June 19-23

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.2.4:  Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing an interest in various literary genres.

Students receive suggested summer reading ideas from Seattle Public Library and NE Teacher-librarians. Interested readers may choose to participate in Bryant Summer Reading Bingo.


June 12-16

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Learning Standard 2.3.1: Select and use common applications.

We revisit Bryant Library electronic resources for over the summer. Students receive instructional bookmark for how to access from home.


June 5-9

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 1.2.2:  Demonstrate confidence and self- direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.

We discuss finding “just right” books with the 5 finger book check.


May 30-June 2

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 10:  I can tell the characters, setting, and events in a story.

We practice sequencing with Kate and the Beanstalk.


May 22-26

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

Students identify where Leonardo is on Mood Meter.


May 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 10: I can actively participate in group reading activities.

Students use alphabet to find books in reading room.


May 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Foundation Standard 1.d: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

To acquaint ourselves with book order, we practice alphabetizing in the picture book room.


May 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 4: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

We read this year’s Caldecott winner, Radiant Child. Students decide whether or not they agree with a statement the author makes about art.


April 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 7: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

Celebrating National Poetry Month, we read Fold Me a Poem. Ss make an origami dog.


April 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Writing Standard 1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

Students write and draw a persuasive take on their favorite crayon.


April 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Writing Standard 1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

Students write and draw a persuasive take on their favorite crayon.


April 3-7

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

In preparation for author Drew Daywalt’s visit, we read The Day the Crayons Quit. This will also prep students for next session when we practice persuasive writing.


March 27-31

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Students vote for favorite Washington Children’s Choice nominee. We then read the winner from 2009, Two Bobbies.


March 20-24

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Job Wanted. Students identify personality traits of the dog and find evidence in story for those traits.


March 13-17

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 Maddi’s Fridge, a story that pairs well with our school’s volunteerism with the Hunger Intervention Project. Students discuss which characters face a challenge.

March 6-10

Art docent lesson with Junior League paintings and sculptures.


February 27-March 3

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 2: With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

We finish biography on Rosa Parks, and students respond to true or false questions.


February 13-17

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 2: With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

We begin a biography of Rosa Parks. Students identify evidence that supports ideas as we read.


February 6-10

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 7: I can match the illustrations with different parts in the story.

We read The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever, matching illustrations with story.


January 30-February 3

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

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we read The Runaway Wok, another trickster tale. Students learn to identify protagonist and antagonist.


January 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We read I Fly, an informational text and Washington Children’s Choice nominee. Before reading, students consider their regard for flies. After reading, we revisit those feelings and whether they have changed based on what we read.


January 17-20

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

We read Tops and Bottoms. Students look for evidence of how the hare deceives the bear.


January 9-13

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Learning Standard 2.3.2a: Visit teacher-selected websites.

Partners revisit Tumblebooks, this time to practice independent use.


January 3-6

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 7: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee Mummy Cat twice: once for readers to hear the story with words; twice for readers to discern how the illustrations impact the story.


December 12-16

Due to annual book fair, library available for check outs only this week.


December 5-9

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

Partners use Tumblebooks, learning how to access from our online resources.


November 28-December 2

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standard 1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

In preparation for using library computers next week, students practice partner work and compromising.


November 14-18

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, I’m Trying to Love Spiders, and students decide whether it’s informational or fictional text.


November 7-11

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.4: Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres.

Ks tour the rest of library and check out from new sections of the collection!


October 31-November 4

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

We read Ben Clanton’s Vote for Me. Students vote for their favorite character and give supporting statements.


October 24-28

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 students point to examples of the Bryant Way throughout the text.


October 17-21

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

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee Nerdy Birdy, tying its ideas around being included to the Bryant Way.


October 10-13

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 3: With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

In discussing how we take care of the library, we pinpoint book care. We read Mr. Wiggles’ Book and students identify book care strategies.


October 3-7

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 6: With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

In preparation for our author visit with Mac Barnett, we read Chloe and the Lion. Students differentiate between author and illustrator.


September 26-30

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

Students apply ideas from My Teacher is a Monster to how we help each other in the library.