We wish everyone in our Natick High Community a safe, relaxing and happy vacation Spend time with loved ones, enjoy each day and take time to appreciate all you have. Choose a good book and escape to other places!
Research Still Going Strong
Senior English classes working on their social action projects, sophomores creating author biographical analysis and freshmen analyzing banned books, it has been a busy week!!
Third term is off and running and it is the busiest time of the year in the library. We have begun the research writing component for English. English classes have been in the library all week focusing on lessons such as evaluating web sites, searching efficiently in Google and analyzing novels using literary criticism databases. Constantly busy but a great way to develop and fine tune our research skills in a number of different avenues.
Preschoolers continue to help find our missing animals that keep escaping our reading books!! This week monkeys escaped from the book Warning Do Not Open This Book / Adam Lehrhaupt. Luckily our fearless littles were able to find the last monkey and put him back in the book!!!
Congratulations to all our students for a successful mid-term week! We now move into the second half of the year. Sending good vibes for a successful third term!
Preschoolers were very active in the library this week helping us hunt down the escaped crocodile! We read Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite / Nick Bromley. A crocodile makes an unexpected visit to another story and decides to chew his way out of the book. Where does he end up? Great question, so our preschoolers had to go on a crocodile hunt to find him and put him back in the book! Thank goodness for our littles who saved the "big kids" from the scary crocodile!!
And By The Way.....
Our preschoolers were not the only ones who went on a hunt ....Sophomore Nikki Sivak had to find the square duck hiding out in the library!
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and
controversy." -MLK Jr.
As we head into the long weekend, let's remember the purpose of Monday. We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's life and legacy and all he stood for. He embodied the spirit of loyalty, compassion, truth, justice and service. Monday should not be a day off but a day ON. Whether it be a small gesture or a large project, do something to give back. Be part of the solution and make a difference!
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -MLK Jr.
What's in a Name?
There is a mystery in the library! As part of our preschool story time and curriculum, we have been connecting many of our stories with nature. We have created a 3D tree in the library and change the theme for each season. For the winter, we add a different "winter animal" each week. The preschoolers love coming in to see what animal has been added and where they end up on the tree! It looks like the high school students are loving it as well because all of our animals now have names! Someone has been naming the animals each week! We are all getting a kick out of it and look forward to see what name pops up next!
This week has been incredibly busy in the library! We have begun the Biology Annotated Bibliography Project which is the first step in the honors biology classes year long research paper. This is a content rich project that really allows students to dig deep into a topic of their choice. It teaches them to not only find the research but how to analyze, interpret and use the data. In order to jump start the research process and teach how to distinguish quality resources,
I created this Biology LibGuide.