K-8 Team Library
Information from the stacks! September 2015
Monthly Online Flyer for Your Reading Enjoyment
The Day the Crayons Came Home
New Release September 29
Old School; Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10
The Sword of Summer; Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1
Survivors: A Pack Divided; The Gathering Darkness #1
Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter; Dork Diaries Series #10
Rachel Renée Russell
Every Kid in a Park
Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders and Their Guests
Every Kid in a Park invites children of all backgrounds to discover their public lands and all they offer, including opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and family. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world.
Students participate in a fun, educational activity on the Every Kid in a Park website and receive a personalized paper pass to print and bring with them to visit public lands. At certain participating sites, fourth graders can also exchange the paper pass for a durable plastic Interagency Annual 4th Grade Pass. Fourth graders must be present for free entry into parks and to exchange the paper pass for a plastic one. The paper or plastic passes will be valid from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016.
The Every Kid in a Park pass admits the fourth grader and any accompanying passengers in a private, non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to three accompanying adults at sites that charge per person.
For more information, or to print passes for 4th grade students, visit the official website: https://www.everykidinapark.gov/
To check out print or electronic resources from your school library about national parks visit: http://tinyurl.com/AlexandriaGBSD
To check out a "bucket-of-books" from Multnomah County library related to national parks visit: https://multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books
For lesson plan ideas visit: http://teachnps.weebly.com
Our libraries have resources you can use with an entire class. Explore GBSD's digital resources in MackinVia. Most of our eBooks have unlimited simultaneous access, which means every student in your classroom is able to open the same book at the same time while you demonstrate and allow independent practice to take notes, highlight, or look up words in the online dictionary!
Go to your school library resource page and click on "MackinVia". Login by choosing your school from the drop down menu. Your username and password are the same you would use for your school Google accounts.
History in Context, Student Resources in Context are Now Connected to Google Drive
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is now a Google for Education Partner. Users are able to seamlessly login to their school or library’s Gale In Context resources using Google Account credentials. Users can easily download, save and share articles using Google Apps for Education including Drive and Docs. Our Gale In Context resources are stored in MackinVia, our "warehouse" for electronic resources. Contact your school's library manager or Venisha Bahr, the K-8 Library Coordinator, for a tutorial.