Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New Web Page!!!

The Swift Library Web Page has moved. New information, links, and updates will now be hosted at http://swift-library.wikispaces.com .

Monday, May 16, 2011

Great Chicago Stories

Swift's 3rd graders are learning all about the history of Chicago. One great resource to explore is the Chicago History Museum's website which includes "Great Chicago Stories". Click on the picture to visit this page:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

7/8 BOB Practice quiz

Please click on the picture to take the practice author quiz. Good luck!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Doreen Cronin Author Study

The 2nd grade at Swift is reading Doreen Cronin's funny and entertaining books. Click Image below to read a digital version of Click Clack Moo:

Betsy Lewin's books: Betsy Lewin is the ILLUSTRATOR of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. You can also watch a video of her discussing her work here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Battle of the Books digital titles.

4-6th grade will be reading

7-8th grade will be reading

7th Grade Night John Resources

Students reading the novel Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen will be accessing the followng link to learn more about the experience of the characters in the novel:

Scholastic's Undergournd Railroad

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

4th Grade Science Website

Click on the picture to visit K2 Bite-Size:

Or Click on this picture to visit the Food Chain Game:

Additional Websites:

Simple Machines

Science Interactives

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Looking At Webpages




Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Science Fair Help

In addition to the databases provided by the Chicago Public Schools (see the list to the right), if you have a Chicago Public Library card you have access to even more databases! Click on the links below to use The World Book Encyclopedia, The New Book of Popular Science, Science Online, and other magazine and newspaper databases thanks to the Chicago Public Library!

Online Research: Especially for Kids

Online Research: Especially for Teens

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Science Fair Help

As our upper-grade students and teachers gear up for this year's science fair, I thought I would list some helpful websites to aid in selecting your topic and constructing your project. Good luck!

Science Buddies - A one-stop-shop guide to preparing a science project. Wonderful tutorials on every step of the process.

Science Fair Central - Help with your science project.

Exploratorium - A fantastic website with hands-on activities, online exhibits, articles, videos, and more.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010