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The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens.

Principal
Marjorie Adamczyk

Assistant Principal
Amy Barone

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Miss Schmidthorst's third grade class is reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library alongside students at Midway Elementary.  We began learning about Digital Citizenship, signed a Digital Citizenship Pledge and created a motto.  

  
  


Dewey Decimal Lesson

Ms. Schmidthorst's students came into Wekiva Elementary's media center to learn about the Dewey Decimal system.  We read the book The Great Dewey Hunt by Toni Buzzeo and began our own Dewey Decimal Hunt.  The students were paired up, given a section of the Dewey Decimal System to explore and created a list of five books they found in their section.  The students returned to the tables with their selected book and began to brainstorm possible items they could use in a future Dewey Decimal Hunt that they will design for another group of students at our school.  Great work 3rd graders!

Edmodo

Week 1: The students at Wekiva Elementary and Midway Elementary communicated online while they read the book.  We used an online tool called Edmodo which enables the students to join a group and provides a safe, walled garden in which to communicate with other students and teachers.  Teachers posted questions and Mr. Capelle created badges that could be awarded to students as they answered questions posted.  

We began our posts by describing our favorite game without giving away the name of the game.  Other students then replied to the posts guessing the name of the game.  This was a fun way of learning how to post, read posts and replies and learn how to reply to others.  We remembered our digital citizenship lesson and pledge as we responded in a clear and respectful manner.  

One teacher from each school will post questions for their students on a weekly basis.  Students will post their answers and once again students will be required to respond to at least one other student's post, ask clarifying questions and learn how to have an online conversation.  

Extension Activities

While the students were reading the book they

  . drew  pictures of what they thought the rotunda in Mr. Lemoncello's Library would look like;
. made Toon Doo comic strips that included one main character and one supporting character interacting with each other in the library;
. engaged in a library lock-in where they ate pizza, solve rebus puzzles and solved a library hunt game by the author.

In the near future we plan for the students to complete a 3D build in Minecraft where they will build the library with an secret escape route.  They will be required to hide clues throughout the library and invite another group of students to find their escape route.

We have had so much fun reading the book and engaging in these extension activities.  Check back in with us during April and May to see if we have finished our Minecraft build.


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Minecraft Edu - Our culminating activity.

Students began planning their Minecraft Edu build in March.  They continued to plan their build throughout April and will complete the build in May.

We will invite groups of students into the build to see if they can find the "new" Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library.