Mrs. Scaffidi

Middle School/High School Librarian at The Kings Christian School

African American History Month

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Feb 102017
 

The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s was one of the most important social movements in U.S. history. This African American History Month, meet the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement:

Emmett Till 1955 · The Montgomery Bus Boycott 1956 · The Little Rock Nine 1957 · Woolworth’s Lunch Counter 1960 · Freedom Riders 1961 · March on Washington 1963 · Freedom Summer 1964 · Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman 1964 · Thurgood Marshall 1967

 

 

 

 

All available in the Middle School/High School Library.

Browse more civil rights books here.

Dec 012016
 

Beginning on Monday, December 5, the Hour of Code will return to TKCS!

We will once again celebrate computer science week (Dec. 5-12) by dropping everything to spend one hour coding.

Elementary students will code in place of their computer classes. Middle and high school students will code during their regular science classes (except AP Bio). AP Bio students and those who do not have a science class this year will code during their study halls.

Your classroom teachers can tell you when  you are scheduled in the computer lab. In the meantime, check out these new tutorials live on the Hour of Code website!

The Book Fair is coming!

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Nov 142016
 

December is right around the corner and once again our Elementary Library will be hosting its Scholastic Book Fair!
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This year’s book fair will be held from November 29 through December 2.

Schedule:

Monday: Library closed — book fair set-up
Tuesday: Elementary preview and wish lists
Wednesday: Elementary shopping day/ MS preview
Thursday: MS shopping day during lunch, study halls (with hall pass) and/or Language Arts periods with teacher; elementary students may also shop
Friday: Grandparent Shopping until 11:20: parent (and child) shopping

Your child is bringing home his/her wish list November 29th. 
Breakfast With a Book
On Thursday morning, December 1, we will be opening the Book Fair at 7:30 a.m. for “Breakfast with a Book.” Parents, please join us for a complementary continental breakfast outside the Elementary Library. While you are here, you can browse for Christmas presents for your children and other family members from our large selection of book titles and gift items! The Book Fair will remain until 2 p.m. that day.

Please note that this will be our only book fair of the year. We look forward to seeing you there!

(Please visit our Book Fair website for more information about the Book Fair.)

Oct 142016
 

WhatWasThereWhatWasThere.com is an innovative program that invites people of all ages to take a walk through history photographically.

The content on  WhatWasThere.com is crowdsourced. Anyone can contribute historical photos to the database by uploading their old photos and placing them at addresses found on Google Maps. The mission of the site’s creator, Enlighten Ventures, is to “weave together a photographic history of the world” for users to explore.

To use the site, simply type in the name of a state, city, or local address and begin examining photos in the collection.

Teachers! WhatWasThere.com encourages historical thinking as students experience the history of places they are studying in a new way–by examining places, people, and events from a complex, multifaceted perspective.

Students can use their iPhones or iPod’s to experience WhatWasThere.com in augmented reality by downloading the iOS app.

Aug 212016
 

Now that the Rio Olympics have ended, enjoy some of the back stories of Olympic athletes!

David Boudia ~ Greater than Gold

Three-time Olympian David Boudia’s memoir is fresh off the press. It tells the story of the diver’s descent into depression after the 2008 Olympics and his redemption the following year after his Christian coach spoke truth into his life.

Greater than Gold

Shawn Johnson ~ I Am Second®

Shawn Johnson’s testimony on I Am Second ® about her post-Olympic experiences has recently gone viral (in part, no doubt, because of the Rio Olympics). You can listen to her story below. You can also read about the conversion stories of other prominent people in I Am Second: Real Stories, Changing Lives.

I Am Second

Would you like to read about other Olympic stars? Search our catalog using the subject keywords “Olympic athletes.”

Jun 112016
 

No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Jun 032016
 
Board It’s that time of year — all library books are due back to the Middle School/High School Library.

Friday, June 3, is the deadline to return all borrowed materials to the MS/HS Library. Circulation will then be closed for one week, but will reopen on June 13 to begin making summer loans.

Please note, only re-registered families may make summer loans. All materials borrowed for the summer will be due back to the library during the first week of school in September.

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