End of the Year Library Info

As the end of the school year approaches, please make note that all library books should be returned by Monday June 5th.

The last day of Infodigilit classes will be on Thursday, June 8th.  

Book Cleaning will be from Monday, June 12th  - Wednesday, June 14th.  

We are always looking for volunteers to help with book cleaning - many hands make light work!  If you are able to give any time, please email Mrs. Mathias at cmathias@sacredheartkingston.com.



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ES Library / Infodigilit Assignments

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q Grade 6 Assignments

    Congratulations on your Infographics - everyone did very well and I am excited that we were able to share our passions about such serious topics with one another.

    The final part of our Independent Study Project is animation.  Using the app Explain Everything, you will be creating a short work of animated fiction inspired by your topic. Your animation should be over 1 minute, but under 2.  Use the brainstorming that we completed in class to make sure you address characters, setting, plot, and message.  We will be looking at different types of animation as inspiration and we will also work on planning via the use of story boards.  

    This is an in-class project that begins on March 6th and will continue through the end of the year. 

    Explain Everything: Animation Project

    In Explain Everything (EE) you will have the opportunity to share the passion you have for your Independent Study Topic (IST) by creating a short animated film.  The “short” should be over one minute in length, but under two.  It should be a fictional story with a clear beginning, middle and end, as well as a character and setting.  The short does not have to be about your entire IST, but should introduce an aspect of the topic.  Your audience with be elementary school students in the lower grades.

    Timeline:
    March 20th: EE tutorials (intro and basic use) / work time
    March 27th: EE tutorials (insert objects / advanced tools) / work time
    April 3rd: work time
    April 10th: work time
    April 24th: work time

    May 1st: Project is due at the beginning of class. Presentations and feedback during class time.
    May 8th:  Presentations and feedback during class time.
    May 15th:  Presentations and feedback during class time.








    Rubric: out of 20 points (based on 4,3,2,1)

    Skill
    4: Exceeds Grade Level Expectations
    3: Meets Grade Level Expectations
    2: Meets Grade Level Expectations with Assistance
    1: Below Grade Level Expectations
    Storyboard
    Storyboard is complete and well organized.  A clear plan is in place.
    Storyboard is completed, however the plan in place still needs work.
    Storyboard has been started, but is not completed and work still needs to be finished.
    Storyboard is incomplete or missing. There is no clear plan in place for the project.
    Content / Message
    The short tells a fictionalized story based on the IST topic. The short stays on topic and provides a clear message.
    The short tells a fictionalized story based on the IST topic. The short explains the topic, but may leave the audience with questions about the message.
    The short tells a fictionalized story though it is hard to tell the IST topic. The topic and message are hard to understand and need more explanation.
    The short tells a fictionalized story, though it does not relate to the IST and the message is difficult to understand.
    Length of Short
    The short is between the one minute and two minute time requirement.
    The short falls below the one minute minimum by a few seconds.
    The short is significantly below the one minute minimum time requirement.
    Plot / Character
    There is a clear beginning, middle, and end to the short.  

    There is a central character in the short.
    There are beginning, middle, and end elements to the short, though they need explanation.  

    There is a central character in the short.
    There are beginning, middle, and end elements to the short, though they need explanation.  

    The central character in the short is hard to identify.
    The beginning, middle, and end elements to the short are difficult to identify.  

    The central character in the short is missing.
    Use of EE
    The short shows clear understanding of EE tools.  

    The short contains examples of animation, audio, use of color, use of objects, and multiple slides.
    The short shows a good understanding of EE tools.  

    The short contains examples of animation, audio, use of color, use of objects, and multiple slides.
    The short shows a basic understanding of EE tools.  

    The short contains some examples of animation, audio, use of color, use of objects, and multiple slides.
    The short shows little understanding of EE tools.  

    The short contains few examples of animation, audio, use of color, use of objects, and multiple slides.
  • Q Grade 5 Assignments

    As we continue with our history of storytelling unit, we will work during the month of March to explore the use of totem poles as a storytelling device.  We will explore the history and meaning behind carvings and create our own totem poles that represent the story of ourselves.

    This is an in-class project.  We will be creating our totem poles on March 17th, writing and recording information about them on the 24th and will aim to share our work on the 31st.
  • Q Grade 4 Assignments

    Now that we have met some "new" authors, students will be creating book trailers based on a book by their author.  We will be using the app Animoto for this project.

    It is an in-class project.  We will begin story boards on March 9th.  We will finish them up and do a basic image search on the 16th.  On the 23rd we will begin building our trailer and on the 30th we will finish the build.

    We will share our trailers beginning on April 6th.
  • Q Grade 3 Assignments

    Our next Infodigilit project will be "Virtual Postcards From Around the World."  In this project, students will research a destination in a country of their choice.  They will be introduced to citing book and database sources.  Students will create a virtual postcard using our green screen and a mash-up of apps.  I am looking forward to the places that we will visit!  

    This is an in-class project, that begins on March 8th and will continue through the beginning of May.
  • Q Grade 2 Assignments

    Second graders are working on learning about being a great Digital Citizen.  Following our Digital Citizen unit we will begin working on creating a digital autobiography book.
  • Q Grade 1 Assignments

    What would you do, if you ran the zoo?  That is the question first graders are answering this unit.  Using the app SwitchZoo, students will use the research they gathered from print sources, to create a new animal made up of the parts of three existing animals.
  • 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

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  • End of the Year Info

    All Library Books must be returned by Monday June 5th - Thank you!
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  • Thank you!

    Thank you to all who helped make our annual Summer Reading Bookfair a success!  Summer reading assignements may be found here.
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  • May Summer Reading Bookfair Date Announced!

    The May Summer Reading Bookfair will be held from Tuesday May 9th - Thursday May 11th in the ES auditorium. PreK - grade 6 classes will attend with their teachers and a schedule will be sent home.

    The Bookfair will continue online through May 16th at BN.com/bookfairs.  Enter the Bookfair ID: 12067914 on the Barnes & Noble website and a percentage of your purchase will come back to the SHES Library.  



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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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