Library News and Events
Links of the Month
December’s calendar of links (starting on Dec 1) includes easy crafts for Christmas, snack recipes, ideas for outdoor fun and more. One site is the PNC 12 Days of Christmas site which explores the fluctuating cost of the gifts featured in the song the 12 days of Christmas. The format of the PNC 12 Days of Christmas site changes each year. This year the PNC has created a life-size bank made of gingerbread in Philadelphia. Visitors to the site can take a virtual tour of the gingerbread bank. Click here for the calendar. or click on the MRS. MATTHEWS link on the HSHawks homepage.
The book fair was a success. Many books from the fair were added to the school collection and have been enjoyed by the students. These include both fiction and nonfiction book for all ages.
MS/HS titles include: Vietnam War : heroes, The mark of the dragonfly, The sky is everywhere, Red thread sisters, Nightmares!,
Elementary titles include: Judy Moody, mood martian, Shadow of the shark, Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, The Joplin tornado, 2011
Picture book titles include: Prince Fly Guy, Click, clack, ho ho ho!, Oskar and the eight blessings, The Little Shop of Monsters, Beep! beep! go to sleep!
A more complete list is on Mrs. Matthews’ homepage.
Family Hour of Code
Hay Springs School will be holding a Family Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7 pm until 8 pm in the Main Floor Computer Lab. This is a time for families to discover what their students are discovering. There will be activities for all ages, both online and offline.
Coding is a popular word for programming or computer programming. It is simply creating instructions telling the computer to perform certain tasks. It can be as simple as telling the computer to draw a square or as complicated as moving around a course and picking up objects to running a subway system.
At the same time coding teaches problem solving, analysis, and synthesis. To write the required programming the project must be analyzed and broken down into smaller parts. When each part is solved then the parts are put back together completing the project.
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