As the final part of the S1 Library induction, the classes worked in groups to produce subject pathfinders on various themes. Some of the best science ones went up on the wall in the Science Dept as part of the school Science Fair happening next week.
S1 Science Pathfinders display
To produce the pathfinder, the pupils worked in small groups to find some basic information plus good books and webites that would help other people who wanted to find out about the topic. They covered geology, astronomy, chemistry, photography, and inventions.
Some book suggestions for Halloween – give yourself a scare!
The Staff Book Group has started up again after our summer break, but with fewer members, due to retirals.
The first book we read was
Tom-all-alone’s by Lynne Shepherd
“A brilliant and sinister re-make of Bleak House, exposing the vicious underworld of Victorian London. Totally gripping.”–John Carey
We weren’t very smitten but this one. One person finished it, but people decided to hang on to their copies to finish it.
Some fantastic book quote posters done for the Library by the pupils in the Art Dept.
http://www.epicreads.com/ -loads of ideas for something to read, plus polls, quizzes, contests, channels and member reviews.
This is a good source of free audiobooks and ebooks – Booksshouldbefree
I have just come across a new website, The Global Bookshelf, which lets you choose a book by country and genre.
If you want to read stories set in a country you are going to visit, or if a story you read inspired a trip, this is the site for you. The reviews connect to Amazon so you can either buy the book or download it for Kindle. You can also submit book reviews and travel stories.
It’s a new site and they don’t have a huge selection so far, but it would be a handy tool for Kindle owners.
One chapter. Just the writing. Discover something new.