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                  June 2021 Challenge: Respond to the e.e. cummings poem, Love is a Place,

    with your exclamation of what we say "YES" to!

               First  Listen to Love is a Place #1 and Then Listen to a slightly differently reading. Next watch this demo on how to use the tools in Google Drawings to create a "button" you would wear proclaiming the world of YES. Your Google Drawing "canvas" to create your button is in your Library Google Classroom. What do you say YES to?

     

     

              MA              Zoe            Ava

             Jimin            MG        EllieYes

     

             AM                 JY                Isb

       DC   ZG          WP

     

    MS        NS     em

     

     

     

               May                Love             ImptBk  

     

        Check out June opportunities at the Elting Memorial Library. Get familiar with activities that will continue through the summer.

     

           Makow         LM         DF                                Third grade thoughts on April, Earth, and themselves as presented in WordArt                  

          MM              Cadence             Harris                               

     

    We continue to promote a Library collection that reflects the world we live in

    Following the premise of the February 28 title featured in our Book of the Day series,

    we carry on into March with "Say Their Names", acknowledging the inventive and

    persevering energy that motivates the independent spirit of doing good and doing right, that often goes unnoticed.

    Say Their Names - Flipgrid videos - more Flipgrid videos

    Email Ms. Lis-Simmons if you need an access code

     

    Students the age of our Lenape students learn Community and Kindness, Respect and Responsibility, through the environments we create and the interactions we encourage. The language we use requires appropriate use in context. Our school Library has a collection, and continues to grow it, that fosters Community through the Mirrors and Windows idea that allows students to see themselves and build identity, as well as provide access to other experiences that may seem unfamiliar, and yet are relatable. Compassion and Empathy grow from the place of the Golden Rule - treat others as you want to be treated.

      Since 1976, February has been designated Black History Month at the federal level.  This grew out of what was a week-long recognition begun in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.  

      Black History is American History.  The Civil Rights decade of the 1960s connects in spirit and form to the foundation of liberty fought for and forged in 1776.  

      Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of our “inescapable network of mutuality.” **  Walt Whitman wrote that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

      How do we rise to the challenge to make this relevant in the lives of students in 2021?

         ** the sharing of a feeling, action, or relationship between two or more parties.

         

    On January 22 the Lenape Library began Book of the Day featuring history and people through fiction - created stories  - and nonfiction - informational books.  Visit the Book of the Day webpage as we build a February calendar featuring significant people and events that create deeper understanding of Community.

     

                           

     

                Listen to the story, December by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Diaz

                               Activity with this story is posted in your Library Google Classroom

     

     

    It's still Winter, and Snowflakes are still being posted. Go to your Library Google Classroom and do the activity called "Snowflakes".  If you cannot take a screenshot to share, that is alright - play with the paintz. program to explore the tools.

          Luca              Keegan snow           Taryn   Donovan                     Gabriella snow           ChrisB              Ruby D                    Matthew         Anthony        Luciana s                     

        

             Mehnaz snow    Mia   Famedah snow   

     

    s1    snow text    s2   s3      s4         s6

    Logan DF     Nolan snow      Sylvia          gkim

     

    Amelia M snow     Dylan L       Jayda snowf

    Charleston    Evie      Saskia    Ruby

    scott     Stella      D snow   

    Zach O      Zach 2        Ayden

     

    Anthony R    Willow      Sophia 2   

    Lucas         Caris snow          Philip H   LaurenW

    Ed C   Beckett    Marina   Hunter   Zach Jan     jan5   MC snow   

     

     

     

    Harvest a new idea, a new piece of information,

    a story to stir your imagination!

     

    pumpkin  

           Grateful     From the author and illustrator of We Are Grateful                                                                   

              

     

                                                       Thanksgiving  

         
     
     

     

                                                                                       

     

     

                                           

                                          Hispanic Heritage   click logo for more information

     

          Highlighting Hispanic Heritage

    from the Lenape Library collection

     

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        name   Listen to Alma                 ElSalvador   See some pages & listen!                                                                                  

      

     

    Listen to the BookTalk     

      

     

                                                                    

      

     

     

        We will be sharing books in a different way this Fall, and there are plenty of new books to share - fiction and nonfiction - in print and on the computer, audio and e-.  I'll be sharing some of these in booktalks, and I'll be sharing videos of how to get to the selections.

           

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    In celebration of Reading wherever you are, listen to Ms. Lis-Simmons

              read, Walter the Wolf, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

     

     

    Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus by Lauren Block MD MPH and Adam E. Block PhD illustrated by Alex Brissenden 

    Younger version, less text, same message Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus

     

     

     

    April 22, 2020 - Earth Day - 50th anniversary

    Plant something - watch it grow!

    zinnias     snap peas    cukes  

    zinnias         sugar peas, tomatoes, beets        cucumbers

     


     

          

       

       It is April 2020!

      I never need to wait till April to say, "Let's do Poetry!" Yet this is a good time to share what Poetry can offer us, year 'round. I offer here, words of famous poets, and words from the hearts of our Lenape students as they share with me. Stay tuned, and come back to listen!

    I am linking our Poetry shares to the "Poetry page" of our Lenape Library website. Click here to get there.      

    Hello to my Lenape Friends,

         I am looking forward to connecting with you through these Lenape Library pages and the Library Google Classroom that we have been using during the school year.  I've made some notes with ideas for how you can share some of the activities we've started.  I have placed some of these notes in the Google Classroom.  Email me with any questions or comments.  Would love to hear how you have been using your imagination. 

    See you soon,

    Ms. Lis-Simmons

         



    Below we are sharing the February Black History Month calendar created by Mrs. Easterlin's 5th grade.

    After researching with several electronic and print resources, students took key facts and dates and used WordArt.com to compose appropriate calendar pages.

     

     

     

     

     

    Play the author name game.  See if you are pronouncing names the way they should be pronounced!

     

     

    There are 100 questions on the Citizenship Test to become

    a citizen of the United States.  Here are 10 of those questions. Take a look and see how many you have an idea about.

    citizen  

    Take a look at some of the Civics related e-books available to you online from our Library

    civics1   civics2   civics3

     

     

    NEW! Social and Emotional Learning - 25 e-books, Rosen Publishing 

    access provided by Ulster BOCES

     

     

     

    Talking about Biographies - our collection represents people who are still living and doing remarkable things! 

    Example: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tyson

     

    Making a choice to raise one's voice takes courage.

    Example:  Ogilvy  Ogilvy

     

     

     

    SORA SORA says "Chill Out and Read!"  Check out the Summer suggestions that can be read OR listened to on-line with any internet connected device. Here is a chart you might want to use to keep track of your completed titles.

    ALSO - Barnes and Noble is offering an opportunity for students to earn a free book in August.  Click here for the 2 pages that explain their offer and the chart to use to keep track of your completed reads.

     

     

                       

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
    And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

    excerpt from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

     

     

    April is...

    • the Earth waking up to a fresh season
    • Poetry, by heart and out loud
    • mucking around in a garden seeing the work of earthworms up close
    • more daylight

     

                

       

     

    February is the shortest month, day-wise, even when there's a leap year giving it an extra day.  February is packed with celebrations that are momentary - Ground Hog Day on the 2nd only for the "see his shadow or not";  singular - Valentine's Day on the 14th.  Chinese New Year, this year, begins on the 5th, and goes on for 15 days.

    Since 1976 February has been designated Black History Month at the federal level.  This grew out of what was a week-long recognition begun in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.  

    Black History is American History.  The Civil Rights decade of the 1960s connects in spirit and form to the foundation of liberty fought for and forged in 1776.  

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of our “inescapable network of mutuality**.”  Walt Whitman wrote that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

    How do we rise to the challenge to make this relevant in the lives of students in 2019?

      ** the sharing of a feeling, action, or relationship between two or more parties.

     

     

    SORA SORA (Student Online Reading App) is brought to us through Ulster BOCES and we connect to it using our school usernames and passwords.  Check it out by clicking on the following link to read and or listen to books online.  If you are using a mobile device you will be asked to download the SORA app.
    See Ms. Lis-Simmons with any questions.

     

     

    Last school year (2017-2018) we celebrated the Library as a MakerSpace.

    We Made Sentences

    We wrote and submitted comments in the OPALS catalog for other students to consider as recommendations.

    We Made Connections

    We made  interactive/digital "library boxes"  highlighting key words and subjects, and illustrated our writing with self-created images in the Paint program.

    We Made Meaning

    We made progress exploring Code while we learned to recognize patterns and accept challenges.

    We Made Pathways into the World, and

    Made things happen with our Hands, Head, and Heart

    Dream Box created in response to a Biography, and a video interview with the creator!

    Several videos of 5th grade students who finished Code Course C, as they "mucked around" with Lil'Bits electronics to see what they could create using Code in action.

    Two students' stories published in an anthology about space travel and aliens.

    Audio recordings of poetry and Haiku inspired by Japanese lanterns.

    Teeny, tiny, origami.

    Tangrams, tangrams, tangrams from animals to the Statue of Liberty!

    We Helped Write the Book on Lenape's 2017-18 School Year!

     

     
     
     
     

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