Welcome to the Poultney Elementary School Library Makerspace! Our school library is located in the center of the school and is a resource for our students and faculty. Our goal is to try to integrate technology and information literacy along with inspiring a lifelong love of books and reading! Please check here often for library news, what’s new on the shelves, as well as for resources and activities to help with homework or projects!
Mrs. DeKalb, Librarian
Happy Spring! It’s great to see some warmer temperatures, and the birds returning! Springtime also means it’s time for baseball season and some spring-themed books in the Library!
In our picture book area, we have had some great books available on maple sugaring (both fiction and nonfiction) for students to check out. There are also some great baseball themed picture books on display. Kindergarten classes are enjoying the story of Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia this week and laughing at Amelia Bedelia’s misadventures on the baseball diamond!
Primary Library classes have also been busy learning about the different parts of a book, with second graders learning how to read a Table of Contents and Index for information. Third graders have started learning about the Dewey Decimal System categories this week and how they can help us with finding a book in the nonfiction area.
Our fifth and sixth graders have been busy as well during Library, with some classes wrapping up a research activity, and other classes reviewing how to use some of the different types of reference books in the Library to find information.
As we head into April break, students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Red Clover Award nominee (Grades K-4) or Dorothy’s List nominee (Grades 4-6). We have really enjoyed the books that were nominated for these state book awards this year!
Please remember to check out our PES Library webpage to see pictures of some of the great activities happening in our Library Makerspace or the PES Computer Club.
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Links for today’s Maker Area challenge:
These are for reference purposes if you need help getting ideas or help getting started with building your catapult. You can modify these ideas to make your own version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPD4nMED-k (Use rubber bands instead of zip ties. See Mrs. DeKalb for a binder clip.)