Tuesday, October 25, 2011

5th grade Internet Safety Glogs

The 5th grade Integrated Technology classes spent class time learning about Internet safety and then used the website edu.glogster.com to create a virtual poster that teaches others what they know.  See some examples below. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nooks are Ready for Check-Out!

Our library now has Nook ereaders to check-out! If you would like to borrow a Nook, see Mrs. Young in the library. You will first need to have your parents sign a permission slip before you can check one out. This will ensure that both you and your parents know the rules for borrowing them.  See Mrs. Young to obtain a copy of the permission slip.

Check our school library website to see a list of all titles currently downloaded to the Nooks. Go to the MSIS website-Library Media Center-Nook ereaders. You can also click here to see the list.

Let Mrs. Young know if you have any new suggestions for titles to add.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Teen Read Week

Today marks the beginning of Teen Read Week. I hope that you enjoy participating in all of our planned activities. To kick off the week, I want to know what you are reading. Comment below and share the book that you are reading this week. Don't forget to include the author's name!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Raven VoiceThread Project

Students in Mrs. Koshollek's Language Arts classes each created a digital retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" using the free web tool VoiceThread.  View their finished products below:

Block 1

Block 2

Friday, October 7, 2011

5th Grade Explorer Project

All 5th grade Social Studies classes participated in research lessons in the library to prepare for their explorer research project.  Mrs. Young taught students how to not be fooled by false information on the web and how to use subscription databases to find the highest quality information.  Once students gathered their information, they created a book listing the important information about their explorer. 

View Mr. Wegner's class in action researching and writing about their explorers. 

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is a great time to celebrate our love for reading.  Check out the fun events that we have planned:

  • Fill out a book suggestion form.  Is there a book that you want everyone to read?  Share it!  Book suggestion forms can be picked up in the library or printed from the MSIS library website.  Each person who submits a book suggestion form will be entered into a raffle for prizes.  Your suggestion will be a part of an upcoming library bulletin board, so be prepared to have your picture taken when you turn in your form too!
  • Picture the character trivia contest.  Listen each day this week to the announcements for a book character clue.  If you know the name of the book character being described, submit your answer to the library.  Each day we will draw winners for prizes.
  • Library comic contest.  Use a comic creator website such as Make Beliefs Comix (www.makebeliefscomix.com) or draw your own to create a comic strip that has something to do with reading, books, or the library.  The top three entries will each receive a Scholastic Book Fair gift certificate.  All entries are due by 3:00 on Friday, October 21.  Winners will be announced the following Monday. 
  •  Our library has a new blog to keep you up-to-date on what is new and exciting!  Visit our blog, What’s Up in Your LMC (http://whatsupinyourlmc.blogspot.com) and add a comment to any post.  For every appropriate and relevant comment that you add, your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  Winners will be drawn on Friday, October 21.  Please remember to add your name to be eligible for prizes.

    The Book Fair is Coming!

    Mark your calendars!  Beginning October 17, the Scholastic Book Fair will be at your library.  Going through October 26, you can shop for great deals on new titles from these popular series: 39 Clues, The Kane Chronicles, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, and Big Nate.  You will also find old favorites and great discount priced books.  The book fair will also be open during parent-teacher conferences.  Grab a preview flier in the library and prepare to shop!