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Friday, March 20, 2015

What did Grandma and Grandpa Read



Grandparents Day 

We like for grandparents to share what they read when they were in Middle and High school.  It is always fun to see the responses from grandparents.  We put the books with the grandparent recommendations on display.  Many times the books are classics.  Occasionally we will buy a fresh copy, this makes the book appealing to students.  

Here are some grandparents comments from this year and past years:

"I do not know if you will be able to come up with one or any of these books…they really go back a long time.  One favorite was Roald Dahl’s Danny, the Champion of the World. " Jack Morrison
(Grandfather to Harry, Truman, and Bess Zumwalt)
Thank you Hannah, this is a very nice idea.  Wanda Newby (Grandmother of Joshua Sizemore)
 Grandfather – Gentry Newby - Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn 
Grandmother – Wanda Newby – Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Well, that's a hard question but I think the answer is "To Kill A Mockingbird". I read a lot in those days as my father always gave me a book of the month as a Christmas present!
Meredith S S Smith, grandmother of Meredith E Miller

Pops liked "The Hardy Boys "books by Franklin W. Dixon. Gran loved reading "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. Grandparent's of Jackson Watson.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

The book fair

Summer is around the corner

Last summer we decided to welcome Bell Buckle citizens and local members of the Webb Community to our School library.  We asked parents and students, who were spring cleaning and needed a little extra room on their bookshelves, to consider donating gently used (or new) picture books to Webb Library.  With these donations and proceeds from the book fair we developed our new Children's section of the library.



Once we built a small children's collection, we began offering once-a-week events with specific open hours for the Bell Buckle and Webb community. We had a Children's story time on these days. These events began after library inventory and staff vacations were finished.   Stay tuned for  -- this summer's community event hours!

Our Book Fair to support the Summer community programming and children's collection is 


March 23 - 27, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Teen Tech Week


Making


Our Juniors finished up their Junior Performances this week and these are all about "making".
Our juniors created performances and creations of everything from films, furniture, to fiddle playing.  This is one step in our "Emerging Voices" program.  

The next step is the Senior Research Presentations.  With the Junior Project, they began to explore their passions and creativity.  We like them to continue this work by contemplating the question “On whose shoulders are you standing?”  Although it is important to create works of your own, it is equally important to realize and research the works of others.  Even Isaac Newton acknowledged "if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Seniors research the works of others and then create their own quantitative and qualitative research.
They write about how they conducted their research - Methodology [Primary Research - Survey, Interview, Test, Experiment, Case Study, Contrast/Comparison, Project Journal, Internship] 
And they write about the results of the research - Findings/Data/Results  [explanation of results includes the use of Tables, Photos, and Maps]  

Examples of  Primary Research
  • Following Twitter Feeds or Blogs - journaling your impressions
  • Starting a Twitter Feed or blog about your topic
  • Keeping a research journal
  • Interview an Expert/Professional face to face, Skype, OR via email
  • Survey a group
  • Statistical survey
  • Video Journal an experience
  • Experiment
  • Contrast/Comparison two or more existing studies
  • Internship
  • Shadow an Expert [in person or online]
  • Questionnaires