From the Media Center at Woodlawn Middle, April 2016
Students used a webquest to assist in locating information on ancient Chinese inventions.
Students analyzed findings to determine their impact on modern society.
Students shared invention facts by posting facts on Padlet.
Ancient Chinese inventions come to life
Sixth graders (above) studying ancient Chinese inventions that impact modern culture learned how much of an impact these inventions had during their World Cultures class. Ms. Longstreet's classes came to the media center for a presentation on ancient Chinese inventions, and then had a chance to investigate specific inventions via a webquest. Students shared findings on Padlets and will be creating invention replicas as a final project.
New books and e-books added to the WMS media center
To help celebrate April as School Library Month students were able to select from the 100+ new books added to the media center collection. Student library aides were on duty part of the month to assist students in checking out books. Eighth graders are being encouraged to read e-books, so their library accounts can be cleared prior to leaving school. A list of the new books is available through the LMC.
Ice Dogs is Black-Eyed Susan favorite at WMS
WMS students voting for their favorite Black-Eyed Susan book selected Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson. Statewide the winning book was Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Our students were among the 70,000 statewide that voted. A list of the ten new Black-Eyed Susan books for the 2016-2017 year is now available in the media center and on the list at the main website. Check out the list for grades 6 -9. Get ready for great summer reading!!
Best Media Center photo of the month
Eighth grade students take-time out in the media center to practice creating newspaper towers. The highest tower measured 99" and was created by Mikkia McLaughlin and Tai'yon Hope from Ms. Silbert's class. Science + Determination = A Winner.