Hi! Welcome to my online blog of what's new in books and media for children. This website is designed for students, parents, and teachers as a resource for staying connected to the library. My goal is to promote family literacy and encourage lifelong reading.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

100 Books Challenge

To download the form, please click HERE or pick up a copy from the Lower School Library.

Students in JK-6th Grade are encouraged to read a variety of children's literature before they graduate from elementary school.

Students must turn in 15 books that they read every month until the end of March to earn a gold reading medal and a special certificate.

If she already has a reading log, she can turn that in, but must number the books that she read.  Otherwise, she can print and download the form or pick up a form from the Lower School Library.

This challenge will only happen every 3-4 years.  The most important thing is to have fun and read everyday!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Explorations In Global Education

Professional Development
I am currently attending the Global Learning Institute for Professional Development at Punahou School, because I want to learn how to prepare for my students for a more global society using the library & technology curriculum.

Day 1 Reflection (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)
Today, I met teachers from all over the world and learned how their school is moving towards a more global curriculum. I was fascinated by the diversity in approach to promote global understanding. One of my favorites was the link between culture and sustainability, because it encouraged not just knowledge of other countries, but global leadership to make the world a better place.

Guest speaker Robert Landau, newly appointed executive director of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and his vision towards making a quality education accessible to all students. He shared his experiences working abroad. His mission statement from his former school in China to "connect, inspire, challenge, and make a difference" beautifully summarized our ultimate goals in global education.

About Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu
1. Link to school website: https://www.sacredhearts.org
2. School mission statement: The mission of the Academy is to educate young women to: COMMIT to God's compassionate love revealed in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for their own lives. CONTRIBUTE positively to the world around them. VALUE life-long learning.
4. What makes your school special?  Largest all girl school in Hawaii. JK-12th grade Catholic school. 100% are accepted into college.
Significant events, programs, unique selling proposition? Selected as a recipient of Schools Of the Future Grant. To learn about major accomplishments, click here http://www.sacredhearts.org/publications
5. What is the reputation of your school in your community, positive and negative? Positive. Lots of community service involvement, strong alumni, and leaders in STEM for girls.
6. How does local and global collaboration look in your school community? Very open to progress! We're coordinating a conference about global education on Sept. 19. https://www.sacredhearts.org/international-students
7. Pic of you and your students attending SGLI2015: N/A

Friday, September 26, 2014

Monthly Reading Challenge

To download the form for JK, click HERE.
To download the form for SK-6th grade, click HERE
or pick up an extra form from the Lower School Library.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Reading 2014 at Sacred Hearts Academy

Click on the links to view the document:

Don't forget to also register for the Children's Summer Reading Program at your local public library May 27-July 12, 2014.  Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Children's Literature Festival June 5-7, 2014

Free conference and opportunity to meet author/illustrator Grace Lin and author Kathi Appelt on June 5-7, 2014 at Chaminade University. 

Registration form can be downloaded here: http://www.childrensliteraturehi.org/?hg=0&nr=0