Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer Reading!

Why should you read over the summer?  Author, Dav Pilkey, shares why! Be a superhero person and read!

Summer Reading PSA by Dav Pilkey




Students will be coming home with a book to keep from our Jump Start for Reading program! Books were donated by Colchester families and residents so that each student may have a book! Thank you Colchester community for all your support!

Burnham Librarians, Miss Hannah and Miss Pam, will be visiting us at the PPS Library on Monday June 18, 2018 to share the summer reading program at the public library. Look for brochures to be coming home on Monday!

Thank you for a super fantastic year at the Porters Point School Library! Happy Reading to Everyone this Summer!

Mrs. B.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Reading is an Investment Certificates Awarded!

We are excited to announce the following students will be receiving their certificates for participating in the Vermont State Financial Literacy Program called Reading is an Investment. They completed their reading logs this year!
Congratulations to:


Isaac Sherman 
Norah Canavan
William Norris
Emily Benson
Damien Brigante
Cormac Canavan

Red Clover Voting in the PPS Library!

Porters Point library students voted this April for their favorite Red Clover book! Votes were sent to the state and the final results will be shared in June. We will celebrate which of this year's ten books will get the silver winner's sticker! There were some big decisions to make this year. Lots of amazing stories! Find the list here.



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Reading Logs Are Due This Week! Send them to the Library and Enter the Contest!

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We read a story about the Soda Bottle School that was built in Guatamela. The book was written by Seno Laura Kutner and Suzanne Slade and is one of the Vermont Treasurer’s Office 2017-2018 books to inspire reading and focus on financial literacy. Students were sent home with a letter to families, a bookmark, and a reading log this week!
Join in this experience and help your child record their reading by coloring in the  boxes. We already shared Soda Bottle School so go ahead and color in a money box and record the money title below the boxes! Here is a copy of the letter to parents and students can pick up reading logs and check out "money" books in the library! Start now so that you have plenty of time to complete a log before the March $250 savings bonds drawing! Send completed logs back to me at the PPS Library or mail them to the Treasurer's Office!
Happy Reading!


Here is the video we shared in class. The villagers had no money to finish building a school that was overcrowded. Students and teachers stretched their thinking (This helped to keep their brain muscles strong!) and came up with an idea that would help clean up their environment while also giving them more learning space.
“Creative ideas pay off!”




Monday, January 22, 2018

New Year Updates from the Library!

We are loving learning! So many new library experiences in our new year!


First, we are sharing this year's ten Red Clover books!
See the Red Clover nominees for this school year. After hearing the ten books, students will vote for their favorite in April. So far we have read Penguin Problems and have learned how to code our robot Beebot (dressed as a Penguin!) to move from the beginning, to the middle, to the end of the story. Beebot does this while going around the obstacles that represent Penguin's problems in the story! We try to turn our "penguin problems" into "walrus wows" using positive self-talk!




Next, we have started to learn about a special detective, Agent IIM, called a researcher! Agent IIM uses a seven step process to investigate the answer to a question or the solution to a problem by finding the facts...and just the facts! We have used our second Red Clover book, Otters Love to Play, to find facts to answer our research question:
How do river otters survive in their habitat?
One of our big discoveries has been that river otters don't hibernate. They continue to play and grow throughout the winter! 








We are also continuing to practice programming robots with small groups of students so that they may become experts. As experts, they will be able to teach their class what they have learned and provide the opportunity for everyone to work with Dot and Dash!




We continue to strengthen our thinking by choosing great books to read and sharing them with friends! 



We are also practicing our coding... 


 


....and are attempting to break records with our grade level design challenges!

 kindergarten



first grade






second grade



Students have also begun to turn in their Reading is an Investment Reading Logs! We have the envelope in the library ready to be filled! Bring in your reading logs as soon as you complete them! 


Happy reading!  



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reading is an Investment! Join the Readers at our PPS Library!

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We read a story about the Soda Bottle School that was built in Guatamela. The book was written by Seno Laura Kutner and Suzanne Slade and is one of the Vermont Treasurer’s Office 2017-2018 books to inspire reading and focus on financial literacy. Students were sent home with a letter to families, a bookmark, and a reading log this week!
Join in this experience and help your child record their reading by coloring in the  boxes. We already shared Soda Bottle School so go ahead and color in a money box and record the money title below the boxes! Here is a copy of the letter to parents and students can pick up reading logs and check out "money" books in the library! Start now so that you have plenty of time to complete a log before the March $250 savings bonds drawing! Send completed logs back to me at the PPS Library or mail them to the Treasurer's Office!
Happy Reading!


Here is the video we shared in class. The villagers had no money to finish building a school that was overcrowded. Students and teachers stretched their thinking (This helped to keep their brain muscles strong!) and came up with an idea that would help clean up their environment while also giving them more learning space.
“Creative ideas pay off!”




Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome to the Porters Point School Library!

Hello! Konichiwa! Guten Tag! Hola! Ahalan! Ciao! Namaste! Bonjour! Zdravo!


Click here to read: Library Welcome Letter to Parents


Welcome to our library at Porters Point School! There are exciting learning opportunities awaiting us! I look forward to having you participate in our amazing space! 

You will have access to many great books! You will also have the opportunity to enjoy listening to great stories, to share good books, to discover information, and to participate in our Red Clover Book program. We have databases to investigate, computer coding to learn, and a makerspace to process your creative thoughts.

Come read and learn! There is so much to discover! We look forward to having you spend time in our school library!
As you read...think, create, share, and grow at Porters Point! We look forward to taking this journey with you! Welcome and for those returning...Welcome back!