From the HILLTOP LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER....
Hilltop Library Media Center
14th Annual Summer Book Swap
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Students in grades 2-4 participated in the Flipgrid Explorer Series: AQUARIUMS!
Throughout this series we were given a personal tour through the Aquarium of Niagara in New York. Students learned about sea life, diet, animal enrichment, volunteering, and more! We heard from zoologists, sea life educators, and animal trainers. Hilltop learners were thrilled to see that aquarium educator and trainer, Sam, “featured” and answered many of our students’ questions! Click here to “HEAR” their questions and Sam’s answers. Once students explored videos and a Hypderdoc filled with links and articles, they were encouraged to direct their inquiry by focusing on an area of personal interest, and then share and present to their peers. Students built websites, created slideshows, Scratch games, Google docs, puppet shows, and more. Students truly applied their knowledge and skills, collaborated, and utilized resources to empower themselves to learn and create. Students shared their project based learning on Mrs. LeMay’s password protected Flipgrid page
#LearningIsSOOOMuchFun! #StudentVoice #GuidedInquiry #ActiveEngagement #AquariumsRock! #EducationalTechnology
Author visits the Hilltop Library Media Center.
Mr. Sean Michael Dolan has 24 years of experience as an English teacher and school administrator, and athletic coach. His first book titled, The Boy With the Sketchbook, highlights friendship, acceptance, kindness, and KICKBALL! He spoke about the writing and publication process, shared real world connections between writing, personal joy, and creativity, and took numerous questions from students.
#libraryauthorconnections #readingrocks #writingrocks
National Poetry Month @ the Hilltop Library was wonderful! Students listened to poetry, read poetry, wrote poetry, shared poetry, reflected on poetry, explored figurative language, developed writing skills, speaking skills, shared with authentic audiences and simply relished in the joy and beauty of language! Students posted more than 500 “POETRY READ ALOUD” videos to Mrs. LeMay’s 2nd Annual Digital Poetry Party! We were thrilled to have some 8th grade LAL students reply to many of our elementary poetry posts!
Some dates to remember….
- ALL BOOKS ARE NOW DUE BACK TO THE HILLTOP LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
- **Students with academic, research, or independent reading needs can see Mrs. LeMay for books individually, but large group circulation has ended.
- PUBLIC LIBRARY FIELD TRIPS … June 6-8 All grades to take walking visits to the Mendham Borough Public Library during their regularly scheduled library class
- 14th Annual School Wide Summertime Book Swap, June 11-15 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS