Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Come See Us at the Book Fair Next Week!


Shelf Awareness mailed out these pictures of David Macintosh, a mechanical engineer in Hood River, Oregon showing his inabililty to put down Laura Hillenbrand's new book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. What did you read during the break?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mix-It-Up Day at Clear Brook

Don't Hate...Communicate! Meet someone new at lunch on Friday. Make a new friend. Make someone feel like they belong. Mix It Up!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Read to Kids Every Day!

During their library visit, all the students of the Clear Brook Little Friends Preschool received a free book from the CCISD Early Childhood department as part of a Parent Education Project. The 3 and 4-year olds are also taking home letters to their parents about how important it is to read to them everyday.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Video Creation Tools

Richard Byrne's newest article in School Library Journal spotlights free video creation tools that can help you make some very cool videos for class projects. Here's what he says: "Every day, YouTube draws millions of viewers for one reason: People love watching videos...There was a time, not too long ago, when making a video required expensive video equipment and software. That’s no longer true. Now, without spending a dime on cameras or software, you could craft the next great documentary or YouTube sensation.”

Give these a try:



Monday, November 1, 2010

New Book Spotlight

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel (FIC OPP)
When a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project--an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills--he brings home a baby chimp named Zan and asks his teen-aged son to treat Zan like a little brother.