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Chester W. Barrows School Library: Reading Week 2014

Welcome to Reading Week 2014!

The Reading Week 2014 Theme is "Experiment With a Good Book".  To go along with Experimenting, keep the following in mind:

You Can Experiment with:
A new kind of FOOD
A new kind of SPORT
A new kind of BOOK
A new kind of GAME
A new kind of HABIT (being really thoughtful of family members, or being SUPER KIND to Planet Earth--just a thought :-)
A new kind of HOBBY
The possibilities are endless!  Go for it and have fun!
The Books Below are in the Barrows Library and can provide you with new opportunities to EXPERIMENT!
Yours fondly, 
Mrs. Rose
All Book Descriptions are Courtesy of Follett.

Chester Barrows Reading Week Activities April 14 -17 2014

Mrs. Ruest and the Reading Week Committee have come up with a lot of activities for a packed Reading Week!  First off, remember that Reading Week is also School Spirit Week!  Here's the schedule:

Monday:  Sports Day

Tuesday:  Barrows School Colors Day-- Twin or Triplet Day

Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday

Thursday:  Pajama Day

Also, there will be:

* Share a Poem on the Intercom (Monday: K- 1, Tuesday: Grade 2, Wednesday: Grade 3, Thursday: Grades 4 and 5)

* Drop Everything and Read (2:20 - 2:40, every day)

* Classroom Poster Contest Celebrating Reading Week Theme:  "Experiment with a Good Book"

* Guest Readers

* And Special Surprises!

See you there!

Reading Week 2014 Suggested Reading List

Here is the book list put together by the State Library Office for Reading Week, as well as a list of web sites put together by the RI State Council of the International Reading Association.


Fabulous Science Websites to Explore and Experiment!

Chester Barrows Library Catalog

If you  would like to look up any books or materials here at Chester Barrows, use the Library Catalog (all of your students grade 3 and above are familiar with it).  Look up by Subject, Keyword, Author, Title or Series.  Feel free to ask Mrs. Rose is you need any assistance.

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WebPath Express

Webpath Express is a great way to find helpful, educational, high quality and non-commercial web sites for research and information.

Go to the Chester Barrows Library Catalog.  On the left side of the screen is a tab for Webpath Express.

From Webpath Express, you can filter by grade, domain, language, etc.  Have fun Digging in to Webpath Express!

Click HERE for Webpath Express at Chester Barrows School.  

Fun Science Experiments That You Can Try!

What Your Body Does Every 30 Seconds from Buzzfeed

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Chester W. Barrows School
9 Beachmont Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905

Click Here for Some Wonderful Family Science Activities!

This article contains super instructions for fun and memorable family science activities.


Some chemical reactions are REALLY COOL to watch, but you need REALLY SAFE conditions.

Look at how cool these are, but the only SAFE way to do these is with a science professional, safety goggles, protective equipment, etc.

So, enjoy how cool these are.. but DON'T DO THEM by YOURSELF.

Click on the chemical reaction to see some chemical reactions.