Rhonda Heide, Director of Timber Trace Elementary Afterschool & Camp Program, reports that the TTES summer campers have broken their all-time summer camp record with an astounding 5,530,074 combined words! This broke their previous camp record of just over 4.5 million words set two summers ago. She took the occasion to extend a super-special summer-camp [...]
Marsh Pointe Elementary’s first grade students have published an eBook! Linda Nadrawski, library media specialist, collaborated with first grade teachers as they facilitated a multi-week research project about animals. The students researched animals, wrote their animal facts, drew a picture of the animal, videotaped themselves reading their animal facts and then created their own page [...]
1728 students in grades 3-12 made up 404 teams who battled online for the opportunity to represent their school in the 2011 Grand Battle of the Books. This battle of the Books competition is sponsored by the School District of Palm Beach Count with incentive programs provided by the Departments of K-12 Instructional Materials and Library Media Services, [...]
Voting for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award is now open. For instructions go to http://www.myssyra.org/. Voting will remain open until April 15, 2011.
Meet the people of NASA and look over their shoulders as they make NASA’s goals a reality. Whether in the area of aerospace design or training for space walks, NASA Quest is a rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space [...]
I have had an opportunity to explore a website that was recommended by a member of the LM_NET list serve and would like to share that website with you. It is the American Academy of Achievement’s collection of exclusive first-person interviews with its honorees. The mission of the Academy of Achievement is to bring the [...]
The American Association of School Librarians recently sent out a kit about “NetCetera” the online safety program sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission- “a guide for librarians, teachers, parents and others to help kids navigate the online world safely and responsibly.” Click on the icon below to see the site. OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from [...]
Families Reading Together is a Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade county-wide reading initiative being celebrated the entire month of November. This year’s book is I Love Our Earth written by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson with photographs by Dan Lipow.
A new Gale database is now available through the Florida Electronic Library. Books & Authors is a reader’s advisory tool for children’s, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction. To learn how to use this tool and assist your students visit Florida Electronic Library Resource List and select Books & Authors. To register for a free [...]
Plumosa School of the Arts Digital Art students helped celebrate Read for the Record by creating a Read-Aloud using Kid Pix software. Take a look! http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/plumosadigitalmedia/Digital_Media_Center/Projects_2010-11/Entries/2010/10/12_snowyday_with_text.html