Welcome to the Gulph School Library!
CLICK HERE to watch September 2020 Back To School Open House video:
Mrs. Kathie Jackson, Librarian email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK here to learn about me https://www.umasd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=10871
Dive into a great book!
Resources for Learning at Home
Hello Gulph Families! During these "interesting" times, your UMASD librarians have been hard at work gathering resources to support your continuing reading and learning at home. Check back frequently as this list will be continually updated:
Click the text link below to read how the Upper Merion Township Library is supporting families during online learning:
FREE ONLINE BOOKS!
- NEW! Upper Merion Township Public Library has just subscribed to this fabulous resource to bring you FREE e-books, audio books and more - just sign up with your library card: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
- EPIC! provides an enormous library of free e-books and audio books at all reading levels, available during school hours: https://www.getepic.com/students. Your student can e-mail their classroom teacher if they need their classroom code to log on. OR, get a free 30-day family subscription https://www.getepic.com/promo.
- Lightbox e-Books from the Caley Elementary Library are interactive: you can read the text, have it read to you, and click links to learn more https://www.umasd.org/Page/
- Upper Merion Township Library sign up for a library card online and have access to MontCo's vast library of e-books and audio books https://www.umtownship.org/wpfb-file/application-librarycard-mclinc-pdf/
- Amazon Kindle store - did you know there are TONS of FREE e-books? Click here for a screenshot showing you how to find free e-books you can read on your iPad or any other device.
Famous authors read aloud and do activities:
- Peter Reynolds - will be reading aloud from his books 12:00 pm EST Daily. www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/
- Mo Willems - (lunch doodle) - 1:00pm EST - every weekday https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
- Oliver Jeffers (book reading and discussion) – 2pm EST on Facebook - every weekday https://www.facebook.com/oliverjeffersart/
- Jarrett Krosoczka - (art lesson & more) - 2pm EST YouTube http://www.youtube.com/StudioJJK
- Dan Gutman - (reading) - 2pm EST on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/
- Mac Barnett – (book reading) - 3pm EST on Instagram - every weekday https://www.instagram.com/stories/macbarnett/
- Brian Biggs - reading his books for younger children on his Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/brian.biggs.127
- Elizabeth Eulberg - reading and discussion - The Great Shelby Holmes http://www.viewpure.com/PTCYCNCDUFY?start=0&end=0
- Matt Phelan - our visiting author! Enjoy video book trailers, a tour of his studio, his description of his creative process, and more https://www.mattphelan.com/video.html
Some of Mrs. Jackson's favorite BOOKS!
NOTE: clicking a book cover below will take you to a summary of the book on Goodreads.com so you can decide if it sounds right for your age and reading level. REMEMBER to click the back arrow <-- in your browser to come back to this page and check out more fun book ideas! REMEMBER....you can always email me at email@example.com if you want reading advice and suggestions, or just to tell me what you're reading. I miss you, Gulph Gators and would love to hear from you!
Other Learning Resources
- Upper Merion Township Library is webcasing LIVE Storytimes https://www.facebook.com/umtlibrary/
- This Upper Merion Township Library page contains links to dozens of reading, math and research sites https://www.umtownship.org/departments/library/elibrary/
- ABCYA Games: https://www.abcya.com/games/ (Click on Parents and Teachers, Membership Options, and then Free Subscriber)
- Time Magazine for Kids: https://www.timeforkids.com/ (Free access to articles)
- Brainpop: https://www.brainpop.com/ (Free access and great learning videos)
- Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
- Mystery Science - Doug, an elementary science teacher, has created this amazing portal of lessons and activities. Kids send in questions, like "how is a rainbow made?" and Doug walks us through the science and frequently provides step-by-step instructions for fun, inexpensive home science experiments: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
- Just for kids: a comic explaining the coronavirus https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus
STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY, AND KEEP READING KIDDOS!
Other Helpful Links:Destiny-Gulph library book catalogBookflix (link is for school access) - professionally narrated, captioned books
Upper Merion Township Library
Abcya learning apps and games for kids
Elementary Research Apps & Homework Helpers:
These subscription apps are great tools that you can use in school and at home (email Mrs. Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org for passwords):
WorldBook Online encyclopedia, updated daily
CultureGrams e-atlas is a concise and reliable resource on 190 cultures of the world and the U.S. States, updated daily
Pebble Go primary-grade friendly research database
And these free kid-friendly tools are helpful also:
- Power Library - free resource portal via the PA public library system, contains multiple goodies, especially "TrueFlix" nonfiction e-books: https://kids.powerlibrary.org/
- FactMonster - homework help and grade-leveled content in a variety of subjects, note that the free version contains some kid-friendly pop-up ads: https://www.factmonster.
- NatGeo Kids Animals - good for Grades K-2 research: https://kids.
- America's Story, Library of Congress Biographies for kids: http://www.americaslibrary.
- DK Find Out - fabulous interactive version of those "DK Eyewitness" books kiddos love, with gorgeous photography: https://www.