On Tuesday, November 14th, Kim Covington with the Denton Public Library visited South Davidson with four fun Makerspace items. Items included Makey-Makeys, Raspberry Pis, Bloxels, and Stikbots. Students from Ms. Sweeney, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Russell’s classes all came to explore the interactive fun!
The public library will be back on November 28th for book return/checkout and on December 12th for “The Christmas Hour of Code”.
A special thanks to SLMC Mary Howell for this awesome blog post that demonstrates highly effective collaboration between library media coordinator and classroom teacher. This is the 2nd year that they have done this project together!
Mrs. Craft’s seventh grade ELA classes traveled across the Atlantic this week to visit Sudan! Students came to the media center where they received a passport from their tour guide, Mrs. Howell, to travel to five stations to learn about Sudan as a part of their introductory unit to A Long Walk to Water. Students researched Sudan using World Book Online, made homemade water filters, created a paper bead symbolism bracelet, wrote their own African proverbs, and learned about the Dinka people of Sudan. Students are sure to reflect upon their visit as they read A Long Walk to Water!
Build a Water Treatment System
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Thanks to SLMC Tina Heitman for this blog post. Tina currently uses the eWISE research model with K, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, AIG and will be adding 4th grade this year. These projects are in collaboration with the classroom teachers and she uses a variety of both print and digital resources. Tina started small a few years ago and keeps adding to it. Now each grade level knows to expect a big research project and the results get better and better each year. Awesome job, Tina!
Introduce the topic (5th grade human and civil rights) to the students using primary sources. Students create I wonder questions to research.
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