The following sites may be used to research your animal. As we gather more resources, specific animal sites may be added and organized alphabetically and including the Woodland Park Zoo exhibit in which they live. General On the following sites you will need to search the site to see if it has information about your animals. Click to visit Online Student Resources and use the … Continue reading Animal Expert Project Resources
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The Hour of Code™ learning event officially takes place during Computer Science in Education Week Dec. 3rd-7th 2018. “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.” Check out these video introductions. More resources and tutorials can be found at the bottom of … Continue reading Hour of Code 2018
Explore the books! Get the Permission from here! (.pdf)(Due Nov. 13th) This year, Decatur’s 4th and 5th graders have the option to participate in the Global Reading Challenge sponsored by Seattle Public Library! 4th and 5th grade students have already been introduced to the GRC when their class came to the library. In order to participate, students must return a permission form to the Decatur … Continue reading Global Reading Challenge 2018-2019
The author, Peter Lerangis, will be speaking to 3rd-5th graders this month (9/26) as the 2nd book in his Max Tilt series was published this summer. You will take a little time today to explore his books and then answer a few survey questions. As you are learning about his books, think about what questions you might have for the author. 1. Choose ONE of … Continue reading Peter Lerangis – Author Visit
Book Fair -One Night Only- 5/10! Where: Decatur Elementary Library Partner: Phinney Books http://www.phinneybooks.com/ When: Thursday, May 10th (Open House Night!) Open: 5:30pm-7:30pm I am excited to partner with a local bookstore, Phinney Books, this year for our book fair! The Decatur library receives a percentage of sales in bookstore credit, which is integral to keeping those new releases stocked in our library! Since you will … Continue reading Book Fair! May 10, 2018 6:30-7:30 pm
We have all of the books shown above in the Decatur library. They were just release on May 1st, 2018. Read the descriptions, watch the trailers and/or listen and decide if you want to read one. If you do, put it on hold in the green notebook! I’ll randomly select someone to be the first one to check it out! Endling #1: The Last by … Continue reading New Arrivals 5/2018
If you are in 4th or 5th grade, you may vote for your favorite book on the Young Reader’s Choice and Sasquatch lists! You must have read at least TWO books from each list to vote. Voting closes on April 15th. The deadline for the Soda Float challenge of reading 6 books (at least 3 new ones) is Monday, April 30th, there is still time to … Continue reading It’s Time to Vote! 4th and 5th YRCA/Sasquatch/Towner Awards!
The Caldecott medal “is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.” The Caldecott award winners (and also the Newbery, Sibert, etc…) will be announced on Monday, Feb. 12th at 7AM PST. You can watch the results live here or visit www.ilovelibraries.org/yma for more information. This year first … Continue reading Mock Caldecott Award