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2nd and 3rd Quarter Review: April 2015

What's been going on?

Fran and I are currently collaborating on research projects during tech specials for 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade. We are implementing the County's new recommended research process, eWISE. Check out this (really) quick introductory video I created for the students (they scanned a QR code with the iPads to watch):

Other collaborations in 2nd and 3rd quarter included a QR code Jan Brett author study activity with Garrison's class, working with 3rd grade on a biography/Discovery Education Board Builder project, helping 2nd grade with their fairy tale comparison unit, and reinforcing how to do a character analysis with 4th grade students.

I know the year is wrapping up and things are quite busy, but if there is anything you'd like to work together on, please let me know!
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Big Universe

Some of you have taken me up on scheduling a 30 minute Big Universe orientation lesson for your classes. Even if you don't know how much you may use it with in your classroom (although there are some cool functions like a fiction/non fiction comparison tool), it's a good idea to show your students because they can use it at home to create their own personalized digital libraries! Let me know if you would like one!

They can use it over the summer!!!!

New Books and Items Purchased

New Books: Some new books have been recently added from the book fair (by the way, thank you for all of your support as usual) and from school monies! I kept teacher requests and C-MAPP in mind when ordering. To take a look at all the new books we have received this year: Destiny homepage (go to the Northwoods Library icon on your desktop or to the books icon on Students link on our homepage)- Catalog tab (where you go to look for books)- "Resource Lists" (on the left)- Public Lists tab (on the right)- Scroll down and click on "New Books 2014-2015."

Other Items: 5 sets of speakers and a roll of postermaker paper

Mailbox Magazine Discontinued

Some of you requested that I keep subscribing to Mailbox magazine. However, it is no longer available in print and it is not possible to purchase a subscription for the whole school. However, if you go to their website, (use Firefox, not Internet Explorer), you can sign up for free resources.

End of Year Business

Last Day for Student Circulation: Fri, May 22nd
All Student Books Due: Tues, May 26th

Equipment (LCD projectors, document cameras, speakers, CD players, etc) will not be collected at the end of the school year. They may even be used for summer school. You will get a list of any other items that do need to be turned back in.

Laptops and iPads can be kept for the summer, or you can turn them in for safe-keeping.