St. Columba Library - Mrs. Cobleigh
St Columba School Library Catalog
Sora - ebook collection
Beanstack - Read everyday! Earn badges! Meet the challenge!
Sign in; select a challenge; "log reading" (upper left corner blue box). PreK-3rd: log books. 4th-8th: log minutes read and what you read. See Summer reading challenge!
Book Checkout Request Form
Create a Bibliography"log
use "MLA" for the Style
Askusnow - A 24/7 live online interactive service
for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians
to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet
New STEM story books + more!
Many thanks to the class of 2027 for generating financial resources to purchase some STEM materials as well has some new STEM stories for the library. The funds were generated by the McDonald's hot lunch opportunities last spring. The class worked with Mrs. Flores on a Project Based Learning experience, begun 2 years ago, on the feasibility of sponsoring a McDonald's hot lunch. The library books purchased have dedication plates in them.
Thanks for making STEM real-world!
Reading is Fundamental is offering 4 interactive calendars: K-5 Activity Calendar, PreK Activity Calendar, Social Emotional Learning Calendar and Daily Book Bites. See them here. Fun reading focus for the whole family to enjoy. Click on the topic for the day in Book Bites calendar and get a book suggestion!
The library catalog is accessible from wherever there is an Internet connection. If you would like
your own password in order to save searches or put books on hold, please contact Mrs. Cobleigh.
Bookflix, subscription-based resource, is also accessible from outside of the school. Teachers can supply passwords for use at home or from any device with an Internet connection.
Fall in the Butterfly Garden
The milkweed has begun to go to seed. Checking for Monarch caterpillars daily. More info and pictures coming soon!
a good book!
Beanstack Reading Challenges
The September reading rewards were given out October 17th! AMAZEing certificates, donuts, pencils and to the top 2 readers (over 500 minutes read) a $5 credit for the Book Fair - coming November 7-10th. There is still time to log minutes into Beanstack for the October challenge. A new challenge will then begin for November. Each student is also enrolled in a year-long reading challenge. Come join the fun!!
(PS If you do not remember your Beanstack login, please reach out to Mrs. Cobleigh. Open to all STC students and staff!)
Beanstack - see link in left column will be used to log your reading! All students have been registered for the age appropriate challenge. Entering PreK-2nd will log books. Entering 4th-8th will log minutes. Each student has received a flyer with personal log-in information. Once you have signed in, you can log reading by clicking the blue box at upper left. You can also use the Beanstaack app from your phone.
Any kind of reading counts! books, magazines, read-alouds, audio books, required reading (upper wing). Places to find books: visit the public library, read something from what you have at home, borrow a book from a friend, watch a youtube read aloud, read an ebook from the options below...
Book Fair Returns to STC!!
We will be open during Parent-Teacher conferences as well as during days school is in session. Students in grades K-5 will have both browsing time and purchasing times. Grades 6-8 will have a single browsing/purchasing time. As part of the festivities, we will have an author visit on Wednesday, November 8 for grades K-2: Courtney Pippin-Mathur will share her book Happy Diwali. The book will be available for purchase at the Book Fair. Book Fair hours: Tuesday -Thurs 8 am-6 pm, Friday 8 am- 3 pm. If you are interested in helping with the Book Fair and have completed Virtus training (volunteer hours given), please contact Mrs. Cobleigh
Sora - see link in left column. More than 1700 ebooks and audiobooks to browse and read! Subscription funded by Home and School.
Remember that Bookflix is available from home this summer (see link at top of left column. Send me a message if you need the password.) Here are some other e-book options:
Prince George's County Memorial Library- library card required for e-book checkout - all reading levels
Rivet - Free family accounts - download app for ipad, phone, laptop - younger readers
Unite for Literacy - Free - younger readers
Storyline Online - Free - Picture books - includes activity guides
Lit2Go - audiobook format - go to the "Readability" tab and choose the grade level you are interested in.
PBS Kids Read Along - (YouTube search) Authors and celebrities read various titles. Check it out on the PBS Kids YouTube channel.
Some things to explore
We have also put together some links for other free STEM activities. Check them out HERE.
Prehistoric Road Trip - multiple episodes.
Bird watching in your backyard/neighborhood!
STC library and Epic! bird guides
Here's some great information on birds from DK
Safe make-at-home hummingbird nectar
bird box build - adult assistance required
Exploring foods Try out some new recipes from other parts of the world and then learn something about that region or learn something about the origin/culture of one of your favorite meals.
STC library and Epic! cookbooks
101 Kid-Friendly Recipes from Around the World
Travel Inspired Recipes
Virtual Museum Trips
Kids Post featured Jane Goodall on 7/7. Article here. A virtual trip to the National Geographic Museum's exhibit on Jane can be found here!
Live Animal Cams - try some that are non-zoo one!