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Library Programs

Join in the fun!

Order a birthday book to commemorate your child's birthday, display a student collection, or become a valued parent volunteer.

There are several media center programs that I’d like to share with you:

  • Celebrate your child’s special day through our birthday book program.
  • Share a student’s special collection in our locked display cases.
  • Volunteer in the media center! Volunteers are an integral part of a successful library program.
    Please consider donating your time in a fun and rewarding environment. It’s a great way to be a part of your child’s learning experience!

Click our links below for forms and additional information.

Birthday Books

The HYES PTO and the Mary G. Fritz Media Center provide an opportunity for parents to purchase a book to commemorate their child's birthday. Each book costs $15.00 and becomes a donation to the library.

The library media specialist chooses recent, high interest books for your child's birthday. Your child will be the first to check out this book. The book contains a special bookplate with your child’s name and birthday. A photograph of your child receiving the book is displayed in a banner in the media center. When returned, the book becomes part of the library's collection to be shared with all students in honor of your child's birthday.

Click here to view and print a birthday book request form. Complete the printed form and return to the Library Media Center.

Display Case

WANTED: COLLECTIONS OR HOBBIES TO DISPLAY

Do you have a collection or hobby you would like to display in the locked, glass display cases in the Mary G. Fritz School Media Center?

Student collection should:

  • fill 2 or 3 glass shelves in the display case
  • be colorful and interesting
  • include labels about the items
  • include a sign with your name, your teacher’s name, and the title of your collection

Your collection will be on display for three to four weeks. A parent coordinator will contact you to schedule a date, and to answer any questions.

Click here to view and print a display case form. Complete the printed form and return to the Library Media Center.

Stuffed Bear

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have an interest in books? Do you like working with children? Would you like to make new friends? Become a volunteer at the library media center!

Our library volunteers use the computerized circulation system to check- out books for students and teachers. They also check-in and file returned books on the shelves, and help children find exciting books to read. Volunteering in the library media center is a great way to get to know our school!

Click here to view and print a volunteer form. Complete the printed form and return to the Library Media Center.

Raised Hands

Hours of Operation

The Mary G. Fritz School Library Media Center is open from 8:40 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

  • Upon arrival at school, students may return books to the media center before school begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students have access to the library media center all day from their classrooms with their teacher's permission.
  • Students visit independently for circulation, in small groups for literacy stations or classroom assignments, with their class for research projects or for lessons with the library media specialist.
  • Students must go directly to their bus line, to the after school program, or to the walker door upon dismissal at 3:20 p.m.
  • The library media center is not open to students after school hours.

Staff Names & Emails

Mrs. Laura McCall, Library Media Specialist

[email protected]

203.284.6910

Laura McCall

Ms. Lorna Dembinski, Media Clerk

[email protected]

203.284.6915

Lorna Dembinski

Research Links

Research by Topics

Click on the topic below to find great links to helpful websites.

50 States

50States.com

Capitols, climate, agriculture, industry, history and LOTS more!

http://www.50states.com/

50 States.com

Blank map outlines of each state

http://www.50states.com/maps/

The 50 States

State facts including: first inhabitants, early history, geography and landform, economy, places to visit, and famous citizens.

http://www.teachersfirst.com/share/states/index-ne...

Stately Knowledge

50 States

The Fifty States

Infoplease

Did you know the state musical instrument of Oklahoma is the fiddle? Find many facts including state maps, tourist attractions, geography and climate information, population, economy, famous residents, census data and more. Also, many links to relevant sites.

http://www.infoplease.com/states.html

Enchanted Learning

Facts, maps and state symbols

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/

Netstate.com

Learn about all 50 states. See how much you know about your state by taking a state quiz!

http://www.netstate.com/states/

The US 50

Fast facts and state study guides. Test yourself with a state trivia game!

http://www.theus50.com/

Ben’s Guide to Government for Kids

Quick facts – learn about your state. Click on orange kite to find information for grades 3-5.

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/state/index.html

StateMaster.com

TONS of facts and statistics, flags, maps, quizzes. Do you know which state has the most toothless residents?? Find out here!

http://www.statemaster.com/index.php

Animals

This web site will give you information about animals A-Z. Click on the first letter of your animal's name.

You will find coloring sheets and a game also

http://www.borrico.com/

AnimaLand Encyclopedia from ASPCA

http://www2.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=kids_home

Creature Feature Archive from National Geographic Kids

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_fe...

Animal Print-outs from Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/

Exploring Nature

A great educational resource -- Information about more than 1,000 animals, plants, biomes, adaptations, etc. with science activities and movies for students and educators. Click the link below to reach the website.

www.exploringnature.org

Black History

Marian Anderson

http://www.mariananderson.org/legacy/index.html

(singing at the Lincoln Memorial)

Mary McLeod Bethune

http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/maryb...

Ralph J. Bunche

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Ralph_Johnson_Bu...

http://www.pbs.org/ralphbunche/early.html

http://www.biography.com/people/ralph-bunche-92311...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Bunche

Frederick Douglass

http://www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html

http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/douglass/ind...

http://www.nps.gov/frdo/index.htm

Langston Hughes

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/hug...

http://www.kansasheritage.org/crossingboundaries/p...

http://www.biography.com/people/langston-hughes-93...

Zora Neale Hurston

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/results/?t=zora/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=zora neale...

Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king...

Jesse Owens

http://www.jesseowens.com/

http://www.biography.com/people/jesse-owens-943114...

Satchel Paige

http://www.satchelpaige.com/index.php

Paul Robeson

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/robeson/

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/ny1.htm

Harriet Tubman

http://www.harriettubmanbiography.com/index.html

http://www.harriettubman.com/index.html

Madam C. J. Walker

http://www.madamcjwalker.com/

http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/walker/W...

Booker T. Washington

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_people_boo...

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/btwashington/.

Ida B. Wells

http://www.idabwells.org/

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_people_wel...

Careers

Exploring Career Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/k12/

What Do They Do? Kids Educational Site

http://web.archive.org/web/20040404215729/www.what...

Can Do Abilities Survey from Peter Reynolds’ Can Do web site http://www.ucando.org/cd_abilitysurvey.html

Connecticut

ConneCTkids

A web site for kids created by the State of Connecticut that includes State Symbols, CT History, and puzzles, games, and coloring sheets.

Museum of Connecticut History

The Museum focuses on Connecticut's government, industrial and military history.

Connecticut State Library, Connecticut History

Links to sources of information on Connecticut history organized by the State Library.

Connecticut's Heritage Gateway

Connecticut history topics, biographies and government.

Nutmeggers

Biographies of famous people from Connecticut.

Connecticut Historical Museums

Provides a list of historical museums in Connecticut with web links.

Connecticut Fun Facts

The U.S. Census Bureau provides students with a set of statistics about Connecticut.

The Blue Book

The Connecticut State Register & Manual or "Blue Book" of the State of includes current and historical information on the state's government.

Connecticut Magazine

A web site by the publishers of Connecticut Magazine that includes an interactive county and town map locator. Special features include 30 Voices and CT Trivia Quiz.

Connecticut History Online

A database of 19th and 20th century photographs, drawings, and prints.

MAGIC Map and Geographic Information Center

Digitized historical maps and geo-spatial data on a county or town level from UCONN's Babbidge Library.

Connecticut Nutmeggers

http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/ct_peop.htm Netstate

http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/IndexofHist...

Connecticut's Heritage Gateway

http://cwhf.org/

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

Dean Acheson

http://www.answers.com/topic/dean-acheson

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/3527/Dea...

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/inde...

Ethan Allen

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0803386.html

Benedict Arnold

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/arnold...

http://www.earlyamerica.com/benedict.html

http://www.benedictarnold.org/

P.T. Barnum

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0806257.html

http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/ct_ptb....

David Bushnell

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blsub...

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi638.htm

Samuel Colt

http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/ct_sc.h...

http://inventors.about.com/cs/inventorsalphabet/a/...

http://www.who2.com/samuelcolt.html

Prudence Crandall

http://www.ct.gov/ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=885&q=24...

http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/cran...

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

http://www.answers.com/topic/thomas-hopkins-gallau...

http://deafness.about.com/cs/featurearticles/a/tho...

William Gillette

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/William_Gillette...

http://www.ct.gov/dEP/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325204

Charles Goodyear

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blrub...

Ella Grasso

http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/ctsince1929...

http://www.cslib.org/gov/grassoe.htm

Nathan Hale

http://www.ct.gov/ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=885&q=24...

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-stor...

Dorothy Hamill.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0357672/bio

Katharine Hepburn

http://www.reelclassics.com/Actresses/Katharine/ka...

http://www-scf.usc.edu/~kristena/bio.html

Thomas Hooker

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h544.html

http://history.rays-place.com/ct/thomas-hooker.htm

Elias Howe

http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/ct_eh.h...

http://www.sacklunch.net/biography/H/EliasHowe.htm...

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/peop...

Edwin Land

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpol...

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Edwin-Lan...

Roger Ludlow

http://www.fairfieldct.org/history.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0830569.html

http://www.ctheritage.org/biography/bioindividuals...

Paul Newman

http://www.reelclassics.com/Actors/Newman/newman-b...

Sarah Porter

http://www.porters.org/podium/default.aspx?t=10590...

Israel Putnam

http://www.masshist.org/bh/putnambio.html

http://www.multied.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/PutnamIsrael...

M. Jodi Rell

http://www.ct.gov/governorrell/cwp/view.asp?a=1317...

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G04/CT.phtml Scroll down to Governor

John Rowland

http://www.ct.gov/governorrowland/cwp/view.asp?a=3.....

Roger Sherman

http://www.colonialhall.com/sherman/sherman.php

Lydia Sigourney

http://www.librarycompany.org/women/portraits/sigo...

http://www.ctheritage.com/encyclopedia/ct1818_1865...

http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/sigourney/bio....

Igor Sikorsky

http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/ctsince1929...

http://www.madehow.com/inventorbios/17/Igor-Sikors...

http://www.answers.com/topic/igor-sikorsky

Martha Stewart

http://talkshows.about.com/od/themarthastewartshow...

Harriet Beecher Stowe

http://womenshistory.about.com/od/stoweharriet/a/s...

http://www.online-literature.com/stowe/

http://www.answers.com/topic/harriet-beecher-stowe

Eli Terry

http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/ct_et.h...

http://members.ruralnet.org/clocks/historyeliterry...

Mark Twain

http://www.pbs.org/marktwain/

Capt. Joseph Wadsworth

http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/wadsjosp.htm

http://www.colonialwarsct.org/1687.htm

http://www.curbstone.org/index.cfm?webpage=78

Noah Webster

http://noahwebsterhouse.org/

http://www.notablebiographies.com/Tu-We/Webster-No...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/noah.htm

Eli Whitney

http://www.madehow.com/inventorbios/72/Eli-Whitney...

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blcot...

John Winthrop

http://history.rays-place.com/governors/winthrop-j...

http://www.cslib.org/gov/winthropj.htm

Elihu Yale

http://www.wrecsam.com/yale.html

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0852932.html

Countries

For excellent information on countries of the world, try Culturegrams.

Ask the librarians for the remote access password.

Deserts

Dinosaurs

Zoom Dinosaurs

information pages on each dinosaur

how dinosaurs are named, fossils

an interactive quiz

Natural History Museum Dino Directory

an A-Z list of each dinosaur

a timeline

body shapes

Dinosaur Encyclopedia

dinosaurs by size

dinosaurs by era

parenting

Thinkquest #1

dino facts & quizzes

Thinkquest #2

dino facts & quizzes

Jurassic Park Institute

dino cards

a timeline

an A-Z glossary

print flash cards

Explorers

Zoom Explorers A-Z from Enchanted Learning

Includes explorers from the 1300s to the 1900s on sea, in space, and undersea and on every continent

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/

Discoverers Web

Search for explorers by region or time period from ancient history to polar exploration

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/

KidInfo Reference Resources: Famous Explorers

Includes an alphabetical list of explorers from the ancient times, Golden Age of Exploration, and Antarctic exploration

http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Explorers....

Age of Exploration

Curriculum Guide from the Mariner’s Museum

http://www.mariner.org/education/biographies-explo...

CyberSleuthKids: Explorers on the Web

Includes a list of explorers and more than 20 other links to information on explorers

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explore...

Alphabetical list of Explorers

from the Homework Center of Multnomah County Library includes space explorers and historical explorers

http://www.multcolib.org/homework/alphaexp.html

Yahooligans Directory of Explorers

Many links to a variety of explorers

http://kids.yahoo.com/search?p=explorer

South Pole.com

Dedicated to Antarctic explorers

http://www.south-pole.com/homepage.html

Lunar Exploration

NASA and the NSSDC

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/

Undersea Explorers from Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/underse...

Landmarks

Landmarks

http://www.areavibes.com/library/famous-american-l...

Area Vibes

http://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/us-destination...

50 States 50 Landmarks

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0933602.html

Fact Monster

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0873872.html

Infoplease

National Parks

http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

National Park Service

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/nation...

National Geographic

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history...

National Geographic History of National Parks

http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks

National Park Foundation

http://www.npca.org/exploring-our-parks/

National Parks Conservation Association

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Park...

Wikipedia (Please check your facts with a reliable resource when using wikipedia)

http://www.fodors.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/

Fodor’s Travel Guide

http://www.us-parks.com/

GORP National Park Guide

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

PBS

Maps

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/national_parks.html

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Photos

http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/

Terra Galleria Photo Gallery

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countr...

National Geographic Kids Photos Landmarks and National Parks

http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/

3-D Photo Tour and Geology

Video Tours

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/discovery-presen...

Acadia National Park

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/discovery-presen...

Everglades National Park

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/discovery-presen...

Grand Canyon National Park

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/discovery-presen...

Great Smoky Mountains

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/discovery-presen...

Yellowstone National Park

Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures

Animal Planets Top 10 Mythical Creatures

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/a-list/creature-cou...

Kidzworld

http://www.kidzworld.com/search/articles?q="worl...

Medusa, Sirens, Griffin, Pegasus

Encyclopedia of Myths

www.mythencyclopedia.com

Encyclopedia Mythica

http://www.pantheon.org/areas/bestiary/articles.ht...

Greek Mythology

http://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Gorg...

Mythman

http://mythman.com/

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mytholo...

About.com

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/monsters/ss/Mon...

Cyclops, Cerebus, Sphinx, Medusa, Harpies, Minotaur, Hydra

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/grecoromanmyth1...

Medusa, Chiron, Minotaur, Pegasus, Hydra

Contains origin information

Mythical Creatures

http://www.mythicalrealm.com/mythbeast.html

Cerberus, Dragons, Gryphons (Griffins), Kraken, Minotaur, Pegasus, Phoenix, Unicorn, Sphinx, Werewolf

Timeless Myths

http://www.timelessmyths.com/classical/beasts.html

Centaurs, Cerberus, Chimaera, Echidna, Giants, Gorgons, Griffin, Harpies, Hydra, Minotaur, Pegasus, Phoenix, Satyrs, Sirens, Sphinx

Theoi Greek Mythology

http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/fantastic-cre...

Basilisc, Griffin, Harpy, Manticore, Pegasus, Phoenix, Siren

http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/dragons.html

Dragons

http://www.theoi.com/greek-mythology/giants.html

Giants

Yeti

http://fun.familyeducation.com/hobbies-and-interes...

Mermaid

http://ezinearticles.com/?Mermaid-Mythology---Orig...

Native Americans

Tribes

Kid Info’s Reference Resources on Native Americans

http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Native_Ame...

American Indian Facts for Kids

http://www.native-languages.org/kids.htm

First Americans web site for grade-schoolers focuses on Dine, Muscogee, Tlingit, Lakota Sioux, and Iroquois tribes.

http://www.u.arizona.edu/ic/kmartin/School/index.h...

Library of Congress’s American Memory Project photos of Indians of the Pacific Northwest

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/wauhtml/aipnho...

First Nations compact histories

http://www.tolatsga.org/Compacts.html

Native American tribes

http://www.nativeamericans.com/

Native American tribes

http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/nations.ht...

Native American Lore

http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/loreindx.html

Recipes

An index to recipes, toys, games, and art of Eastern Woodlands Native Americans

http://www.nativetech.org/

Houses

Types of Native American housing and a map showing where they were found

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/houses/housingmap.h...

Folklore

Native American Lore

http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/loreindx.html

Germantown Academy Second Grade Unit

http://www.germantownacademy.org/academics/ls/2/na...

Animal Symbols

Gods, Heroes, and Myths Native American: Animal Symbols

http://www.gods-heros-myth.com/namerican/asymbols....

Powerful Symbols: Honoring the Animal Spirits

http://www.powersource.com/gallery/objects/default...

Animal Totems: Animal Symbolism

http://world-of-wolfspirit.freeservers.com/native5...

Indian Sun: Native American Symbolism

http://www.indiansun.net/symbols_animals.htm

Navigation Instruments

Navigation and instruments

http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/

Navigation tools

Celestial Navigation

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/celnavtable.html

Celestial navigation data from the U.S. Naval Observatory

http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/inav_c11.htm

Fundamentals

http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/cn.htm

Columbus and celestial navigation

Nautical & Other Knots

http://www.mistral.co.uk/42brghtn/knots/42ktmenu.h...

Knot gallery

http://www.boatsafe.com/marlinespike/know.htm

Nautical knots

Mapmaking or Cartography

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/maphis.html

Ancient maps

http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/Ancient Web Pa...

History of ships’ bells

http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/shipbee.ht...

Watch schedules and ships’ bells

http://www.sizes.com/time/ships_bells.htm

Traditions of the U.S. Navy including the sound of “Piping over”

and requirements for boatswain’s mate

Shipbuilding

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/page/c/...

Santa Maria replica

http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/

Columbus's Logs and Writings

http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/v1a.htm

Letter to the Queen and King of Spain

Sea Songs and Shanties

http://www.jsward.com/shanty/index.shtml

Sea songs and shanties

http://www.rendance.org/shanty/

Definition and lyrics

Sea Monsters

http://www.strangescience.net/stsea2.htm

Strange Science explores Columbus’s sea monster and others

http://www.betzmaps.com/W-151.html

Monsters of sea and land 1550

http://www.mapforum.com/06/colour.htm

Sea monsters on ancient maps

Oceans

Read the title of the web site and the description of the kind of information you will find there.

Then, click on the underlined link to go to the web site.

Creature Features by the University of Delaware's College of Marine Studies

View photos and videos of deep sea creatures

http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/level-1/creature...

Deep Sea Bestiary from NOVA Online's Into the Abyss

Includes animals from ocean depths. Click on the drawings for a full view.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary.h...

Polar Regions

The Arctic

The Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center includes information on people and arctic wildlife.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/

Zoom School's Arctic animals web site

http://www.zoomschool.com/coloring/arcticanimals.s...

For Arctic land, plants, animals and people:

http://www.athropolis.com/links.htm

Plants, people, and animals of the arctic

http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/arctic/Aintro.h...

Activities including coloring pages of animals of the Arctic and tundra

http://www.abcteach.com/directory/basics/science/h...

People of the Arctic

http://www.allthingsarctic.com/people/index.aspx

Antarctica

Take a journey through this site to discover Antarctica for yourself. Each section features activities, images, video clips and fact sheets, to help you learn about this distant, frozen wilderness.

http://www.discoveringantarctica.org.uk/index.php

Zoom School's Antartica web site includes information on animals and geography.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Antarctica...

Cold Facts about Antarctica

http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/outreach/coldfacts....

Virtual Tour of Antarctica

http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/vtour/

Compare the polar regions

Great website for comparing the two Polar Regions:

http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/polar/index.html

Rainforest Animals

Revolutionary War

General Resources

The American Revolution

http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/default.aspx

The American Revolution

http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanR...

Colonial Hall

http://colonialhall.com/

Early America (biographies, maps, videos, images, documents)

http://www.earlyamerica.com/

Engines of our Ingenuity

http://www.uh.edu/engines/

Kid Info American Revolution

http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/american_r...

Primary Source Documents (actual writings of revolutionary heroes)

http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primary...

Revolutionary War Animated

http://www.historyanimated.com/revolutionarywarani...

Important People of the Revolutionary War

John Adams

http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/joh...

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/john-adams/

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/adams...

Samuel Adams

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Adams...

http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/signers/adams...

http://colonialhall.com/adamss/adamss.php

Ethan Allen

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Allen...

http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/allen.ht...

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/army/p/EthanAl...

Benedict Arnold

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/arnold...

http://www.benedictarnold.org/ (scroll down)

http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/fall97/arnold.h...

http://www.earlyamerica.com/benedict.html (video)

Ben Franklin

http://www.earlyamerica.com/ben-movie.htm (video)

http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/index.html

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/frank...

Nathanael Greene

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/greene...

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/greene.h...

Nathan Hale

https://connecticuthistory.org/people/nathan-hale/

John Hancock

http://colonialhall.com/hancock/hancock.php

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/hanco...

http://www.notablebiographies.com/Gi-He/Hancock-Jo...

Patrick Henry

http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/peopledetail....

William Howe

http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/2001_winter_spr...

http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/howewillia...

Thomas Jefferson

http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/index.html

https://www.potus.com/thomas-jefferson/

Marquis de Lafayette

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/lafaye...

http://history.howstuffworks.com/revolutionary-war...

Sybil Ludington

http://womenshistory.about.com/od/waramrevolution/...

http://www.nwhm.org/Education/biography_sludington...

http://www.historicpatterson.org/Exhibits/ExhSybil...

Francis Marion

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Mario...

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/marion.h...

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1289.html

http://www.patriotresource.com/amerrev/people/patr...

James Otis

http://history.howstuffworks.com/revolutionary-war...

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/434697/J...

http://www.answers.com/topic/james-otis

Thomas Paine

http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/tho...

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Paine...

ttp://www.ushistory.org/PAINE/

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/paine.html

Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hayes

http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/notable/p...

http://www.earlyamerica.com/molly_pitcher.html (video)

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/youasked/070....

Samuel Prescott

https://thehistoryjunkie.com/samuel-prescott-facts-accomplishments/

Israel Putnam

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Putna...

http://israelputnam.com/

http://www.putnampark.org/

Paul Revere

http://www.paulreverehouse.org/bio/

http://www.earlyamerica.com/paul_revere.htm (video)

https://www.connecticutsar.org/paul-revere/

Deborah Samson (Sampson)

http://www.canton.org/samson/

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nwa/sampson.html

http://www.nwhm.org/Education/biography_dsampson.h...

Roger Sherman

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Sherm...

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/sherm...

Baron von Steuben

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/steube...

http://history.howstuffworks.com/revolutionary-war...

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/VONSTUB....

George Washington

http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/geo...

http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/RevoltBIOS/Washi...

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/george-washington/

http://www.earlyamerica.com/gwlifemovie2.htm (video)

Phyllis Wheatley

http://uh.edu/engines/epi620.htm

http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/wheatl...

Space and Planets

http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

NASA for Kids

http://nineplanets.org/

The Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System

http://www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/etp/ss/

Exploring the Planets: Our Solar System

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronom...

The Planets: Zoom Astronomy

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/

The Planets with audio

Wallingford Safari

You can go on safari in your own backyard!

Learn about the animals that live in Wallingford, CT.

Are the animals you observe in your backyard

harmful or

helpful?

Use these links to find out more...

CT State Department of Environmental Protection:

Learn about CT's Wildlife

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326218&depNav_GID=1655&depNav=|

You might see a Black Bear!

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325968...

These animals are definitely a nuisance!

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325720&depNav_GID=1655&depNav=|

You might want to observe nature outside!

http://www.ct.gov/ncli/site/default.asp

Library Blog

Welcome!

 

Mary G. Fritz Media Center

 

Dear Mary G. Fritz Families,

Greetings from the Mary G. Fritz Library Media Center. We are looking forward to catching up with our returning students, and we are excited to meet our new pupils. We are going to have a great year!

Circulation

At Mary G. Fritz Elementary School we practice “open borrowing”. This means that students may come to the library anytime to check out a book (with their classroom teacher’s permission, of course!). Please remind your child to keep library books in a special place at home where they are safe from pets and artistic younger siblings!

Library Classes

Students have designated library class time every other week, in addition to collaborative time that is scheduled by their classroom teacher. What do our children learn in the library, you ask? Well, information that will assist them in becoming lifelong learners, of course! Our big curriculum topics include information on how to use the library, steps to conduct quality research, how to find reliable internet resources, and exposure to excellent literature that will foster a love of reading!

Library Programs

There are several library media center programs that we’d like to share with you:

  • Celebrate your child’s special day through our birthday book program.
  • Share a student’s special collection in our locked display cases.
  • Volunteer in the media center! Volunteers are an integral part of a successful library program. Please consider donating your time in a fun and rewarding environment. It’s a great way to be a part of your child’s learning experience!

The display case form, and the volunteer form are on the back of this letter. Birthday book FAQs and the birthday book form are on a separate paper.

Library Media Center Website

Our website contains links for research studies; Destiny, our computer catalog which allows students to look for books from any computer with an internet connection; library forms; and the latest happenings in the media center. Check in often to read our blog, and keep up to date on library and literacy programs!

We are excited to spend a joyful year with your child, and we look forward to providing them with the skills they need to become life-long readers and learners!

2017 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees

2017 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees