We are all a little sad that some of our fun summer vacations had to be canceled this year. To fill that void I have started to put together virtual vacations where you can explore some exciting places from the comfort of your home. These vacations started out as places that I wanted to go... Continue Reading →
It's time for the Mock Caldecott and this year has more entries than every. With so many potential winners how is a librarian supposed to chose?! As usual, the students will be reading the books and critiquing in class. We discuss what makes a Caldecott winning book and go over the criteria used by 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!
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!
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 →
Photo credit: Nicolas Solop Today we bring you the last two podcasts from our 7th graders for the 2016-2017 school year. The first is an assessment of President Trumps first 100 days in office. The second podcast is from three students who read about the Dunning Kruger study on intelligence and wanted to learn more... 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 →
Today our 7th grade Social Studies podcasters bring you a podcast all about the smash hit musical Hamilton. Enjoy!