Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

From us to you....The library wishes you a very happy, healthy and hearty Thanksgiving! Take this time to slow down, relax and read a good book. We have lots of new ones to choose from!

Friday, November 18, 2016

 A Review of Literature: Annotated Biology Project

This week I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Tully's biology classes for their year long biology project. This is one of my favorite collaborations of the year. Students choose a topic they are passionate about that relates to any aspect of biology. They spend the next few months researching, analyzing and developing an argument on their topic. I love the freedom of being able to look at biology from any lens they choose. It creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for students and teachers! While in the library, students begin the research process, developing topics, finding search terms and using credible sources to find academic information. They will then use Noodletools to create their annotated bibliography.

 To Be Thankful

This has been a long week at school and just when you think you may not make it to the end  you remember why we do this. Working with children is truly rewarding! The  preschoolers have been so enthusiastic over the books we have been reading together lately. They recall the stories and like to share their favorite parts of previous books. Thursday Ms. Morrissey and Ms. Toomey's class lifted my spirits with their letters of thanks!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Food Drive, Teachers As Students and Projects Galore

 Food Drive

Natick High School is once again participating in the annual food drive for A Place To Turn. Last year the high school gave A Place To Turn's it's largest donation of canned food/toiletries/household items for those in need in our community. This year we hope it will be even bigger! Through our Community Seminar groups students and staff are taking on Mr. Harrigan's challenge to bring in 6,000 item!










Teachers Take a Turn as Students

Tuesday November 8th the Natick Public Schools had their annual Innovation and Learning Day. The district met at the high school and became the students as we took classes, seminars, and trainings to continue to build our toolbox and support our students and our own professional growth. A successful day for all!

 Student Work

One of the things we enjoy the most in the library is displaying student work. It brightens up the library and reinforces the connection between class and research. This week we are fortunate to have Ms. Roger's freshmen English projects related to the novel The Forgotten Fire / Adam Bagdasarian and Ms. Histen's Anthropology projects based on their "Race and Identity" assignment.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Spooktacular Happenings in the Library!

 Preschoolers and Seniors Full of Tricks Or Treats

 From our youngest to our oldest, The high school was in full spirit for Halloween this week!

 Pumpkin Wars! Vying for Decorating Supreme

Not to be outdone by the students, the faculty participated in the second annual
"Pumpkin Decorating Contest" sponsored by the Access Program. Each department decorated a pumpkin and students voted for their favorite during lunch. While we TOTALLY thought we had this one in the bag this year, the grand winner was the Special Education department with their Movie Theater inspired pumpkin!

Winner of Pumpkin Decorating 2016
Library Entry: A Bad Case of the Stripes