Northern Hills Library News

November 2015

Makerspace Club

Twice a month on Fridays, twenty 4th and 5th graders come to the library for our Makerspace Club. In November, they tackled a aluminum foil challenge and used multiplication facts to create tessellation art.

For the aluminum foil challenge, pairs of students were given 20 pipe cleaners and 5 sheets of aluminum foil and challenged to create something using all of the materials they were given. This activity emphasized teamwork, creativity and engineering.

For the tessellation art, students choice one multiplication fact, wrote that fact repeatedly in a pattern and colored it, When we combined all of their sheets it created a stunning final product.

Makerspace gives students the opportunity to create content through different resources such as computers, 3-D printers, audio and visual devices, and arts and crafts materials.

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Thanksgiving Fun!

The week prior to Thanksgiving Break, K-2 learned about the history and traditions of Thanksgiving. Kinder also worked on their math skills by rolling a die, counting the dots and drawing the appropriate part of a turkey.
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Fall Book Fair

Huge thanks to our volunteers and student helpers for setting up and running the Fall Book Fair. We could not have successful Book Fairs without them!

The profits from our Book Fairs go towards various things-reading incentives, improving the library environment and presenters. Our main focus for the next couple of years is to purchase new furniture for the library. Because of the expense of the furniture, we can only buy three tables and 10 chairs at a time. There is a photo below of what the new beautiful furniture looks like. The new chairs will be the school colors and the tables can be configured in various ways.

Our next Book Fair will be Feb. 22-26 during the week of early release.

If you would like to volunteer, we'd love to have your help. Just come by and see us in the library!

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Library Information

  • 1,651 total items were checked out.
  • Check outs by grade level PK-83, K-154,1st-188, 2nd-522, 3rd-205, 4th-150, 5th-321, staff-28
  • 87 Overdrive ebook check outs
  • 328 individual walk ins
  • 47 lessons were taught. Lessons were taught on the history and traditions of Thanksgiving.
  • 21 classes came in for check out only.

Upcoming Events

  • National Hour of Code Dec. 7-11
  • 5th grade energy research
  • Winter Break Reading Challenge

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