Greetings from the Mossbank School Library!
Hear Yee, Hear Yee,
The Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success!
Greetings and Happy Easter! Thank you to everyone who made the Book Fair a great success. We reached our goal of $2400 and surpassed it by $50! This means that the school library will be receiving $1100 in books over the next while. Thanks also to those who purchased books for the library and the classroom libraries, I know the staff really appreciate it. We had a great time with our Medieval theme and saw lots of princesses, knights, archers, and even a dragon showed up. I also loved the Minecraft challenge. There was a tremendous response to this contest and it was very difficult to choose 10 winners but we did. I especially loved the creativity of the students—there were some fantastic castles on Minecraft, there was a Lego castle, a Lincoln log castle, and my personal favourite a real live bow catapult made by Mr. Carson Green. Thanks to everyone for enduring these challenges with us!
ResQwalk is a cool app for you walkers and runners out there. It keeps track of your mileage as you walk and then gives a percentage of the weekly pool of money given by big corporations to your charity of choice. There are not a lot of local charities but the Moose Jaw Humane Society is one and has received a lot of donations because of this app. So all you have to do is start the app before you start walking and you are done! It’s a free app but it gives money back to the Humane Society which is pretty cool! Click on the picture to find out more!
Clean Reader is a new app on the market that censors profanity in literature—as long as you’re reading an e-book. The app has three settings: “clean,” “cleaner” and “squeaky clean,” each of which blocks out progressively more profane and/or offensive words. With a click of a button, the app will suggest alternative words. Click on the picture to find out more!
- Did you know you can check out what books are available at our school library through OPAC. Here’s a link to our school library catalogue so you can check out what books are available. Type in Mossbank School for School name and don’t worry about a password.
- Don’t forget the Palliser Library Website where you can check out almost anything our Saskatchewan Public Libraries have to offer.
- Willow Award Books which is the Saskatchewan Book Award website that Saskatchewan students vote on their favourite Canadian books.
|LIBRARY QUIZ ANSWERS FROM MIDDLE SCHOOLERS|
| Information on dragons can be found by asking one of them in the office. The purpose of OPACs is to say how much to sell crude oil for.
Reference books cannot be checked out because they are too big and heavy.
Fiction books are just a lot of stories, so they don’t get a rating number.
The Dewey System measures how cold it got overnight by measuring how much wetness is on the grass in the mornings.
You can find words with similar meanings in Rogers Brontasaurus.
Boolean operators are telephone sellers in other countries.
A bibliography is the cast of characters in the Bible.
You can use an author search if you don’t know who wrote the book your looking for.
Copyright is using the photocopier the right way.
Plagiarism is when you copy someone else without them finding out.
An abstract is a painting that doesn’t make any sense.
A citation is when you go to a web cite and copy it so no one says you cheated.