The 7th grade began the school year by reviewing a summer reading book. They were told to pick a fiction book that they have recently read and story map it. They then had to use the story map to create a book trailer that would entice their peers to read the book. Each student had... Continue Reading →
The 4th graders are winding down their year long study of the Dewey Decimal System. They have participated in activities such as answering questions from the philosophy box to researching social activists. Their last activity of the year was inspired by the book Eureka!: poems about inventors by Joyce Sidman. In the book, Sidman explores famous and... Continue Reading →
You should know by now that I love a good library challenge. This month, in honor of Halloween I thought it would be fun to have the students design a costume of their favorite character. If their character doesn't wear a particular outfit or costume then I asked them to draw how they see the... Continue Reading →
Some of the 4th and 5th grade Library classes were one of the first classes to test out the new Ipad mini cart. We used the Destiny App to read ebooks. The children had a lot of fun exploring the variety of books available to them.
Ask any 1st grader if they know what a blog is and you are most likely going to get blank stares. Ask them if they have ever heard of the word blog and they will most likely shout at you, "DOG WITH A BLOG" I learned this last year when introducing them to the idea... Continue Reading →
It's 4th grade prezi time. Here a few of the very best prezi's from both 4A and 4B. They were asked to read a book from the 200's Religion section and then do a mini book report. Here are just a few examples of their wonderful work.
It is that time of year again. 4th graders will be working on prezi.com to create a presentation about a book they read from the Religion section. Here are the guidelines for their presentation. Log into to Prezi under Ms. Natalie's account. If you forgot the username or password, stop by the library to get... Continue Reading →
You have until the end of Christmas break to complete your Falcon's Fables library quiz. You can find the quiz under the classes tab at the top of the page. I suggest opening The Falcon's Fables in a new tab while you take the quiz so you can look at it to help you out.
First Grade designs bats after reading Bats at the Library by Brian Lies. Students imagined what it would be like to be a bat in the library. Would they read or would they play? First Graders designed bats with books (including call numbers!) that they themselves would enjoy reading if they sneaked into a library... Continue Reading →
Good secrets, bad secrets. Third grade discusses CONFIDENTIALITY after reading The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy Awarded the ALA Coretta Scott King Honor, this book uses striking illustrations and poetry to catch the reader's attention and raise serious questions about secrecy. Does your child know that he or she can confide in you? ... Continue Reading →
It is that time of year again! Today we had to special St. Philip's students as Librarian's for the Day. So I'm handing over the Falcon's Fables to them so they can tell you about their day.It was fun because it was the best day at the school for us. In the library we got... Continue Reading →