Pop-Up MakerSpace: Honoring Mae Jemison

In honor of Dr. Mae Jemison’s September 20 visit to the University of Virginia, Ms. Wilkens and Ms. FitzHenry hosted a Pop-Up Maker Space in the Legner Learning Village Library with a number of space-themed options. Dr. Jemison, the first African American female astronaut to travel in space, was the subject of one station devoted […]

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This Month in Photos: March 2016

Spring is officially here, bringing with it all of the excitement of beautiful weather, bright flowers, and fun activities! Johnson is a flurry of excitement these days, and it’s all a librarian can do to keep up. March and April have been busy busy busy, and I’m happy to share a snapshot of some of […]

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Read Across America Week 2016

Every year, schools all across the United States spend the first week of March celebrating the wonderful works of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This year Dr. Seuss’ birthday fell on a Wednesday (March 2nd!), and we spent the whole week celebrating his life, his passion for literature, and his wonderful books. Check […]

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Pi Beta Phi returns to Johsnon

The Learning Leopard Library been lucky enough to develop a wonderful relationship with Pi Beta Phi, a service sorority with an active chapter at the University of Virginia. Over the past few years we have read together, celebrated Seuss, and received generous donations of books for our students, classrooms, and library. I’m so happy to be welcoming […]

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Coming Soon: Johnson STEAM Team!

Fourth grade parents, heads up! This afternoon, STEAM Team flyers will be coming home with your students. The first session will only be open to fourth graders, but the plan is to open the club to younger grades soon. Check out an electronic version of the flyer below for details. Return your completed flyer to […]

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Making steps with MakerSpace and MakerStudio

Earlier this year, Johnson was chosen by the University of Virginia to receive a grant through ALCOA to bring new and exciting technology into our library. A new software is being designed and beta tested for student use, and UVA wanted us to be a part of its creation. (Um, sign me up please!) After […]

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UVA Football helps Johnson to Read for the Record!

Every year in October, Jumpstart invites students from all over America to Read for the Record! Here is some more information about the national Read for the Record event from the Jumpstart website: Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and […]

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ASHA Visits Johnson for World Read Aloud Day

Wednesday, March 4th was more than just another day of our Read Across America Week celebration. It marked an international day of appreciation and celebration for literature and education around the globe. World Read Aloud Day was founded by the nonprofit organization LitWorld in 2007, and since has grown to be celebrated by more than […]

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Pi Beta Phi visits Johnson for Read Across America Week

Coming to you live from the second day of Read Across America Week! Monday, staff and students came to school decked out in their favorite hats in honor of The Cat in the Hat (Don’t believe me? Check out the selection of headwear in the photos below!), and today we are celebrating Green Eggs and Ham by sporting […]

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