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   Library World

Check out all of our wonderful library books via this link: 

 Library Catalog.

A special web application has been designed with smart phones and tablets in mind. You can access via this Library name:

 gsalibrary

(no password needed)

 

 

Mobile Apps!

 LibraryWorld Search for Apple and Android lets you search your library from anywhere and anytime you have access to your smart mobile devices. Available from Apple's App Store and Android Market for free today!

 

Solve this puzzle to “break out” of a library!

 Visit https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/play/library-lockout-127522-1BDDYHU5ER and you will find:

LIBRARY LOCKOUT via Breakout Edu

“The grand opening of the Legends Library has finally come and you can’t wait to go! As you are scanning the shelves, they close up shop and you are locked inside. In order to get out, the library has a series of puzzles to solve before you can exit. Hopefully we can make it out before dinner!”

 

Grade 5 continue to join your classmates for Lunch in the Library! When we were on campus, some of you came to the library after eating your lunch to help shelve books. Thank you to all who did! Instead, everyone in grade 5 is still invited to meet live at 12:00 pm. Look in the Lunch in the Library Team!

 

During your normally scheduled library periods, please feel free to check out some of my suggestions below, read a book of your choice and/or explore any of the educational websites in the Educational Links for Students and Teachers folder located on the left panel. Check out Scholastic Learn at Home with day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Visit Common Sense Media Wide Open School  where "some of the most respected companies in education, media, and tech join forces to offer a free and open collection of quality online learning resources to educators and families." I also urge you to visit your local library's website and consider downloading an eBook or an audiobook to read. Scholastic and the Junior Library Guild have just offered free access to many wonderful eBooks as well! See the link in the left panel. Happy Reading!

 

Hello all! Consider this for library time! 📚

GSA now has unlimited access to Lightbox eBooks for grades K -8 at no cost until August 1, 2020. The subscription includes interactive eBooks and related videos, activities, web links, interactive maps and more. Just go to:
https://sub.openlightbox.com/Lbxaccess/Login?tokenId=72f626d2-ba44-47ab-b785-521f5e1913df and use the search box and type a topic of your choice.

 

New!! Check out author Roahl Dahl’s website at https://www.roalddahl.com/.  

Many actors and celebrities are taking a part in reading aloud his book James and the Giant Peach for charity. “Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi will be reading James and the Giant Peach in full, across 10 episodes - and he'll be joined by some rather famous faces along the way.” (Video episodes 1 – 8 are already posted there.) The website also has a section called “Things to do Indoors” filled with science and arts & crafts ideas and more.


 

Attention Grades 4 and Up!  

This week try listening to an audiobook for a change! Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling is available on Audible Stories for free, as well as some classics and titles from some of your favorite authors such as Mary Downing Hahn and Shannon Hale. If you are interested in astrophysics and Neil deGrasse Tyson, listen to his book, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry. Enjoy!

 

“Attention all young storytellers and promising wordsmiths! Barnes & Noble is calling on children ages 6-12 to share their original short stories for a chance to be published in a book!” Contest ends August 31. See details at: https://customer.barnesandnoble.com/signup/KidsContest2020

 

Book Flix - Grades Pre-K thru 3 

Check out some animated stories paired with nonfiction Scholastic eBooks to engage early readers! Visit  http://bookflix.scholastic.com and use the following through 6/12/2020:

username: bookflix49 password: reds 


Virtual Story Times and Art Lessons!

Check out these fun virtual story times and art lessons with some authors/illustrators during your regularly scheduled library classes.

  • Read Along with Michelle Obama and others via Read-Along with PBS KIDS YouTube.

  • Levar Burton is reading live online for children and young adults:  https://levarburton.com/

  • "Good Night with Dolly" “Once a week for 10 weeks at 7:00 PM EST, Dolly Parton, The Book Lady, will deliver her story with the program available across the Imagination Library, Dolly Parton, World Choice Investments, and Dollywood channels.”  Be sure to listen to her reading Episode #1 The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper!

  • Drawing lessons from Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants, Dog-Man graphic novel series) (Scholastic web site includes weekly videos and activities
  • Lunchtime Doodles, a 30 min. art lesson with Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus) (YouTube @The Kennedy Center)
  • Sketch Comedy: Laughs & Live Drawing with Narwhal and Jelly “Join in Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m. (ET), as we dive into the deep-sea world of Narwhal and Jelly with author/illustrator Ben Clanton. Learn the story behind these underwater besties and listen to Ben read from his newest book Narwhal's Otter Friend. Plus, watch as he sketches his famous characters live!” 

 

April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading and writing poetry! Check out these websites:

https://www.poetry4kids.com/

http://jackprelutsky.com/

http://www.shelsilverstein.com/

https://poets.org/text/poems-kids

 

 Happy Earth Week! 

It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. Here is a Children's Prayer for Earth Day:

"Dear God, thank you for this beautiful planet. Bless it and keep it safe from harm. We pray for the protection of the animals, the soil, air and water. May we care for all you have made. Help us to love the Earth as you do. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen." 
Source: https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/earthbeat/eco-catholic/wheres-earth-prayer-when-you-need-one

For Earth Week, students from grades K - 3 may enjoy reading (and listening to) some wonderful eBooks on animals via https://eyediscover.com/Log in using the following:

Username: scholasticdemo     Password: 4ktkon5t

Students from grades 4 and up may enjoy reading an eBook on unusal creatures via JLG@Home!

 

Don't forget to check out Notable Children's Books - where "each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books."

 

Library Activities

Arctic Adventure - Snow Much To Read! Book Fair song and photos...

Kindergarten lends their voices to "Keep Away" Rules video...

Second graders learn fiction and nonfiction genres through song...