Mrs. Machovec
School Librarian
Machovkl@pwcs.edu

Mrs. Rabak
Library Media Assistant
RabakTL@pwcs.edu

Library Activities June 8

Tell me about what you are reading!
  Please feel free to use this flip grid all summer along!  You never know when you are going to end up seeing yourself on WKNT News.

Use this link to get to the flip grid

https://flipgrid.com/837ddd96 

The Password is WRESlibrary

(Flip grid videos could be used for Book Talk Tuesday on the WKNT news)

If you would like to return library books before summer break you may bring them with you on June 8th when you pick up and return other school supplies.  If you need to know if you child has anything checked out please email.  Machovkl@pwcs.edu

The public library is still doing their summer reading program.  Here is a link to tell you some more information  https://youtu.be/ShaL2hPDsFk .  You can also go to the library website to sign up for the program.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/summerreading.aspx

K-2 Lesson

Go To https://www.storylineonline.net/ and pick a story to listen to.  Use the flip grid link above and tell me about the story you picked and why?  Did you like the story?  Would you recommend it to your friends? https://flipgrid.com/837ddd96 

The Password is WRESlibrary

3-5 Activity

Go to https://code.org/learn and do one of the hour of code activities.  Email me your certificate at Machovkl@pwcs.edu   I can’t wait to see which one you pick!   


Library Lessons for June 1
Use this link to get to the flip grid

https://flipgrid.com/837ddd96 

The Password is WRESlibrary

(Flip grid videos could be used for Book Talk Tuesday on the WKNT news)

K-2 Lesson

During Library class we read many of the Virginia Readers’ Choice books.  Books are picked for the Virginia Readers’ Choice to encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal.  The dead line for voting has been extended.  Please use this link to have the kids vote for which book was their favorite.  (We have not read all ten books, it is ok)

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bZqwF-SVHk2F4xzg1N5_wYqC1frnr_tLusYRPdKhi3FUMEdQVjFPUEZQRDczUk1WRTdJS01JVFBPQy4u

Animal comparison.  Go to https://www.worldbookonline.com/ .   Email Mrs. Machovec Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password.  Click on “Kids”**  Look at the bottom of the screen and click on “World of Animals.”  *** Choose a category of animals. *** Pick 2 animals to compare.   Draw a Venn diagram and compare these things:  Name of Animal, weight, lifespan, type of food, habitat, and body covering.  Take a picture and send it to me at Machovkl@pwcs.edu or tell me about it on the flip grid.

3-5 Activity

Log onto  worldbookonline.com ***click on Kids *** Click on games at the bottom of the screen.***Click Crosswords. *** Click Geography crosswords.  Use world book online to look up an answer you are not sure of.  Send me a picture of your completed crossword at Machovkl@pwcs.edu  


K-2 Lesson

Go to pebblego.com If you need log in information please email machovkl@pwcs.edu .  Pick a dinosaur to learn about.  Listen to all of the fact pages about your dinosaur.  Draw a picture of your dinosaur and/or leave me a flip grid message about a fact you learned about your dinosaur.    

3-5 Activity

 Go to think website https://www.netsmartzkids.org/videos/ .   Scroll down and watch the episode 2 called T.M.I. 

Write to a Character:   Choose from the characters in the video and write a letter to them about being safe online. Visit NetSmartzKids.org/bios to learn more about each character.  Send the letter to me atMachovkl@pwcs.edu

Library Activities May 18th

K-2 Lesson

Watch these videos about butterflies https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=p9j_TjVaD14&app=desktop

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3njFNmc-W2k

Click on this link to go to Junior Library Guild.  https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/jlgdigital-free
 ** Scroll down and click Elementary ** In the search box type in Butterfly.  Pick one of the books to listen to or read.  Use the Flip grid from above to tell me about which book you read.  Make a connection from the video to your book. 

3-5 Activity

Do this digital breakout about Dog Man

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvvgOhiVwRzXSxHuHlEzfGEUPQaABbgpL6JLPHn8A93ThWpw/viewform

Log onto World book online

www.worldbookonline.com Please email me for user name and password.   Figure out which state these clues are talking about.  Write one more clue for the state.  Email me when you have the answer!  Machovkl@pwcs.edu

State 1:

  • The state bird is the Eastern Bluebird.
  • It is home to the largest city in the USA
  • It is one of the original 13 colonies
  • ___________________________

State 2:

  • This state had an established library in 1736
  • The state flower is the Cherokee Rose
  • This state is the leading producer of pecans
  • ___________________________


Library Activities May 11th

K-2 Lesson

 Animals homes activities

Go to World Book Online www.worldbookonline.com  Log in with the user name: pwcschools Password: research (all lower case)  
*** Click on Early Learning
*** Click on animal homes (it looks like a bee hive)
*** Click on videos.  Pick your favorite animal and watch a video about it.  When you are done do one of the activities.  After you are finished send me a flip grid (see above) about 1 thing you learned.    

3-5 Activity

Watch this video about how to check out books from the Prince William County Public Libraryhttps://pwcs.instructuremedia.com/embed/6c03e443-affc-4d04-bd8b-0703edcb60cb .  Tell me about the book you checked out from the library on the flip grid! 

Do this Harry Potter Digital Breakout! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform


Library Lessons for May 4th
Activities for May the 4th be with you (STAR Wars Day)
bit.ly/may4thfes
 

K-2 Lesson

Listen to a podcast from the Story Pirates and draw a picture to go along with the story.  https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/storypirates?selected=GLT6001481156.  You can create a dance to go along with one of their songs.  You can also create your own story to send to Story Pirates.  Here is the information to submit your own story https://www.storypirates.com/submit-a-story

3-5 Activity

Listen to the story, “I am Amelia Earhart” By Brad Meltzer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8XiFfthUiQ Make your own paper airplane and see how far you can fly it.


Library Activities April 27th

K-2 Lesson

Listen to the story “Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/jlgdigital-free   At this website Click ELEMENTARY after that type in the title "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and list to the story.

After you listen to the story watch this video where Mo Willems teaches you how to draw the Pigeon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8   Draw your best pigeon!  I can’t wait to see your pictures!  Email me at Machovkl@pwcs.edu

3-5 Lesson

Pick your favorite topic to research from your science or social studies topics.  (planets, explorers, famous Americans, States, ocean).  Use Pebble Go  www.pebblego.com The User name is: westridgees (all lower case letters)  The Password is: read (all lower case).  Write a list of words that you think describes your topic inside this Word Cloud App.   https://www.abcya.com/games/word_clouds  When you are finished press “create!”  I can’t wait to see your creations!  Feel free to send them to me at Machovkl@pwcs.edu



Library Activities for April 13th 

K-2 Lesson

During Library class we read many of the Virginia Readers’ Choice books.  Books are picked for the Virginia Readers’ Choice to encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal.  The dead line for voting is at the end of April.  Please use this link to have the kids vote for which book was their favorite.  (We have not read all ten books, It is ok)

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bZqwF-SVHk2F4xzg1N5_wYqC1frnr_tLusYRPdKhi3FUMEdQVjFPUEZQRDczUk1WRTdJS01JVFBPQy4u

Use Pebble Go to answer the following questions about animals!  Us this Link Pebblego.com The User name is: westridgees (all lower case letters)  The Password is: read (all lower case)

Type the animal in the search field and listen to the different facts about the animals. Then answer the questions on this following link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bZqwF-SVHk2F4xzg1N5_wYqC1frnr_tLusYRPdKhi3FUM0NLRVE1OUNUQjJUMTdFSlo1UURJU0hXMS4u

 

3-5 Lesson

Watch this video about dictionary skills

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/dictionaryandthesaurus/

The user name is: westrideel (all lower case) and the password is: pop (all lower case).

Answer the questions here about the dictionary.  Email me when you get the secret call number!  Here are the questions

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbAEHi1PP3O8oiAiKbqIg3YACs6f3-g1yIPtxcDKRCe6IUyQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



If you don't already have a library card for PWC you can sign up for a digital one using this website
https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/How-To-Get-A-Library-Card.aspx

You can access all of these programs with your  PWCS library card

https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/digitallibrary.aspx

 Brain Pop  www.brainpop.com  Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 Pebble Go  www.pebblego.com Education resource – will read aloud passages to students. Covers topics in the areas of animals, science, biographies, social studies, and Dinosaurs  Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 World book Online  www.worldbookonline.com Online encyclopedia   Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 Culture Grams  http://Online.culturegrams.com Culture Grams, a fun and friendly way to research geography, word and local culture.  Email Machovkl@pwcs.edu for user name and password
 Encyclopedia Virginia  http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/ Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) is an authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia  No Password Needed
 Story online   http://www.storylineonline.net/    'Storyline Online' features professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist   No Password needed
 Additional websites
 

 

Here is a link to a variety of resources that are offering free services at this time. 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/childrens
https://www.pwcs.edu/departments/Instructional_technology/learning_materials 


Read Across America Week

March 2nd – March 6th

Monday 3/2

Wear Red and White for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – One School, One Book Kickoff

Tuesday 3/3

NO SCHOOL – Voting Day

Wednesday 3/4

Wear your PJs – Cozy up with a good book for Drop Everything and Read Time (DEAR)

Thursday 3/5

Dress like a friend or wear a great pair of crazy socks – Buddy Reading Day We make a great Pair

Friday 3/6

Wear your house shirt 5 Houses, 1 Family – Do something kind like Humphrey – Book Swap Day



I am very excited to be joining the Westridge staff!  I am originally from Western, NY and have been in Prince William county since 2005.  

Thank you to all that supported the book fair this school year!  You can shop online at any time if you were not able to find a title you were looking for at the fair!  Thanks again!!

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=westridgeelementaryschool23




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Virginia Readers' Choice 2019-2020

The new list of books for the 2019-2020 Virginia Readers' Choice competition have been announced. These books are will be available in our Penn Library for you to check out. Voting for our favorites will take place next spring so why not get started now and see how many you can read before then!


Primary 

This is a Ball by Beck Stanton

The Boo Boo that Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

When’s My Birthday? By Julie Fogliano Sing

Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez

What If... by Samantha Berger

Little Penguin and the Lollipop by Tadgh Bentley

Alfie (The Turtle that Disappeared) by Thyra Heder

Can I be Your Dog? by Tony Cummings

Give Me Back My Book by Travis Foster 

Elementary 

Lemons by Melissa Savage

Shadows at Jamestown by Steven K. Smith

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee

They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia

Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton

Front Desk by Kelly Yang


Last Year's Winners:  

VA Reader's Choice 
2018-2019


Primary Winner:

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors 
by 
Drew Daywalt

Elementary Winner:

Wish 
by 
Barbara O'Connor
 












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