Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! by Shawna Ford

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! by Shawna Ford
Click above to go to a Dr. Seuss Wallwisher page!  Tell me what your favorite Dr. Seuss book is as we get ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America day on Friday!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From First to Sixth Grade- We are learning research skills!!

Students have been working on research skills in the library recently.  I was so excited to have first graders come in to learn about WebPath Express and how to evaluate websites.  We talked about different resources for research and looked at websites to determine which ones were appropriate for first graders. 

Fifth graders came into the library and compared the ease of use of a traditional encyclopedia to Britannica online.  They then worked in groups to choose a topic to research using both tools and created a Thinking Map to display their new knowledge.

Then Second & Third graders came in and practiced using Webpath Express and locating the library blog.  The students worked together to brainstorm topics and search for information about those topics on websites found through Webpath Express.  This is a useful research tool for students because the results returned are able to be sorted by grade level and are more appropriate for school research.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Book Fair is Coming! We LOVE Books!

We will have our book fair during the week of February 13-17 with several opportunites for you to visit the book fair with you family.  On Tuesday, February 14th come get "Breakfast and Books" with your child.  The book fair will open at 7:15 for families to shop.  Students must have an adult with them to visit during this time.  We will also have our Family Night on Thursday, February 16th when we will be open until 6:00 PM.    To help our teachers encourage a LOVE of reading in their classrooms, you can help add to the classroom library by purchasing a book from a teacher's Wish List. Look for notes to come home about all of these great events during our "We LOVE Books!" week! 

If you would like to shop online, just click here!  Scholastick Book Fair Online Shopping
The books will be shipped to the school for free and delivered to your child's classroom.  I look forward to seeing you during our book fair week!  If you would like to volunteer during the book fair, just let me know! 
Mrs Ford