Finding a “Just Right” book

Finding a “Just Right” book

Second grade students at Longdale Elementary School wrote scripts and created videos to teach classmates about choosing a “just right” book in the library. This is one example of their fabulous work!

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Coding the Continents

Coding the Continents

In last Thursday’s library lesson, the students in Ms. Parrish’s 2nd grade class at Montrose Elementary were provided with a template that has the map of the world and two sprites, one to show the continents and one to show the oceans. They logged into their Scratch accounts and remixed the template.  The students programmed the alligator to move to the different continents and say where they were located. As a follow up, students can program the diver to move to the five different oceans.

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Henrico Reading Warriors Visit Ratcliffe ES

Henrico Reading Warriors Visit Ratcliffe ES

Last week, Henrico High School librarian, Christina Thrasher, arranged for her Henrico Reading Warriors to come to Ratcliffe Elementary School to read holiday stories to the students. About 20 football players along with their coach came. They went to each classroom and were greeted by surprised and mesmerized students. The students and teachers really enjoyed their visit and these young men were such strong reading role models for our students. Kudos to Christina for having this program available

Group pic--Henrico HS reading warriors  HHS Wide Receiver reading to 1st grade

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Breakout EDU at DRHS

Breakout EDU at DRHS

Breakout EDU has arrived at Deep Run High School Library. It is very much like a breakout room, but instead students are given clues to unlock a box with multiple locks. Many lessons are already designed and online and available when you purchase a Breakout Kit. Our students really enjoyed the creativity and critical thinking that came with our first lesson. The students stayed engaged and worked in groups to see which group could unlock all 6 locks correctly in the shortest amount of time. We all had a good time and learned a lot working together to solve the mysteries.

 

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Adams Elementary holds mock election

Adams Elementary holds mock election

Adams Gators have cast their votes!  The Mock Election held at the Library created the opportunity for students to practice active citizenship by casting a vote for a presidential candidate.  Students were excited to vote, happy to receive a sticker, and surprised that grown-ups receive them, too.  According to Scholastic News, Student Mock Elections have been historically accurate –wrong only twice since 1940!

 

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Hero, Inc. Paws to R.E.A.D. visits Montrose Elementary

Hero, Inc. Paws to R.E.A.D. visits Montrose Elementary

Sprite’s HERO, INC. Paws to R.E.A.D is a “program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills.  Children read individually to trained therapy pets and their handlers in schools, libraries, or other settings where they are comfortable and confident.”  Zeke visits Montrose Elementary School twice a month.

Zeke and Friends

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