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1 Better Than P.E... Making the Library a Hub of Active Learning in a K-4 School How the library can be used to support the curriculum by incorporating technology (with limited access to computers), literature, Common Core Curriculum Standards, and current brain research to keep the learning atmosphere developmentally appropriate through the use of centers, movement, music and art. Michele E. Carroll, NBCT Teacher Librarian Forest Heights Elementary Harrison, AR PART 3 - Research in the Library AAIM 2013

2 Not Centers but Still Fun Learning! Cooking in the Library Community Helpers unit on bakers had a sweet ending!

3 Writing in the Library Writing opinions on the moon landing.

4 Writing in the Library Persuading others to take care of the environment.

5 Writing in the Library Poetry about autumn animal studies.

6 Writing in the Library Writing takes all kinds of shapes in the library.

7 Collaboration Gingerbread House Collaborative Project after reading Hansel and Gretel. A favorite activity for many K-4 boys and girls.

8 Math in the Library Comparing height and hand length after reading Stand Straight Ella Kate by Kate Klise

9 Science in the Library 2 nd Grade Moon Unit Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky by Elphinstone Dayrell and Blair Lent Papa, Please Get Me the Moon for Me by Eric Carle Life Cycle App: Moon Discovery Education video on Moon Phases

10 Science in the Library 3 rd grade research unit on Magnets

11 Science in the Library 3 rd grade Research unit on Sound below: How Sound Travels Experiment right: Taking notes during Discovery Education video on Sound

12 Science in the Library 3 rd grade research on Light and Shadows Being Natural Explorers!

13 Science in the Library All About Frogs!

14 Research in the Library

15 Resources in Arkansas Unit

16 Research in the Library 4 th Grade Economic Unit: American Entrepreneurs

17 Research in the Library 3 rd grade unit on Money.

18 Research in the Library Using all available resources to look for information.

19 Research in the Library Using all available resources to look for information. Tombstone Generator

20 Gilbert, Jaesook L., Helene A. Harte, and Carol Patrick. "Purposeful Play Leads to School Readiness." Dimensions of Early Childhood Vol 39.1 (2011): Web Medina, John. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Seattle, WA: Pear, Print. Young, Cari S. The Centered School Library: Engaging Every Learner with Library Skills Centers. Madison, WI: Upstart, Print Sources

21 Contact Information Michele Carroll, NBCT Teacher Librarian Forest Heights Elementary School 1124 S. Tamarind Harrison, AR (office) (Media Center) (FAX) "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy


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