Category Archives: Elementary School

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Upgrading Traditional Reports to eBooks- Guest Post by Karin Hallett

The following is a wonderful description, step by step, how one librarian upgraded traditional “animal reports” with a first grade class (six year olds). from handing in paper reports  to …

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Responsible Use Guidelines of School E-mails for Elementary Students

Writing appropriate emails is part of being a good digital citizen! Students (even digital natives) are not born with knowing the rules and responsibilities. Just as they need to learn…

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Amplification of a Transportation Unit & a Survey

In a unit on Transportation, our Kindergarteners read a large picture book “On the Move!” by Donna Latham Students got so interested into learning about different ways people around the…

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Connected From The Start: Global Learning in Primary Grades

Kathy Cassidy was so kind to extend a copy of her new book Connect from the Start: Global Learning in Primary Grades to me. Globally connected learning is a passion…

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Making the Connection: Pioneers of the “New World” and “Digital World”

Fifth grade students are getting ready to read the book “Jamestown” by Gail Garwoski. A stirring story of survival set against the backdrop of the founding of the first permanent…