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The Colony Public Library Website is Wow-derful!!!!
*Also, the kid's section has links to safe search engines and the awesome Tumblebooks link which includes free e-books with audio.
Guess How Many Books Are In Our Library Collection??????
Using Web 2.0, Apps, and Social Media to teach/follow current events:
If you'd like an app to use to teach current events, check out Circa News by Circa 1605, inc. for happenings from around the world. The app is rated 9+.
If you are personally wanting to stay on top of recent news and trends in education, then start following Ed Week on Twitter. Below is a screenshot of a recent tweet posted. 100,000 digital resources? You gotta love it!
Read-Alouds for Third Graders @your Library
Educator and author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, Jim Trelease, believes that reading aloud to your child, no matter what their age, is the magic bullet for creating a lifelong reader. I have to agree! Please check out the following titles that are available right here at your library and some are even available as ebooks.
LITERACY, FINE ARTS & OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
@your Public Library - On January 30, from 1-3pm, The Colony Public Library will offer an adults only class on how to create a Candy Bouquet. Yummy!
Be Our Guest.......at Medical Center Of Lewisville Grand Theater and see a local production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday and Saturday, January 23 & 24. For more information , click on this link.
Finally, here's another idea for a fun, family outing and it's right around the corner at LLELA. That's right - The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area where we take the students on field trips. On January 31st, you and your family can gather around the campfire at dusk to listen to stories, songs, and toast marshmallows. Other family activities include "Stars on the Prairie", a night hike, and bird watching. More details can be found here.
Cougar Pride News about our Makerspace/Book Club
Makerspace in Action at Stewart's Creek Elementary
Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders Read and Collaborate via Club
Every third Thursday of the month, you can catch 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Stewart's Creek Elementary reading and creating in their combined Book and Makerspace Club.
Curious as to what a Makerspace Club is? So glad you asked! A Makerspace Club is a community of students who are interested in promoting creativity through different projects. The club is a learning environment built for kid designers, equipped with tools and resources for students to build and collaborate.
A Makerspace comes in all shapes and sizes and have different themes at each location; Stewart's Creek holds theirs every third Thursday of the month in the school's library. Club sponsors include school librarian and club chair Elizabeth Fisanick, teachers Deborah Hood and Delores Moore, and aide Maria Ortiz.
So far this school year, the club has met three times: Oct. 16, Nov. 21 and Dec. 18.
"Our goal for our club is to read the Texas Bluebonnet Award books and participate in the state-wide voting poll to select our favorite for the year," Fisanick said. "We also participate in a Makerspace activity related to the books we read."
Find out more about this cool learning opportunity here!