Thursday, June 9, 2011

Keep on Reading!

Research has documented that there really is a "summer slide," a regression of reading ability experienced by many students who don't keep themselves surrounded by books over the summer.

The best way to combat "summer slide" is to keep reading - and what better way to do it than with free books from the local library!!

Check out the Mt. Laurel Library's Summer Reading program! The theme this year is "One World Many Stories." For every 5 books students read (and report to the library), they will receive a prize, and at the end of the summer, there are larger drawings for bigger prizes.

Kickoff party is Saturday June 25th from 1-3 p.m. at the Mt. Laurel Library. Registration is not required, and there will be crafts, face painting, and more.

Have a great summer!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Third Grade Famous Americans / Hillside Hall of Fame Project

Congratulations to our third grade winners of our "Hillside Hall of Fame" project!
Each third grader researched a Famous American of their choice, and created a cover letter and resume as if that person was applying for a job - a spot in the "Hillside Hall of Fame!"

Classes voted on the top 3 Americans they believed should be in the "Hillside Hall of Fame," and the winning projects are presented on the voicethread website.

Project can be viewed below or you can view it larger here.