Eckstein Library A Window to a Wider World Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:51:27 +0000 en hourly 1 Career Resources for Kids Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:51:27 +0000 rlwynkoop If you’re looking for online resources to learn about future careers, you might check out these sites:

This page has a long list of  job descriptions. Click on this site and then look through the list of jobs to find one you’re interested  in. Once you find one, click on it, and you’ll get more information.


This site lets you pick an area you’re interested in, like “music,” and then you can click on this subject to pull up some jobs related to music.


This link goes to a page describing one kind of job, but if you click on the purple “search” tab in the top right corner, you will get to a page with lots of search boxes.

One of the boxes says “Occupations,” and you can scroll through a very long list to pick one job you want to know more about. Some of the jobs have videos, and some of the jobs include interviews with people who do that job.

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7th grade – 13 colonies research Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:43:08 +0000 amdame Here are some great sites to check out for your 13 colonies research:

Don’t forget about e-library, ProQuest and IPL.  When you are in IPL, look for the Colonial America pathfinder that we talked about in class.

There is also some great information on  Click on the library tab and you won’t need to log in.  Then use “colonial kids” as your keyword search terms.

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Magazine Sale Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:28:07 +0000 amdame If you would like to help support both the magazine sale and the library, please consider donating a subscription to the library.  For a list of titles, contact Anne Dame at

Thanks for your support!

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Blog-Jam Session Thu, 07 Oct 2010 16:23:03 +0000 rlwynkoop We will be using three documents in our training today:

Blog Glossary
Anatomy of a Blog

SPS Web Authoring Guidelines (page 4 is particularly relevant)

Eckstein Eagles Library Blog
Josh Hanson’s Classroom Blog

Don’t forget, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Rebecca Wynkoop (, Josh Hanson ( or our building ET, Eric Miller (

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Book Fair This Week! Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:58:45 +0000 rlwynkoop Don’t  miss out!  Our inagural Book Fair is this Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 7:30am -4pm and 5:30 to 9:30pm – in the Eckstein library!

Thanks to the University Bookstore, twenty-five percent of proceeds from sales that day will benefit Eckstein readers, and will be used to buy more books for our Eagle Readers!

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Book Fair 2010! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:33:09 +0000 rlwynkoop University Book Store is excited to be on the Eckstein campus on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 7:30am -4pm and 5:30 to 9:30pm.  Come to the Eckstein Library to browse a selection of new and popular titles for middle schoolers (and a few for parents, too)!   Students will be able to browse the book sale during the school day, and families are invited to stop in during Curriculum Night. 

Twenty-five percent of proceeds from sales that day will benefit Eckstein, and will be used to buy more books for the students!

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Ms. Kazala – Math 7 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 17:50:57 +0000 rlwynkoop Please:

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Eoin Colfer @ Eckstein Fri, 17 Sep 2010 03:26:47 +0000 rlwynkoop In the world of Inter/Supernatural crime, there’s no villain quite like teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. So, why has he suddenly committed his fortune to saving the planet? Could it be that his attempts to use fairy magic have made him susceptible to a condition that usually only affects fairies, the dreaded Atlantis Complex? Follow Captain Holly Short as she tries to discover the truth.

Signing Guidelines for Eoin Colfer:
Eoin is happy to personalize three of your books. Photos from the signing line are welcome.  Signing guidelines are subject to change.

Eoin Colfer and special guest, Artemis Fowl Artemis Rocks! Show
Tuesday September 21 6:30pm
Eckstein Middle School Auditorium, 3003 NE 75th St
No tickets needed

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Here Comes the Sun… Thu, 27 May 2010 17:01:55 +0000 rlwynkoop Eagle Readers are Making Waves!  Summer Reading 2010

Here is a spectacular variety of reading selections all intended to keep you awake on a sunny beach, on the edge of your seat on a really long car trip, or breathless on your back porch at sunset.  Have a great Summer Eagle Readers!

2010 Summer Reading List

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Good Readers… Wed, 19 May 2010 22:11:50 +0000 rlwynkoop are always thinking about what they might read next!  Check out this cool website that suggests additional book titles based upon what you like to read!

What Should I Read Next?

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