Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sergeant Reckless

This week in Library, we are reading a book about a special military veteran: Sergeant Reckless.

You can learn more about him-and how to draw a horse!- through this special YouTube Playlist.

Before class ends: Share a message home from Reckless or Sgt. Latham on our class padlet.






If you want to learn more about the World War 1 soldier who wrote the postcard:
-"The untold story of a WWI hero" Fielding Vories Meek 
-Distinguished Service Cross: Awarded for Heroic Actions in World War I
-Why World War 1 letters and postcards were censored

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Free choice Library Activities

In Library this week, two free choice Independent Activities:
I found this book using the search terms: dog war

1. Help Ms. Barker find books to display for Veterans Day - books about the military, war, service, biography. Use key words when searching the catalog and place books that you think would be of interest to FMS students.

and/or

2. Create a Chart with your Election Prediction. There were 200 votes cast. How many votes did Arrow, Phoenix, and Arrow get? Watch the video below to learn how to create a chart using Google Sheets. If you would like, download your chart and upload it to our Padlet.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Message in a bottle

5th graders are reading The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas. A couple of questions to think about:

-What would you write on a message in a bottle?

-Where do you think or hope your message would land? (This web page has a model which shows how the ocean currents might carry it from Maine.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Welcome Back!


What do you think Ms. Barker's favorite food? (But she only has it once a year!)


2018-19 school year is here!

Great to see all FMS students twice a week in the Library!

We will spend quality time practicing a variety of ways of looking for books, including of course using the CATALOG link to the left.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Reading!

Hi all FMS 2018-19 students!
I hope you have a great summer - splashing around and enjoying our beautiful state! Save some time for reading too - just don't take your book into the pool, ocean, pond, lake, river, etc. with you!

Click here for some ideas on what to read- see you at the Library!

5th graders close out the school year with a car wash to raise money for Tedford Housing programs to end homelessness. The fundraiser was an outgrowth of a library research project to learn more about ways to help our community.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Best first lines - Stanley Cup edition! Choose the best first line in each bracket!

Click here to vote for your favorite first lines (8 match ups total!): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEKF0bBKJV6h_Z0KyxooVrfwd0PIjU-W9CBiLAcQ9y2G48iw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you Sam for giving us this opportunity to share our opinions about books!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Last week of school activities!

Hello all,
Depending on your grade and class, you may be choosing from one or more of the following options during class time!

Share about the favorite book you read this year (1 minute time limit) on Flipgrid. I have activated stickers for you to decorate your selfie. Please follow all digital/computer use expectations, aka keep it appropriate!
https://flipgrid.com/d74044

Making paper flowers out of old (vintage) book pages ("how to" video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_cCGh3Ckzs

Practice a bit of computer coding with this activity, "Intro to Code Studio": https://studio.code.org/s/coursec/stage/2/puzzle/2