Friday, March 13, 2015

Love Letter

"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it.

Crochet it, sauté it, whatever.


~Joss Whedon

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hour of Code: December 8-14 Computer Science Education Week
The Hour of Code is a global movement
reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.
Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.
 One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages.  No experience needed.  Ages 4 to 104. 

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science,
designed to demystify code
and show that anybody can learn the basics.
Check out the coding tutorials for beginners by clicking here

Here's a coding Symbaloo I found for you!

Click on the image to get to Symbaloo. 
 Some websites ask you to create an account, some don't.
Have fun coding!

~Cheryl Gee is impressed with Symbaloo.  She's going to create a maker space Symbaloo today!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kid Makers of November~Proud & Creative

Andrew, Olivia and Anika
~Kid Makers With Delightful Projects~
Making in on my mind.
Yes, making things with kids.
 Stinson Library
(The Commons)
will have
Maker Mondays
come this January!
What's a Maker Monday you ask?
Mondays at the Commons will be especially set up with:
creative activities
for classes to enjoy and learn from.
I also wanted to tell you about
the November Kid Makers pictured above:
Andrew (third grade) was inspired by the
presentation of Julie Flandorfer (Richardson Public Library)
on Stinson's Fine Arts Day.
Julie demonstrated the art of book folding.
Andrew recycled a book from home that wasn't needed anymore and folded 150 of its pages
to create a Christmas tree folded book.
Nice work, Andrew!
Olivia(fifth grade) surprised me by bringing with her to the library one day
her perfume designs:
"Bollywood" was Olivia's  first perfume design and it was made from rose petals and lavender.
"Amazon" was made from rainforest shampoo and apple scented hand sanitizer.
"American Candy Store" was created in a M&M container so it smells like chocolate;
 it also has a bubble gum scented ingredient.
 Olivia says "American Candy Store" is her most popular scent.
Perfume is a very cool thing to make, Olivia!
Anika (fourth grade) brought to show me a scrapbook she was making for her sister as a surprise
in a beautiful scrapbook that Anika selected from Hobby Lobby.
I think Anika's sister is going to treasure the sister scrapbook Anika made for a long, long time!
~Cheryl Gee is thankful for kid makers of all ages and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Best in Texas!
~Cheryl Gee is the Library Media Specilist at Stinson, the best elementary school in Texas or just maybe~anywhere~

Friday, October 31, 2014

Library Special Award

Congratulations to the classes
selected for this 9 weeks'

Library Special Award! 

                             L : look, listen and understand
 I :  interested
    B : book lovers
   R : responsible
                                                                      A : accepting of new ideas and new ways coming to the   Library
R : respectful
                                    Y : young; our 21st century learners
K : Birkhead
1st : Gibson
2nd : Jackson
3rd : George
4th : George
5th : Marx
~Cheryl Gee would like to thank profusely the volunteers of PTA's Fall Scholastic Book Fair!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sir Readalot & PTA Book Fair

Excited for the PTA Book Fair?

October 27-October 31
Stinson Library

Shop online at the Stinson PTA book fair  here

Like book commercial videos?  Click here

Book Fair Schedule

Monday 7-3:30 pm
Tuesday 7-5 pm
Wednesday 7-4:30 pm
Thursday 7-3:30 pm
Friday 7-9 am

~Cheryl Gee hopes to see you at the book fair and reminds you that any time you enter a library you are entering the kingdom of books!