Knowles Library Learnings
December 2014/January 2015
From Mrs. Sharp, Your Librarian
Remember: While library is a "special" this year, I'm still here to help support your curriculum! I'd love to find resources for you, help support your research projects, or connect on some lesson ideas. Please let me know what I can do to help!
A Challenge from Kid President!
Book Fair Recap
Some book fair numbers, in case you're curious...
Books Before Bedtime
Wranglers looking for a good book at the book fair
Babies at Books Before Bedtime
All kids got a crown if they came to Books Before Bedtime, even babies!
Mrs. Anthony was one of the many amazing Knowles teachers that shared a story at Books Before Bedtime
What's Happening in the Library?
In December, we have...
- explored PebbleGo, a database tool for younger students (ask your kiddos how to use it!)
- tried out new interactive books called Capstone Interactive
- practiced downloading e-books using Overdrive (more info below!)
- written computer codes and programmed games! (see the photo gallery)
- discussed resolving conflicts with our guest, Mrs. Walters
In January, we will...
- explore the over 200 new books in the library!
- begin research projects using a variety of tools, including lots of new non-fiction books from the book fair!
- celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy with Kindness Week
- continue writing computer code!
We're Writing Computer Codes!
3rd graders working in partners to write the directions for Angry Birds!
Hour of Code
Two 5th graders worked together to complete an hour of computer coding!
Coding for Girls
Google created coding activities geared just for girls! 4th grade girls designed Christmas light displays for trees outside of the White House.
Mrs. Walters Joins Us in the Library
Did you know?!? Borrow e-books from the Knowles Library!
Check out OverDrive, a software that allows you to download eBooks and audiobooks to a mobile device.
Who: For both students and faculty.
When: During library time, students in grades 3-5 viewed a demonstration on how to use this wonderful resource. Directions on how to access and use OverDrive are found in the links below for students who did not receive the training. There are books for all grade levels including picture books. Students use their computer login to access OverDrive. The first step is to download the OverDrive app.
username: lastname_XXXXXX(six digit student ID)
password: year of birth month day EX: 20020428
*Teacher log in is your LISD credentials!!
Where: To access OverDrive, go to http://digitallibrary.leanderisd.org or the app is on almost any mobile device!
How Many: Patrons can check out up to 2 books for a 2 week period. EBooks will automatically return after 2 weeks, but students can turn them in earlier if they are finished reading.
Click here for more information to get started!