Think-tac-toe is a differentiation tool that offers collection of activities from which students can choose to do in order to demonstrate their understanding. This week in library, students will be presented with a nine square grid similar to a tic-tac-toe board. Students are expected to complete any three tasks so they complete “three in a row”. The activities… Read More Think-Tac-Toe
This photograph, taken by Lewis Hine, of Addie Card, age 12, inspired author Elizabeth Winthrop to write the book titled, Counting on Grace. Counting on Grace is about 12 year old Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother… Read More Every Picture Tells a Story
Convince me why you deserve the last french fry! Should I give it to you? Why or why not? At the end of the month, I will review the entries, and choose one winner from each grade. The winning writing pieces will be recorded and placed on the library website in the form of a podcast with… Read More Convince me…
Dear Kindergarteners, Having a positive and hopeful attitude helps us to overcome challenges. When times are difficult or mistakes are made, it is important to stay motivated and be flexible. Being flexible helps us when we need to cope with changes. Flexibility helps us to think about problems in new, creative ways. This is also a great… Read More But excuse ME THAT is my book
Did you know that whenever you write a poem or story or draw a picture you automatically own the copyright to it. Copyright is a form of protection given to the authors or creators of “original works” and other intellectual works. What that means is that, as the author of the work, you alone have… Read More What is Copyright?
Acceptance is appreciating the differences/similarities present in all of us. Assembly Read Aloud: It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr Same, Same, but Different by Carol McCloud and David Messing Unique Monique by Maria Rousaki and Polina Papanikolaou The Land of Many Colors by Rita Pocock and Klamath County Chamelia by Ethan Long The… Read More December Word of the Month: Acceptance
Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He’s been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide! This week at the William O.… Read More Biography: Author Study
Hey designers, here is a perfect opportunity to put your creative ideas to great use. Many of you drag your newspapers down the driveway to be recycled. Did you know that newspaper accounts for one-third of the nation’s waste? Why not do something way more interesting! The old newspapers are excellent material for creating a… Read More Newspaper Gift Challenge