Elementary Specials

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Library – Week of October 14th

In PreK and KG1

  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can identify the characters in a story
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments and actions

In KG2

  • I can use actions to express a story  
  • I can begin to retell a story using pictures and actions
  • I can use a story map to recall what happened in a story
  • I can answer questions about important details in a story

In Grade 1

  • I can practice making predictions based on visual clues in a text
  • I can name the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns and join in on answering questions about the story
  • I can use the pictures and words to help me understand what is read

In Grade 2

  • I can understand the different elements of story setting – when and where a story takes place
  • I can describe the setting of a story
  • I can use illustrations to explain the setting of a story
  • I can use my senses to describe what I might smell/hear/see/touch/taste in a setting
  • I can take turns and I can listen to my friends
  • I can ask questions to help me understand

 

It is book check out week for Grades 3-5

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Week beginning 7th October in the library

KG1

  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can identify the characters in a story
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments and actions
  • I can follow actions in a song

KG2

  • I can use actions to express a story  
  • I can begin to retell a story using pictures and actions
  • I can use a story map to recall what happened in a story
  • I can answer questions about important details in a story

Grade 3

  • I can recount/retell stories
  • I can describe how characters feel
  • I can describe why characters do particular things

Grade 4

  • I can use the details and examples in the text to explain or infer meaning.
  • I can discuss peaceful solutions to resolving conflicts
  • I can determine my opinion or point of view on a topic

Grade 5

  • I can follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge
  • I can use a variety of techniques to independently select resources
  • I can use the library catalogue to find out information about resources
  • I can work as a team and work in cooperative and constructive ways

Book check out week for Grades 1 and 2!

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Library – Week of September 30th

In KG1 and PreK we are learning to:

  • Experiment with sounds in words
  • Follow actions related to a story

In KG2 we are learning to:

  • Use imaginative thinking to express ourselves
  • Take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments

In Grade 1 we are learning to:

  • Practice prediction and story sequencing using a traditional tale
  • ‘Read’ illustrations based on visual clues in a text
  • Understand the areas we can choose books from in the library
  • Use a browser card when selecting a book

In Grade 2 we are learning to:

  • Understand the central message of a story
  • Explain how characters act when things happen in a story
  • Explain important details about how a story begins and ends
  • Understand the areas we can choose books from in the library
  • Use a browser card when selecting a book

It is check out week for Grades 3-5!

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Elementary Library

My name is Miss Kate and I am delighted to be the new Elementary school librarian this year. Miss Grace is our Assistant Librarian. In the library we encourage children to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skilful researchers and lifelong learners. We love welcoming your children into the library and look forward to a year of learning, having fun along the way!

Your elementary library staff promote lifelong literacy and ‘pleasure of reading’ by offering a variety of informative and interest reading materials at various levels.

Library lessons teach a combination of skills including reading genres, research strategies, and library skills while making meaningful connections to the PYP Unit of Inquiry

Librarian: Kate Riddle – kriddle@uasdubai.ae

Assistant Librarian: Grace Poblete – gpoblete@uasdubai.ae

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Below is some useful information regarding library databases

PebbleGo

o A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

o Students can access here with the username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

Worldbooks Kids

o Aimed for students in Grades 1-5 and includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

o Students can access here with the username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Family borrowing!

 

Parents are welcome in the library at any time and each parent has a library account and can borrow up to five books at a time for a period of one week.

Opening times

The library is open daily from 7.30 – 4.15

Tuesdays: 7.30 – 2.00

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