Children and 9/11

If you are looking for a way to help explain 9/11 to your children this might be just what you want. This short animation from BrainPOP does a pretty good job of explaining what happened and why. I showed it to my 5th grade class today and they found it very helpful.

If you haven’t heard…

The new databases are officially up and running. I have blogged about them quite a bit you can read about ABC CLEO Here and Proquest HERE. These subscription resources are truly amazing. In fact I believe they are vital to an education. Students must learn how to find reliable information beyond Google. Not that Google... Continue Reading →

What is a Database?

I realize some of you may be asking yourself, "what is a database and why is it so important?" The answer lies in the definition of a library, a place to access knowledge. It is the responsibility of the library to collect and make available knowledge and information. For this reason, I have been on... Continue Reading →

Rounding Out the Lineup!

I am very excited to announce our brand new database subscriptions from the well known ProQuest Databases. Touted as "indispensable research solutions that connect people and information" I was first introduced to it in high school. Since then I have been a loyal ProQuest user throughout my various careers as student and then educator. Last... Continue Reading →

It’s Finally Here!!!!!

I've been doing my happy dance! Do you know why?!?! Its for something that we have been wanting for a very long time.Finally, Destiny Quest, our online library manager and book club is available online. St. Philip's students have learned to enjoy the graphic interface of the program, utilizing it's unique online search engine, social... Continue Reading →

5th and Jr. High Databases

The databases for the older students are up and running. We are subscribing through a company called ABC CLEO. I asked for teacher feedback to help decide what databases would be most used by the students. It was decided that Religion and Social Studies would get the most use from the databases. I have done... Continue Reading →

1st Database!

Our first database subscription is up and running! To access it you must go to the Database tab at the top of this blog. For now, this is where the access point will be for all database subscriptions. There are two links on the database home page. The 1st is World Book Online, which is... Continue Reading →

I am going to the LA County Fair this weekend. I love September when the fair comes around. Not only is it fun to eat the yummy food and shop but I enjoy seeing the animals and arts and craft displays. So I thought I would share some books that would help you prepare for... Continue Reading →

Research Projects

As your child gets older you will notice they are required to do more and more research projects. This can be daunting for both parents and children unless you are a member of the rare few who take to research like a pig to mud. I confess I belong to this piggy little group. I... Continue Reading →

Reference Library

Today I am going to get a little personal. To start with, I am currently taking a Reference Librarian class. When I accepted the job of SP Librarian I didn't know much about running a library. Last year found me learning how a library truly works. For the most part I am self taught. I quickly realized... Continue Reading →

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