4th Grade – Washington State Regions

Use the websites on this page to help research your region. General Information Official Washington State Tourism site http://www.experiencewa.com World Book Online (SPS Online Resource – need login at home – ask teacher or librarian) http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar592860&st=washington+state#tab=homepage Culture Grams- Washington State  -(SPS Online Resource – need login at home – ask teacher or librarian) http://online.culturegrams.com/states/state.php?sid=47&sn=Washington  Washington State Symbols http://leg.wa.gov/symbols/pages/default.aspx WA state General Information http://www.infoplease.com/us-states/washington.html Historical Events History Link – Encyclopedia of … Continue reading 4th Grade – Washington State Regions

Women’s History Month – 5th

March is women’s history month.  Take a look at the following sites and the biographies we have in the library to determine your top 4 choices of women to research.  You will need to convince us of that person’s importance in history and why we need a biography about that woman in the library.  Currently, only 20% of our biographies are about women. Browse the following … Continue reading Women’s History Month – 5th

Best Book Lists 2015

An exciting time of year for me is when the buzz of the best books of the year are gathered into lists! Also coming soon are the American Library Association’s 2016 Youth Media Awards, where  the books awarded the Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Coretta Scott King awards and many more are announced. The ALAYMA event will take place at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, January 11, 2016. You … Continue reading Best Book Lists 2015

Where in the World is Winnie? – Google Earth Exploration

Finding Winnie By Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall We finished reading the book and now you and a partner are going to journey with Harry and Winnie all the way from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to the London Zoo in England.  All of the directions and questions are included in the placemarks in Google Earth, but you must write your answers on the paper you were … Continue reading Where in the World is Winnie? – Google Earth Exploration

Top 10 Most Circulated Fiction of 2014-2015

Top 10 Informational Books Top 10 Everybody Books Top 10 Graphic Novels 10.  11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass  9.  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 8.  Whatever After:  Fairest of All  by Sarah Mlynowski 7.  Magyk by Angie Sage 6.  Have a Hot Time, Hades! by Kate McMullan 5.  The Candymakers by Wendy Mass  4. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage 3. Chomp … Continue reading Top 10 Most Circulated Fiction of 2014-2015

Women on the Money

We’ve talked a little about equality for women.  In a step towards equality, Women On 20s is a grass roots campaign to put a woman on the face of the $20 bill by 2020, in time for 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage (right to vote). (Source)  Changing the face on a paper bill doesn’t take an act of congress, just a presidential directive. “Our Paper currency is … Continue reading Women on the Money