Critical Thinking

A Logic Puzzle is a Problem

A Logic Puzzle is a Problem

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca This story is a biography, B GRA, about how Temple Grandin shows her perseverance and how she thinks differently, how her thoughts are in pictures. It is that same ability to think in pictures that led her to solve a real-life problem. […]

Share a Coke with a Book Character!

Share a Coke with a Book Character!

An ice-cold Coke tastes best when shared together with friends, family and even strangers! That is the message behind the 2018 version of the “Share a Coke” campaign…I am sure you saw the advertisments! This campagian has been running for five consecutive summers.  Today, it is your turn to create your own “Share A Coke!” Which […]

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. Gingerbread was a favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis. Gregory brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into […]

All About Thanksgiving

All About Thanksgiving

Read the nonfiction book titled: Thank You Sarah, The Women Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson. Sarah’s story is an inspiration for us to think about things we can do to make a difference in our communities. What are some ways you can make the community better?  Additional Activity Websites: Thanksgiving Timeline This site provides information about how Thanksgiving […]

Is this Book Fiction or Nonfiction?

Is this Book Fiction or Nonfiction?

Fiction is not true and non-fiction is true. Non-fiction books are all about the world: people, places and thngs! Fiction is  imaginary stories. Fiction books are are about imaginary people, imaginary events and imaginary places. A fiction book, Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and a nonfiction book, All About Turkeys by Jim Arnosky will be […]

Informational Text

Informational Text

During the student’s visit to the library this week, we will take an up-close look at informational text. Informational text is a type of nonfiction—a very important type! The purpose of information text is to convey information from one person who knows a lot about the topic to another who does not know as much about the […]

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