Antioch 34 Library Newsletter

February 2016


Can you believe that it is February already? Hoping the Groundhog's prediction is correct and and we will feel warmer temperatures soon.

Please let us know if we can help you gather materials to enhance a classroom lesson or if you would like a book basket on a specific topic or specific type or level of books.

Helpful Resources To Have

Mystery Science

Kristin Newman and Val Rivera at WCP are spearheading our FREE TRIAL of Mystery Science 2-5 and are loving it! Did I say it's FREE for the remainder of the school year? K-1 Teachers, your free trial will start in August.

Mystery Science is aligned to the next generation science standards, has high quality videos, activities, and worksheets that are highly engaging and interactive with minimal prep work and set up!

"Val and I have observed our students become engaged and focused during the lessons and we enjoy the quality of the videos and the ease of preparing and implementing the lessons," says Kristen.

Making Inferences with Picture Books FREE CPDU Opportunity at Lake Villa Public Library

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 4:30-5:30pm

1001 E Grand Ave

Lindenhurst, IL

We will present mentor texts for teaching inference skills. There will be sample questions to ask with each book as well as a general guide to teach inferring.

Special Events Happening in February

100th Day of School February 9th

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2016 American Library Association Youth Media Award Winners

February QR Code Listening Centers Now Available!

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As always,

... if we can help you, please ask. The Library Media Center has books, research materials, technology, classroom space plus we are an extra set of hands if you need it. :) Enjoy the rest of February.

Amy Bendall

Jennifer Tiddens - AES

Robin Nottingham -AUGS

Darlene Ploss - HC

Linda Pohlman - OAK

Mary Ann Bruno - WCP