Savvy Students

Winter Newsletter Wyman/Holden Libraries

Welcome to 2018!

The end of 2017 brought closure to a lot of the projects we were working on during our first trimester in Library classes. Please join me in celebrating the students' accomplishments.

Fact or Fiction

First grade students explored nonfiction books to find facts, then used their imaginations to create a statement that was pure fiction. The videos were created using Adobe Spark. More examples can be found on my library page here.

Bullies and Cyberbullies

Second grade students wrote and performed puppet shows about bullys, friendship and caring. Recorded using Do Ink and a green screen, edited in imovie. More samples are on display here.
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Book Reviews

Sixth grade students have just finished up their book reviews, which are displayed on our We Love To Read blog. They read, wrote, typed, and created links to author pages for all the many books reviewed on the blog. Younger students were encouraged to read and comment on the reviews, to which the 6th graders reply. This starts a great conversation about reading!

Tuesday Tech With Tara

Tuesday I invite teachers to have their lunch in the library. We have covered many tech topics this year: Google Classroom, Docs, Forms, Drive, Gmail, Kahoot, Snagit, Screencastify, and Symbaloo. What a great group of dedicated faculty members at Wyman, willing to learn, ask questions, share solutions and try new things.

Tara Castro - Library Media Specialist

"In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim." - Linton Weeks