May 20-24

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard: Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a variety of digital tools.

Partners continue drafting comic strip on computer program.


May 13-17

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard: Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a variety of digital tools.

Partners, working with drafts from last week, start planning comic strip on computer program.


April 29-May 3

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.1.1: Generate ideas and create original works for personal and group expression using a variety of digital tools.

After some instruction around digital citizenship, partners begin drafting ideas for a comic


April 22-26

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

Students summatively assess their reading goals and discuss.


April 15-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

We read Is That for a Boy or a Girl? and consider the stereotypes as we meet the characters in the story.


April 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Standard 3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

We talk define words around gender and discuss stereotypes.


March 25-31

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


March 18-22

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

We read the book Red, and discuss how it relates to our lesson from last week’s discussion around upstanding to bullying.


March 11-15

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 3.1d: Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

We rejoin our fabulous counselor, Mr. Max, continuing our studies around social-emotional learning.


March 4-8

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 3.3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Students read excerpts of recent incidents, relating to Black Lives Matter.


February 25-March 1

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.3.6: Discuss theme of stories, using evidence to support opinions.

To provide historical context for our studies of Black Lives Matter, we read and discuss Ruth and the Green Book.


February 4-8

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

Students assess progress thus far on their reading goals.


January 28-February 1

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Literature Standard 3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Continuing our exploration of Social Emotional Learning with Mr. Max, we read Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig. Playing “Four Corners,” students differentiate among  Mean Moments, Rude Moments, Oops Moments, and Bullying.


January 22-25

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 3.1d: Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

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

Students assess progress thus far on their reading goals.


December 17-21

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

Teaming with our counselor, Mr. Max, students make a friendship soup.


December 10-14

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

We discuss our upcoming visit with uber-cool author Kelly Milner Halls.


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 24-30

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.6: Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.

Students assess their interests via learning styles survey.


November 13-16

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.2a: Compare results to evaluate the best solution.

Partners practice using key words versus subject searches and compare results.


November 5-9

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students record reading goals on passports and discuss what meeting them “looks like.”


October 29-November 2

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students set their reading goals; Ms. Aliverti and classroom teacher will review.


October 22-26

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students review their reading interest surveys from last week and begin to consider an individualized reading goal.


October 15-19

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.4.1: Identify own areas of interest.

In preparation for setting a reading goal in the library, students consider their reading interests as they respond to a survey.


October 8-12

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.2a: Gather information using selected digital resources. 

To review finding books in Bryant Library, partners use our Online Patron Access Catalog (OPAC).


October 1-5

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

To review Bryant Library’s policies and procedures, partners respond to questions in a Kahoot game.


September 24-28

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 4b: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Students perform a reader’s theater from The Library Dragon; we then discuss taking care of our library.


September 17-21

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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


September 10-14

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

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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