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     Fall into a Great Book!

    Welcome to William G. Vinal Elementary School Library!

     

     Click Here to View the Library Catalog and to Check Out a Book!Check Out a Book Here!

     

     

    Scroll Down to See My Twitter Feed and Reviews of the Books I Read!

     

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am so excited to be working remotely with you this year! We have been working all summer to make sure that each and every student has access to books no matter where they are, so this year we will be introducing eBooks to grades 1-5. We will be learning about how to access and withdraw eBooks over the next few weeks. We are also very excited to introduce Biblionasium to grades 1-5 (It is like Goodreads for kids). Biblionasium was so popular with grades 4&5 thatwe decided to make it available to all grades. 

    Last year we had our first Vinal School Book Bee. We were lucky enough to get 2 rounds in last year and am planning to get all three rounds in this year. Keep reading those Book Bee titles and stay tuned!Vinal Book Bee

     

     

     

     

     Are you doing a research project? Click here for a tour of Kids Infobits!

     

     

     

    https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds

     

    Fabulous new resource for Kindergarten via Gale Databases!

    Miss Humblebee's Academy - an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!

    LINK: https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/c19micro3?id=open&db=MHA

     

     

    Did you know that every Massachusetts resident is entitled to a Boston Public Library eCard? Once you apply for, it you will have access to thousands of ebooks (and audiobooks) that you can download onto your devices by accessing them through the Overdrive or Sora apps. You can also load your current library card onto the Overdrive, Libby or Sora apps to access even more titles. Please contact me at mary.howard@norwellschools.org if you would like help setting this up!

    Do some creative writing with #StoryMarch

     

    You’ll find a selection of audio stories from three master storytellers on the K-3 Storytelling Learning Lab, found at www.storypreservation.org  To access click K-3 Learning Lab on blue banner.  A one-time registration is required and then click on “storytellers” and listen and enjoy at no cost.

     

    Need some book suggestions? I will be frequently updating what I am reading on my Twitter feed or you can scroll down on this page as well. 

     

     

    Use your public library card from home to access the Tumble Book Library's wide collection of animated, talking picture books!

    https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77

     

    This is a collection of some of the very best Webcams. As I was wrting this, I was listening to birds in Kenya! How very amazing!

    https://ptaourchildren.org/the-best-educational-webcams-to-watch-this-summer/ 

     

    Fabulous research sites: safe and free!

    Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/

    National Park Services: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

     

     We are very excited to be continuing our subscription to Biblionasium this year. Biblionasium is a book sharing program that enables students to have a voice and review what they read and to share these reviews with their peers! Grades three, four and five will be working with it. You may also access Biblionasium from home!

      

    I will be constantly updating my Twitter feed with not only book recommendations but multiple ways to connect with reading. Many authors are conducting live readings of their books chapter by chapter at the same time each day. Please, follow me and I will keep you posted!

                       

     

                        Follow me on Twitter:  @VinalGreatReads (or scroll down for previous book recommendation Tweets) 

     
    William G. Vinal School Library Mission Statement
     
    Norwell Public Schools believe that the library media information center is a welcoming, accessible arena which empowers students with tools enabling them to seek educational and collaborative opportunities, to apply and extend their learning, to navigate an informationally rich world and to engage in relevant, authentic learning experiences. We strive to produce independent-minded students who are lifelong learning enthusiasts and who establish a foundation of informational literacy which they will build upon throughout their lives.  Our approach to library and media education is inquiry- based, embedded in a process focused on research, collaboration, evaluation, creativity, and innovation while cultivating engagement in, and stewardship of, a global society.  
     

     

     
    Ms. Mary Howard MEd. CAGS
    Library Media and Information Specialist
    781-659-8820 ext 1416