Monday, April 24, 2017

Reading Without Walls

Welcome back from April vacation! Did you notice my new bulletin board? During our final stretch of school until summer vacation, I'd like to challenge you to participate in Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls Challenge. Hopefully it will inspire you to pick up a book that you wouldn't normally read...and learn something new!

http://geneyang.com/natamb

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Artist in Residence

Rachel Maguire will be visiting WCS on April 13th, and our 4th and 6th graders will have a chance to work with her! Rachel is the illustrator of the Galactic Hot Dogs series as well as a Comic Club teacher.

Check out her website:  https://rachelmaguire.carbonmade.com/

Monday, March 27, 2017

Teen Summer Nights at Patten Free Library

Every summer, the Patten Free Library hosts Teen Movie nights. This is your chance to let the librarians know what movies you would like to see! Please click on the movie survey and vote.

Movie Survey

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I would like us to revisit Biblionasium today and work on our "Finished Books" bookshelf. Here is our learning target:

  • I can search Biblionasium for all Maine Student Book Award books that I have read or listened to and add them to my "Finished Books" shelf.

https://www.biblionasium.com/#tab/content-fall-winter


Monday, March 13, 2017

We have something to Chick-a-dee-dee about!

Today our K-3 students will hear their first Chickadee Award read aloud. Over the next two week, WCS K-3 students will participate in this state-wide picture book award program. Every day a special guest reader will read one of the 10 Chickadee books. The goal of this program is for students to develop an appreciation of outstanding writing and illustration in current children's picture books. After reflection, students will vote for their favorite book! I hope they enjoy each new book they hear!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Twine

Good morning, 7th graders -

I'm excited to introduce you to Twine. It's an online tool that you can use to create interactive stories. We'll be using Twine to write our own "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories. Here's the link you need to get started:

http://twinery.org/

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Let's celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by learning a little bit more about him and playing a few games! Click on the Seussville icon below to enter the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.