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     K-1, 2-3, 4-5 Newsletter April 3, 2020

    Newsletter sent to families by email on April 2, 2020. Translate this text using “select language” button.

    Dear Families,

    I am thinking of you all these days as we all learn together about having school at home! I am building up resources for families from the library. For more information about Schoology, please visit the Seattle Public Schools page and search Schoology.
    Video Chats will be this week on Microsoft Teams.
    Kindergarten/1st grade- 1:00 PM
    2nd/3rd grade – 1:30 PM
    4th/5th grade- 2:00 PM
    If you need help, please email me by 11:00AM on Friday and I will email you directions. Please include your child’s name.
    jbkartchner@seattleschools.org
    More information about our next chat will come next week. Thank you for your patience!

    Responding to a book

    Primary

    Done reading a book? Try these activities to respond to what you have read:

    -Draw a picture of your favorite part.
    -Build the setting of the book: try Legos, blocks, cardboard, etc.
    -Review the parts of the book: Title, author, illustrator, cover, spine, title page.
    -Write a letter to someone and tell them about the book.
    -Find your favorite illustration. Tell how it helps you understand the story.
    -Retell the story using the illustrations.
    -Find facts in a non-fiction book. Share what you learned by creating a poster, mini-book, or telling a family member about it.
    And you can also write to me! Tell me what you are reading. I would love to hear from you!

    Intermediate
    Done reading a book? Try these activities to respond to what you have read:

    -Draw a picture of your favorite part.
    -Write a review of the book.
    -Retell the story, using Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How
    -Make a word collection of interesting words from a story.
    -Find your favorite illustration. Tell how it helps you understand the story.
    -Explain the message or lesson of the book to someone else.
    -Find facts in a non-fiction book. Share what you learned by creating a poster, mini-book, or telling a family member about it.
    And you can also write to me! Tell me what you are reading. I would love to hear from you!

    Online Student Resources

    Check out these great resources on our Online Student Resource Page
    TumbleBook- Here students can read and listen to animated picture books, read along with chapter books, and more!
    PebbleGo- Here students can read and listen to non-fiction text and research their favorite topics in a kid-friendly way.
    Britannica - Here students can research topics, use a world atlas, and more!

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    K-3 Newsletter 3/27/2020

    Newsletter sent to families by email on March 27, 2020. Translate this text using “select language” button.

    Hello!

    Dear Families,
    I am thinking of you all during this time. I miss having our Broadview Bulldogs in the library! I wanted to say hello and share a few things with you. Please feel free to reach out if you need any support or have any questions.
    Our school homepage has a direct link to district resources.
    In addition, our library web site has links and resources, and is being updated frequently.
    Take care,
    Jillian Kartchner

    Makerspace Challenge

    One amazing part of our spring at Broadview Thomson Library is our makerspace. We work on problem-solving, tinkering, designing, and persisting while we create new things.
    Until we return to the library, try some of these on your own!
    First, collect some recycled materials (boxes, cardboard, paper towel rolls, plastic caps, etc.)
    Then, follow our 5 steps of the design cycle:
    Imagine-Plan-Create-Improve-Share
    Here are some ideas for creations:
    Can you make…
    A vehicle?
    A robot?
    Something that rolls?
    A cool invention?
    Something that flies?
    An animal?
    The possibilities are endless! What can you create?

    Read Aloud Time

    Looking for something different to read? Check out these sites:
    Unite for Literacy
    Storyline Online
    Scholastic Learn at Home

    #operationstorytime- Search this hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for ever-changing author events and read-alouds.

    What are you reading? Write me and email and tell me what you are up to! jbkartchner@seattleschools.org

    4-5 Newsletter 3/27/2020

    Newsletter sent to families by email on March 27, 2020. Translate this text using “select language” button.

    Hello!

    Dear Families,
    I am thinking of you all during this time. I miss having our Broadview Bulldogs in the library! I wanted to say hello and share a few things with you. Please feel free to reach out if you need any support or have any questions.
    Our school homepage has a direct link to district resources.
    In addition, our library web site has links and resources, and is being updated frequently.
    Take care,
    Jillian Kartchner

    Makerspace Challenge

    One amazing part of our spring at Broadview Thomson Library is our makerspace. We work on problem-solving, tinkering, designing, and persisting while we create new things.
    Until we return to the library, try some of these on your own!
    First, collect some recycled materials (boxes, cardboard, paper towel rolls, plastic caps, etc.)
    Then, follow our 5 steps of the design cycle:
    Imagine-Plan-Create-Improve-Share
    Here are some ideas for creations:
    Can you make…
    A vehicle?
    A robot?
    Something that rolls?
    A cool invention?
    Something that flies?
    An animal?
    The possibilities are endless! What can you create?

    Reading Time

    Looking for something new to read? Check out these sites:
    Mac Barnett Reads Mac B, Kid Spy
    Zoey and Sassafras free e-book
    Free stories on Audible
    Storyline Online
    #operationstorytime- Search this hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for ever-changing author events and read-alouds.

    What are you reading? Who are you reading with? Write me and email and tell me what you are up to! jbkartchner@seattleschools.org