USA.gov has designed a web site that gives users a behind-the-scene look at this important event. Users will be able to view information regarding the swearing-in ceremony and learn interesting facts about past presidential inaugurations, and see historic documents related to early presidents. You can also learn facts about presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies, past and present and learn about the election. process.
Play This Game & Help Feed the Hungry!
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 Program.
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.
Here’s your chance to create an original work of art based on a book you have read.
Imagine that you have been chosen to design a book cover and could use any art medium at all (paint, crayons, markers, collage materials, etc).
All students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade may participate and can pick up a piece of poster board in the library. Instructions are here: book-cover-contest-flyer-2016
All entries must be returned no later than Friday morning, October 21st in order to be viewed by our panel of judges. Winners will receive gift certificates to spend at the East Woods Fall Book Fair, coming to our Library beginning on Parent-Teacher Conference Day, October 26th.
Have fun being creative!
Buckle your seat belts, we’re off on a trip across the United States of America, reading our way from coast to coast!
This year in Library, students in the Lower School will learn about the wonderful country in which we live and will read books from the seven different regions of the United States. Beginning in October month, we were off to explore the Northeast, focusing on New England, and then in November, it was on to the Mid Atlantic States. We’ll make our way around the country, learning lots of fun facts and reading some great books along the way.
Keep up with our travels by visiting the web site for this project. You’ll find online sources with facts about the 50 states and educational games, as well as themed book lists.
We’ll share some postcards and “souvenirs” from our trip as we make our way across the USA, so check back often and feel free to leave us a comment!
The Fifth Grade students read a great selection of books this year. They used an online application called Animoto to create book trailers, or short videos that introduce their books.
Joe read Redwall: Where Legends are Made.
Jack C. recommends Spy School
Eli thinks you’ll be interested in Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen.
Chris B. read Bunnicula.
Daniel recommends Big Nate Flips Out
Jonathan thinks that you will like The Report Card.
Henry recommends Super Slugger.
Jack H. thinks that you will like reading Hatchet.
Sarah recommends Number the Stars.
Chris D. read Wayne Gretzky: an Autobiography
If you like basketball, Andrew thinks you will like Crossover.
Jehanara recommends Wonder.
If you like exciting books, then George thinks Stranded is a good choice.
Nick recommends Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog.
Jared thinks you will like Alex Rider: Stormbreaker.
Spencer recommends Hatchet.
Elodie thinks that you will like Tangerine.
This month, we’re enjoying the timeless books and poetry of the talented Shel Silverstein. Here are some games & puzzles that will test your knowledge and even help you write some poetry.
Here are some great library activities for you to try:
From the folks at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, My Storymaker allows you to write and illustrate your own story from a selection of characters, goals and settings. Watch the Story Helper’s easy instructions on how to write, save or print your completed story.
Mrs. Lodge is a librarian who created a pretty cool game called Shelver. The game has 3 different levels of difficulty, and you can choose to arrange fiction or non-fiction titles. Below is a screen-shot of the Level One Fiction game.
This game is really 3-games in one: you can choose to sort books, add a book to a shelf (in the correct order), or totally reshelve a bunch of books that are out of order.
In this brief, fact-filled video from the History Channel, you can learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday and how the celebration changed over the years. Did you know that there was no turkey on the menu at the first celebration? Enjoy watching and Happy Thanksgiving!