Happy Library Lovers’ Day!

This year, we’re celebrating Library Lovers’ Day by sharing the names of the books we love on our library wall. We’re also checking out Mystery Books! All of the kids had or will have the chance to check out a wrapped book to take home, unwrap, and read. This is a great way to try
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Book Birthday!

Author Annette Bay Pimentel Visits Crocker

On Thursday, Crocker 2nd and 3rd graders had a chance to celebrate a “book birthday” for Annette Bay Pimentel’s new book, Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon. Pimentel was at Crocker on the release date of her book about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. We sang Happy Birthday to the
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It’s Time for Puzzle Week!

January 29 is National Puzzle Day. At Crocker, we celebrate Puzzle Day for an entire week. In fact, this will be our 6th annual Puzzle Week! We’ll be doing puzzles in the library, our classrooms, and online. This is a great week to build a puzzle with family and friends at home. Puzzle Week isn’t
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Hour of Code at Crocker

In early December, hundreds of Crocker 2nd -5th graders participated in the annual Hour of Code. It was our fourth year participating. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning and awareness event. Students all over Oakland
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Latinx Read In

On Friday, Crocker participated in the Latinx Read In, a citywide celebration of Latin American authors and illustrators. Every class listened to a story from a Latin American culture. Some of the stories readers shared were: What Can You Do with a Rebozo and What Can you Do with a Paleta by Carmen Tofolla Tito Puente:
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Keep Typing!

This year, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are using Typing Club to learn and practice keyboarding and we’re off to a great start! If you’re using Typing Club at home, make sure to go to the Crocker Typing Club portal: https://crocker-highlands.typingclub.com Everyone has signed on to Typing Club at school and should know their user name
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Pineapples, Pugs, and Pikachus!

Our fourth and fifth graders recently made corner bookmarks with a little help from YouTube and Red Ted Art. The kids worked in pairs to choose a bookmark design, watch an instructional video, then use paper, glue, scissors, and pens to create the bookmarks. Some of the designs were tricky to make, but we figured
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It’s Time for the Book Swap!!!

Our annual book swap is after school on Friday, September 15 in the multipurpose room (MPR). How does it work? Round up your gently used books – children’s books (all ages). NO sticker books, activity/coloring books, or magazines. Drop off your gently used books from 8:15-8:45 am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9/12-15 on the playground.
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Authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Visit Crocker This Week

This Friday, April 28 authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi will be visiting our 4th and 5th graders to talk about their new book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. Their book tells the story of Oakland native Fred Korematsu’s life and fight against the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II . If you’re interested
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Audiobooks and Ebooks

We’re still working on the #readingwithoutwalls challenge. One of the elements of the challenge is to read a book in a format that you don’t typically read, including audiobooks and ebooks. This month, we’re talking about the difference between audiobooks and ebooks and test driving them at school. It sounds like quite a few kids
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