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Digital Passport
Mrs. Kovacic will give you your log in name.  Password is KS1234.
You will be asked to make up a password.  THAT IS A PRACTICE ACTIVITY. It does NOT change your password.  Your password will still be KS1234.
Practice shelving books with Mrs. Lodge's library
September 15th is International Dot Day.  
We're celebrating all week by wearing polka dots, reading Peter H. Reynolds book, The Dot, and
doing dot related activities in STEM and library.  When we're done, we'll have a wall of dots in the East building, know where to locate biographies in the library and learn about how some famous people made their marks, write about dots, and make our dots 3D!
How do you want to make your mark?
Want to know more?
Looking for resources for your research?  
Send me an email with your assignment or topic
and the library will create a pathfinder for it.  
What's a pathfinder? A list of resources on a specific topic to guide you through your research. We've done some of the work and gathered good resources to get you started.  
Pathfinders can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/komarek94.org/komarek-library/ and topics include careers, book talks, tech resources for video and video editing, citations, animal research (coming soon) and more.
If you find a broken link, a resource that is not helpful or not appropriate, or you have a suggestion for a pathfinder, email bkovacic@komarek94.org or come into the library.
Rube Goldberg's Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin (1931)
 The intermediate grades used National Kid Inventors Day, January 17th, as a jumping off point to talk about the process of inventing, inventions that have changed our world, and the physics of simple machines, gravity and other physics principles.  (Trivia fact: Physics is Mrs. Kovacic's favorite science.)  We then learned about a man who developed very complex machines to accomplish simple tasks: Rube Goldberg.  See the links below for a news story about Rube and the contest his family foundation continues as well as a great example of a music video that features a Rube Goldberg machine.
Goldberg, Rube. Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin. Collier's. September 21, 1931. Retrieved from Rube_Goldberg's_"Self-Operating_Napkin"_(cropped).gif March 7, 2017.
Make some useful corner bookmarks with a sheet of square paper. 
Monsters not your thing? How about emojis?
Need a stocking stuffer for a Christmas gift?
Maybe snowflakes are more your thing?

Destiny is Komarek's
online library catalog. 
Pathfinders are a starting point for your online research.
Click the link below to see pathfinders for careers, book talks, and other assignments.
image: 6ip6Kj4BT.gif retrieved from http://clipart-library.com/clipart/6ip6Kj4BT.htm.