We’ve spent this past year reading around the library, and now you can review what we’ve learned, and try some games to test your skills.
Here’s a colorful chart that reviews the numbered categories in the Dewey Decimal System.
Try these online activities
The 600s shelves include books on the human body, space exploration, pets, and much more!
FUN IN OUTER SPACE
The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
has a great site for kids to learn all about exploring (and living in) space.
Here are some great interactive sites that help families learn to make healthy choices:
Nutrition Explorations Solusville
B.A.M. Body and Mind KidsHealth
Our theme for the year will be Read Around the Library, and we will learn how the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System helps to organize a library collection. Each month, we will read selected titles from a different informational category and read related fiction books, as well. There will also be lots of interactive games that will help us practice what we learn.
Here’s a quick look at the categories in the DDC.
The Kindergarten class had a special visitor during their library class on exploring Australia. Aidan’s dad, Wayne Wasserman, visited us and brought along some unusual instruments. The students were fascinated to learn about the didgeridoo, which is made from a tree branch that’s been hollowed out by insects. They liked hearing the low humming sound that it made. Then they had turns playing the clap sticks, also carved from wood and used in Aboriginal ceremonies. Mr. Wasserman also spoke about the unique and dangerous animals that he and his family encountered on their recent trip to Australia. Aidan showed his friends the sign on shark warnings that the lifeguards had given his family.
It was great to have this opportunity to see real objects up close from The Land Down Under, and we thank the Wasserman family for this special visit!
Our theme this year in library is Reading is Your Passport to the World, and we have been learning many interesting things about people and places in different countries.
During this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different traditions and holidays. Use the first 2 sites below to learn more about different celebrations around the world, use the third site to explore ways that you and your family can help others during this time of the year, then have fun and play some creative holiday games.