My first year at Ensign I started a new tradition, students who checked out items at the public library could bring in their receipts to my school library for a small prize out of the treasure chest or save 10 for a free brand new book. This year was our most successful, with a total of 278 receipts turned in! Great Job Ensign readers!
We read books, watched videos, and even went a virtual walkthrough of the ship. Next students received a boarding pass and went online to https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-passenger-list/ to discover more information about the passenger and if they survived. It was tons of fun!
Today Ms. S's class of third graders performed a readers theater play of the book Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake for all of the first graders. They practiced really hard, planned the props, and the scene changes. Great Job!
We do this project every year because it is one of my favorites. We read The Day the Crayons Quit and Shark Vs. Train. Then students are given a crayon to keep. They use this crayon to write a letter to themselves from the crayon. Its good practice for letter writing as well as learning about Personification!
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K and first grade students read Mo's Williams biography, watched an interview (and drew his portrait during this!), read all of his books, and wrote him letters. I will mail them off today!
Students learned all about the marketing techniques advertisers utilize. After picking a target audience, they then created their own cereal box covers, which featured their favorite marketing technique.
My favorite was the group that make Funny O's. They are 100% wheat (blech!) but because they feature the technique of Games, purchaser's get to read jokes on the pieces of cereal while they are eating!
The Rock'n Cereal group did great job as well. They featured cereal bits shaped like musical related items and a free concert ticket (Contest & Prizes Technique).
As a class, the students also created a fun one for the target audience of Space Aliens. It featured cereal bits shaped like the countries of the world and human body parts, to help them learn what they would later conquer and devour. It is called Unidentified Floating Objects. Totally hilarious! The Third graders loved this unit and learned a lot about become aware consumers and possibly future marketing specialists!
Ensign's Annual Night at the Library was Friday April 21. It featured the amazing performer Nino Reyos. His presentation on Native American heritage and culture included story telling, singing, and dancing. Sharon Robinson from the Sweet Branch Public Library handed out information about public library events and a free book to each child that attended. Mrs. Bauman even told a couple of stories. A big THANK YOU to our PTA for funding the entire event. We look forward to next year's Night at the Ensign Library and thank all the families that were able to attend this year.
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