May 20-24

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

We read Introducing Teddy and continue our discussion around gender identity.


May 13-17

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.

Beginning a two-week lesson about gender, we introduce vocabulary and concepts around male/female.


May 6-10

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 The Case for Loving, and students identify character challenges, following our lesson from previous week.


April 29-May 3

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

We read Maddi’s Fridge, and students identify character challenges.


April 22-26

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 Fold Me a Poem, and students fold an origami animal.


April 15-19

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

Students vote for their favorite Washington Children’s Choice nominee.


April 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 8: Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee, Sergeant Reckless. Students look for evidence in the text for the special bond between humans and animals.


March 25-31

Interactive Disability Education Awareness stations in library, along with check outs.


March 18-22

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.

Students find more evidence for Rosa Park’s bravery as we read her biography, setting the stage for our future discussions around Black Lives Matter.


March 11-15

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.

Students find evidence for Rosa Park’s bravery as we read her biography.


March 4-8

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 3: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Student practice wondering about human-animal connection as we read Washington Children’s Choice nominee Lost Cat.


February 25-March 1

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

We read John Rocco’s Blizzard. Students identify character, setting, and events (who, what, where?).


February 4-8

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

We read John Rocco’s Blizzard. Students identify character, setting, and events (who, what, where?).


January 28-February 1

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 trickster tale, The Runaway Wok. Students learn the words protagonist and antagonist, identifying them in the story.


January 22-25

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 1: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

In recognition of National “No Name Calling” Week, we read Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse. Students make connections to text.


January 14-18

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.3.1: Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

Students meet informational text author, Kelly Milner Halls, in library. She will present her methodologies for finding ideas, researching, and writing.


January 7-11

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 10: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We take another look at a nonfiction book, I Fly. Students discuss content and features.


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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