These are subscription databases that require a password. As this information cannot be posted online, please either ask your child or send me an email. I'll be happy to provide that information.
PebbleGo - great for our youngest students
EBSCO - scroll down to use Explora Primary
World Book Online - appropriate for our older students
Gale in Context: Biography
Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Middle School
Battle of the Books Program
This is an optional program for our upper elementary students. Students form a team of two or three people and then as a team, they read the books that are on the Battle of the Books list. Teammates don't have to all read the same number of books, but I do require that each member read at least three in order to be on a team.
In April or May, the Book Battles take place. This involves a Jeopardy-style game with the categories of: plot, genre, tricky, character and setting.
An additional part of the Book Battles is the 'Bonus Round' where only one team at a time is asked a question. This allows students to take a break from the fast-paced buzzer part of the Book Battle.
Battle of the Books List for 2021 - 2022 - coming soon
Unsplash: over 1 million free high-resolution images brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
Creative Commons: the older students are taught how to understand and use the various Creative Commons licenses.
Wikimedia Commons: a collection of over 63,000,000 files that are in the public domain and are free to use
Pics4Learning: Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education with copyright-friendly images and illustrations
Photos For Class: a site to find and cite Creative Commons-licensed images. When you find the photo you want to use, click the download link below the image. The attribution will appear on the photo.
Kid Rex: sponsored by Google Safe Search
instaGrok: a visual and interactive search engine that collects educational content and displays it in the form of a cloud of related words. In addition to the visual map, content is displayed in the form of text, images, video and web links. Students can use the slider tool to access usable information by self-selecting the level of difficulty of results displayed.
This program, sponsored by the PTO, is a wonderful way to honor and celebrate an event in your child's life, such as a birthday, first lost tooth, a pet's birthday, a relative or teacher, the first day of Spring, etc. Participation is optional.
How to Participate
Fill out a form - available in the main office, or through the PTO website - and indicate how much money you would like to donate, the honoree's name and the event to be recognized.
Book selection takes place approximately once a month. On the appropriate month, your child will come to the library to choose a book from several bins of books that have been pre-selected by the librarian.
A book plate will be signed by your child and placed in the front of the book. That child will be the first person to check out the book. Additionally, they will get the opportunity to search the online catalog for their chosen book by typing in their name.