Do we have that book?
Now our catalog is integrated with NYPL's!
Use your new student or educator card and you will not be charged fines!!
++Please encourage your students to return their permission slips so they can receive a student card that works in all 5 boroughs without fines.++
Students enjoyed the ASL Comedian and Storyteller
Pinky Aiello visit on May 10th!
Edith Kleberg Library presents....
What our 4th graders are saying about Trueflix!
(Username and password are available at the library)
Crystal: Trueflix gives you different knds of books. It shows you science and history.
Isaiah: On Trueflix, the voice reading to you actually helps you because if you might not know a word, the voice tells you.
Zulemma: Truefilx gives you information about things and it is really for even little kids because it speaks to you. But only if you want it to. You can turn it off.
Andy: Trueflix is very awesome because you can read any book you like. The book I am reading now is Black Holes. For black holes to form it needs to be from a big star that is very, very old at the time it dies.
Eden: Trueflix is a really awesome website because you can watch videos about something and then read the book.
Thalia: I really like Trueflix because it gives me all the information about what goes on in the book and it gives lots of detail and supporting facts about it.
Come use the lab in 106 or reserve the laptop cart with MK, and give your kids the edifying pleasure of reading self-selected nonfiction!
Edith Kleberg Library Website of the Week 4/8/13:
We have two nonfiction subscriptions from Scholastic: Trueflix and FreedomFlix. Username and password available in the library.
Engage your students by reading a social studies or science chapter together on your Smartboard or book the lab to allow your kids to read what they are interested in and discuss the information they learn. There are quizzes, activities, and lesson plans, too for each ebook. Remote access is 24/7.
Edith Kleberg Library web site of the week: EconEdLink & Read Works.org
This week there are two to highlight! EconEdLink is a great place to start thinking and planning your lessons on economics for K-8 kids. Why? Lots of lesson plans, videos, and interactives to jumpstart discussions and learning activities!
Readworks.org is an amazing teacher support site with thousands of nonfiction passages to share! Enjoy!
Edith Kleberg Library Site of the week: Flocabulary
We have a school account. Login info is posted outside the library!
Edith Kleberg Library Website of the week 3/11/13:
Lexile.com is a very helpful site. Deepen your knowledge of text complexity. Prepare for close readings. Search for titles to see their lexile levels. If you don't see the title you are looking for, type a sample from the text in Word and save it as a text document (.txt) and upload it to the site to check for its lexile level (doesn't work with poetry though!) using Lexile Analyzer. A site that deserves some exploration!
Edith Kleberg Library Web site of the week: 3/4/13
Crystal will present this amazing online reading challenge for kids at Spirit Day.
At FreeRice.com, every time you get a math problem right or a vocabulary question right, you donate a grain of rice to hungry people around the world. Great, fun test prep for grades 3-8.
In We give books, every time you read a book online, you can choose to "donate" a book to a friend by email. The selections are wonderful--Penguin classics and new books. They also donate physical books to needy students worldwide.
Let's read (and share books) online! This is a social media site so parents must sign up their kids or classrooms can create an account or two to use.
Edith Kleberg Library's Web site of the week: 2/25/13
Happy 100 Days of School! Celebrate with this fun, thinking challenge with Egyptian numbers! With multiple levels, this interactive activity can be done with all ages.
Edith Kleberg Library's Website of the Week: 2/10/13
Pebblego Social Studies! Just released this year and we have it. Great resource for all your social studies units and for nonfiction reading. Access 24 hours from school or home. See Sara for the password or check your online resources brochure from the library.
Edith Kleberg Library's Website of the Week: 2.3.12
Have you used your new NYPL educator card? It is SO easy. You got the card. The PIN number is 2012. Place a hold on a book today for your new unit! It arrives within 10 days, unless it is a book with many holds.
Here is the integrated PS 347/ NYPL library catalog!
If you are a new teacher and did not receive an educator card, just go to the library across the street and show proof of teacherhood, and poof! You will have an educator card. In Brooklyn, too!
Our library doesn't have the book? Check our joint catalog and it will be delivered via UPS. When your class comes to the library. I will walk you through it. Please bring your card. Our collection just expanded by more than 100,000 titles!
Don't forget the teachers sets either:
Questions? Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edith Kleberg Library's Website of the Week: 1.28.13
Doodle4Google Contest! Five college scholarships will be awarded!!! Over 300 winners. Our students should apply! The theme is "My best day ever..." Please encourage them to enter. Collaborate with our artists-in-residence. Have fun and help them remember the good things...
Edith Kleberg Library Website of the Week: 1.22.13
National Geographic has great learning activities for all ages using maps and primary documents based on an essential question. Pictured is the New York City seal used in the learning activity "A History of Trade in New York City." There are many more!
Edith Kleberg Library's web site of the week: 1/7/13
Storyworks magazine (which the library gets each month) has loads of fun, engaging short works of fiction, nonfiction articles, narrative nonfiction (this month's issue has a great piece on Mt. Vesuvius!), poetry, and drama, as well as grammar activities, debate activities, and more. A great resource for ELA! Check out their website, too! For grades 2-6, but grammar activities are good for 7th and 8th grade, too.
Edith Kleberg's Library website of the week: 12.17.12
Award-winning author Barbara Kerley describes what narrative nonfiction is in this blog post: simply, nonfiction that tells a story. The blog I. N. K. is a keeper! Always reviewing interesting nonfiction. Now is the time to peruse those--perhaps more lengthy, but also more literary--nonfiction library books, the ones not written for reports, but for igniting kids' interest in a topic.
Happy nonfiction reading over the holidays for kids aged 1-92!
Edith Kleberg Library's Website of the Week: Geography sites
Hands-on Geography- using salt dough and paper mache to create earth forms and globes.
Geography games- great site for games on all subjects
A History of Trade in NYC - lesson using the seal of NYC, a map, and a short text.
Don't forget Google Earth! It is an easy download.
Edith Kleberg Library's Web site of the Week:
Narrative Elements for PK-2:
I found this chart
found on Pinterest
Narrative elements for grades 3-8:
Click HERE to watch the video of Hip Hop in the Classroom: Flocabulary's Five Elements of a Story rap/video and for the full lesson plan/graphic organizer.
“47” The ASL & English Lower School welcomes
Deaf performance artist
11.30.2012 @ 9:30am
A special event funded by 47 & the PTO in honor of our Deaf middle school students