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Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer Reading 2016!

It's not quite yet summer, but we certainly have had some great beach weather, and, as we all know, WMS reads all year 'round!

Information about Summer Reading and Book Buzz forms can be found on the school website.

Click here for this summer's list of book suggestions to get your started!

The library has collected this list of recommended summer reading from current nonfiction and fiction titles as a collaborative effort with Pam McCuen, the head of Youth Services at the Wayland Public Library, and in consultation with Departmental Faculty. 


You'll notice that you can click on the tabs to access the list in alphabetical order by author, title or genre.

Remember that you also can click on the Reading link above for additional booklists and award-winners.

Also, don't forget that the ebooks and audiobooks available via our library or the WPL from anywhere with an internet connection.

Finally, you can use your WPL card to use NoveList K-8 for recommendations.

We wish you a fantastic spring and summer full of wonderful books and look forward to sharing in the fall!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Manga @ WPL 5/31! (and Free Comic Book Day tomorrow!)

Teen Library Advisory, we've missed you!

Note that the event is the day after Memorial Day. Please RSVP before the holiday weekend!

And... click for information about


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Body Systems Project

Dear Carson Cluster,

Congratulations on your assignment to share information about common ailments at WMS!

Here's some help with strategies and resources for your GAME PLAN:

KEYWORDS:
remember, you may need to stop to learn more about your topic along the way
remember, you can always tweak your keyword list
  • Symptom itself
  • Impacted body system(s)
  • Impacted organ(s)
  • Name of syndrome/disease/disorder (once you figure it out!)
RESOURCES:

You may use books, encyclopedia, databases, and preselected websites.

The encyclopedia may have trustworthy images in addition to good background information.

Library Catalog --  (click on Middle School, and reload if needed)
For books, use your keywords in the library catalog. Make sure to put them back on the shelf when you are done so someone else can use them! See a SR for ebook/audiobook passwords.
For websites, start off with Webpath Express.

KidInfoBits and InfoTrac Junior -- especially for newspaper and magazines (think Current Events!)

Frequently used websites:
  • NIH -- National Institute of Health -- Health Information
  • WHO -- World Health Organization -- Health Topics
  • CDC -- Center for Disease Control -- Diseases and Conditions
  • Mayo Clinic -- Diseases and Conditions
  • KidsHealth.org -- Use the kids or teen section

Need more complex information? Try:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Learn about Evolution and the Darwins!



Click for a list of books
Click for links to websites


Note:  If a book is checked out, it may be in your Science teacher's room or Study.
Please ask a teacher or check in with y(our) library if you need a password for the ebooks.

Monday, March 14, 2016

In honor of Pi Day...

Play with gears!

Here is a gear template that you can use to generate different sized gears!
Making a pendulum clock.
Watch a video of a hand-made wooden clock!
47 Raspberry Pi project ideas (via MAKE)

or watch the Pi Day video collection!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Calling 8th grade photographers!

Help create primary source documentation of your class's DC trip!

The application is available online. If you are interested, please complete it before vacation.

Questions to Ms. Valdes or Ms. Ravid.

Thanks!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Elements of the Elements

Here are some resources to help 6th graders research the elements of the periodic table!

Available in the Playaways
Streaming from the catalog 
ask for password!