The Parkview and Joyce Kilmer Libraries are learning centers that offer more than a wide array of books and reading materials. They are welcoming places where our students can study, read, research, and learn!
It is my mission to develop a collection of books that appeal to all of our students. I pledge to make library an engaging class and to maintain a safe learning space where students' educational and personal interests can be developed to their full potential.
Parkview students enjoy planned library lessons and story times that will help them discover the best fiction and nonfiction children's literature and online resources. Joyce Kilmer 4th adn 5th graders have regularly scheduled library classes and periods, and 6th through 8th grade students are able to come use the library before school, at lunch recess, and when their teachers arrange to bring them. It is our goal in the library that they will learn the best ways to use technology old and new responsibly and that they learn how to be lifelong learners.
Are you ready for Summer reading? If so, click our link above to find the newest books recommended by the experts of the American Library Association. If you want my opinion on great books, I would tell you to remember your own childhood, and introduce your children to some of your favorites that your parents shared with you. I fondly remember my Dad reading Winnie the Pooh, my mother and I reading Lois Lenski's Strawberry Girl, and The Bobbsey Twins. But that was many years ago. I haven't seen those books in a long time, but you can find so many great books at Milltown Public Library!
With both the Yankees and the Mets doing great, I thought the students would enjoy reading and learning about some of baseball's greatest. Classes read about Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente and Willy Mays. And for fun, third grade students took turns acting out Abbott and Costello's famous comedy routine of "Who's on First."
This month, our class focused on learning about our environment, and how we can work together to keep our Earth a happy home for all it's creatures. There are some fun games to try on our library website, Follett Destiny. Some of our classes were able to visit the school garden, to learn about what's growing. In Technology classes, it was time to practice typing with all eight fingers and two thumbs.
In March, we celebrated Read Acros America Day with loads of guest readers! Library classes focused on researching animals and reading chapter books. Third grade technology did a research project on ancient technologies and the inventions of the Mayas, China, Eqypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are beginning this month by booktalking new purchases in the library. I am trying to inspire students to love reading, and my goal is that this helps them learn about a book they would treasure.
In technology, there is an Olympic theme, with art and research projects in the works.
Library classes in January all read biographies, at their own grade and reading levels. They learned about outstanding figures of American history including Rutgers own Paul Robeson, Revolutionary War spy James Lafayette, Jesse Owens, and singer Marian Anderson.
In technology, students practiced typing and keyboarding skills, trying to break their habits of hunting and pecking on the computer before they get too used to doing it! Several of the games that we used can be found with links on my library homepage.
You can find our catalog at http://milltownps.follettdestiny.com .
Library classes are learning about traditional tales: fairy tales in first grade, American tall tales in second, and international folktales in third grade. The third grade students are learning to use our online catalog to search and find books, and the other grades will learn that soon, too!
In technology, our focus this month will be learning to program computers! The students are ready for this, believe it or not! Thanks to a great website, Code.org which you can use at home, too, learning takes the form of favorite games. It is called the hour of code, but it will be our focus for the month of December, because practice and review help the brain remember and learn.
Click the links above and below to find even more great resources for learning and fun.
School name: Parkview School Username: panda Password:ebooks
School name Joyce Kilmer School Username: kilmer Password: ebooks
Username: parkviewp password: bookflix
World Book Encyclopedia online http://www.worldbookonline.com
Call the school library for password information
Storybird write poetry or picture books using the paintings of talented artists.
Pentominoes Do you enjoy tangrams? These games are fun and build spatial intelligence and awareness.
Khan Academy Learn math and other subjects grade one and up! Videos, problems and learning achievements
Code.org Learn how to program video games. Just added- a Moana coding game.
http://seussville.com Seussville is filled with fun and games relating to Dr. Seuss books.
Powtoon.com Create your own animated videos
Sploder.com Design and play your own video games
National Wildlife Green Hour Ideas and support to get your children outside, playing and learning about nature