What's Going On in the Library?

December 2016

The Hour of Code is Upon Us!

Code.org is an international organization with a goal of introducing as many students as possible to Computer Science. During Computer Science Week (Dec. 5-9), Code.org - and the Cranston Public School Department - will introduce kids to the basics of computer programming via the Hour of Code.

At Oak Lawn, students in grades K-3 will work with me during their library classes; 4th and 5th graders will work with students from the high school on Thursday, Dec. 8.

You can learn more at this LibGuide page, which includes links to the lessons I'll be doing, as well as introductory videos like this one:

Anybody Can Learn - 60 sec teaser

Try a Tumblebook

The Library Department has a Tumblebooks subscription that all students can use for free access to online books, including animated picture books and novels with narration. Click here for access. (I'd recommend browsing v. searching, since the collection is not super extensive.)
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What We're Covering This Month

I'm working on getting all of my lessons and resources online via the LibGuide platform. I also post photos of students and their work on our blog. In addition to Hour of Code, here's what we're currently learning about:

Ms. Moore's Favorite Reads of November

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