By: Roy & Brooke
One day our class visited the middle school because we were making movies about why reading is important. We were going to meet with volunteer middle school students to help us film our videos and learn how to edit with iMovie. On our walk to the middle school we were very happy to film our iMovies. As soon as we got to the middle school we went straight into the HUB and had a talk about what and where we are allowed to go and the rules. As soon as we were done with the rules, we were all looking for which room we should go in. Our group found this tech room where teachers teach kids new stuff on technology. Then we went in to the halls and found some lockers that were not being used so we opened them and started filming our iMovie! Then we all went down back to North Hills. That was our visit to the middle school!!
By: Roy & Brooke
After we emailed our Little Free Library parks survey out to all of the other Central York elementary schools, we had some classrooms who wanted to learn more about it. One of those classrooms was Mrs. Musone's third graders. They asked if we could Skype with them so that they could hear more about our project. We were happy to share!
We talked about the LFL. We talked about how many books that we are going to put in the LFL. We skyped so they could learn more about our library. We told them all about our project and then answered questions.
While we were talking, one student asked if we could put a comic book he had just created in our library to share it with the community and we said we would. His teacher sent it to us in the mail and it's waiting in our box of books to be shared out when we open the library.
By: Manny & Mrs. Hartman
Here is a video Mrs. Musone's class posted of our Skype session.
One day we got a box in the mail from the Little Free Library people. It was a surprise. We got pins, and a free book because we are doing a project about Little Free Library. The book is called The Little Free Library Book. It was autographed by Margret Aldrich, the author, and Todd Bol, the creator of the Little Free Library organization. We were excited to get the package! We felt really surprised.
The news reporter came and interviewed some of the people in our class. The interview was about our Little Free Library. She was asking us “What’s your favorite part of the Little Free Library?” Also “what's your favorite book?” But there were other questions. We had to type the questions and answer we had to listen to everything.
I personally thought it was pretty fun listening and we got to skip class for a little. At the end she took a picture of us to put on the newspaper. We got to see our interviews in the newspaper!
By Ellaina & Myla
The last time Mr. Ressel visited our school he got to bring the full structure of the LFL unpainted. The LFL is a castle and it looks like a castle from medieval times. Then the doors in the front doors in the front of the LFL open and it looks like gates are opening. Next the bookmark holders are on the front two towers of the castle and the bookmark holders are going to get fire painted on them. Last Mr. Ressel said that this will take a little bit to paint. The art teacher, Mr. Grandi, visited too. He asked our opinions about painting. Then they are going to paint stones on the walls to make it look like stones.
I thought the library looked cool! When I first saw it, I thought you’d have to reach into the top of the castle to get the bookmarks, but now I see how the bookmark holders are sticking out of the towers. I liked how the towers have the bookmark holders and it will be painted.
By: Elijah & Isaiah