Northern Hills Library News

Happenings from November 2017

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The Attraction Is Clear!

Third grade reviewed concepts of magnetism in the library by trying six different science stations. They used the library iPads to access the PebbleGo database, watch a MIT video, read a magnet ebook and scan QR codes to self check their sorting work. They also conducted two experiments on the strength of magnets.

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Storyteller Visit

Miss Anastasia from the Twig Bookstore visited the PK-3 graders and delighted them all with her wonderful storytelling. There was much laughter and fun all morning long during her visit.

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"Powerful" Learning

Fifth grade reinforced their understanding of energy in the library by completing six different science stations. The library iPads were used to access the online database Britannica, watch a MIT video and read a Scooby Doo ebook about energy. They used the PicCollage app on the iPads to create a collage of 3 different types of energy and categorized them. They also did two hands on activities, in one they did experiments with circuits and conductors on the desktop and they also used snap circuits to make different creations.

Veteran's Day

For Veteran's Day, the students read aloud either "Hero Dad" or "Hero Mom" and then made the decorations for the Veteran's Day breakfast in the library. We appreciate our veterans and the sacrifice they make to keep us safe!

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Thanksgiving Stuff!

The PK and Kinder students learned all about wild turkeys by reading about it on the PebbleGo database. The kinder students then did an activity on the Smartboard where they used their knowledge of positional words.

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Pet Partners Reading Program

We are so happy to have Rowdy the Golden Retriever and his partner Mrs. Lynn back at our campus this year. Rowdy comes one a week and two third graders come in for 30 minutes and they read to him. Mrs. Lynn and Rowdy are with the Pet Partners of San Antonio and we're so lucky to have them!

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Fall Reading Challenge

We're so proud of our students! There were 131 Fall reading challenge forms turned in. The students were to read eleven books or chapters in a book and return their completed forms for a glow in the dark cup.

There are THREE more reading challenges coming up to the students to keep on reading over the winter break. Stay tuned for details...

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Library Information

  • 17 instructional days.
  • Total items checked out 2,128
  • 28 Overdrive Checkouts
  • 59 total classes taught. Classes focused on magnets, positional words, forms of energy, facts about turkeys.
  • 25 classes came in for check out only.
  • 179 walk-ins

Upcoming events-

Hour of Code, Winter Break Reading Challenge, Six Flags Reading Challenge, Schlitterbahn Reading Challenge

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