December 17-21

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

In preparation for our Winter Break, we show Ks how to access Tumblebooks from SPS’s Online Resources. Students will receive a directional bookmark to take home.


December 10-14

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 10: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

In preparation for our visit with author Kelly Milner Halls, we read and discuss Dinosaur Parade.


December 3-7

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.3.3: Seek opportunities for pursuing personal and aesthetic growth.

We review parameters for first Annual Bryant Library Read-A-Thon!


November 26-30

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.2: Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.

We venture to all other parts of library to check out books from there now!


November 13-16

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standard 1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

To build a community of readers, students share one thing about themselves in “Circle Time.”


November 5-9

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

We read Tuesday Tucks Me In. Since this is our first nonfiction read together, students identify what makes this story seem true.


October 29-November 2

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: I can tell the characters, setting, and events in a story.

We read Library Lion and consider how it thematically relates to the Bryant Way in the library.


October 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 8:  With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Continuing our grasp of the Bryant Way, we read Mr. Wiggle’s Book. Students then look for real examples of taking care of library books based on what we read.


October 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3:  With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Continuing our grasp of the Bryant Way, we read Toestomper and the Caterpillars. Students look for examples of taking care of self and others.


October 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3:  With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Continuing our grasp of the Bryant Way, we read Peter Brown’s My Teacher Is A Monster (No, I am Not). Students look for connections for how we take care of each other.


October 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee The Bad Seed by Jory John and use it to discuss what a “Bad Seed” looks like in Bryant Library!


September 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

We read Mac Barnett’s Rules of the House. Students articulate why we have rules at Bryant.


September 17-21

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.4.3: Recognize how to focus efforts in personal learning.

Students learn how to use shelf markers to browse the picture books in the reading room.


September 10-14

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standard 1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

We introduce the Washington Children’s Choice nominee Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar. Following our reading, we discuss how it relates to Bryant Library.

 

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