Come and check out the awesome myths our 4th graders have programmed using Scratch!
The CPS Library is now on Biblionasium! Biblionasium is a free, safe site for students to explore new books, read book reviews, write book reviews, and even watch book trailers!
Come check out all the new books Ms. Bery bought at the book fair! To use Biblionasium, click on the picture and login.
Several sixth grade students recently worked with Ms. Bery to learn to create infographics, visual representations of data or information, to complement their Afghanistan poverty papers. Check out their great work!
Maggie B's Infographic
Ella W's Infographic
As part of the lead up to our annual Book Fair, we are reading and learning about children who live around the world. To kick things off, we read about Polina, a 7-year old girl who lives in St. Petersburg, Russia. This week, we will be following the day of Geeta, a little girl from the village of Janla in Odisha, India. Both of these places (and the other countries we will visit along the way) are far, far away from Carlisle.
Ms. Bery is thrilled to announce that the entire Carlisle community - students and teachers - have 24/7 access to BrainPop, BrainPop Jr., and BrainPop Español. The login information has changed, so check with Ms. Bery to learn how to login.
There's always interesting things happening in the Carlisle School Library! Check out what we've been doing since November!
The Massachusetts Children's Book Award books are finally here!
Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade who read 5 or more books from the list may vote in a statewide competition to choose what YOU think should be the best children's book of the year.
Check out book trailers for some of the books below - click on the picture to go to Symbaloo, then click on a tile to start watching!
Want something fun to keep you entertained over winter vacation? Ms. Bery is here to help!
November has flown by here in the library! Ms. Bery had the opportunity to attend the American Association of School Librarians conference in Hartford as well as the National Council for Teachers of English Friday sessions, held right here in Boston.
Ms. Bery also spent time working with second graders to transform their wonderful bat projects into Popplets!
Popplet is an online site that lets you create little bubbles of information, called popplets. Each popplet can contain text, images, drawings, videos and more! Best of all, it's easy to use.
Here's a sneak peek from Ms. Langton's class (click the popplet and use the zoom function to see popplets up close). To see the rest of the popplets from second grade, click on the following links:
Ms. Langton's Class
Mrs. Clapp's Class
Mrs. Caron's Class
Mrs. Vanaria's Class
Yesterday, students in Mrs. Katz's class and Mrs. McCabe's class who had finished their genre Wordles were invited to participate in a book tasting. A book tasting is an event where stacks of books are set out on tables, and students are handed a "menu" and a pencil. The goal is to explore three new books they might not otherwise have looked at and hopefully find some new favorites to read.
Students who participated did a great job and had a lot of fun. One student said that he got completely sucked into a book, and several others raced to the circulation desk to check out their new finds! The event was a great success, and we will be holding more of them in the future.
The Carlisle School Library website is a resource for all members of our community.