Willard Library News

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Willard School Library

Our library is here to support staff and students in meeting educational goals. This weekly newsletter will update you on new resources and ideas that are available physically and digitally. This first edition is longer in order to update you on changes and remind you of how to access information.
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Big 6 - Synthesis

January is synthesis month. At this point we have learned how to define our task, where to find and access good resources, and how to take notes. Now we need to organize the information from multiple sources and find a way to present that information. Now that 4th and 5th graders have gmail accounts there are more opportunies for presentation such as Prezi, ThingLink, and Padlet. Let's find a topic you are already teaching and come up with a project. We can tie it in with the writing you are doing, Social Studies, Science or a combination.

I'm Out

I will be out all day January 7th to participate in the ELA silo meetings. I will also be out Monday, January 11th.

Other Lessons???

Don't forget some lessons we have done in the past -


  • Plagairism
  • Primary sources
  • Website evaluation (Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus,etc for 4th, a fake explorer website for 5th)


Bee-Bots, Pro-Bots, etc

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teachers - We can use Bee-Bots to practice skill in all content areas and practice coding skills at the same time. Sign up for some times to se these in your classroom.


3rd, 4th, 5th grade teachers - You can also you Bee-Bots but you can also up the ante with Pro-Bots. Ask Mrs. McAllister or me about what we have been doing with Pro-Bots.