Thursday, October 18, 2012

More iPad Fun!

Our seventh grade students are finishing up a Science project creating videos on weather safety.  This was a perfect opportunity to have a group test the iPads by creating videos using iMovie.  Wow!  They created some really cool videos.  Check out the examples below to view how the iPads and iMovie gave them the tools to be very creative.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Teen Read Week is in Full Swing!

Have you been in the library and wondered what those students with the iPads were doing?  These kids are completing our library QR Code Scavenger Hunt as part of Teen Read Week.  Students are using the free QR Code Reader App to scan some fancy codes placed around the library.  When scanned, these codes take students to various websites where they will answer questions as part of our scavenger hunt activity.  The best part is that these students are the first to try out our new iPads!  Each student who completes the scavenger hunt will get a prize.  Check out these pictures to see the fun that you can have when you join in.

How else can you participate in Teen Read Week?

  • Enter our scary story contest.  The top three stories will earn a Scholastic Book Fair gift certificate.
  • Participate in our Bulldog Time All for Books competition. The classroom that raises the most money will earn a class pizza party.
  • Add an appropriate comment to this blog.  (Make sure to leave your name).  All students who leave a comment will be entered into a raffle for prizes.  
Thanks you to all of our Teen Read Week participants!  We look forward to a fun week ahead.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Teen Read Week: October 15-19

Get ready for Teen Read Week, coming to your library October 15-19.  In celebration we have a variety of activities planned including:

  • A QR Code Scavenger Hunt in the library.  Use one of our new iPads to scan some fun QR codes scattered throughout the library.  Complete the scavenger hunt questions and automatically win a prize!
  • Participate in our Bulldog Time All for Books competition.  Bring in your loose change through Friday, October 19.  The Bulldog Time classroom that brings in the most money will earn a pizza party and $50 in Scholastic Book Fair classroom cash.
  • Write a scary story.  Bring your scary story to the library by Friday, October 19 to be entered into our contest.  The top three entries will earn a Scholastic Book Fair gift certificate.  
  • Leave a comment on this blog.  Every comment left earns an entry into our raffle.
  • Shop the Scholastic Book Fair from Thursday, October 11-Wednesday, October 24.  
Visit the library or see the flyers in your classroom for more information.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Coming Soon: The Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book fair will soon be setting up its store in our library!  Shop the book fair from Thursday, October 11-Wednesday, October 24 to help buy new books for our library.  The book fair will be open daily from 7:50 am-3:30 pm and during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

We will also be trying something fun this year to help raise more money for not only our school library but also for other schools in need.  Each Bulldog time class will be competing in a friendly All for Books competition.
Participating students will bring in loose change to their Bulldog time teacher.  The classroom that collects the most money during the competition period, October 8-19 will earn a pizza party AND $50 in classroom cash to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair.  Watch for flyers that will be sent home this week.

Want to find out more about our book fair and discover how you can shop the book fair online?  Click here to learn more.

See you at the fair!