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Read Around the Library: 600s

March 16, 2014 by · No Comments · Library Theme, Online resources

The 600s shelves include books on the human body, space exploration, pets, and much more!


The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
has a great site for kids to learn all about exploring (and living in) space.

NASA-kids-club-iconNASA Kids Club


Here are some great interactive sites that help families learn to make healthy choices:

Nutrition Explorations                         Solusville

Nutrition Explorations




B.A.M. Body and Mind                      


Kids Health.org

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 3, 2014 by · No Comments · Online resources


During this first week of March, we are celebrating the birthday of one of the most beloved authors of children’s books, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

In Library, we are reading a few Seuss classics and also a selection from a relatively new book called the The Bippolo Seed and Other Stories. Some classes are also reading  How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax, one of the non-fiction books in the Cat in the Hat  Learning Library.

Make sure to check out The Lorax Project, a section of the online Seussville site that encourages students to help protect forests and the endangered species of our planet.



Stuck Inside On a Cold Snowy Day? Try Some Science & Technology Fun

January 22, 2014 by · No Comments · Online resources

Has the latest polar vortex and snowstorm left you feeling cooped up inside? Why not try some hands-on science fun? The folks at Howcast have assembled more than 50 short videos on creating cool things like a balloon-powered car, 3-D glasses or a mini hovercraft. Make sure to have parental permission before attempting to make anything on your own.

mini_hover_craft_hd_2_xxxlargeHave fun learning & leave some comments about what you created!


Happy New Year!

January 9, 2014 by · No Comments · Games

Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages
Watch the slide show below to learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages. Then, try the online quiz challenge by clicking on the red button below.  How quickly can you match all the greetings in the different languages? Challenge yourself and your friends!

Winter Celebrations Around the World

December 15, 2013 by · No Comments · Games, Online resources

During this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different traditions and holidays.

Challenge: Choose 1 of the WebQuests below to learn more about different celebrations around the world.  Then, take the online quiz (Quiz Your Noodle) or have fun and create a snowflake or decorate a gingerbread man.


   National Geographic Kids: Winter Celebrations

   Christmas Around the World


Online Challenge 




Quiz Your Noodle-Interactive Quiz on Winter Holidays

Create & Share

   Create & Share a Snowflake

  Decorate a Gingerbread Man


Play and Help Feed the Hungry

November 27, 2013 by · No Comments · Games

free rice

Here’s an online game that helps a very worthy cause.

Test your general knowledge and do a good deed at the same time. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people around the globe through the United Nations World Food Programme.

The opening game is vocabulary, but other categories include math, chemistry, geography, and foreign languages, including French and Spanish.

It’s easy to play: just the click the correct answer from one of four possible choices. If you answer correctly, the next question is a little harder.

Warning: This game may make you smarter.

2013 Book Cover Contest

November 10, 2013 by · No Comments · Book Cover Contest

Our creative students did a great job on this year’s entries. Here are two brief videos showcasing all of the book covers, but please stop by when you have a chance to see the beautiful work done by our students. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Happy Picture Book Month!

November 3, 2013 by · No Comments · In the News


Picture Book Month is a 30-day celebration of print picture books. Each day during the month of November, a different picture book “champion” shares a post about the importance of reading picture books. Let your imagination soar–pick up a picture book & read!

Donations and Online Book Fair Continue Through November 7th

October 30, 2013 by · No Comments · Messages

The cases and boxes may be gone from the library, but you can still continue shopping!

There are still books remaining to donate to the library and to students’ classrooms, and for every $10 spent on donations, you will earn a raffle ticket towards some great prizes. In addition, you can shop online and have items shipped to the school free of charge.

All purchases benefit our school–thank you for your support!

BookBub: For Free and Discounted e-Books

October 13, 2013 by · No Comments · e-books, Messages


Sign up for BookBub, a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on ebooks. You can choose the types of titles you’d like to get notified about  that match your interests— with categories ranging from children’s books to cookbooks. Your daily e-mail will include limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Apple’s iBookstore, and others. You can then choose to download a title directly to your supported device.