Friday, October 24, 2008

Booktalking at Emerson

Hey, Emerson students! Something new and exciting is happening in our library and on our blog! Fourth and fifth graders already know about our new Booktalking Shelf in the Library. Now we'll have booktalks on the blog too.

Here's our first booktalk from Ms. Carlson. Enjoy!
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Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words,
by Dennis Brindell Fradin

booktalk by Ms. Carlson

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Election resources

Hi, fourth and fifth graders!

Here are some places to get started on your research about the issues in this election. Click on the blue underlined words below to get to the different sites.

Who did kids vote for in the Scholastic News election? Here's an article from the Student News Reporters.

Voting matters! Find out why by clicking here.

Voting was not always a right given to all people. Click here to step into a Voting Time Machine to find out when this right was given to different people.

Click here to read letters to the Green Bay Gazette from students across the country who have a strong opinion about who should be president of the United States.

When you're finished, explore these sites:

Practice surfing the internet at the Weekly Reader Election Center. Learn about candidates, have some election fun, play on an election word wheel, and more.

You are not able to vote yet, but you will be in 2 to 3 more presidential elections. Click here to learn how youth at one school are convincing their peers to register to vote.

Think you know what the candidates think on the issues? Click here to play a game that will show you how much you know.