November is National Native American Heritage Month and we are ready to celebrate in the Learning Commons. There are so many great books where native people are the main characters and they aren't all historical. That being said, there are also many books that misrepresent Native Americans. As a librarian I always try to stay... Continue Reading →
The children picked and decorated their pumpkins to look like their favorite book characters and voting has begun for the 2nd Annual Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest. There are so many fun, unique and creative pumpkins! There are also a few characters that are favorites in the students eyes. Can you say Dog Man, Greg... Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce that the book character pumpkin decorating contest is back for a second year. There have been a few changes that are very important! So keep reading to find out the dates and rules for entering the pumpkin contest! Pumpkin Due Date Last year we had a few pumpkins rot on... Continue Reading →
Welcome back Falcons! We've been settled into school for about a month now, it's the first day of Fall, and I'm only now getting around to writing a blog post for Falcon's Fables. Not that this is extraordinarily unusual as you can see by my posting history. I'm really not that great and keeping the... Continue Reading →
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 →