Today the Social Studies podcast group brings you their first podcast of this school year. A group of 8th-grade girls put together a great podcast on Conspiracy Theories, and the Dunning-Kruger effect. We hope you enjoy it!
Another Mock Caldecott has come and gone. As each year goes by our students get better and better at using the ALA criteria to read, examine and analyze the illustrations from the Mock Caldecott books. None of the student choices won the actual award but we are happy with both the actual winner and the... Continue Reading →
SPAS 2019 Mock Caldecott Selections Welcome to the Mock Caldecott 2019. I'm a little late in introducing the books. SPAS students have been reading, critiquing and looking at illustrations from some of the sweetest, sadest, funniest, cutest, intriguing, thoughtful books publish in 2018. I can't say that I have a favorite this year and feel... Continue Reading →
We are in the midst of our 1st Annual Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest and it is proving to be a lot of fun! We got the idea from a Librarian Facebook Group and knew we had to bring the fun to SPAS. While Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, I just love Christmas a... Continue Reading →
As the school year comes to an end we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe summer. We hope it is filled with lots of fun in the sun and relaxation. One of the best summer activities we can think of is to read a couple of good books. No pressure, just some... Continue Reading →
Check out two awesome recommendations from our Librarians of the Day below. I like the book, Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly Dipucchio because I personally LOVE bacon and it's easy to read. I think it is just a nice story. The pictures look like a cartoon and I like cartoons. It is a book about a... Continue Reading →
In this episode of the Junior High Social Studies Podcast Cordell and Daniela discuss their thoughts on homework and the new trends in education away from excessive amounts of homework. Enjoy!
Wow! The past 4 weeks have been crazy, fun and intense. The competition was fierce with most classes trying their best to read books and write reviews. In the end only one class from each library could win. If you want to see what the final day was like head over to the Falcon's Fables... Continue Reading →
It's time to put your game face on remember your Destiny passwords and start checking out books to read Because it's Who's ready for March Madness?! I know I am Falcons! I love watching you compete to read books and write reviews. There will be two competitions this year, one in the PLC and... Continue Reading →
Right after we announced the Mock Caldecott results things got busy in the Learning Commons. It's almost my lunch break but I need to get our results posted and it seems now is the time to do it! Just like every other year we've had some hits and misses in the books the school picked... Continue Reading →
Today the Social Studies Podcast brings you two fully independent episodes. 1 is a solo effort from Cordell and the other is a duo episode from Daniela and Mateo. I hope you enjoy them as much as these three enjoyed making them! Cordell on Elizabethan Fashion in England: Daniela and Mateo on YouTube and the... Continue Reading →
The students are having fun reading and voting on this year's round of books. Their opinions are polarizing. As soon as I hear one say they loved a certain book another student doesn't enjoy it. Yet, as always, there are some books that the kids take to right away as is evident by the shouts... Continue Reading →