Final Projects K-5

Many classes have been working collaboratively with Ms. Wynkoop in the library this year.  Below are some of the final products produced by students.  Some links will be posted as soon as the projects are completed.  Each page is password protected, please e-mail your student’s teacher or Ms. Wynkoop for the passwords.  Thanks!


Commenting Online

Students in Ms. Adriance’s class are practicing online commenting using the TAG template:

  • Tell something you like
  • Ask a question
  • Give a suggestion

The forum for student commenting is Quad Blogging.  Students will be able to practice writing and receiving comments online with classes from around the country.  We are so fortunate to begin our quad blogging journey with Mr. Barlow’s Awesome Class!

Immigration CBA

4th and 5th Grade Students in Ms. Mower and Ms. O’s classes will spend the next few weeks learning more about immigration issues in our country for the CBA (Classroom Based Assessment) in Social Studies.  More information about the You Decide CBA can be found on the OSPI’s website. 

Students will spend 2 weeks researching the issue of immigration before creating an ebook on our iPAds using the Book Creator App.

We will be using our GLOG below to guide our research.

Immigration GLOG

TAG – Online Commenting Etiquette

Students in Ms. Adriance’s class are practicing the art of commenting online.  We’ll be using the TAG approach (Tell something you like, Ask a question and Give a Suggestion).

We’ll be using El Deafo by Cece Bell as our catalyst to our conversation:

Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece’s class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends.

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom, but anywhere her teacher is in school–in the hallway…in the teacher’s lounge…in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it’s just another way of feeling different… and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

This funny perceptive graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired is also an unforgettable book about growing up, and all the super and super embarrassing moments along the way.

El Deafo – What’s Your Super Power?

On Friday April 7, 2017 DBE is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of El Deafo by Cece Bell.

This graphic novel memoir is a favorite of DBE readers and was a Global Reading Challenge Book in 2016.  Currently all 15 of our library copies are checked out!  El Deafo tells the story of Cece’s first year of school in a “regular” school, as a deaf student.  The story is heartwarming, humorous and inspirational.

This week students K-5 are thinking about Cece Bell and what makes each of us unique.  “And being different? That turned out to the best part of all. I found that with a little creativity, and a lot of dedication, any difference can be turned into something amazing. Our differences are our superpowers.”  -Cece Bell

A HUGE thank you to our DBE PTA for helping to bring this production to our students!

African American Artists – Ms. McNeer

4th and 5th grade students will be spending the months of February and March learning about 4 specific African American Artists.  Resources for research are listed below.

Harlem Renaissance

Jacob Lawrence

Faith Ringgold

Romare Beardon

Alma Thomas