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Animal Expert Project Resources

The following sites may be used to research your animal. As we gather more resources, specific animal sites may be added and organized alphabetically and including the Woodland Park Zoo exhibit in which they live. General On the following sites you will need to search the site to see if it has information about your animals.  Click to visit Online Student Resources and use the … Continue reading Animal Expert Project Resources

Mock Caldecott Award

The Caldecott medal “is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.” The Caldecott award winners  (and also the Newbery, Sibert, etc…) will be announced on Monday, Feb. 12th at 7AM PST.  You can watch the results live here or visit for more information. This year first … Continue reading Mock Caldecott Award

Hour of Code™ 2017

The Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science Week Dec. 4th-8th, 2017.  “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [] and [] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”  Check out these video introductions. More resources and tutorials can be found at the bottom of this post.  You do not … Continue reading Hour of Code™ 2017

Global Reading Challenge 2018

See the books! Get the permission form! (Due Nov. 15th) This year, Decatur’s 4th and 5th graders have the option to participate in the Global Reading Challenge sponsored by Seattle Public Library! 4th and 5th grade students will be introduced to the Global Reading Challenge when their class comes to the library in November. The program is similar to “Battle of the Books”: teams of seven students read … Continue reading Global Reading Challenge 2018

Time to Turn in Summer Reading Bingo!

If your student participated in our annual Summer Reading Bingo challenge, please return the form to library by Thursday,  October 12th. Be sure to include first and last name, as well as this year’s teacher or room number.  You may print out another form here Participants earning at least one Bingo will be entered in a drawing to win a gift card to a local … Continue reading Time to Turn in Summer Reading Bingo!

It’s Time to Vote! YRCA/Sasquatch 2017 – 4th and 5th

  If you are in 4th or 5th grade, you may vote for your favorite book on the Young Reader’s Choice and Sasquatch lists!  You must have read at least TWO books from each list to vote. The deadline for reading 12 books is Friday, April 21st, there is still time to read 12 from either list or a combination of the lists and be invited … Continue reading It’s Time to Vote! YRCA/Sasquatch 2017 – 4th and 5th