They have created several interactive quizzes on different topics like Pirates, Chocolateering, Toys, and other fun things! I just took a quiz on SNOW since we already have 27 inches of snow here in Van Meter! :) Click here to take the Ice and Snow Quiz. Underneath that quiz, you will see the links for the other quizzes as well.
Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope you are all having a fun break and great time with your family and friends.
Over break, I have been putting together SUPER lists of websites and online resources for students in my Diigo Library.
Diigo is a social bookmarking Web 2.0 tool, which is a great way to collect and share sites you find. On the Van Meter Library VOICE website I have made a page just for my Diigo Library and you can find it HERE.
And here are few of the other lists for elementary students that I have created in my Diigo Library:
I have some exciting news! We have a new Van Meter Libraries VOICE Google Site! VOICE will be the home of our elementary and secondary libraries. On this website you will be able to find just about anything that has to do with thinking, creating, learning, viewing, searching, accessing, listening, reading, and of course BEING HEARD!
The Battle of the (Kids') Books brought to us by School Library Journal is a SUPER FUN place to go to read about great books just for you! It was a competition between 16 of the very best books for young people published in 2008, judged by some of the biggest names in children's books.
Go to this blog to check out the winners and read some great discussion about these books!
It is a Snowy Day outside, just like one of my favorite books. :) In the morning when we all get up to welcome the first Snow Day of the school year, I will read that to my son Hagan.
I will also take a look at something new! It is the newest Van Meter student blog called We Talk created by blogger Emma D. This blog will hold book talks that the 4th and 5th graders are going to create in the Mac computer lab. The students are writing their book talks in December and the day we get back from break will start the production of these book talks.
Emma and her classmates will be adding lots of neat products to We Talk in the next few months.
Mom to three amazing kids. Eric's wife. Teacher Librarian. International Speaker, and Consultant. Author. Future Ready Libraries and Project Connect Spokesperson. Buncee's Teacher Librarian Advisor. Cantata Learning Library Advocate and Consultant. 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. ISTE Make It Happen Recipient 2016.