Jonas. Come May, we'll be doing some very introductory coding with Code-a-pillar on the ipads.
It's Chromebook time for the second graders! Students will have 1:1 Chromebooks from 3rd grade on, so this is a nice head start to get comfortable before the switch from ipads next fall. We'll be using PebbleGo Animals, one of our online databases, to research birds during the month of April.
Third grade will be exploring media literacy in the next few weeks. This unit's goal is to make students aware of information that often comes their way in the form of subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) advertising.
Fourth grade is moving into Common Sense Media's Digital Passport. We'll be learning about strong passwords, digital multi-tasking, keeping information safe, cyberbullying, keyword searching, and giving credit to our sources in the next couple of months.
Digital citizenship is the theme of fifth grade library. We've been talking about phishing and protecting our personal information online and will be continuing into the topic of being kind online and cyberbullying. Again, we'll be loosely following Google's Be Internet Awesome curriculum as well as additional online platforms to explore these topics.