Announcements and Reminders:

6A is working on the March issue of our school newspaper, The Stargazer.   Rough draft is due Friday, February 23 and final copy is due Friday, March 2.  For more information, please click here

Reading Olympics teams are now forming.  Elementary teams are for grades 4-5.  Middle School teams are for grades 6-7-8.  See Mrs. Tomaine if you wish to become part of our team!  For more information, click here

3rd Grade Book Club has begun.  We meet Tuesdays during lunch recess.  Any 3rd grader interested in becoming a member of our club, please contact Mrs. Tomaine.


Research Tools

Need to do some research?  These links are provided by and paid for by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Contact me for password information.

NoodleTools - you can create notecards to help you organize your information during the research process, create outlines and bibliographies.  Contact me for your unique user name.  Click here to begin.

Sirs Decades - This database features nearly 5,000 hand-selected primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America.  Click here to begin.

Sirs Discoverer - A beginning database suitable for use with grades 3-9.   Click here to begin.



Reading Lists

Looking for a good book to read that is also age appropriate?  There are a variety of lists available.

American Library Association has a list of all of their award-winning books.

 Catholic Library Association sponsors the Regina Medal awarded to an author for continued, distinguished contributions to children's literature.

Reading Olympics is sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.  There are reading lists for Elementary (grades 4-5), Middle (grades 6-7-8) and High School. 

The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association.  Their list is arranged according to ages.

Don't forget to check your public library!

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