• Mrs. Deangelis/GTECC

    June 1, 2, 5 and June 8, 9,  2020 

    all library classes

    For the last 2 weeks of class please pick a book from the website below for your reading pleasure.


    Username: GTECC Password: books

    Happy Summer

    Don't forget to check out your home school website for your 1st grade summer reading.



    Mrs. Deangelis/GTECC

    May 26, 29 2020 

    all library classes


    Read aloud of the book: "Biscuit's First Beach Day" by Alyssa Satin Capuhe cilli
    Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/30de234a

    Follow up video about the NJ  shore with the website below: Students after listening  to the story, can relate any experiences they may have with the shore:  book: "Biscuit's First Beach Day" read aloud website regarding visiting the shore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myrJU2pgDdM

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my last read a loud to you. The next two weeks I will list websites of books you can choose to read and talk about with your family. 

    I miss each and every one of you. I am sure you have grown and I would be probably shocked at to how much you have grown and matured. You will always be my babies, munchins,and little chickens forever.

    Enjoy your summer. I wish you much happiness and laughter throughout your life.


    Mrs. DeAngelis




    Mrs. DeAngelis/GTECC

    May 18,19 (no school on the 22)

    Library lesson for all students (all classes)

    Theme: Baseball and famous players in baseball

    Bryce Harper by Elizabeth Raum

    Read aloud video of Bryce Harper: https://flipgrid.com/e58f35a0
    password: GTECC2020!

     Short follow up video:



     Library lesson for May 11, 12, 15, 2020

    Library lessons for all classes

    Continue biography and baseball

    Mike Trout: flipgrid.com/c5773e91

    Follow up video:




    Mrs. Anita DeAngelis/GTECC
    May 4, 5, 8 2020 all classes
    LiBRARY lesson for all students including Mrs. Necowitz class


    This week we are going to begin working on understanding baseball  We will begin with "Pete the Cat play ball" by James Dean.

    Read aloud: https://flipgrid.com/ca461c8e

    After the reading log on to the following website that tells you a little more about baseball:






    Mrs. Anita DeAngelis/GTECC
    April 27,28, May 1 2020
    LIBRARY lesson for all students including Mrs. Necowitz class

    Waiting is not Easy by Mo Willems

    https://flipgrid.com/s/2ad0faa7cef2 (password GTECC2020!)

    Watch Mo Willems draw Piggie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tVfVvmJP7E&list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF&index=17&t=0s


    April 20, 21, 24

    Library lessons for all classes

     My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems

    Listen Mrs. DeAngelis read aloud using the following link: https://flipgrid.com/d729cb70

     If you need a password use: GTECC2020!

    Follow Mo Willems as he draws Gerwald:









    April 6, 7, 2020
    LIBRARY lesson for all classes


    Read aloud by Mrs. DeAngelis: “I Don't want to be a Frog” by Dev Petty

    Using the following for the read aloud: https://flipgrid.com/50e8330b If you need a password use: GTECC2020!

    • As I mentioned during my reading, the link below is another story talking about being thankful for who we are and what we have "I am Thankful" by Todd Parr

    Resources: websites:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm9jEf9Ua0A (I am Thankful video)





    March 30, 31, and April 3, 2020

    LIBRARY lesson for all classes

    Read aloud story chosen is: There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro

    Using the following link   https://flipgrid.com/s/24b9748ff133  if you need a password use: GTECC2020

    • As I mentioned during my reading, the link below is for another story: There was An Old Lady  Who Swallowed a Rose  as read by the author Lucille Colandro

    Resources: websites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lHjEob8nJM


    Before doing library lessons for the week of March 30 go to the site below.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Deangelis


    Important announcement from Mrs. DeAngelis

    https://flipgrid.com/deangelis5511  (use ctrl c to copy and ctrl v to paste address in the address bar)

    password: GTECC2020!


    Mrs. Anita DeAngelis/GTECC
    March 23, 2020
    Introducing term "Biography"

    Learning Targets:

    • Students will be introduced to the term "biography" as a story about someone's life
    • Students will be introduced to baseball great Jackie Robinson.

    Learning Activities:
    Explain that a biography is a story written about another person and what he or she did or said that was very important. 

    • Make connections through baseball and teams the students play on and the local Major baseball teams
    • View the eBook on Jackie Robinson listed below
    • Discuss the book by asking: What three things did you learn about Jackie Robinson?
    • Show the video on Jackie Robinson listed below
    • Talk about something that really impress them about Jackie Robinson
    • Then try to make the connection to see if the student understood biography by asking."If someone was going to write a biography about you, what three things would they say about you?"

    Resources: websites:

    • https://www.storyjumper.com/book/read/9356832/JACKIE-ROBINSON#page/20
    • Read aloud on Jackie Robinson
    • https://youtu.be/wMMwBhkxBv0   
    • Video of Jackie Robinson

    Evaluation: Child, with some support, should be able to show some understanding about what a biography is by mentioning something that someone would write about them or something they learned from the videos on Jackie Robinson.


    Grenloch Terrace

    Early Childhood Center

     Mrs. Anita DeAngelis

    Library lesson plans March 16, 2020

     Learning Targets:

    Students will review what the terms “fiction” and “Non-fiction”

    Students will be able to explain the difference from a fiction (not real) and non-fiction (real) book.

    Learning Activities: Parents some students mix up the term fiction and non-fiction. Help them to understand by talking about superheroes and their powers. Are they real? Why not? If not, then they are fiction/not real. As for non-fiction, talk about police office or firefighter as heroes. Are they real? Yes, what makes them real? They are people, who have been trained to help.  You can use other examples if you need to.

    Students will choose a fiction book of their choice from the following website. Make sure the book is fiction.

    After the reading, ask “How do you know this book is fiction?” Have the student give you examples from the book.

    Students will choose a non-fiction book of their choice from the following website: Make sure the book is non-fiction.

    After the reading ask, “What did you read or hear in this book that makes it non-fiction” Once again have the child give you examples from the book that explain it is non-fiction.

    Review the difference between fiction and non-fiction stories.


    Videos: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77 Username: GTECC & P/W: books


    Evaluation: The child should be able to talk about the difference between fiction and non-fiction and if possible, give an example of each.