November Library Update
What's Happening in the Library
History Fair and Research Skills in the Library
We continued in Sixth Grade Social Studies by reviewing the Aldine Internet Resources, and determining which resources we thought would be of most benefit to us as researchers. This gave us an opportunity to break out our brand new Chromebooks to test them out.
We are still working on getting everyone working passwords for the Chromebooks. They will prove to be a valuable resource for students to help them gain the technology skills they need.
Ms. Loas helps us kick off research in the LMC!
Ms. Loas helps students learn how to log in to our new Chromebooks and start researching.
Students were really excited to get to use our new laptops.
Our iTech Mr. Hill was on hand to help students who had trouble logging on.
Bluebonnet Books in the Library
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
Below I've included a brief video from 1937 of one of Sarg's famous Macy's Parade balloons on the beach in Nantucket, and the video below that is actual footage of the balloons in the Macy's Parade in the late 1930s.
Tony Sarg with one of his balloons.
photo courtesy of the Nantucket Historical Association (nha.org)
Balloons Over Broadway
Melissa Sweet uses collage art incorporating photos, toys, drawings, and watercolors to tell the story of Tony Sarg, the creator of the first balloons for the Macy’s Day Parade back in 1928.
Tony Sarg was a huge influence on generations of puppeteers...
including Jim Henson who is arguably one of the most famous puppeteers of all time. (photo courtesy of jimhensonlegacy.org)