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Building Typing Skills & Abilities
Good typing skills are critical to being an effective and efficient researcher, writer, and communicator. Below are 2 typing programs that can help you learn the keyboard AND how to type accurately and quickly!
Typing Club is free & approved by the District. Create an account using your Google login. This one works more on learning the letters on the key board while working on 2-hand typing skills.
Dance Mat Typing
Dance Mat Typing is a free program that helps you develop 2-hand typing skills. No log-in is needed.
Database - Library World
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Hawthorne Library Database
Reads that Reflect You! Culturally Responsive Resources
Jerry Pinkney by Meet Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of more than 100 children's books, including the award-winning The Lion and the Mouse. Learn about Pinkney's childhood in Pennsylvania and his current family life in New York State, his early interest in drawing, and the inspiration behind his traditional African-American stories such as John Henry and The Talking Eggs.
Call Number: B Pin
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide.
Call Number: E Kha
Publication Date: 2012
The Stories Julian Tells by Julian has a big imagination. And he is great at telling stories. He can make people--especially his younger brother, Huey--believe just about anything. Like the story about the cats that come in the mail. Or the fig leaves that make you grow tall if you eat them off the tree. But some stories can lead to a heap of trouble, and that's exactly where Julian and Huey end up!
Call Number: F Cam
Publication Date: 1989-01-21
Booked by Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you... In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.
Call Number: F Kwa
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
The more you read
The more you read, the more you know.
The more you know the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow the stronger your voice,
When speaking your mind or making a choice!
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Library Schedule 2018-2019
Below is the Library Schedule. The school uses a 6-day rotation schedule so classes do not have Library on a set day of the week.
The Library supports the school’s mission by fostering and supporting lifelong reading and researching:
“Every Hawthorne student will develop into a globally and culturally competent learner”
- Students will have access to culturally responsive and relevant resources 24/7/365, including resources to support and advance our dual language immersion program
- The LMC fosters students’ inquiry thinking skills by integrating research frameworks and strategies in the learning environment.
- The LMC works collaboratively with teachers to weave together cross-curricular learning so students experience multifaceted learning and share their new knowledge using 21st century tools.
Hawthorne Elementary School
2301 Clarendon Ave., Louisville, KY 40205