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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Voicethread Book Talks

Fifth graders at DCE recently wrote book reviews and recorded their work onto Voicethread. Click on the links below to listen to their reviews. Enjoy!

Day 1 (5P & 5E) Reviews:
Day 3 (5C & 5V) Reviews:
Day 5 (5R & 5G) Reviews:

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Grape" Books!

DC Elementary students in Grades K - 2 recently shared their favorite books in a "grape" display for classmates, staff, and parents to enjoy. Popular favorites included Iowa Goldfinch titles Dewey, The Circus Ship, Let's Do Nothing, and Not a Stick. Also popular were Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Magic Tree House books.

Winning Titles for Goldfinch Award and the Iowa Children's Choice Awards

Students in Grades K - 2 recently voted to select an Iowa Goldfinch Award winner. By a large margin, Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library by Bret Witter and Vicki Myron was the winner.

Students in Grades 3 - 5 vote to select the winner of the Iowa Children's Choice Award, which was Smile, a graphic novel, by Raina Telgemeier.