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Second Grade

In May, students will learn to access the Destiny Online Catalog to search for books in the library.  They will also learn how to use World Book Encyclopedia online.  We'll compare the online version to the print version and see which one is easier to use.
In April we will review how to use the dictionary.  We'll learn the terms, "guide words" and "entry words" and will complete a dictionary scavenger hunt.  We will also read some poetry by Jack Prelutsky!  
In March, students will learn how to access the database, PebbleGo.  This is a safe searching environment for elementary students.  Students will choose an animal to research and create a Word Art picture of that animal using 5-10 facts they learned
in the PebbleGo article.
February will be a busy month in the library!  First, we'll be getting ready for our Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read!  We'll read some books by Lisa Funari Willever who will visit PMES on March 1, 2019 and learn all about Dr. Seuss, the man who was the inspiration behind NEA's "Read Across America"!
In January, students will learn how to make "Biography Stew" and will create biography hats using books to research an important person of his or her choosing.  Using the OPAC to search for library books by title, author and subject makes it easier to find exactly what you are looking for in the library.  Students will be introduced to the OPAC this month.  
In December we will learn about the winter holidays and listen to a selection of tales from notable authors.  We'll also learn about the Dewey Decimal system for nonfiction books.  We will begin use of the "Keyboarding Without Tears" program.

November is Native American Heritage Month!  We'll listen to selections from author Joseph Bruchac and learn about pictographs and sand stories.
In the month of October we will learn:

ABC order of Fiction Books
How to access "Keyboarding Without Tears". We will continue our use of the program.
We will read:
Fall Books
Halloween stories