Mind Set

Mindfulness Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.” The word mandala is often associated with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn […]

Hour of Code December 3-9, 2018

Hour of Code December 3-9, 2018

Before we start our coding session there are a few things you should know. At the root of all computer science is something called an algorithm. The word “algorithm” may sound like something complicated, but really it’s just a list of instructions that someone can follow to achieve a result. A program is an algorithm […]

Make Beliefs Comix: 2018 Summer Reading Goals

Make Beliefs Comix: 2018 Summer Reading Goals

Reading can be one of the many fun activities children choose to fill their summer time. Research has shown it is also much more! Children who participate in public library summer reading programs make achievement leaps during the summer and maintain their reading achievements. This summer, take your child to participate in the summer programs […]

Intro to Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles can be tricky, but they are very beneficial because they teach critical thinking and reasoning skills.Below are several logic puzzles. These puzzles require you to use the process of elimination to figure out the answer. It helps to use the grid that’s provided. For example, if a clue says, “Mary doesn’t like cats” […]

A Walk in the Rain with a Brain

A Walk in the Rain with a Brain

This short video introduces students to the powerful idea that taking on challenges can grow and strengthen their brains, and that they have the power to make their brains stronger every day. This week, second grade students will read, A Walk in the Rain with a Brain by Edward Hallowell. As students explore this book […]

Parachute

Parachute

In order to learn and have fun together, each scheduled  library lesson will begin with a meeting on the rug. During the meeting, students will learn the goals, skills, concepts and ideas of the lesson and what is expected of them. Our first meeting together will focus on mindset. Of the many positive character traits […]

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