Library Skills

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. […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 4, Week 19, 4/17

“Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun!” Earth Day is a day that was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment and occurs each year on April 22nd. Many organizations celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash onthe roadside, cleaning up vacant lots, cleaning the banks of lakes and […]

Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown

Arthur's Tooth by Marc Brown

Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown Arthur’s whole class has started losing their teeth-but not Arthur. His loose tooth wiggles but won’t come out. Everyone seems to think they have the best solution. But none of their ideas work! What is a toothbrush? The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums, and tongue. […]

Author Study: Marc Brown

Author Study: Marc Brown

Last week,  I was able to take a peek in the storage container where the WOS library collection has been since December 14, 2018. Well…I actually did a little more than peek! I grabbed any and all boxes that were within my reach…the famous Arthur series by Marc Brown being among them! This week we […]

Word Mover

ReadWriteThink.org’s Word Mover app is a great tool to review poetry concepts or to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks. Watch the video below to understand how manipulate Word Mover and then get creating your very own poetry!

Read For the Rockland Boulders

Read For the Rockland Boulders

Our school is participating in a fun reading project: the Read for the Rockland Boulders’ Record Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Rockland Boulders, Scholastic Book Fairs, Active International and NY’s 529 College Savings Program. This Reading Challenge unites students from Rockland and surrounding counties in an attempt to establish a habit of independent reading at […]

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 […]

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Read: Finding Winnie, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells […]

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