Northern Hills Library News

Happenings from December 2018

Extreme Weather Research

Fourth grade completed research on different types of extreme weather. They chose one of the following to do their research on-floods, hurricanes, winter storms, tornadoes or thunderstorms. Using the library iPads they scanned QR codes that took them to three different types of resources-an online database, an educational short video and an online article or book. Once they completed their note taking and source citations they completed a Google Slide presentation in their classrooms using the Chromebooks.

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Hour of Code

Again this year, our campus participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code was started to show that anyone can learn how to code and to hopefully motivate more to consider a career in computer science. It is held during Computer Science Education Week in December. The 3-5 grade classes signed up for an hour of coding in the library. They had free choice of different coding apps and also could go to the code.org website. The K-2 grade levels did their Hour of Code throughout the month and also tried out different apps.

Holidays Around the World

First grade's research this year was on how different cultures around the world celebrate the winter holidays. In the library, they learned the difference between a custom and a tradition. We focused on the country of Israel and their winter traditions. In addition, each first grade classroom focused on a different country to research. Once they completed their research on their country, they rotated through the other classrooms to learn about their country and complete a craft related to that country. To wrap up the research we did about Israel the students learned how to play Dreidel.

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Storybook Theatre

The talented acting troupe from Storybook Theatre performed "Two Pigs & T.H.E. Wolf for the entire campus. The play was a twist on the story of "The Three Little Pigs" and focused on making the right choices in a difficult time, character traits and self control.

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Library Information

  • 15 instructional days
  • 1,691 items checked out
  • 8 Overdrive Checkouts
  • 55 total classes taught. Classes focused on cultures around the world, extreme weather, Christmas stories and Hour of Code.
  • 28 classes came in for check out only.
  • 23 walk-ins

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