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Harry Potter Club

posted May 1, 2019, 1:56 PM by Susan Wells WW Library   [ updated May 1, 2019, 1:58 PM ]

3rd grade Harry Potter Club during lunch in the library. Our club was created by students and the games made by students as well. Today we played "Snapes and Ladders" and "Go to Hogwarts" (Go Fish).

Library April News

posted Mar 30, 2019, 12:51 PM by Susan Wells WW Library   [ updated Mar 30, 2019, 12:53 PM ]

From the Wildwood Library!  


Spring has sprung and we are busy in the library!

6th graders are creating stories using Stikbot and Stop Motion Technology.

Many grades are focused on INQUIRY and RESEARCH: WW Library Research



5th graders are examining primary sources.

4th graders have created their own inquiry question and they are currently ORGANIZING to present their findings.  3rd graders are in the midst of animal research. Here’s real  quote from a 3rd grade student: "When you said we were starting this project I thought it would be hard and boring.  It is hard but it is fun too!" Kindergarteners are working on their dinosaur facts and pictures too!


In 1st and 2nd grade we are learning how the library is organized so that we can investigate topics that are most interesting to us!  Have you noticed more nonfiction books coming home on library day?

WE LOVE NONFICTION IN THE WW LIBRARY!

Happy Reading, Susan Wells


Note taking and Research!

posted Mar 28, 2019, 6:13 PM by Susan Wells WW Library

3rd grade Animal Research quote from a student: "When you said we were starting this project I thought it would be hard and boring. It is hard but it is fun too!" #notetaking

Best of Wildwood Picture Book Award decided by students

posted Jan 25, 2019, 1:59 PM by Susan Wells WW Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 2:00 PM ]


Students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades are voting for the BEST OF WILDWOOD award. The criteria: Does it have great illustrations? and Is it funny? Not quite the same criteria for the Caldecott Award (best illustrations in a children's book) - but close!
Results will be announced next week!

Amherst School Librarians Present at The School Committee Meeting.

posted Jan 25, 2019, 1:42 PM by Susan Wells WW Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 1:42 PM ]


Amherst School Librarians presented at the School Committee meeting. Check out what our library is all about: School Committee Presentation 2019 You can watch the presentation here (we present at 38:30)

Caldecott Club thanks the WW PGO

posted Jan 11, 2019, 8:41 AM by Susan Wells WW Library   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 1:55 PM ]

Thanks to the Wildwood PGO we have MANY new pictures to explore in Caldecott Club.

We are on the hunt for the most distinguished picture book of 2019.

 

Learning how to spot FAKE NEWS!

posted Jan 10, 2019, 6:08 PM by Susan Wells WW Library

We are exploring FAKE NEWS in 5th and 6th grade LTI (Library Technology Integration class)! Check out how your source of new stacks up! WW Library Fake News

Don't Miss our MCBA Mashup MakerSpace PlayDay!

posted Dec 17, 2018, 4:37 PM by Susan Wells WW Library





MCBA Mashup MakerSpace Day 2018
Don't miss these awesome MCBA Mashup Games on Wednesday, 12/19! Here's the schedule:
9:00 - 9:40 - 6th graders run their games and play 9:50 - 10:30 - 5th graders run their games and play 10:40 - 11:10 - 6th graders return to run their games for the 4th graders to play.

Best Books of 2018

posted Dec 17, 2018, 4:28 PM by Susan Wells WW Library   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 4:29 PM ]

Recommended by Mrs. Wells and Kid Approved:

Book Covers Best of 2018


Natasha Lowe and our 1st 4th Grade MakerSpace Play Day!

posted Dec 13, 2018, 5:36 PM by Susan Wells WW Library

We had an amazing day in the library! Natasha Lowe returned to play 31 games made by our talented 4th graders bringing her book The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel to life!  We read the book during 4th grade lunch, Natasha Lowe visited with each 4th grade class and brainstormed with our students, students brought their ideas to life in the MakerSpace and yesterday we played!  Ms. Lowe played all 31 games and gave valuable feedback to each group. Our students felt proud and inspired. To cap it off Ms. Lowe signed a copy of The Power of Poppy Pendle (her 1st book generously donated by our fabulous PGO) for each 4th grader.  A day in the library doesn't get much better! Many thanks to our awesome PGO for making this visit possible!

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