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 Destiny Quest app
The Northfield School Library is pleased to announce that your library is now accessible from home!

Introducing the Destiny Quest app!


What can you do with Destiny Quest?
  • Search for resources in your library.
  • Checkout Follett ebooks to device.
  • Discover the Top 10 Most Popular titles and New Books at your library.
  • View Account information including checkouts, and outstanding fines.
  • Use Resource Lists posted by teachers and media specialists to find materials on topics discussed in class.
  • Submit and/or read ratings and reviews from other students.
  • Easily maintain lists of books you are Now Reading, Want to Read, and Have Read.

Follow these simple directions:

1. Download the Destiny Quest app from iTunes or the Android market.
2. Open the app, and under Connect to Your Library, click on Basic.
3. Type in the following information:

                                       
           
                                                                              
4. Click on Connect
5. Your User ID and Password are your Student ID (Same as your Lunch Pin)
    For Staff, your User ID and Password are your Copier/Staff ID with no 0’s before.
 
If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Bonsall in the Library Media Center
 or email me at cbonsall@ncs-nj.org

 
I love books and I hope you do, too!


Mrs. Bonsall's Wiki and Destiny Information

Use the following link for up to date information about the Library Media Center, Resources and Class activities.
http://ncs-bonsall.wikispaces.com/ 

Click on the following link to access our School Library Catalog - http://destiny.ncs-nj.org

Be sure to click on Northfield Community School and THEN the login.

Students - you do not need an account to search, but if you want to check out ebooks, use your student ID (Lunch pin) as your username AND password.


 
Media Center
Instructor: Mrs. Bonsall   
Library Media Center General Information

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Destiny Quest app
The Northfield School Library is pleased to announce that your library is now accessible from home!

Introducing the Destiny Quest app!


What can you do with Destiny Quest?
  • Search for resources in your library.
  • Checkout Follett ebooks to device.
  • Discover the Top 10 Most Popular titles and New Books at your library.
  • View Account information including checkouts, and outstanding fines.
  • Use Resource Lists posted by teachers and media specialists to find materials on topics discussed in class.
  • Submit and/or read ratings and reviews from other students.
  • Easily maintain lists of books you are Now Reading, Want to Read, and Have Read.

Follow these simple directions:

1. Download the Destiny Quest app from iTunes or the Android market.
2. Open the app, and under Connect to Your Library, click on Basic.
3. Type in the following information:




4. Click on Connect
5. Your User ID and Password are your Student ID (Same as your Lunch Pin)
For Staff, your User ID and Password are your Copier/Staff ID with no 0’s before.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Bonsall in the Library Media Center
or email me at cbonsall@ncs-nj.org

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Fourth & Seventh Graders - Mystery in the Library
Mystery in the Library
On Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, I will be hosting a mystery in the library for our Fourth and Seventh grade students to get to know one another. Each attendee will be assigned a character to portray as we work to solve the mystery. Students, I hope you can join us for this fun, and mysterious evening of drama and clue gathering! See Mrs. Bonsall in the library for more information. Parents, email me at cbonsall@ncs-nj.org if you have any questions.
Follett Destiny and ebook information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please use a browser other than Internet Explorer. (For example: Safari, or Firefox)

Please visit FOLLETT SHELF (https://wbb05161.follettshelf.com) to browse our ebook collection.

To sign in and to check out ebooks use your Student ID (lunch pin) as your Username and Password.

If you have any questions, email me at cbonsall@ncs-nj.org

Information you may need:

Destiny URL is http://destiny.ncs-nj.org and our IP address is 70.89.48.218

Follett Shelf URL is https://wbb05161.follettshelf.com and our school's code is wbb05161

Get the Follett Enlight App for Destiny users:

Click here for link to App

After uploading the App, you must type our school's code: wbb05161 into the URL space provided and then log in with your Follett Shelf Username and password.

Get the Destiny Quest App for Apple products and Android:

iTunes app store - Destiny Quest

Android Market - Destiny Quest App

Information for Tablet, iPad and Android OS Devices (eg. Nook Color)

Click here to learn how to prepare your device for ebooks

Technical Requirements for Follett eReader:

Follett eBooks Tech Requirements

Installation link for the Follett Offline Reader:

Link to Offline Reader installation page


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World Almanac for Kids Online
For access to World Almanac for Kids Online please click here.  See your teacher or Mrs. Bonsall for the username and password.
Batter Up!! For Books! Winning Teams announced
First of all, I must tell you all that I am very proud of you! I know you all enjoyed the competition and read a lot of books. I hope you all continue to enjoy the pleasure of reading!

Thank you to Mrs. Mussa's class for helping me keep track of all of the runs!

The Eastern League wound up with a whopping 2,736 runs! And.....drum roll, please........the first place team in the Eastern League is Crooks' Book Ninjas with 798 runs. The second place team was the Baker Bears with 608 runs. I must give an honorable mention to The Pipsqueak Players from Preschool who read for a combined total of 148 runs. Great job to everyone in the Eastern League!

The Western League finished with a grand total of 2068 runs! The first place team for the Western League was .............. Gibson's Gators with 701 runs! DiNizo's Dynamos placed second with 469 runs. Fantastic reading by everyone in the Western League!

The Southern League completed 697 runs with a real close race for first place. In the end, ..................Miller's Mashers placed first, with a final tally of 176 runs. A close second place went to Bennett's Beach Bums with 171 runs. Nice reading, Southern League, especially the 5th grade teams!


The Northern League finished with a combined total of 963 runs! The first place team for the Northern League was ...........Schroeder's Smurfs with 299 runs! Second place goes to the Supperintendents (Mr. Supp's team) with 256 runs. Way to go, Northern League!

(Teachers of the first place teams, please email me with the number of students in your homeroom. I will be purchasing Philly pretzels for your class either later this week or right after the break. I will let you know the exact date when I get all of the numbers in)

I hope you all enjoyed Batter Up!! For Books! as much as I did!

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Batter Up!! For Books!

OPENING DAY IS HERE! FOR READING!!!

March 4th is the start of Batter Up!!! for Books! Northfield Community School is competing against Major League Baseball! Well, sort of… we’re trying to beat the record of most runs scored in a season by a team by earning runs for reading books. The record was set in 1894 when the Boston Beaneaters scored 1,220 runs.

Our Goal: For each ‘league’ to beat the record by reading enough books to earn 1,221 runs, between March 4th - 15th.

Students' Goal: Read books for your class ‘team’.

  • For PreK-2nd grade students: 4 easy readers or 40 pages in a chapter book = 1 run
  • For 3rd - 4th grade students: 80 pages = 1 run
  • For 5th - 8th grade students 120 pages = 1 run

Please note: Books can be read to the younger students to count toward the runs. They do not have to read the books themselves.

Please email cbonsall@ncs-nj.org if you have any questions.


Summer Reading Book Fair
 Our Summer Reading Book Fair has begun. Shop at https://www.bignoodlebooks.com/NCS08225 from June 1 through the 14th. Books are great gifts for graduation or moving up! Use the tools on the site to find books at various reading levels and interests. Also use the various teacher recommendations as well as my own! 
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A New Type of Book Fair - Shop from Home!
 
I have some great news for our school. In addition to our Scholastic Book Fair, we are having a new type of book fair that will excite, motivate and encourage students and parents to explore reading.  
We all understand the critical role that strong literacy skills play in every child’s success. We can all inspire our children to discover and explore the world through their development of strong reading habits. Your children have a wide range of reading skills and a vast array of interests. That’s why we have partnered with a new Book Fair company that I think you will welcome. Big Noodle Books allows our students to explore thousands of titles within their skill level and interest. Parents and students will be able to go to a website and shop from home. Books will be delivered to the home at a minimal cost ($4.00 delivery, no matter how much you order).
Watch for more information coming home with your children soon!
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Signatures in Space
 

The poster with our signatures successfully traveled to space and back on the Space Shuttle Discovery. The mission was from February 24th until March 9th and was the final mission for the Discovery. The mission included delivering Robonaut 2 (aka R2), the first human–like robot to the International Space Station, where he will reside. Check out www.NASA.gov for more information.
 
I love books and I hope you do, too!


Mrs. Bonsall's Wiki and Destiny Information

Use the following link for up to date information about the Library Media Center, Resources and Class activities.
http://ncs-bonsall.wikispaces.com/

Click on the following link to access our School Library Catalog - http://destiny.ncs-nj.org

Be sure to click on Northfield Community School and THEN the login.

Students - you do not need an account to search, but if you want to check out ebooks, use your student ID (Lunch pin) as your username AND password.


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Signatures in Space Poster
The Shuttle Discovery has been reschedule for takeoff! The poster with our signatures will be on this historic mission. Not only is it the second to last shuttle mission in the program, but it will be taking R2 (Robonaut 2) to the International Space Station to stay there. If you want to learn more about the mission please visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/index.html 

STS-133

The 133rd space shuttle flight is currently scheduled to launch on December 17, 2010. On this 35th shuttle mission to the International Space Station, Discovery will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4 and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station. The Multipurpose Module will be a permanent fixture at the Station for supply storage.

The STS-133 crew members are Commander Steven Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt, Tim Kopra and Nicole Stott.

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