Peter Lerangis – Author Visit

The author, Peter Lerangis, will be speaking to 3rd-5th graders this month (9/26) as the 2nd book in his Max Tilt series was published this summer. You will take a little time today to explore his books and then answer a few survey questions. As you are learning about his books, think about what questions you might have for the author. 1. Choose ONE of … Continue reading Peter Lerangis – Author Visit

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 www.ilovelibraries.org/yma 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 [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] 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

Hour of Code™ 2016

During their library time, students in all classes will be working their way through various computer programming tutorials for the month of December. The Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science Week Dec. 5th-11th, 2016.  “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer … Continue reading Hour of Code™ 2016

And the Winner Is… March Book Madness 2016

4/6/16 Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper is the Middle Grade Winner! Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall is the Picture Book Winner! See the results by clicking the link below. http://marchbookmadness.weebly.com/mg-novel-bracket.html 3/30/2016 Two books are left! Which one do you think should win it all? Voting ends Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm EST  Vote for the final winner! Will it be … Continue reading And the Winner Is… March Book Madness 2016

4th Grade – Washington State Regions

Use the websites on this page to help research your region. General Information Official Washington State Tourism site http://www.experiencewa.com World Book Online (SPS Online Resource – need login at home – ask teacher or librarian) http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar592860&st=washington+state#tab=homepage Culture Grams- Washington State  -(SPS Online Resource – need login at home – ask teacher or librarian) http://online.culturegrams.com/states/state.php?sid=47&sn=Washington  Washington State Symbols http://leg.wa.gov/symbols/pages/default.aspx WA state General Information http://www.infoplease.com/us-states/washington.html Historical Events History Link – Encyclopedia of … Continue reading 4th Grade – Washington State Regions