We’ve gone tiny!! This is all of our studio!
Our Pod A Players members will be using these to make monsters!
We have set up a new collection in our library! Over in the non-fiction section you will find a set of shelves dedicated to STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. We pulled out books already in our collection that support these topics and the design process. We also received a generous grant from the PTA to start supplementing the collection. We are excited to share these resources with everyone!
FactCite is a fully searchable online information resource brought to you by The Lincoln Library Press. It includes the following resources databases listed below. All have audio read-along capabilities (icon in the upper left corner), can be added to Google classroom (icon in the upper right corner), and MLA 8 citations available (bottom of every entry). To access your preview, go to http://www.factcite.com. Contact Mrs. Perisino or check the Media News bulletin board for login information.
-FactCite 123 (for primary grades)
-Biography for Beginners
-Shapers of Society
-U.S. and World Biography
-Countries and Cultures
-Defining Moments in American History
Teachers, we would like to highlight the Coretta Scott King Book Awards as a part of our month-long focus on Black History Month.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.” ~From the Coretta Scott King Book Awards page at The Round Table of the American Library Association
This year’s winner is March: Book Three, a first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement through Representative John Lewis’ eyes. Using vivid language and dynamic visual storytelling, it details events from the Freedom Summer to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Visit Biography’s Profile of Mrs. King
About Mrs. King at the King Center
NEW TO OUR COLLECTION Hear award-winning author Ashley Bryan in his Meet-the-Author Book Reading on TeachingBooks.net. Ashley Bryan has written two books new to our collection this month, Freedom Over Me and Ashley Bryan’s Puppets (in our new STEAM collection). Visit him at https://ashleybryancenter.org/
We are adding a link to a new resource- Check123- in Mackinvia in the Videos and Sounds file. It is a cool free video encyclopedia website! What’s cool about it:
- You can view the videos on the site without logging in.
- There is no advertising like YouTube.
- Most of the videos are under 3 ½ minutes and have been curated by experts.
- Educators can sign up for a free account and collect videos into Lessons to share out.
The Kincaid Learning Commons has a free 3-month subscription to Scholastic Go that you can use. The address to the site is:
Ask Mrs. Perisino in the commons or your child’s teacher for the login and password.
To learn more about this resource,
- Watch this video:
- Visit the website http://www.scholastic.com/digital/go.htm
- Read the brochure http://www.scholastic.com/digital/resources/marketing/GO/ScholasticGO-2017.pdf
- Let the kids play around with it 😉