Book A Trip

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:32 AM by Jennifer Goodwin

The students in second grade are traveling around the world through books! This week we will be going to Europe.

Hands on Learning

posted Apr 18, 2018, 2:12 PM by Jennifer Goodwin

One 7th grade class experienced hands on learning with processing books. This adventure included creating spine labels, adhering cover-up labels, date stamps, Acton School stamping, T-number codes and entering MARC codes into the library cataloging system. Once complete, students viewed the spine labels and shelved the books. All did an amazing job with this hands on learning! 

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

posted Apr 12, 2018, 7:45 AM by Jennifer Goodwin

On Monday, October 30th, the library will be transformed into the Paws Book Fair!! This fair will run from October 30th through May 4th. Family Night will be held from 5:30-7:00 on Wednesday, May 2nd. This fair is a BOGO fair, where everything is buy one get one. All checks should be made out to Acton School, and debit/credit cards are accepted The theme of the book fair is Paws cats and dogs.

Maple Study

posted Mar 20, 2018, 5:09 PM by Jennifer Goodwin

All this week students in grades Pre-K through 8 will enjoy a full unit of Maple Sugaring. This includes fiction and nonfiction books read about the topic, and a video of Thurston and Peters Sugar Shack. To close out the event, students will taste store bought syrup that contained 0% maple sugar and 100% pure maple syrup. 

Dr. Seuss

posted Mar 7, 2018, 11:12 AM by Jennifer Goodwin

Students in grades K-8 celebrated Read Across America all week. Many Dr. Seuss books were shared and on Friday, they welcomed the Cat in the Hat into the library! 

Common Sense Media 8th Grade

posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:35 AM by Jennifer Goodwin

The 8th grade students are engaged in a five week in-depth learning of how to be safe and responsible on the internet. In addition, they are also experiencing advanced learning of effective and efficient research skills in an effort to support digital natives. Check out the parental portal at Common Sense Media Parent Information. Not only can you access the parent newsletter that connects with Common Sense Media learning, but a wide range or movie and book suggested choices can be viewed as well. 
Here are two examples from the lesson Trillion Dollar Footprint, which focused on how everything we search leaves behind what is known as our digital footprint: 


posted Jan 25, 2018, 11:51 AM by Jennifer Goodwin

Students in Pre-K through grade 4 will be taking part in the Maine State Chickadee Award voting. With this, they will listen to a total of ten picture books, and critically think about the wording and illustrations. Voting takes place between March 1st and April 1st.
The Chickadee Award

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