Problem Solving

Convince me…

Convince me...

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 […]

Newspaper Gift Challenge

Newspaper Gift Challenge

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 […]

Design Squad

An engineer from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey just told me about the website Design Squad Nation! Engineers are the people who design buildings, toys, roads, electronic devices, cars, etc. Engineers figure out the best materials to use and how to turn them into the things we use every day. The Design Squad […]

Recycle for the Birds

Recycle for the Birds

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun – Mary Lou Cook Many of us enjoy watching the birds in our backyard that are indigenous to Rockland County. There are so many birds we never have the chance to see! Watch the video below and discover the beauty of birds from […]

Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientist

Hundreds and thousands of kids and adults are helping to solve the mysteries of the Earth and beyond. They are known as citizen scientists. Science is our most reliable system of gaining new knowledge and citizen science is the public involvement in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one […]

April Word of the Month: Flexibility

April Word of the Month: Flexibility

April’s word of the month is flexibility. 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. […]

Calling all WOS Peeps!

Calling all WOS Peeps!

For the past nine years, the Washington Post sponsors a contest for its readers. Readers create a diorama of a famous scene in history or in current events. The one rule is that all the characters in the diorama must be played by Peeps (chicks or bunnies). Below is an entry from last year’s Washington Post Contest. You […]

Kindness

Kindness

Read: Enemy Pie by by Derek Munson One boy’s perfect summer seems to be ruined when his worst enemy, Jeremy Ross, moves in down the block. Fortunately, though, Dad has a recipe for enemy pie. But it seems that the pie will only be effective if the recipient is treated kindly before eating it. Reluctantly, […]

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