Northern Hills Library News

Happenings from January 2019

Third Grade Research

Third graders researched different forces of nature that cause rapid changes in the Earth's surface. They had previously learned about blizzards in their classrooms. So, prior to their research in the library they built up additional prior knowledge by watching a video about landslides and thinking and wondering about landslides. They also watched a Brain Pop video about destructive forces and wrote about what they learned. How to cite a source and why it is important was also part of their lesson prior to the research. Each student then chose one of the forces of nature to research and scanned a QR code to take them to that topic in Pebble Go. The students were to write three things they learned and cite their source. In the classrooms on the Chromebooks they created a Google Slide to demonstrate their learning. Their presentations were shared in the classrooms so each student will become an expert in each topic.

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Winter Stories

It was cold outside, but nice and cozy in the library. The kinder students enjoyed different winter themed stories and then created their own winter wonderland by using the library iPads and the Doodle Buddy app.

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Book Fair

We held our second Book Fair of the school year in late January. This time we tried out a new company and were very pleased with the selection and the ease of setup and break down. The company is Follett and we plan on holding another one of their Book Fairs next school year.

We are so thankful for our wonderful volunteers! We could not have held a Book Fair without their hard work.

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Library Information

  • 17 instructional days
  • 2,058 items checked out
  • 7 Overdrive Checkouts
  • 49 total classes taught. Classes focused on rapid changes in the Earth's surface, copyright, winter stories.
  • 29 classes came in for check out only.
  • 98 walk-ins

Upcoming events-5th grade research, 4th grade Battle of the Books, TELPAS testing

Don't forget about using Overdrive to check out ebooks!