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  • Coding-Learning Technology: 2nd Semester 2017-18
    During semester two the sequence of instruction over this 5 week period includes: (1) Computer Technology & Coding and (2) Google Productivity Tools. Student achievement will be demonstrated through completion of a range of student-centered inquiry mini-projects based on a context of real world applications. For our Coding unit students will be exposed to key concepts & figures; a diverse range of purposes for coding; types of codes; methods used to code; and relevant everyday people & situations.  Our essential content originates from the website, code.org. Students will develop multiple literacy skills using a range of information formats.
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 10:15 AM by L. S. Collins
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Word Up! Vocabulary Picks Just For You

  • 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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FEATURED INFORMATION

  • 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

  • New Arrival and Dismissal Procedure  This new plan is designed to reduce heavy hallway traffic as students enter & exit the building. Start Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018If you have any questions or concerns, please ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 7:53 AM by L. S. Collins
  • Robo-Call Letters Needed! Parents: Please know that we cannot use Robocalls as a form of communication until we receive the letter that was shared at Report Card Pick-Up. Your child should return ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2017, 10:52 AM by L. S. Collins
  • Ray Literacy Night 2013 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 28, 2017, 10:53 AM by L. S. Collins
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