This page is just for our 6th grade students. This is where we will post information about your projects, special library assignments, and tutorials that help you use our electronic catalog and our EBSCO databases. It also includes links to online tools and websites you might use this year.
As you begin your time in the Middle School/High School library, you might want to watch this Library Orientation video made by two students from last year’s 6th grade!
Hour of Code
Turtle Graphics with Tracy the Turtle
In this Hour of Code, you will begin to recognize programs as sequences and groups of commands. You will write simple programs to create drawings, implementing basic commands and loops.
You will be able to …
● Write commands to instruct Tracy to create images
● Use loops to manage program complexity
Use this Bibliography to see which resources you can use for your ancient Egypt project.
Here is an awesome virtual tour of the great pyramids of Egypt. If you would like to view this “full screen,” click here.
The Dewey Decimal System
The Dewey Decimal System is a system of numbering books by subject to help us find them in a library. Most school libraries (and many public libraries) use the Dewey Decimal System to organize their books.
Mr. Dewey created 10 main categories for all nonfiction books. The 10 categories are:
000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Arts & recreation
900 History & geography
Within each of the 10 categories are many subjects related to the main category. To see what is included in each main category, take a tour of the 10 Dewey Decimal categories!
If you learn better by listening, here is a video that might help you (did you notice that they spelled ‘Introduction” incorrectly? Well, that’s embarrassing!
Once you think you understand the Dewey system, you can test your knowledge with this game.
If you need help with any of your assignments, stop into the library during study halls and before or after school. And don’t forget Library Chat, your 24/7 access to TKCS libraries! The Tutorial Library has moved to the Middle School page of this website.