Monday, March 25, 2013

Third graders at Williams are now using their Newton Public Schools Google accounts! They used the drawing tool to write and illustrate information about trees.  You can check them out at these links:

Ms. Reardon's and Ms. Dee's class

Ms. Matrisciano's class

Ms. McKenna's class

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Check out the book trailers created by Grade 5 students using imovie. The students collaborated to create trailers of their book group reading titles. Teachers also collaborated on this. Mr. Lavigne, Mr. Garlick, and Ms. Kosmo created the lesson, but the kids did all the work!  We are really pleased with how they turned out.

Grade 5 book trailers

Here is a wonderful interview with author Shana Corey. The interview highlights titles to feature for Williams History month. We have her books in our library and many of the books featured in the interview. Watch for more coming soon.

Mr. Schu interviews Shana Corey for Women's History month.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Author Grace Lin visits Williams School

Today we had a wonderful visit from author Grace Lin. She spoke to students in Grades 1-4. Grace talked about how she became an author and illustrator, where she gets her ideas, and how her childhood helped her develop ideas for stories. She signed copies of books for students and everybody got a bookmark! It was a wonderful day at Williams. Here are some of the books she discussed in her presentation:

We have a total of 17 books in our library that Grace Lin has authored and/or illustrated. We are expecting her newest, Starry River of the sky soon!