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  • 2017-18 Cardboard Challenge Project
    During first semester students experience STEAM learning through the power of science, art & design and math connections in creative play with our Cardboard Challenge project. We will investigate, experiment with and ultimately create a student centered project composed of a cardboard box & recycled, re-purposed materials.
    Using inspirational video from Imagination Foundation's summer Inventor's Challenge; Caine's Arcade 2: From a Movie to a Movement; an NBC news update on now 15 yr old Caine, and many other web resources students will gain more understanding of creative possibilities. Students will also use CPS SOAR online catalog, the Ray Library website and my Pinterest: Cardboard Challenge collection of ideas for more knowledge about material properties, simple machines, how to instructions and more.
    Posted Oct 10, 2017, 2:31 PM by L. S. Collins
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  • corroborate cor·rob·o·rate verb \kə-ˈrä-bə-ˌrāt\cor·rob·o·rat·edcor·rob·o·rat·ingDefinition of CORROBORATEtransitive verb: to support with evidence ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2012, 6:04 PM by L. S. Collins
  • mores mo·res noun pl \ˈmr-ˌāz also -(ˌ)ēz\Definition of MORES1: the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group2: moral attitudes3 ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2012, 5:58 PM by L. S. Collins
  • tenacious te·na·cious adj \tə-ˈnā-shəs\Definition of TENACIOUS1a : not easily pulled apart : cohesive <a tenacious metal>b : tending to adhere or cling especially to another ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2012, 5:34 PM by L. S. Collins
  • episode ep·i·sode   noun   \ˈe-pə-ˌsōd also -ˌzōd\Definition of EPISODE1: a usually brief unit of action in a dramatic or literary work: asa ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2012, 5:58 PM by L. S. Collins
  • elaborate elab·o·rate   verb   \i-'la-bə-,rāt\elab·o·rat·edelab·o·rat·ingDefinition of ELABORATE -transitive verb1: to produce by labor2: to ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2011, 9:36 PM by L. S. Collins
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  • More Diversity in Youth Literature http://visual.ly/diversity-gap-childrens-books
    Posted Jul 18, 2013, 9:41 PM by L. S. Collins
  • Chicago Teachers Union Stands Up for Schools Dear Parents & Students,We would like to express our profound gratitude for your support in our fight for quality public education and a fair contract.Parents, students, teachers ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2012, 7:02 PM by L. S. Collins
  • Intellectual Freedom in the School Library The following information, reprinted from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Committee Brochure: "Access Denied", provides critical insight to the ethical selection of materials available in our ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2012, 5:26 PM by L. S. Collins
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Library Class Announcements

  • Ray Literacy Night is December 3rd. Don't Miss It! Celebrated, award winning illustrator, Jan Spivey Gilchrist will present her wonderful collection of books and her professional literary experiences here at Ray from 5:30 - 7pm. Participants will create a ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2013, 11:28 AM by L. S. Collins
  • Celebrate Culturalooza Introducing a new end of the year special event at Keller: “CULTURALOOZA”  An Experience of Student Books & Cultures Thursday, June 13, 2013     The 2nd annual Young Authors Book Fair ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2013, 3:28 PM by L. S. Collins
  • Young Authors Books! Young Authors book production for 2012 - 2013 was very successful! As in past years, we began the writing process in Library class; and students must allocate time to work on ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2013, 4:28 PM by L. S. Collins
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