Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mrs. Cadolino's Bio-Poetry

Mrs. Cadolino's 8th grade honors students created bio-poems. In this assignment, students were asked to decide "Who Interests You" in the world around us. They are to read a biography/autobiography/memoir of a person of their choice and become an "expert" them.

Catergories were chosen from:
  • People from history/political leaders
  • Literary figures
  • Musicians
  • Artists
  • Pop Culture
  • Athletes
  • Environmentalists
  • Innovators in Technology, Science, or Medicine

Spring Flower Power

Spring is here! Flowers everywhere!

 PJG greenhouse flowers

Interested in knowing more about plants? flowers?

Check out what the library has to offer.
  • 1000 things you should know about plants- call# 580 Far
  • Flowering Plants- call# 582 Sid
  • Plants- call#581 Sil
  • Science projects about plants- call# 580 Car

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Annual Science Awareness Day

The Science department's held its annual Science Awareness Day on March 29th and 30th in the library.

There were 165 students participated who together created 77 projects.

Monday, March 7, 2011

VRC site of the Month: Occupational Outlook Handbook

This month's featured database of the month is the "Occupational Outlook Handbook" which is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The site provides an overview of job projections for 2008-2018. Users can search the job outlook for occupations in Management, Professional, Service Industry, Sales, Construction, Farming, Production, Transportation and the Armed Services.

See your school librarian for information on accessing the VRC.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Italian class display- Mrs. McDermott's Italian classes

Mrs. McDermott's class made diorama's of Italian places. They are on display in the library.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mr. McArdle- Dinosaur Research Project

Students will be researching information (physical characteristics, habitat, diet, etc.) about a specific dinosaur. The class will be given several periods in the library to allow time for their research. Internet and print resources may be utilized for the assignment. A works cited page is to be included. The school librarian, Mrs. Hatcher, will give a brief overview of resources available as well as instructions on work citation using Noodletools.
The following print resources are available in the school library:
  • A field guide to dinosaurs- Call # 567.9 Dix
  • How dinosaurs took flight- Call #567.9 Slo
  • Stegosaurus and other Jurassic plant eaters- Call #567.912 Coh
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex and other Cretaceous meat-eater- Call #567.912 Coh
  • Peaceful plant-eating dinosaurs- Call #567.9 Hol
  • Prehistoric North America: When life flourished in ancient seas- Call #563 Bla

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Annual Book Fair

Gelinas held it's annual book fair in the library. The event was sponsored by the PTA.

This year's popular book selections were all part of best selling series:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (book 5 in the series) by Jeff Kinney
  • The Lost Hero (book 1 of the Last Olympians) by Rick Riordan
  • Sabotaged (book 3 of the Missing series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix