December 2016

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Willy Wonka Challenge

Willy Wonka Challenge

September 13, 2016 marked  100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. Books written by Roald Dahl include James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!  In Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is a […]

Cargo-Bot

Cargo-Bot

This week in library, second grade students explored the world of programming with an iPad app called Cargo-Bot! Cargo-Bot is a puzzler designed to teach kids about programming. The concept is simple –tell a robot arm how to move colored boxes around on a platform into different patterns.The implementation may be quite challenging, and just like […]

FolkTales @398.2

FolkTales @398.2

A folktale is a story that is passed down through generations by word of mouth. Storytellers recount folktales, adding their own personal touches to entertain listeners and to teach a moral, or lesson. Myths, tall tales, legends, fables, and fairy tales are all folktales. A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features […]

Hour of Code December 5-11

Hour of Code December 5-11

Join the Hour of Code! Mrs. Nerkizian, our technology instructor, already began to introduce coding to all students last week. Parents can participate at home with their children too! In the library this week, we too will  participate in the “The Hour of Code”! “The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science […]

Journey by Aaron Baker

Journey by Aaron Baker

Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker and published by Candlewick Press Finding a magical red crayon, a bored and lonely girl draws a new door on her bedroom wall that leads her to a wondrous but perilous new world. Her drab, sepia-toned, humdrum reality gives way to sumptuous, lushly-hued watercolor and pen and ink […]

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