ES Library / Infodigilit Assignments

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q Grade 6 Assignments

    We are well into our research for out Independent Study Projects.  Remember that you will need notes from 6 sources and that your bibliography will be due January 23rd.  We will work on our infographics in class.  Wea re using Piktochart to create them.

    The final copy of your infographic will be due on Monday February 13th.

    Attached is the rubric that we will use for our Infographics.

    Infographic Design Rubric - Independent Study Project

    Information Graphics Rubric
    Maximum Total of 20 Points
    4 Points
    3 Points
    2 Points
    1 Points
    DRAFT
    Draft plan is comprehensive and includes plans for 1. facts, 2. images and 3. statistics. Neat and well organized
    Draft plan is comprehensive and includes plans for 1. facts, 2. images and 3. statistics. Somewhat neat and organized
    Draft plan includes plans for 1. facts, 2. images and 3. statistics.
    Draft plan doesn't include all the components or is missing all together
    FACTS
    Contains more than five facts that address the research topic
    Contains four or five facts that address the research topic
    Contains two or three facts that mostly address the research topic
    Contains zero or one facts that aren't related to the research topic
    IMAGES
    Contains more than three photos or images that support the research topic
    Contains three photos or images that support the research topic
    Contains two photos or images that somewhat support the research topic
    Contains one or no photos or images and they don't support the research topic
    STATISTICS
    Includes a graph, chart or table with appropriate data. Data is accurate and appropriate
    Includes a graph, chart or table with appropriate data. Data is mostly accurate and appropriate
    Includes a graph, chart or table with appropriate data. Data isn't accurate and not appropriate for the topic
    No graph, table or chart was incorporated into the design
    DESIGN
    Layout and design does an excellent job explaining the data in a visual manner
    Layout and design does a good job explaining the data in a visual manner
    Layout and design is slightly confusing but the message of the creator is understood through discuss
    Layout and design does not explain the data in a visual manner and is confusing or inaccurate


    Student Name: _________________________________

    Student Self Assessment:  ______/20

    Final Assessment:  _______/20
     
  • Q Grade 5 Assignments

    During the end of January we are finishing up our Google Ninja program with coding practice.  In February we will begin our history of Storytelling unit. 
  • Q Grade 4 Assignments

    During the end of January we are working in class on writing our author script (based on the research we just finished up) and we will create avatars using Tellagami EDU during class.  

    I look forward to our "Author Party" when all of the students get a chance to share their authors with the rest of the class.  
  • Q Grade 3 Assignments

    During class students are participating in Common Sense Media's Digital Passport Digital Citizenship program.
  • Q Grade 2 Assignments

    Using our Caldecott books as inspiration, students are working on Scratch JR. to create interactive stories.
  • Q Grade 1 Assignments

    First graders are learning about how the Library is organized.  We are learning to find our fiction books using abc order and will soon learn how to find our nonfiction titles using the Dewey Decimal System.  We are looking forward to playing with the Dewey Ducks in class.  We will wrap this unit up by teaching (coding) our Blue-Bot to find titles!
  • Q Kindergarten Assignments

    Following our Mother Goose unit, Kindergarten students will now take a look at traditional fairy tales and fairy tale elements.  We will talk about the differences between stories and between fairy tales and "Disney tales."
  • Q Pre-Kindergarten Assignments

    In addition to supporting the OWL Reading curriculum, the Pre-K Infodigilit curriculum introduces computer science through coding and the use of our class Code-a-pilar.

ES Library / Infodigilit FAQ

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q May I donate books to the Library?

    YES! We welcome donations of new or used (in good condition) books.  Books that are not selected for our stacks go into the "Readbox" for student selection (or they may be given to a homeroom teacher if I know they are looking for particular titles / genres).

    We also have a Birthday Book program. The Birthday Book Club is open to everyone in our school community and is a wonderful way to celebrate and promote the lifelong love of reading.  With the Birthday Book Club, books may be donated in honor of a student's birthday or another special event.  A bookplate will be placed in the book commemorating the students event.

    For more information regarding title that we would love to add to our collection, please contact Mrs. Mathias.
  • Q What is the "Readbox"?

    The Readbox is our version of the Red Box - accept we deal in books and our books are free!

    How does it work?  If you take a book, you may keep it for as long as you like...I only ask that you please bring in any type of book to replace it with (you may even bring back the same book you first took out).
     
    The Readbox works on donations - so if you, or your parents, have any children books that you would like to donate, please let Mrs. Mathias know!  
  • Q What is the ES Library's circulation policy?

    • Students are encouraged to make their own book selections.  Books are shelved according to format (for example: nonfiction, lower everybody readers picture books, lower fiction chapter books, upper fiction novels).  While the books are not leveled, we do use a marking system. Books with orange bands mark books that are geared towards kindergarten - third grade. Books that are not marked are geared towards third grade and above. The materials in the Media Center serve students in grades kindergarten - ninth grade reading level.  With the exception of Kindergarten students, students are allowed to select books with or without orange bands. However, books marked "YA" (young adult) are not allowed to be checked out by students in second grade and below.  Students are always encouraged to make their best personal selections. 
    • If you have a library book that you would like to return early you may always do so.  While there are designated library days for each grade level, books may be checked out anytime.
    • If you have a library book that you need for longer than two weeks, please renew it!  Books are checked out for a two-week period, but may be kept longer, as long as another student does not have it on hold.  Students in grades 3 - 6 are encouraged to check out three books at a time, students in grades 1-2 two books.  Kindergarten students are encouraged to check out one book at a time.
    • Books are allowed to go home with students, with the exception of the Kindergarten students.  Their books are to remain in their classrooms.
  • Q When are library books due?  When are overdue notices given out?

    Books are due back two weeks from their checkout date.  All due dates are stamped in the book.  Students in grades 3 and above may check their Destiny accounts to see what is due and when it is due.

    Overdue slips are handed out on early dismissal days.  Please try and return all overdue books as soon as you know they are late.
  • Q What do I do if I have lost a library book?

    If you have lost a book, please let Mrs. Mathias know.  Lost books may be replaced with a new hard-covered copy of the same book or they may be paid for.  Book bills for lost books are distributed at the end of the school year.  Books are a minimum of $25.00 each.  If the cost of the book is more than $25.00 the replacement cost will reflect the cost of the book.

Curriculum Guide

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  • ES Infodigilit / Library Curriculum Guide

    INFORMATION AND DIGITAL LITERACY / LIBRARY CURRICULUM GUIDE
    GRADE 6:

    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
    • Digital Compass (Common Sense Media curriculum) covering: self-image, cyber-bullying, communication, digital footprints, privacy, security, creative credit, copyright, and citations
    Research
    • How to research using print and digital sources
    • How to cite sources
    • Navigation of search engines and databases
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Discovery of nonfiction texts for use in Independent Study project
    Creative Content
    • Infographic design
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as imovie, Tellagami, Animoto, Thinglink, Popplet, etc.
    GRADE 5:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Google Ninja Program
    • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
    • Digital life, digital media, digital footprint
    Research
    • How to research using print and digital sources with a focus on search strategies
    • How to cite sources / plagiarism
    • Search engines versus browsers
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • History of storytelling
    • Fairy Tale Trials
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Thinglink, Augmented Reality (Aurasma), etc.
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.
    GRADE 4:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
    • Online safety, passwords, parts of a website
    Research
    • How to research using print and digital sources with a focus on search strategies
    • How to cite sources / plagiarism vs. paraphrasing
    • Search engines versus browsers
    • Types of note-taking
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Author Study
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Animoto, Morfo, Tellagami, Pic Collage, etc.
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.)
    GRADE 3:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Digital Passport (Common Sense Media curriculum) covering: communication, privacy, searching, creative content
    • Digital footprints
    Research
    • Traditional print sources (how to use and recognizing parts of): dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas, almanac
    • Types of note-taking
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Exploration of “book worlds”
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Book Creator
    • Creation of a physical “bag” book
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.)
    • Focus on Dewey Decimal System divisions
    GRADE 2:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Staying safe online, digital trail, evaluating websites, using keywords
    Research
    • Using text features for information / research
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Caldecott Medal
    • Book Characters
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Book Creator, Doddle Buddy, etc.
    • Creation of a physical “mini” book
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.)
    • Writing and finding fiction call numbers
    • Writing and finding nonfiction call numbers
    • Dewey Decimal System / Great Dewey Hunt
    • Parts of a Physical Book
    • Parts of a book / text features: table of contents, glossary, index
    GRADE 1:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Going places safely online, our online community, creative works,  using keywords
    Research
    • Using web and print sources to research and create “new” animals (We Build a Zoo project)
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Classic picture books
    • Book reviews
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using Switch Zoo
    • Creation of book reviews using Pic Collage, and a variety of other digital tools
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. book care, how to PICK a book, etc.)
    • ABC order in the Library
    • Introduction to Dewey Decimal System
    • Parts of a Physical Book
    • Fiction versus Nonfiction
    • Card Catalog and how it works
    KINDERGARTEN:
    Literature Exploration
    • Very Ready Reading Program
    • Nursery Rhymes
    • Fairy Tales
    • Folklore
    Library Organization

    • Review of library management and organization (inc. book care, how to PICK a book, etc.)
    • ABC order in the Library
    • Introduction to Dewey Decimal System
    • Parts of a Physical Book
    • Fiction versus Nonfiction
    • Card Catalog and how it works
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Hello!  I have been the Infodigilit Teacher for Sacred Heart Elementary School for ten years.  I love our school as not only am I a teacher here, but SHES was also my elementary school growing up, and now my daughter attends as well.  I love teaching my students about finding information and using it to create new and exciting projects based on their creative instincts.  I also love reading and sharing recommendations of great stories that will allow me to introduce my students to some amazing book friends.  When I am not reading and researching, I love spending time with my dog Buddie, my pet goats and chickens.

 
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please let me know!
Mrs. Mathias
Making Thinking Visible in Infodigilit!

ES Library / Infodigilit News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Thank You!

    Thank you for the support for the December Bookfair!  We are excited to be able to add many new titles to our collection!
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  • December Bookfair Date Announced!

    The December Bookfair will be held on Saturday, December 10th at the Derby Street Barnes & Noble.  While the Bookfair will be held all day, though the SHES Chorus will be performing at 1pm. 

    Present the Bookfair ID: 12045233 at the Derby Street Barnes & Noble on the 10th and a percentage of your purchase will come back to the SHES Library.  The Barnes & Noble stores in Braintree and in Hyannis will also honor the ID number on the 10th.

    You may continue to support the SHES Library buy purchasing books online between December 10th and 15th at BN.com/bookfairs.


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  • ES Library / Barnes and Noble Bookfairs

    Each school year the ES hosts two Barnes and Noble bookfairs, one in December and one at the end of the school year (in May or June, depending on the school schedule). More information on the 2016 - 2017 bookfairs will become available as the school year continues.
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ES Library Class Schedule


Library Class Schedule / When Books are Due Back
(books are due every two weeks)

Monday: PreK and Grade 6
Tuesday: PreK and Kindergarten
Wednesday: Grade 3
Thursday: Grade 1 and Grade 4
Friday: Grade 2 and Grade 5

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