Looking for a recommendation for a new book? Take a look at the CEMS and CEHS displays called “Ms. Young Suggests” or “Mr. Werner Enjoyed” or “Mrs. Kozaka Recommends.” Each book on the display has a brief description and then a QR code you can scan for more information.
Don’t have a QR code reader loaded yet? Our favorite QR app is i-nigma. Tap here to add it to your iPad or iPhone.
The displays are selections of 20+ titles that we hope you might enjoy as well. Or just ask Mrs. Kozaka, Ms. Young or Mr. Werner for a personalized recommendation, too. We’d love to help!
In the coming weeks, we hope to add books that you recommend to each other, too. Let us know if there’s a book you loved that you think other students might enjoy as well.
CELEBRATING THE FREEDOM TO READ! SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 3, 2015
Each year, the American Library Association dedicates a week in September to the protection of Free Speech and the right to read any book you choose. As they have so beautifully articulated, Banned Book Week:
“highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”
In recognition of Banned Book Week, we created this display of destroyed pages from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The display also includes numerous Freedom of Speech quotes and images from 23 of the most frequently challenged books — the covers of which are reproduced in black and white behind the red BANNED BOOK WEEK and yellow FORBIDDEN letters.
Want to learn more about how you can celebrate Banned Book Week? Check out ALA’s Banned and Challenged Books website!
Update: Here’s the version of this display that we created at the Middle School LLC. Same idea but on a slightly smaller scale due to space constraints.
For Librarians: further information about the display — including downloadable PDFs of the quotes and book covers — is available below.
The pages of this version of Atwood’s novel measure 5″ x 8″ and were either redacted with black marker or burned on the corners and then attached to black paper in a grid pattern spaced 1″ apart.
Please click below to download the PDFs of the BANNED BOOK WEEK and FORBIDDEN signs, as well as the quotes. A brief movie also shows the display close up.
Welcome to Summer Reading 2015! Please take a look at the book descriptions SLIDE SHOW we have created to help you select a book. Then choose your 1st choice and 2nd choice books using the book selection FORM.
NOTE: you will need to log into your Cape Google account to be able to select your book titles.
For students entering Grades 5-8 in September 2015, please click below:
CEMS SUMMER READING: BOOK DESCRIPTION SLIDE SHOW
CEMS SUMMER READING: BOOK SELECTION FORM
For students entering Grades 9-12 in September 2015, please click HERE:
CEHS SUMMER READING: BOOK DESCRIPTION SLIDE SHOW
CEHS SUMMER READING: BOOK SELECTION FORM
One of the most important aspects of the I-Search Process is how you organize yourself as you conduct your research. Taking a little bit of additional time to get set up will save you an immense amount of frustration later on.
The documents you need are all stored HERE. But each document is also linked individually below. Please click “CONTINUE READING –>” to access those links as well as additional tutorials and resources you may need.
Continue reading →
We are so excited about Cape AuthorFest in the LLC! Please mark your calendars for:
Saturday, April 11 from 10 am – 2 pm
And come meet: Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Amanda Marrone, Doug Wilhelm, Francisco X. Stork, Jessie Haas, Katie Quirk, Lisa Luedeke, Maria Testa, Martha Freeman, Mary Cerullo, Michael J. Daley, Michele Barker, Padma Venkatraman, Sarah L. Thomson and so many more!
We hope you can join us on January 8th at 2:30 PM in the CEMS LLC for our annual Spelling Bee! Please visit the LLC to pick up your practice word list. You can also email Mrs. Kozaka (akozaka@cape…) or Mr. Werner (jwerner@cape…) with any questions!
If you are looking for a great Independent Reading Book at the CEMS LLC, here are two places you might look:
1. Newbery Medals & Honors
The Newbery Medal and Honors have been given every year since 1922 to honor “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
Click here to check out the list of medalists and honorees. Look for the “John Newbery Award” spine label and/or the gold or silver medal on the cover.
2. Maine Student Book Award
You may also want to take a look at the Maine Student Book Award website for other great titles. That list is available HERE and we have a big display of them right inside the front door. You can also scan the QR codes you see on the Digital Picture Frames to learn more about the MSBA titles.
After a lot of packing and unpacking, painting, carpeting, building, moving, lifting, lighting, sweating, cleaning…well, you get the idea…we are FINALLY open!
And we could not be more excited about the results. Thank you again to everyone who helped make this happen, particularly to the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation (CEEF) for so generously supporting the project.
We hope you will come visit us soon!
Join us in the Library & Learning Commons to celebrate National Poetry Month with a display of great poets from around the world. Pick up a blank poetry poster and share a favorite poem by posting it somewhere in the LLC.
For more great poems, check out these collections:
We were excited to welcome a group of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) “Makers” to the CEMS LLC this week. (Click images to enlarge)
Taking advantage of our collaborative spaces, these groups of “Makers” were each given the same materials and asked to create structures that could support the weight of a heavy book.
Their creations ranged from practical to fanciful, but we were thrilled to see our space used in this new, exciting way.
We hope to have more STEMakers visit us soon!
Click on the links below to learn more about the Maker movement and the creation of Maker Spaces in other Learning Commons across the country.