Cougar Canyon Library
What's New in the Library
Reading Link Challenge
This year's books are:
- The Big One-Oh by Dean Pitchford
- Niagara Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler
- That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore
- Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
- Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix
- Frindle by Andrew Clements
Stay tuned for the results of the school challenge!
Cool web tools
Each month, I hope to highlight useful web tools that you can use in your teaching practice. I have discovered so many of these great tools through my UBC classes, Twitter, or friends and I am excited to share them with you. Although I may not be an expert in using these tools, I am happy to work with you to get you started.
Looking for a new way to communicate with families? Check out smore.com for fun and free newsletter templates. This library bulletin is my first attempt at using smore and I love how easy it is to navigate. Give it a try!
Animoto is a great site for creating videos and slideshows. It can be used to create slideshows for lessons or to highlight photos from field trips or special events. You can sign up for an education account to get a free upgrade from the basic account.
Coming soon ...
April will see the return of the Scholastic Book Fair to Cougar and it will coincide with our school-wide Reading Day Event. More details to come.
In next month's newsletter, I'll highlight some of our new fiction and non-fiction books and some useful websites for good quality lesson plans.