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Electricity Stations at Trevvett ES

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Elementary, Learning Experiences, Lesson Highlights, Library Events | Comments Off

Librarian Marsha Moseley collaborated with Mrs. Grossman’s 4th grade class in late February for a lesson on electricity. She set up electricity stations where students used an “energy stick” to learn about open and closed circuits, a static electricity generator and a variety of materials to learn about conductors, and littleBits to learn about series and parallel circuits. It was a fun 45 minutes of hands-on learning! Below are some pictures of the lessons.

Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside ES

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Elementary, Library Events | Comments Off

Here are some pictures from National Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day at Lakeside Elementary School last Thursday. Teachers, Staff, and students had lots of fun dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and reading! To learn more about Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day, click here, and make sure to check out the HCPS TV videos of other Dr. Seuss Day events here.

Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Awards, Library Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School library has been awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects this year.

The projects include: “Lego of My Imagination”, which helped purchase materials to create and use in a Lego wall as well as Lego books, “Who’s Who in the Library”, which purchased 20 biographies for the library and was funded in large part by author Brad Meltzer, and “No Child Left Behind in the Library”, which funded the purchase of Braille books, board books, and books in Spanish. Altogether the projects help fund nearly $800 of materials.

for more information on Donor Choose, click here.

Longdale ES and Glen Allen ES have mystery hangout

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Learning Experiences, Library Events | Comments Off

Second grade students at Longdale Elementary had a blast participating in a Mystery Hangout with students from Glen Allen Elementary School. As a team, the students used questioning and map skills to determine the GAES students’ mystery state. We can’t wait to do it again!


Fair Oaks receives new grant

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Awards, Library Events | Comments Off

Kim Slayton, librarian at Fair Oaks, co-wrote a collaborative grant with Corinne Schofield, art teacher. They were recently awarded a second HEF grant that will support a school-wide gardening experience to improve the courtyard, a local artist painting a wall mural, and purchasing books for all students.