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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Anatomy Research

Sometimes our AP teachers have little to no time for research because they must cover so much content. 

An anatomy teacher at my school wanted her students to do some research on muscle building, supplements and their effects, strength vs size of muscles. 

We met and created a simple pathfinder with appropriate databases for students to answer the questions the teacher posed. 



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Economics research

Our new residential Dean is also teaching Economics. This is a practical course and these mini projects use the Internet  to research real- world situations.

This is a great example of authentic learning. 

Going to college - http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/EconomicsProjectOne
Buying a car http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/EconomicsProjectTwo

Saturday, September 09, 2017

What is Mr L.R. Smith working on in the library and archives?

This year is the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I.

In the library and archives there are more than 600 glass slides that date back to World War I .  These slides were part of the collection of William R Webb Jr.

We have both the projector and the script that goes along with the slides.  Mr. Smith is doing the tedious work of cleaning, identifying, and digitizing the slides.







Starting with a full agenda


We are just three weeks in and we have existing and new collaborators in the Library. Keep the projects coming, we love to see the library in use!


Teaching research with the History Department 

Research about the causes of the Revolutionary War
http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/history8
The three research categories
  • Enlightenment ideas -- Search for individuals known for Enlightenment ideas
  • The Great Awakening -- Search for those ministers known for sparking The Great Awakening, and colonial history
  • Economics & the coming of the American Revolution - Search for Boston Tea Party, King George III of England and general colonial history

Public Performance

8th grade began immediately to work on their declamation
http://thewebbschool.libguides.com/declamations



Economics

Economics of College - online research and survey research




Sunday, August 13, 2017

Moving on and moving in

Students from 17 different countries moved into Webb campus this weekend. On Friday we had the international student orientation . This event was hosted in the library .

On Saturday was move-in day and new student orientation this was where all new students came to campus both town students and residential students. The library hosted many events that day including the middle school meetings and social .








Summer Fun at the Library

We had a blast this summer reading aloud about all different kinds of animals. We really focused in on for animals that are native to Tennessee.  The animals that we covered this summer were referred to as  "Tennessee critters!" We learned about the sounds that animals make.  We learned about whether they are nocturnal or not. Also, we learned about what they eat and what their tracks look like.










Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Summer Programming off to a good start




Today we read "Yertle the Turtle" by none other than Dr. Seuss! Each week we are focusing on animals that find a home in Tennessee.  This week was all about Turtles.


A great resource for Tennessee Wildlife is:
Tennessee Watchable Wildlife



Children also learned a little about empathy.  Especially for poor Mack who found himself shouldering the load at the bottom of the turtle stack.



Other Resources:
10 Human Rights Heroes
Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss



Turtle snacks, crafts, and games -

Friday, June 02, 2017

Tennessee Critters read all about it!

Wednesdays in July



The Webb School Library will be open Wednesdays in July from 10am - 3pm
to both Webb and the Bell Buckle Community






This summer's theme:
Tennessee Native Creatures




July 5 - Yertle The Turtle -Lesson about Turtles, make crafts, and enjoy snacks
July 12 - Scaredy Squirrel - Lesson about Squirrels, make crafts, and enjoy snacks
July 19 - My Lucky Day - Lesson about Foxes, make crafts, and enjoy snacks
July 26 - The Kissing Hand - Lesson about Raccoons, make crafts, and enjoy snacks

Children’s Story time 10:30 am 
[parent or caregiver must be present for children under 10] 
For teenagers we are open for book check out. 
Also, we will celebrate the book release of Alan Gratz, "Refugee" on July 26th 

Call or Email if you would like space for a book club or if you would like to volunteer this summer.      

931-389-5758
The William Bond Library

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ms. Little's absolutely NOT mandatory summertime reading list

Here are some books I want to read for FUN this summer 



Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix


What's it about: This is a science fiction novel that is about Fredtown "a happy, safe place to grow up."  The protagonist, Rosi, is suddenly moved from Fredtown to her new town the adults are calling home.  But "home" is not what she expected.

Why I want to read this: First because the author is Margaret Peterson Haddix.  Second, because I have a daughter transitioning from high school to college and I think this story will help me with empathy.






Refugee by Alan Gratz [available July 25, 2017]

What's it about: This story follows three children a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany,  a Cuban girl in 1994 and a Syrian boy in 2015.  All three are refugees.  This promises to be an action-packed read about escape and survival.

Why I want to read this: Why, because I love survival fiction.  I also really like this author! I can tell he puts a lot of work into his writing. [It always helps to meet the author.]




The Gender Game  by Bella Forrest

What's it about: This one is about a world that is divided by gender where the Women rule the East and the Men rule the West.

Why I want to read this: Mainly because I have not read any self-published authors.  Also, the premise of a specific gender ruling intrigues me. We will see ... this one is 416 pages.



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So now the question is  - What are you reading this summer?