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Book Review: Hush, Hush

Guest Post by Brooklyn1442465131

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick is a paranormal romance/drama that I really enjoyed flying around.  It follows the ups and downs of Nora Grey as she falls for the mysterious bad boy Patch.  But she’s not the only one who’s falling.  Out of 5 stars this book reaches a full 4, and would have went all the way if Fitzpatrick revealed more about Rixson, Patches partner in crime.

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                     4 out of 5 stars

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Book Review: Creepella Von Cacklefur and the Thirteen Ghosts

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Guest post by Collin

This epic novel is about an adventurous and brave mouse named Geronimo Stilton.  This courageous mouse lives in the famous New Mouse City with his nephew Ben.  This mysterious, yet suspenseful novel is based on a brave mouse who travels to a distant haunted castle ruled and occupied by the most powerful vampire of all, Count Dracula and his beloved family.  Once he arrives at the Cacklefur Castle he meets the royal and charming Creepella Von Cacklefur, princess of Cacklefur Castle.  As the trip goes on they develop a friendship and solve the mystery together.

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                     4 out of 5 stars

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Book Review: City of Bones

Guest post by Hailie

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is a great book!  It is written in third person, almost entirely from the perspective of Clary (the main character).  Although Clary is 16 in the book, the narrative seems more like the thoughts and actions of an adult.  With this said, once you get into the story, City of Bones is an entertaining read and is very imaginative.  The length of the novel combined with the pacing and content is recommended for teens.  I certainly enjoyed reading this book.

For more info, visit the author’s website: cassandraclare.com                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                               4 out of 5 stars

 

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Guest Bloggers

I am very excited to announce that I will be having two regular guest bloggers that will be writing book reviews for my blog! Hailie and Brooklyn are currently grade 8 students in Mr. D’ Alosio’s class.

I recently went on a YA book buying spree and they have been reading up a storm.  I thought it would only be fitting then, that these two ladies keep our APS students posted on the latest and greatest books available in our school library.

Check back soon to read their first review!

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

For the Love of Reading!


The APS library has been an extremely busy place lately.  We seem to be bursting at the seams with readers. Check out these pics of APS readers in action!

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

edcampSWO

This past Saturday, many teachers from APS participated in a full day of technology learning during edcampSWO at the University of Windsor.  The focus for this professional learning was around how to effectively embed the use of devices and web 2.0 tools into teaching and learning. Teachers had the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions, including blogging, iPads in the math classroom, apps for music, apps for documenting student learning, creating a website, assistive technology, Twitter, equity through BYOD (bring your own devices), how to run a paperless classroom etc.  There were approximately 80 teachers in total.  It was a great day of learning for all!

Check out the pics below of our very own APS teachers engaged in learning!

For more info on edcampSWO visit our site: edcampSWO

Find us on Twitter @edcampSWO

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Destiny Quest

This year, the Greater Essex County District School Board has upgraded to a new library system!  It is called Destiny Quest.  Students of all ages and grades have been learning to use this new system at school.  It is very student friendly and easy to use.  Students can search for books in our library from home, create virtual book shelves to track what books they have read or may want to read, write book recommendations to share with other students, and even post messages to friends.

Select the Virtual Library tab at the top of this page to visit Destiny Quest.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
 
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