Apollo Library News

March/April 2013

We made it!

Hellooooo Spring Break! I hope you enjoy your time off and take a much needed and well deserved rest. Apollo's library has some exciting events coming up between now and the end of school. Teachers, I'll follow up with you on these when we return.

April Special Days

Links to more information you can share with your students.

All month--Autism Awareness Month, School Library Month

March 25-April 2 Passover

1 April Fool's Day

3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day--Mr. Hubble expects 100% attendance this day!

7 No Housework Day--Why can't this be every day?

13 Thomas Jefferson's birthday--born in 1743

15 Titanic sinks in 1912

15 First McDonald's opens in Des Plaines, IL in 1955

17 Daffy Duck's birthday--Did you know his middle name is Dumas? Me neither!

18 Great San Francisco Earthquake happens in 1906

22 Earth Day

23 William Shakespeare's birthday--born in 1564

24 Administrative Professional's Day

Links for Teachers

It's amazing the stuff you find on Pinterest!

Total TCAP McFadden ES in Rutherford County put this website together for TCAP prep. There's stuff on here for grades 5-8 as well.

We Give Books Free e-books for ages 0-10. Would be really good for ELL students!

Photo Pencil Sketch Upload your picture and have it transformed into a pencil sketch

Power Point templates for teachers--Make games, reviews, and more. There's templates for other programs on this site as well.

Fakebook Create a fake Facebook page for a historical figure.

Online Science Games Cool games that demonstrate scientific concepts.

Thank you for your continued support of Apollo's library! Even though our enrollment went down from last year, circulation has increased by 18%. I've also been able to do more collaboration with teachers, which has been great! If you would like me to work on a lesson with you, please let me know!

Sloan Criswell