Library January News

Happy New Year from the Learning Lab!

I hope that you had a great break.

This month our focus is on image compression, beginning coding and programming. Next month we begin to dabble with Dot and Dash. For a fun experience at home, check out one of these great coding applications called BitsBox. It’s also accessible through our school link on the CERAN homepage.

Some of these tools are online such as World Book Encyclopedia (username: stvrain, password: stvrain) also accessible through our school link on the CERAN homepage and others will be found in books in the library.  These research tools are critical to students of all grade levels.  It’s important that students become comfortable using sources for research and then learning to cite those sources. Please encourage them to try out the World Book Encyclopedia online at home.  There are some fun age appropriate games to play in the “kids” section.

The Fall River Book Exchange is happening in February.  This will take place during Spring Parent Teacher Conferences.  You do not have to contribute books to participate. Just come and pick out books that your students would like to take home, no limitations.  If you would like to contribute to the Book Exchange start collecting books in boxes now.  Deliver your donations to school starting in January. Thank you!

Lastly, you may see library late notices coming home in Friday folders.  I print out “batch notices” twice a year to all Fall River students who may have a book overdue, even if it’s just one day overdue.  The rest of the year, I send notices home on an individual basis.  I have updated the notices to be more specific to whether a book is late, missing or damaged so you can determine if the information is accurate.  I always welcome e-mails from parents to follow up on the status of a book.

I appreciate you and all that you do to keep reading fun!

Welcome back,

Mrs. Myhre

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