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Makerspaces

A library makerspace, is an area in the library where students can gather to make and create. This month I added a makerspace at Norwood with books on robots and inventions and a tub of toys called Toobers and Zots donated by Little Kids Inc. The students have had a great time creating some unique inventions.

We Voted!

After reading at least three of the 20 nominated RICBA titles, Norwood students in grades 4-6 voted. The graphic novel, El Deafo by Cece Bell was first. A tie for second was between the two nonfiction books, Mr. Ferris and His Wheel and Joltin' Joe Dimaggio. Third place was a biography about Carl Sagan, Star Stuff by Stephanie Sisson. Now we wait for the rest of the state to vote to determine the overall winner. All individual votes counted and were submitted to the state.
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Home Connection

Students will begin taking PARCC tests soon. If you are curious about the test or want to help your child prepare, here is a link to the library website page that has many examples and tools that can help.