Books due back June 2nd!

click me>>> It’s all about them books! <<<click me Please make sure you have all books returned to the library no later than June 2nd. I will send a list home with students this week, but please call me if you are … Read More

Scott MarshiaBooks due back June 2nd!

Musical LEAP

It would seem we have some future composers in the current LEAP rotation here in the library. Two separate groups are working on musical projects. This first one is an Arduino project: After wiring the board, the girls played the … Read More

Scott MarshiaMusical LEAP

Green Screen!

This is my favorite activity to do – create cool videos and animations with the green screen. This is no surprise given that I started my post high school education in a video production and multimedia program in Philadelphia. Here are students working … Read More

Scott MarshiaGreen Screen!

Library Lab! Now with 100% more lounge!

THANK YOU FROM PEACHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF & STUDENTS! Thanks to generosity from donations, the Library Lab is now furnished with a new area rug and some cozy new seating to make our space more welcoming for reading, creativity and collaboration. … Read More

Scott MarshiaLibrary Lab! Now with 100% more lounge!

Where do books live?

Books are like houses; they all have an address. You wouldn’t want to walk into the wrong house would you? Everyone would be so confused! This week, pre-k through second grade read Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System. … Read More

Scott MarshiaWhere do books live?

Vote!

In honor of voter’s day, I read two books with the Pre-K.                                      We had a secret ballot to decide the “winner” and Vote For Me … Read More

Scott MarshiaVote!

Banana Piano. Must Be The Circus.

So, this happened. Teacher’s and students were in and out of the Library Lab all week playing the bananas. It was such a hit, it was insisted that I include a demonstration (and ongoing banana jokes) in our  circus performance. Thanks … Read More

Scott MarshiaBanana Piano. Must Be The Circus.

“Magnetic” science poetry

Today, we read Science Verse and made our own poems about science using “magnetic” words. In reality, it was just paper that had to be glued into place, but none the less, we had some beautiful scientific poetry come out of … Read More

Scott Marshia“Magnetic” science poetry

Pigeon’s, and Oobleck, and Research…Oh My!

Our littlest ones enjoyed a reading of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, followed by Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late. Then we did a little drawing lesson and WOW what amazing results! First and second grade got … Read More

Scott MarshiaPigeon’s, and Oobleck, and Research…Oh My!

Variety is the spice of life

Today was a busy day. There were four classes and a LEAP group all in the Library Lab today and each did something different. The day started with our Kindergarten and first grade coming in. We read The Day the Crayons … Read More

Scott MarshiaVariety is the spice of life

Banned books week!

This week we celebrate the freedom to read with banned books week in libraries across the country. I will be reading The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack & Kurt Wiese. We will discuss the history and reasons behind censorship. Students … Read More

Scott MarshiaBanned books week!

LEAP to Arduino

This week began our first six week session of LEAP (Learn, Explore, Assess, Progress). In the library lab eight students and I are learning the ins and outs of electrical engineering with our Arduino kits. What is Arduino you ask? “Arduino is a tool … Read More

Scott MarshiaLEAP to Arduino

Kindness and computers

This week, I read to the Pre-K/Kindergarten Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller and we talked about how we like to be treated and what we have in common with the rabbits and otters in the story. Then we set off … Read More

Scott MarshiaKindness and computers

Full STEAM ahead!

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know”, Alice answered. “Then”, … Read More

Scott MarshiaFull STEAM ahead!

Ch-ch-ch changes!

Welcome to the new Library Lab at Peacham Elementary School where we don’t just browse and check out books, but we read, explore, create and discover! Our time in the “LibLab” is constructed so that that children get a multitude … Read More

Scott MarshiaCh-ch-ch changes!