Summer Reading Club – The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal and Hugo Award

At each stop of his 9-city national tour in 2008, master storyteller Neil Gaiman read one chapter from The Graveyard Book and answered audience questions. Watch his tour readings below and hear the captivating book in its entirety.

Remember: At Mackle Park, every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30, Amber Prange will be holding a reading club for the incoming 6th graders to read their required books together for FREE. 389-5034


americaAmerica: The Story of Us

Division (Episode 4)

“With Industry in the North, and cotton in the South, the American economy is booming. Tensions over slavery, however, begin to tear the nation apart.”

Division. (2010). The History Channel website. Retrieved 12:30, May 12, 2010, from


americaAmerica: The Story of Us

Westward (Episode 3)

“Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the vast continent west of the mountains, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet danger and hardship on the road to unprecedented riches in California’s golden hills. Along the Mississippi, the steamboat ushers in a new era.”

Westward. (2010). The History Channel website. Retrieved 9:15, May 5, 2010, from

Tell Us About Your Teacher!

Education Foundation of Collier County

It was a wonderful night at The Phil – a celebration of teaching! If you couldn’t be there, or weren’t able to watch on TV, the 20th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, presented by Suncoast for Kids Foundation, will be replayed on WINK-TV this weekend and on our channel a bunch of times over the next few weeks beginning Sunday evening. To read coverage go to

And The Education Foundation has an invitation for you: Tell Us About Your Teacher and nominate them for next year’s Golden Apple recognition. Click here to Tell Us About Your Teacher!

The New Nation, Part I


Part I – Students will research their assigned topic and contribute information to The New Nation Wiki.  

Part I Resources: 

1. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies

Social Studies Textbook/eBook

Social Studies Texbook Chapter Summaries

2. CCPS Online Resources – Research

Grolier Online

Kids Infobits

SIRS Discover

Kids Click

 3. Other Selected Online Resources


Social Studies for Kids

CCPS Online Resources – Social Studies

Kids.Gov – Social Studies

Battle of Bunker Hill Poster Contest

Sons of the American RevolutionSons of the American Revolution

The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest was developed to help stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fourth or Fifth Grade Curriculum. This competition was begun to aid studies at that grade level. If American History is taught in lower grades at selected schools, an entry may be accepted for the competition. 

The central theme for the Poster Contest will be set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually, at the Spring Trustee meeting, and will be posted online.

2009 – 2010 SCHOOL YEAR POSTER THEME: “Battle of Bunker Hill Click here for more information. 


Battle of Bunker Hill resources:

Social Studies for Kids 

Liberty’s Kids

Yahoo! Kids search “Battle of Bunker Hill”

TFK Photo Contest

Jamoi MoonTIME For Kids has an assignment for YOU. We’ve told you about global warming, endangered animals, hybrid cars and green schools. Now, we want YOU to answer this question: Why is Earth Day important to our planet?

If you are a photographer, and you care about the environment, we invite you to submit your original photograph for the TIME For Kids Earth Day Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a digital camera and publication of his or her winning photo in the April 23, 2010, Earth Day issue of TIME For Kids. The contest is open to students ages 8 to 13.

Click here for more information.