Thursday, December 19, 2013

Great Day to be a Mountie!

It's a great day when one more book club can be squeezed in before the holidays!

Yesterday we had a book club talk about Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. These kids make your holiday merry and bright!

Everyone have a happy holiday!
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Independent Learners!

Yep! If kids want to check out at 7:30 a.m., they have figured out what to do when I am helping other students!

One table of students were making Christmas mice with candy canes and a slew of kid-folks were working on the computers.

Some students were working on an Hour of Code learning what it's like to be a computer programmer! Yah for the kids!
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Friday, December 6, 2013

RIP: Nelson Mandela

Today Google shared a site that chronicles Nelson Mandela's life. RIP, Mr. Mandela 1918 - 2013, one of the most inspiring people in the world.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Universe

Did you know (you probably did) that the ocean covers 70% of the planet? It's hard for me to understand that we will be running out of H20 anytime soon!

Thanks to our last Scholastic Book Fair we have a new book about oceans Oceans and Sea: Dive into Earth's Most Spectacular Habitat by Steve Parker. Just look at that beautiful cover!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Latest Library Effort Which You'll Soon See Everywhere!

All I have heard about lately is 3D printers and I want one! These printers can be used to print out things like spaceships that you snap together from plastic pieces printed out of the printer. If that doesn't sound exciting, I don't know what is!

Seriously! I see 3D printers as the next great way to get kids excited about learning. They can be connected to every subject and can turn the library into a great MakerSpace which is the latest buzzword in libraries.

Check out this website for lots of good ideas!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nooks and Books!

This year there has been an uptick in students checking out Nooks, our e-readers. What do the students use them for? A variety of things including checking out books from Overdrive, listening to music, getting online for research, and playing the games already loaded on the Nooks.

Several repeat customers come in and check them out over and over. I think they have found a good thing and believe it's our best kept secret! But we want others to know that with a parent permission form, anyone from any grade can check out a Nook!

So, stop by the library to see what they are all about! You're always welcome to check out a book, too! Just keep stopping by to see what's going on in the library!