This week, our 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. classes will be learning about the scientific method/process by making glitter SLIME.
Recipe that we used for our experiments:
1 bottle Elmer's clear school glue
1 tbsp glitter
3-5 drops of food coloring (match or coordinate with glitter)
1/2 tbsp baking soda
1-1/2 tbsp contact lens solution
- Empty contents of glue bottle into a bowl.
- Add glitter and food coloring. Stir until well mixed.
- Add baking soda. Stir until completely dissolved.
- Add contact lens solution. Stir until it starts to form a semi-solid ball.
- Knead glitter slime. A squirt or two of contact lens solution will keep it from being so sticky.
- Store in an airtight container.
Other recipes to try:
Glitter GAK and regular GAK
Check-out begins this week! During our library lesson, we will review check-out procedures and how to find a "good fit" book using the 5 Finger Rule. (Grades 3-5 will have a Destiny lesson in lieu of the 5 Finger Rule.) We will also demonstrate proper shelf marker ("stick") etiquette and observe students to make sure they understand our expectations regarding check-out.
STEAM comes to the library this week for our 3rd & 4th grade hour long blocks. These students will divide into groups for center activities. Each group will be testing a keyboarding program called Typing Club. (We are evaluating the program using a small sample group before making the decision of whether or not to buy it for the entire school.) Groups will also be participating in a slime experiment in which students will make slime from different ingredients (no borax) and record their findings on an official Lab Report.
60 minute class schedule:
20 minutes - Lesson
30 minutes - Center rotations + checkout/read to self
10 minutes - Clean-up and prepare to transition to next class
45 minute class schedule:
15 minutes - Lesson
20 minutes - Center activities + checkout/read to self
10 minutes - Clean up and prepare to transition to next class
If our center rotations work well, we will roll out an abbreviated version to our 45 minute block classes.
Pete the Cat has a new book!
The video clip to the right is from Saturday Night Fever, which came out in 1977 - right in the era of disco. Do you think this video inspired the Deans to write their latest Pete the Cat book? Why or why not? Explain your answer using examples from the book and video(s).
Hi River Role Models!
Boomer and I hope you are having a fabulous summer! You guys are AWESOME! We are currently in the lead for elementary schools in our South Cobb cluster! Brooke and Jewel are almost tied for the lead in total number of minutes read for the Scholastic Summer Reading Program! I'm also happy to report that participation is double what we had last summer. If you need help remembering your log-in information, please ask Ms. Roman at the South Cobb Public Library or send me an email: Teresa.Kent@cobbk12.org.
This week marks the beginning of testing week and a varied enrichment schedule.
During testing, if you come to the Media Center due to tardiness or ELL deferral you may choose one of the following activities:
Library Lessons - Earth Day Theme
Shared Reading: Grandpa Green, Yoko or The Tree Lady
Earth Day Response to Literature & Vocabulary Activity
Brain Pop - Climate Change segment
This week we will attempt to answer that question.
Shared Storytime: Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson (plus others if time allows)
Tumble Time: Duck! Rabbit!
Let's learn about carrots: How many of these carrots have you tried?
Learning activities will include either a math or literature response depending on grade level.
Take away (literally): DIY carrot decoration or treat holder. A little something to keep you busy over spring break.
Oh and one more thing - Boomer Wednesday returns this week. Mr. B. is ready to come walk the halls like a RIVER Role Model.
The next two weeks leading up to spring break will be busy!
The week of March 20th, we celebrate CAREER WEEK during the 2 hour morning blocks and with some of our classes away on field trips this week. Oh, and don't forget about VOTING in the Media Center on March 21st.
2nd & 3rd Grades: Signs of Spring
4th Grade: Lewis & Clark's Westward Expansion + Dice Multiplication Activity
5th Grade: End of WWII, Nuclear Bomb Development, Cold War + Dice Multiplication Activity
Storytime Anytime video links
Cornell University Birding Site
This week we will be sharing St. Patrick's Day stories (story 1 and story 2) and learning a little bit about Irish culture.
Some of our activities will include:
I Am Lucky
How To Catch A Leprechaun
Who is Worth More to You Than Gold?
Of course, Brainpop and Destiny feature resources about St. Patrick's Day, but check out these videos:
Celebrate Read Across America Week!
Below are links to some lesser known Seuss video storybooks.
Select at least TWO stories and click on the link to take you to your selected books.
(You will need to click the "BACK" button after listening to the story.)
Listen to at least TWO video storybooks.
Complete the Dr. Seuss writing activity and turn in
your completed project to a member of the Media Staff.
Dr. Seuss Digital Reads
The Lorax https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58b441e13a2cd
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=qrfcnPqNUZo
Fox in Sox http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fox+in+socks&view=detail&mid=F95FEA5DE7E3CE0AEE14F95FEA5DE7E3CE0AEE14&FORM=VIRE
Oh, the Places You’ll Go https://safeshare.tv/x/ss58399f5218232#v
If I Ran the Zoo: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=if+i+ran+the+zoo+video+storybook&view=detail&mid=F3FFAD212F1BD98408BAF3FFAD212F1BD98408BA&FORM=VIRE
The Butter Battle Book: https://safeshare.tv/v/ss579d464aa53d8
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day: https://safeshare.tv/v/ss579d461bb7126
If I Ran the Circus: http://safeshare.tv/v/ss579d47b0c904d
Yertle the Turtle: http://safeshare.tv/v/ss579d48a75c282
Mrs. Kent, Media Specialist