Happenings at Radley Library

Mrs. Dexter's Classes-1st Quarter 2013

2nd Grade Classes

The second grade classes have been busy this quarter! The classes read What Happened to Marion's Book and discussed how to care for library books in the correct way. They have also been reviewing fiction and nonfiction. Their favorite activity with this was an exciting game of "Bean Bag Toss!" The classes have shared many books this quarter. A favorite was Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman. They loved talking in robot voices and wrote about and drew a picture of what they would do if they had a robot.

3rd Grade Classes

Mrs. Dexter's third grade classes have spent time learning about encyclopedias. They researched a wild animal using the library's sets of World Book Encyclopedias. The classes have also been learning to use World Book Online, which the East Helena Public Schools have a subscription to. The user id is ehps9 . The password is tigers9eh . Have your child show you how to use this great site! Any East Helena student can use the site on any computer or device at school or off campus since the school district has a subscription.

4th Grade Class

Mr. Hankin's fourth grade class has had an exciting first quarter! The class read and discussed the book, Inside the Books: Readers and Libraries Around the World. They then discussed different types of libraries and viewed some stunning libraries from around the world along with unique libraries that are found in interesting places, such as libraries on bikes and on camels. Mr. Hankin's class also learned how to use Destiny, our online card catalog. Finally, they worked with World Book Online. This online encyclopedia can be accessed anywhere and on any device since the district has a subscription. The user id is ehps9. The password is tigers9eh.

Dot Day

All of Mrs. Dexter's classes participated in International Dot Day. Dot Day began in 2009 and has grown in numbers of students participating every year. This year, Dot Day had over 800,000 students in 82 countries participate in the "celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration." Dot Day is celebrated on September 15ish and is based on the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot tells the story of a teacher who inspires her student to be brave and try something that she is afraid to do and to "make her mark" on the world. Students in Mrs. Dexter's library classes "made their marks" this year. The classes read and discussed the book and looked at the dots that authors and illustrators have created on the website, Celebri-Dots. They used the app, ColAR mix, to create their own 3D dots. Second and third graders made their own dots, while fourth graders from Mr. Hankin's class made bouncy balls during library. Everyone had a great time making their marks.

Radley Book Fair is coming!!!!

Remember that the Radley Book Fair will be the week of November 11-15.

Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 11 and 13--8:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 12 and 14--8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Please stop and support your school library!!

eBooks on FollettShelf

Did you know that the East Helena district has ebooks that all students can access? Click on the link and take a look at all of the great titles! Log in as a guest (Username--tiger/ Password--tiger). Most books are unlimited access which means that any number of students in the classrooms, at home, out of state can read the same book at the same time. The ebooks can be read on iPads, laptops, desktops, SMARTBoards, etc. Make sure to try out this great resource and thank the East Helena PTO for helping to fund this wonderful resource.