- 1 SRP Checklists
- 2 Literacy Skills- Get Started
- 3 Why and How of Literacy Skills
- 4 2014 Photo Release Form and Presenter's Contract
- 5 Lakeshore Learning Materials
- 6 Lego's & Robotics
- 7 Dana Helms, The Upside Down Artist
- 8 Science Program for school-age kids
- 9 Papercraft
- 10 3D Printing & MakerSpaces
- 11 SRP Science Workshop Presentations
- 12 Extras
- 13 Bubble Recipe
- 14 Oklahoma Libraries Free Comic Book Day Posters, May 17, 2014
These are pieces of the Summer Reading Evaluation. You are welcome to download, and print them for your checking and counting purposes.
- Literacy Skills count checklist - Libraries that offer an Early Literacy and/or Children’s Program, count the number of skills for each unique storytime and/or program. If you repeat a storytime and/or program only count the skills once. Print or download as many copies as needed. [PDF]
- File:Literacyskillspatronsurvey.pdf– Libraries that offer an Early Literacy and/or Children’s Program submit 2 completed patron surveys. [PDF]
Literacy Skills- Get Started
- Oklahoma Reading Sufficiency Act
- Saroj Ghoting, - Early Childhood Literacy
- Betsy Diamant-Cohen, - Mother Goose on the Loose Resources
- Harvard University - Center on the Developing Child
- Pioneer Library System - Growing Like a Read
Why and How of Literacy Skills
- Suffolk Public Library System - What is Early Literacy?
- Johnson County Library - 6 by 6
- Multnomah County Library - Six Early Literacy Skills
- Multnomah County Library - Brain Development
- CELL - Center for Early Literacy Learning - Printable practitioner guide
- CELL - Video presentations about Early Literacy
- CELL - Printable adaptation guide for disabilities
- Suffolk's 9 second rule
- Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Early Literacy newsletters
- Mem Fox's Read-Aloud Commandments
- Choice Literacy Using Picture Books to Spice Up Vocabulary Instruction
- Reach Out and Read Literacy milestones for children English, Spanish[PDF]
- 2014 Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy Picture Books Award
- Zero To Three: Dual Language Development article
- New findings about how much screen time babies should have and interactivity with parents are changing. I collected the articles and put them in one PDF. You'll find the Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Zero to Three and Grow Like a Read (Pioneer Library System's early literacy newsletter). Happy reading! File:Screen Time Articles 2015.pdf
2014 Photo Release Form and Presenter's Contract
- Permission to Video and Photo for Oklahoma Libraries, form for libraries which includes ODL and IMLS wording.
- Performers Agreement Contract Oklahoma, form for libraries contracting with summer reading performers and includes terms and conditions wording.
Lakeshore Learning Materials
- Big Bubbles 5 Gallon
- Lakeshore Big Bubbles Kit
- A set of Can Do Science Discovery Kits: Can Do Science - Sound Can Do Science - Magnets Can Do Science - Color and Light Can Do Science - Magnification Can Do Science - Motion Can Do Science -Sink or Float
- Sink or Float Exploration Kit
Lego's & Robotics
- 779090 Duplo Tubes Used in animation
- Mindstorms EV3 31313
- 779077 Brick Runner Used in animation
- 5867 Super Speedster
LEGO Build-It-Book, Vol 1: Amazing Vehicles book
LEGO Build-It-Book, Vol 2: More Amazing Vehicles book
Inexpensive Robotics suggested by Heather, Wagoner Library
- Carl's Electronics: Robot Kits and Accessories
- Robot Shop - Robot Kits
- Edmund Scientifics - Robotics
- Jameco Robot Store
- "12-Year-Old Builds Low Cost Lego Braille Printer", CNET article
- "This Gigantic Amazing Lego Recreation of Rivendell Will Blow Your Mind, article from i09.
- The Bristlebot: A tiny directional vibrobot by Evil Mad Scientist. This is the toothbrush-bot.
Dana Helms, The Upside Down Artist
Science Program for school-age kids
Links from Kristin, Metropolitan Library System, Science Program
- BrainPop: Science: Fossils - Requires subscription, $$
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs
- Dinosaurs for Kids
- Educator Resources:
National Science Teachers Association Learning Center - Includes over 4,000 free lesson plans and free webinars along with cost items
Oklahoma Museum Network - Free science workshops for educators (including librarians)
- Website Resources
Sky charts - Customize sky charts for your specific location, date, and time
Home Science Experiments - Several chemistry activities that you can do at home with items you probably already have with adult supervision advised
Bring Science Home - Detailed instructions for several activities that you can do at home
FEMA: Earthquake Preparedness - Tips to prepare for natural disasters so you will know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake
FEMA: Tornado Preparedness - Tips to prepare for tornadoes
Exploratorium: Science Snacks - At home activities with adult supervision advised
National Girls Collaborative Project - Promotes gender equality in STEM fields
NASA: for Educators - Includes lesson plans, images, activities and other resources for planning space science, earth science, life science, and rocketry programs
Kids.gov - Teacher resources for government agency websites with lesson plans and activities for STEM fields
Mad Scientist Lab - Outline and instructions for putting on a Mad Scientist program
- Websites to Purchase Materials
eNasco - Online Catalog for Education, Health, Agriculture and Industry
Carolina- World-class support for Science and Math
Ward's Science Kit
- Websites for Kids
NASA Kids' Club
Astronomy for Kids
Solar System Exploration for Kids
U.S. Energy Information Administration: Energy Kids
3D Printing & MakerSpaces
- 3D Doodler
- Father of 3D Printing Tells CNN of the Night He Invented 3D Printing, article links to CNN.
- "Roundup: New Makerspaces Media Labs and Innovation Hubs Found Inside Three Canadian Public Libraries, Infodocket article
- GameSalad free, downloadable game design software for teens who want to make their own games. Making a GameSalad for Teens, book. Links to WorldCat.
- Techie-Maker Spaces Ideas/Cost Control, links to Google Docs
SRP Science Workshop Presentations
- Wil Wheaton quote
- Oobleck - Oobleck, kids explain how to make it
- Oobleck in a college pool
- Steve Spangler
- NASA inventions we use everyday
- Harry Potter Alliance
- Block Poster printing
- Best Science Inspired Album Covers of All Time, from i09.
- Top Ten Sci-Fi Movies, from The Guardian. (note: titles range from upper elementary to adult films.)
- The Kids Should See This, recommended for its short, blow your mind science and technology videos.
You can find more articles and program and activities ideas on Adrienne's Flipboard Magazine, 2014 Science SRP.
This is from Beth, Cheoctah Library (you can find this recipe online elsewhere)
This is the bubble recipe we have used several times and it works well. I like it because it is measured in parts and you determine the amount. We did it with a large group of summer school kids by dividing them into smaller groups and letting each group make one recipe, with each part being 1 cup. They had to measure and count, read instructions, etc. Gallon sized pitchers worked great for mixing. We used bubble wands, plus anything with a hole in it, for blowing the bubbles and had a fabulous time. I am planning to do it again this year. I have found this exact recipe on several sites so it is hard to give credit.
Homemade Bubble Solution
- 10 parts distilled water (Must be distilled water)
- 1 part Dawn dish liquid (I get the big jug at Sam's, just regular Dawn)
- 1/4 part light corn syrup (cheaper than glycerine and I thought the results were just as good)
Mix corn syrup into water until dissolved. Stir in soap very gently, just until mixed. Enjoy!
It keeps well, is inexpensive to make, and goes a long way.
Several of the sites said to use 1/2 part corn syrup for "super" bubbles, but I haven't tried that. I think this summer we will make with regular Dawn, concentrated Dawn, and with the extra corn syrup. They can hypothesize which will be better and then we will test them out. Fun times!
Also, you can take a flyswatter, cut a hole in the middle and use that as a bubble wand
Oklahoma Libraries Free Comic Book Day Posters, May 17, 2014
Thank you to the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System for their donation of 36,000 comic books for Oklahoma Public Libraries. All participating libraries can download posters to advertise OLFCBD and post the sign on their giveaway table.
OLFCBD Sign File:Comic-day-sponsor-sign.pdf
OLFCBD Poster 1 File:Poster12014.pdf
OLFCBD Poster 2 File:Poster22014.pdf