HEATLY HORNETS LIBRARY BUZZ!!
Library News and Information - Oct. & Nov. 2014
DISTANCE LEARNING - Where can it take you??
Mrs. Cioffi's class participated in a collaboration with a school in Madison, NY (by Syracuse) for "Monster Match", where each class had to create the others 'monster' using the directions they were given. Each class showed what they had created and what they thought the other class had created, and discussed similarities and differences.
The students also had the opportunity to ask each other questions about their school, and the students' likes and dislikes.
Mrs. Donohue's class presented their "Naked Turkeys" to a class in Minoa, NY and explained why these turkeys should NOT be eaten on Thanksgiving. The elementary class in Minoa also got to show Mrs. Donohue's students their not-so- Naked Turkeys and explained why they shouldn't be eaten.
Mrs. Cioffi's class was able to discuss their Naked Turkeys with a class from Granville, OH. These classes had a good time guessing what the turkey was (since it wasn't a turkey).
This collaboration stressed creative writing skills, traits of a particular character, and skilled listening. Students in both class were able to ask their distance learning partners questions about their school, classes, and likes/dislikes.
It is wonderful to see the connections being made through the Distance Learning Center.
Where can it take you?
Check into the collaborations that are sent out periodically. Mrs. Kuzmich will be more than happy to assist you in setting up a DL opportunity for your class.
Student Art Showcase
Thanks to Mr. Fong and the amazing creations of the Heatly Art Students - the library now has a vibrant display up for all to enjoy! Stop by and see the talented works of our students!
Want to share?
Does your class have a project they would like to share with the school? There's no place better than the Library for everyone to see your talents!
Student Art Showcase
For the months of October and November over 65 classes used the library for information seeking needs, pleasure and academic reading materials, and to use the Distance Learning Center. This included BOTH elementary and high school classes. It is wonderful to see so many faces using the library.
The library circulated 868!! items - WOW!!!!!!
We sent 5 items through InterLibraryLoan (ILL) to other schools.
We requested 47 items from other schools.
73 students used the library to study for their classes during study hall.
By next week I should have 15 student laptops available for use IN THE LIBRARY!! This very exciting addition of technology should provide the students with a place to go to work on projects during the school day.