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Library Media Center 2016-17

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S.T.E.A.M. Makers....


KEVA Planks

KEVA planks instantly transform libraries into engaging, interactive learning spaces. Quiet unguided construction or activities that bring stories, STEM and Art to life. Click on the link above to find out more.
 

Makey Makey Kit- What is Makey Makey?
Just Starting? Click Here
Makey Makey - PacMan

Makey Makey Music

Bongos
Play some bongo drums with the space bar and left arrow. Turn anything into a drum!
Piano
A piano designed for Makey Makey. Play a melody with the arrow keys and space bar (and click, too).
More Advanced Piano A sampling synth for Makey Makey. Record your own sound, use preset scales, and set the keys to play just the notes you want.
Chamber Music Piano You can play 10 different notes on this piano using w, a, s, d, f, left, up, right, down, and space. Play along for a piano duet!

Insulators and Conductors

Ozobots...

OSMO Coming Soon

 

Accelerated Reader

 

Media Links

Search for a book on our Online Card Catalog...

Destiny Online Destiny Quest

Search for K-4 Electronic Resources and eBooks



ELIBRARY ELEMENTARY- DICTIONARY, THESAURUS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, ALMANAC, ATLAS

Michigan eLibrary Britannica On-line Encyclopedia School Code MeL5

Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

Britannica School - Elementary: Grades 3-4

Britannica School - Learning Zone: Pre K - 2nd grade

Electronic Research in the Library:

1. Kentucky Virtual Library
http://legacy.kyvl.org/

2. Resources for Aquatic Animals
https://www.jumpshell.com/posts/shedd-aquarium-in-chicago-animals
Special thanks to Dakota and her mom for sharing this site!

3. Learn to do Research / Cite My Source
elementary.oslis.org

4. Create proper citations by using the following websites that will make the actual citation for you-
www.bibme.org
www.citationmachine.net

You pick the format you want to use MLA, APA, or others.
For Power Points, you can create a bibliography slide at the end or paste the citation on the slide.

Factmonster


Reading is Important Every Day!! Curl up and Read, Read, Read -
Print or Online Books at Mel.org/kids

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BookFLIX- on MEL for Kids Fiction/Nonfiction Books Online for Kids
What is BookFLIX? Directions to login to BookFLIX at Home
Notable Children's Books
What Kids Are Reading,
(free download)

Learning How to Code

Other sites to try...but you may need a login
daisythedinosaur.com
gethopscotch.com
Scratch
Tynker Coding for Kids

Why Coding in the Classroom?

Learning computer parts


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BOOKFLIX
PEOPLE AND PLACES- MARTIN'S BIG WORDS AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
BOOKS TO CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR..

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Words
Sounds with Clifford
Alphabet Letters
Read a Story with a Friend
Design your favorite character
Play with Curious George
ABC's
Summer Skills Practice
Eensy Weensy Spider
Coloring Pictures
Dr. Seuss
Letter and Word Recognition
Ladybugs
Harold and the Purple Crayon

1st Grade

Jan Brett

Meet Author- Jan Brett
Gingerbread Baby Video
Characters in a Book- People in the Story
Gingerbread House
Jan Brett Gingerbread House

Bees and Honey Mouse Practice
Words for First Graders
Fun to Read
Read a Story with a Friend
The Hat and the Mitten
Compare Fiction and Nonfiction
Summer Skills Practice
 

2nd Grade

What's the Word
Words for Second Graders
Alphabetical Order
I Spy!
Read a Story with a Friend
Fiction or Nonfiction
Books Online
Summer Skills Practice

AUTHOR STUDY
1. Jonathan London
2. http://www.penguin.com/static/pages/youngreaders/children/features/froggy/
3. http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/london.html

Typing Practice at Home:
Alpha Munchies...Typing Practice
Dance Mat Typing
Cup Stacking Typing

3rd Grade
Words for Third Graders
Mapping the United States
Practice Your Typing
Cup Stacking Typing
More typing
Summer Skills Practice
Zoo Books
National Geographic Kids
Time for Kids
Working with an Atlas
Animal Research #1
Animal Research #2
Animal Research #3 - MelOrg

PBL Online Resources- Michigan Brochures

Michigan Websites for Research

Pure Michigan

Michigan Facts from the worldatlas.com

Kids InfoBits Information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Fact Monster- Michigan Information
Michigan State Games

4th Grade

Place the State Game
Mapping the United States
Learn About the States with iPad
Michigan Facts from the worldatlas.com
National Geographic for Kids
Time for Kids
Zoo Books
Animal Research #1
Animal Research #2
Britannica School - Elementary: Grades 3-4
Learn the USA Regions
State Research #1

State Research #2

State Research #3

Mapping the 50 States

Sites for Legends, Myths, Fairytales
Storyline Online
BookFLIX
Online Graphic Novels:
Inanimate Alice
Myths and Legend

Typing Practice at Home:
AlphaMunchers...Typing Practice
Dance Mat Typing

Mini Society Practice
Lemonade Stand

Biography Websites

Biographies of Great African-Americans

Biographies for Kids


BookFlix- on MEL for Kids Fiction/Nonfiction Books Online for Kids
Looking for a great book for your Child to Read?
Newberry Award Winners
Caldecott Award Winners
Top 100 Books of all times
Book Adventure
Leveled Book List

3rd and 4th Grade

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M-STEP PREVIEW

Grades K-4

NWEA Resources

PARENT TOOL KIT

READING ACTIVITIES BY RIT SCORE

MATH ACTIVITIES BY RIT SCORE

SKILLS TO PRACTICE BY RIT SCORE (INCLUDES LANGUAGE USAGE AND SCIENCE)