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    Thanksgiving Websites

    Check out this website to learn more about the first thanksgiving.  This website is broken up into different age levels and is a great way to introduce your child to the first harvest celebration, learn more about the relationships between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags, and take a closer look at the historical significance of […]... Read more

    Birthday Book Club

    The Hoover School Library is participating in the Birthday Book Club.  This is a wonderful way for students to share their love of books and celebrate their special day with others.  Students also love to see their donated book on the library shelves as well as their name displayed on the library birthday wall. How to donate? […]... Read more

    Weather Websites

    WEATHER Define weather word by clicking here Learn more about your weather word with the following websites…  http://www.weatherwizkids.com http://weatherforkids.org/ http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/weather.html Tsunami Ice Storm Definition Rain Storm Definition... Read more

    Landform Website – 2nd Grade

    The Earths surface is constantly changing.  Click on the website below to see how the Earth has changed Changing Earth... Read more

    Glogster post

    http://edu.glogster.com/signup?type=student  ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Websites

    Check out this website to learn more about the first thanksgiving.  This website is broken up into different age levels and is a great way to introduce your child to the first harvest celebration, learn more about the relationships between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags, and take a closer look at the historical significance of the Pilgrims’ settlement.

    http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/

     

    Celebrate Thanksgiving and Autumn Harvest with loads of free coloring pages, games, jigsaw puzzles, learning games and online toys including dress-up games.

    http://www.thekidzpage.com/thanksgiving_games/index.html

     

    What really happened at the First Thanksgiving?  Become a history detective and find out!

    In this fun, award-winning activity, kids take on the role of “history detectives” to investigate what really happened at the famous 1621 celebration.  Along the way, they’ll read a letter written by an eyewitness to the event, learn about Wampanoag traditions of giving thanks, and visit Pilgrim Mary Allerton’s home. As a final activity, kids can design and print their own Thanksgiving exhibit panel.

    http://www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL/interact/thanksgiving-interactive-you-are-historian

    Birthday Book Club

    bookThe Hoover School Library is participating in the Birthday Book Club.  This is a wonderful way for students to share their love of books and celebrate their special day with others.  Students also love to see their donated book on the library shelves as well as their name displayed on the library birthday wall.

    How to donate?

    Each child can donate a book to our library during their birthday month.  We are asking that you donate a NEW or SLIGHTLY USED book of your child’s choice.  This book will have a label on the inside cover recognizing your child and his/her special day.  In addition, all book donations will be recognized on the Library webpage and on the Library wall.  Students will also receive a special thank you pencil!

    We are now accepting books for NOVEMBER Birthdays!

    Bring your books to Mrs. Nottoli or Mrs Bernacki in the LRC.

    Weather Websites

    WEATHER

    Define weather word by clicking here

    Learn more about your weather word with the following websites…

     http://www.weatherwizkids.com

    http://weatherforkids.org/

    http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/weather.html

    Tsunami

    Ice Storm Definition

    Rain Storm Definition

    Landform Website – 2nd Grade

    The Earths surface is constantly changing.  Click on the website below to see how the Earth has changed

    Changing Earth

    Glogster post

    http://edu.glogster.com/signup?type=student

     

    Carve your own pumpkin online

    pumpkinCheck out this cute website to carve your own vitrual pumpkin.  Great for practicing computer hand-eye coordination!

    http://www.theoworlds.com/halloween/

     

    Seasons/Fall websites

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    The reason it is some-times winter and sometimes summer is that the Earth pins on a slightly tilted axis. You can see the red axis in the picture here (though really there is no axis to see; it’s a direction, not a real stick). In the winter, the North Pole is a little further from the Sun  and so the sunlight hits the North Pole at more of an angle, and it has more of the Earth’s atmosphere to go through before it gets to the Earth. That lets the area around the North Pole get colder. In the summer, the North Pole is pointed more toward the Sun, and so the part of the Earth near the North Pole gets more direct sunlight, and becomes warmer. That’s the part with the pink guy on it – the United States and Canada and Europe. If you live in Australia, nearer to the South Pole, then you get more direct sunlight when the pink guy is further from the Sun, and his summer is your winter, and his winter is your summer.

    This tilted axis is also the reason why there are more hours of daylight in the summer and fewer hours of daylight in the winter. In the winter, the closer you are to the North Pole, the shorter the days are. At the North Pole, it’s just dark all winter. In the summer, the closer you are to the North Pole, the longer the days are. At the North Pole, it is light all summer, with no nights at all.

    You can track the changing seasons for yourself. Try writing down in a notebook every day what time it gets light out, or what time it gets dark, where you live. You should do it for at least a month to be able to see the time change. Graph the times on a line graph. Are the days getting longer or shorter? Why is that?

    http://scienceforkids.kidipede.com/physics/weather/seasons.htm

     

    Here are some websites you can use for some fall fun.

    http://www.primarygames.com/seasons/fall/fall_fun.htm

    http://www.dltk-holidays.com/fall/index.html

    http://kids.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Autumn_Facts_for_Kids

    http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fall/kids-crafts/

     

    Learning to Take Care of Books in 1st Grade

    Students in first grade have been learning about importance of taking care of their library books.  They have learned how to …

    • Keep their books away from pets, water and little baby brothers or sisters
    • Read their books with clean hands
    • Bring their library books back on time
    • Not to tear the pages or color on their library books
    • Keep their library books safe in their backpacks when not reading them

    Students made booklets that to take home to remind them about what they learned in LRC.

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    Dance Mat Typing

    It is a good idea to introduce your child to a typing tutor program that will teach them through fun and games and lots of repetition.  Try to supervise your child make sure that they are doing the exercises properly and using the correct fingering on the keyboard.

    I will be introducing the Dance Mat Typing Program to third grade students during LRC time.  This program is an introduction to touch typing for school-aged children. Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages.  Students begin at Level 1 and build up their skills gradually to Level 4. When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people soon learn to type faster than they can write with a pen.

    I will be encouraging students to practice at home to improve their typing skills.

     

    Internet Safety in LRC

    This week in LRC (Library Resource Center) fourth grade students learned about being part of “online communities.”  Students identified the difference between private and personal information as well as what qualities make a good digital citizens.  After brainstorming, students worked in teams to write their own Digital Citizen Pledge. These posters are displayed all around the Library.

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