Friday, January 27, 2017

"I Got a Rock"

Research Writing Underway

The first week to the new semester and the library is bursting with activity. English classes are tackling their research writing component and we are beginning to to see all English classes to teach the research process! This is one of the busiest times of the year in the library as every English class will take part in some aspect of research writing!

Inuksuk Rock People

 We are so fortunate to have on display "Rock People" from Ms. Price's preschool class! The class has explored the Arctic and Antarctic, and the people and animals that live there. To celebrate the culture the class made Inuksuks. Inuksuk is a stone structure found in the Arctic. Stones are piled one on top of the other. They are used by Inuit travelers to mark their way, point out hunting or fishing spots or indicate where food is stored.  Many of the structures resemble people! The word Inuksuk means "likeness of a person" It is amazing to see these structures made by our youngest members of our community! Come check them out!

Celebrating NHS History

Students love looking at the old yearbooks in the library! Currently we have on display yearbooks representing the inductees for the Natick High School Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017. They have been a big hit with our student athletes!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Surviving Mid-Terms!

Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work during mid-terms. 

We are proud of all that you have accomplished the first half of this year and can't wait to see what you do for the second half!

We hope the library was able to provide you with some downtime and distraction this week. While it is important to study and be prepared for your exams it is equally important to give your brain a rest and relax. You will be much more successful!
Between, puzzles, legos, coloring and collage-making there was plenty to choose from to give your brain and body a rest!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mid-Term Mania!

What is Real?

As students prepare for mid-terms next week, we want to remind everyone to be careful and cautious about the information available. With all the buzz on "fake news" it has never been more important to make sure you are checking for reliability and accuracy in all of your sources. Just because it is printed does not make it true!! Here are a few sources to help discern the fake from the facts!

Need help evaluating sources? Check out this great libbuide using the CARS METHOD
The CARS Checklist (Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support)

Taste Read the Rainbow!!

The library is celebrating peace and harmony as we move into MLK weekend! Check out tribute to the PEACE flag movement and find a good book while you are at it!!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

 Starting Strong in 2017

We are off to a strong start for 2017. The library has been packed with students who are prepping for mid-term exams. In addition we have had many classes working on some great projects. Mr. Voldman's classes are researching affects of genocide on particular groups for his Genocide class and Ms. Percheski's 9th grade English classes are comparing and contrasting information from three different formats while researching Autism in relation to the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time / Mark Haddon.

Take a Look, Grab a Book!

Looking for a good book recommendation? Look no further! Faculty and staff have shared their favorite picks and they are on display in the library. Come browse the selections and see if something catches your attention like it did for your colleagues! We are asking students and staff to guess who has recommended each book!!