VIS Library

December Update

What's Been Going On in the Library

  • Social Studies: Classes at 4, 5 and 6 have tried some of the new NYS Social Studies Inquiries to get an idea of what the new standards are like and preview the changes in Social Studies instruction. Fourth has tried NYS Geography and Early Native Americans, Fifth Has tried Complex Societies and Sixth has tried World Religions

  • Research: Some areas of focus for the month include Native Americans for multi-age and Natural Disasters for 5th grade. These skill are so important to our students. We can work to modify almost any project to fit our new schedule.

  • Literature: Many classes have been in to listen to book talks and have some guidance on finding books that are a good fit. I have been working on different genres with Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Raby and Mrs. Sheridan's classes. Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Becker's classes have been in to select books for a character project. Mrs. Boyd's WIN classes were able to participate in a SKYPE author visit with Natalie Llyod, the author of A Snicker of Magic.

Online Databases

Remember to utilize on our online databases with students. All can be accessed through the library web page (from school or at home). The only password they need to know is victor. Here is the link:

Click #1 for online databases and use Brainpop, World Book Encyclopedia, Pebble Go, Culturegrams, TrueFlix and more!

What is New in the Library?

Want some reading ideas for break? Here are some new titles in the library:

  • Switch by Ingrid Law (a companion to Savvy)
  • Voyagers 1: Project Alpha by D.J. McHale
  • Pippa Morgan's Diary by Annie Kelsey
  • A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson
  • The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
  • On the Run by Tristan Bancks
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Norse Mythology)
  • Benji Franklin Kid Zillionaire: Money Troubles by Raymond Bean
  • Finders Keepers by Shelley Tougas