Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

Arthur Ashe Jr ES awarded 3 Donors Choose Projects.

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.

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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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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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Deep Run Library is Ready

Deep Run Library is Ready

As Summer draws to a close, librarians all across the county have been working hard to get ready for the new year. Deep Run Library is ready for the 2016-2017 school year.  Check out their new books, Drop Everything And Read display, and the mini maker space! All that is needed now is the students. It is time for the Wildcats to create their own story! Welcome back HCPS students!

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Skipwith student’s research recognized at H21

Skipwith student’s research recognized at H21

Earlier this year 3rd grade students conducted a research project in the library.  First, they reflected on a previous animal research project.  Then, they learned a little about the environment and more specifically, the James River.   Students read information about some negative human influences on the James River.  We then gave them the task of discovering through their research some possible solutions to help save the James River.  Students were then able to take the research facts and information to create a dynamic Google slideshow demonstrating how we can help save endangered animals and plants in or around the James River. Christian, a 3rd grade student in Ms. Marion’s class did an excellent job with this project and was honored on May 24th at the Henrico 21 technology celebration of amazing students and teachers.  Christian showcased his slideshow and described the research process to many students and adults at the technology fair.  His librarian, Mrs. Tinsley, would like to thank all of the 3rd grade teachers for their participation and collaboration on this collaborative research project!

Skipwith Library Student H21

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School Library Month Celebration

School Library Month Celebration

April is School Library Month and on Wednesday April 27,  librarians, assistants, and school administrators got together at Hermitage High School to celebrate.  It was a time to enjoy each other’s company, good food, a guest speaker, and honor this year’s Ann M. Martin Scholarship winner.

The guest speaker was local author, Valley Haggard.  She shared her story with us and spoke about writing our stories 10 minutes at a time.  You can check out her website at http://www.lifein10minutes.com/  to learn more about her story, read other people’s stories, submit your own, or learn about her writing workshops.

This year’s Ann M. Martin Learning for Life School Librarian’s Scholarship winner was Kori Davis from Godwin High School.

Below are some wonderful pictures taken at the celebration by our own Jan Budryk, librarian at the Hermitage and Highland Springs technical centers.

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