Announcements

 

 Panther Lake Library Schedule 2013-14

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00-9:30

Buchanan 2

Kennedy 2

Goetz 2

Gomez 2

Thompson 2

9:30-10:45

Library  Blocked for Tiered Intervention Math

10:45-11:15

Goliff   1

Dunham 1

Lane 1

Haney 1

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11:15-11:45

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Lunch   for Library Staff

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11:45-12:15

Bachman   K

Mills K

Coleman K

Hill K

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12:20-12:50

Lunch for Library Staff

Stephenson 4

Lunch   for Library Staff

1:05-1:20

Avolio 5/6

(check-out only)

Glover 5/6

(check-out only)

Hotchkiss   6

(check-out only)

Chreitzberg   6

(check-out   only)

Linders   5

(check-out only)

1:25-1:55

1:25-1:40

Shagren   5

(check-out only)

Johnson 4

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Russell   and Noeum ASC

(check-out only)

2:00-2:30

Hart   3

1:55-2:25

Grice 4

Strandberg 3

Behrens 3

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2:25-2:55

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Foley 3/4

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 W.C.C.P.B.A. 2013-14 Nominees
 


 

  • Bear in Love  - Pinkwater
  • Being Frank – Earnhardt
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  - Kamkwamba
  • Chloe and the Lion – Barnett
  • Creepy Carrots  - Reynolds
  • Each Kindness  - Woodson
  • George Washington’s Birthday: a Mostly True Tale  - McNamara
  • Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet – diPucchio
  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs – Willems
  • Just Ducks – Davies
  • Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show  - Buckley
  • Larf  - Spires
  • The Lonely Book – Bernheimer
  • The Monsters’ Monster  - McDonnell
  • Oh No!  - Fleming
  • Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space – Sklansky
  • Place for Bats – Stewart
  • Pluto Visits Earth – Metzger
  • This is Not my Hat – Klassen
  • Zorro Gets and Outfit - Goodrich

 


 
Battle of the Books for the Kent School District 2013-14
 (included in the Battle of the Books for the Kent School District)

 
  • About Average  - Clements
  • Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon – Sheinkin
  • The Medusa Plot  - Korman
  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life  - Patterson
  • The One and Only Ivan - Applegate
  • Who Could That Be at This Hour? - Snicket
  • Wonder  - Palacio
  • Wonderstruck - Selznick
  • Aliens on Vacation  - Smith
  • The Boy at the End of the World  - Van Eekhout
  • Boys Without Names – Sheth
  • Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading – Greenwald
  • Dead Boys – Buckingham
  • The Great Wall of Lucy Wu – Shang
  • Guinea Dog – Jennings
  • Inside Out and Back Again – Lai
  • Liesl and Po – Oliver
  • The Midnight Tunnel – Frazier
  • Mockingbird – Erskine
  • Zita the Spacegirl: Far From Home - Hatke

 
 


Battle of the Books Teams for the 2013-14 School Year


Ms. Foley's 4th Graders:


Mrs. Johnson's 4th Graders:


Mrs. Grice's 4th Graders:


Mrs. Stephenson's 4th Graders:


Mrs. Avolio's 5th Graders:


Ms. Shagren's 5th Graders:


Ms. Glover's 5th Graders:


Mrs. Linders' 5th Graders:


Mrs. Avolio's 6th Graders:


Mrs. Chreitzberg's 6th Graders:


Ms. Glover's 6th Graders:


Mrs. Hotchkiss' 6th Graders:



 


Information Literacy - What is it and why do I need it?
 
Information Literacy: The ability to recognize the need for information, know how to locate and access the information, understand how to evaluate information, and finally to be able to communicate what has been learned.

By teaching our students to become information literate, we are giving them skills they need to be successful learners and problems solvers all their lives, not just to get an "A" on the next assignment. The most widely known and used approach to teaching these skills is the Big6 problem solving process developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz. The Super3 is a version for K-2 grade students.

The Big6: A problem-solving process to use whenever people need and use information, developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Eisenberg. It is broken down into six main skills, each with two sub-stages. Using the skills helps students in all subject areas and all grade levels whenever there is a need for solving a problem, making a decision, or completing a task.

Using the Big6, we're helping our kids gain lifelong skills by learning to think for themselves, in the importance of asking essential questions, and in being able to sift through an information glut to determine authentic sources.

When using the Big6, students' focus isn't only on the final outcome, but on the process used to get there. They are taught to self-assess in small steps along the way so as not to get bogged down. By the end of the process (assignment) students truly understand what they have researched because instead of spewing regurgitated facts, the Big6 skills guide them in forming their own conclusions and insights after careful thought. They are thinking and making their own conclusions!

Students will use technology skills as well. They need to learn to search the Web, to use graphic organizers, to use word processing programs, and to use email to collaborate with teachers and peers.