2485 Olde Sawmill Blvd
Dublin, Ohio 43016
P 614-764-5936
F 614-764-5988
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Our School Day
High School 7:55 AM - 2:42 PM
Middle School 8:28 AM - 3:08 PM
Elementary School 9:10 AM - 3:40 PM
AM Kindergarten 9:10 AM - 11:50 AM
AM Preschool 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
PM Kindergarten 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
PM Preschool 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Olde Sawmill Elementary
Principal: Tyler Wolfe
2485 Olde Sawmill Blvd
Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-764-5936
Fax: 614-764-5988

September and October 2014

We have had a wonderful start to the year in the Media Center.

The younger grades are learning to find and checkout books, use and care for iPads and laptops, and save creations to their clouds. To generate enthusiasm about reading we celebrated International Dot Day. One first grade class video chatted with students from Deer Run Elementary. In addition, we are celebrating the Global Read Aloud and reading the same books that student from all over the world are reading. Third grade students are blogging their reflections on a classroom blog. First and second grade students are creating and sharing picture stories on devices.

The older grades are also participating in the Global Read aloud. OSE grade 4 and 5 classroom teachers are reading a chapter book, The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm, at the same time as students from around the world are reading it. We are incorporating grade level writing and speaking/listening skills by using classroom Twitter accounts to connect with other Dublin classrooms. It was so exciting when the author, Jennifer Holm, replied to @oseMrsKeeely classroom tweet and retweeted an @oselibrary tweet. You can follow this discussion by searching the #DUBQ14 hashtag.

It was also exciting when a panel of fifth grade students interviewed Dublin City Schools Treasurer, Mr. Steve Osborne, about how he uses math and spreadsheets to carefully manage taxpayer dollars. The students did a great job. They recorded the interview and will use iMovie to edit it for other classes to view.

Two tech helpers have been identified from each classroom. They are responsible for making sure our devices are in good working order.

The Scholastic Bookfair is October 13 to 23 in the Library. The first 4 days are preview days and students will make wish lists. We will be open on Conference nights (10/15 and 10/23) from 4-8:00. Be sure to ask about the teacher wish lists.

Finally, I want to thank PTO on behalf of the OSE staff for your generous donation to support online subscriptions such as PebbleGo, BrainPop Jr. and Regular, IXL and Tumblebooks. These are wonderful resources that help our students learn and achieve.

Summer 2014

Summer in the Media Center

This summer our wonderful and talented art teacher, Mrs. Cowan transformed our library space by painting designs on the Media Center walls. The students love it!

Author Natalie Lloyd will visit Olde Sawmill on April 8th to talk about her recently published book, A Snicker of Magic.

December In the Media Center
We have been exploring wonderful books and working on exciting projects in the Media Center. Kindergartners learned about a research tool called PebbleGo on the computers. First grader used Keynote to create a Past, Present, and Future project.  Second graders participated in the Global Read aloud and video chatted with students from Eli Pinney elementary.  Third graders have been busy writing book reviews using Keynote.  Fourth graders used the iPads, Pen and Paper to create a Common Craft type video about the Paleo Indian for Social Studies. Fifth graders research regions and used various types of media to share what they learned about Geography for Social Studies.
Best Wishes for the New Year!!! 
January in the Media Center
This month I have been blown away by the creativity and technology skills OSE students demonstrated.  Grade 5 students are working on book talks using iMovie on iPads. Grade 4 students are working on a Biography project on computers. Grade 3 students are making book talks using iMovie on the laptops and desktop computers. First Grade and Second Grade students have been learning how to create blog posts using KidBlog.
Save the Dates: Selections BookFair February 7th-13th.  
We will be open until 7:30 on 2/13 during conference night.  We will also be open from 7:30-8:30 am on Thursday, during the family breakfast.
September in the Media Center
Welcome back! We are going to have an amazing year in the OSE Media Center. For the first few weeks of school we will focus on finding books in the library and learning about some of the cool features in our library catalog.  We will have conversations about how reading can be more enjoyable when it is social. Throughout the year tudents will be encouraged to post book talks, reviews, podcasts, trailers on the Media Center wiki.  
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Usborne Book fair
The spring bookfair is coming up. Mark your calendars for May 20-24. Students may bring money and shop during library time or may bring in an order form. Usborne is known for informational book (nonfiction). Thank you for supporting the OSE library!!!
Fourth and Fifth graders have been talking a lot about research in the library and the importance of being critical thinkers when evaluating information that we come across online and in print. We also talked about what makes a good research question. We looked at some search strategies that help researchers "narrow down" a topic.  Third graders have been busy researching their animal projects using information found in multiple sources.  They are learning the importance of citing their sources.  Second graders have been researching inventors and finding how the inventions changed our world. First graders are working on a choice research topic. They are finding the main idea and other facts.  
Kate Messner Chat
Although the "in person" visit with Kate Messner was cancelled due to a snow day, students were able to meet via an online video chat. The technology tool that we used was bluejeans.  Kate Messner  showed the students her backyard Lake Champlain where  many of her ideas originate. It was a super day! Thank you to the Technology Department for helping us make this happen and to PTO for paying for the visit.
Kate Messner
Even though many students were excited to have a snow day, they were also disappointed that we were not able to have an author visit.  As you can see from the pictures Kate Messner made it to an empty building at Olde Sawmill. We quickly came up with an alternative plan to Skpe with Mrs. Messner  
Book Fair - Save the date.
This year book fair will be held from 12/11-12/20.  We will be open for parent shopping during school day. On the evening December 13th which is the night of the 3rd grade musical we will have evening hours. Hope to see you there!  
Fall 2012 The Vision

This is my second year at Olde Sawmill in the Media Center. This summer I spent some time fine tuning my vision for the Media Center by reading, attending workshops, and collaborating with peers. My goal for this year is to help students develop 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking) as they focus on literacy skills and practice being good digital citizens.
Summer 2012 The Big Move

You might notice some changes when you walk into the media center this year. It has been bustling with activity this summer. In Spring 2012 last year’s fourth graders (now fifth graders) identified some “opportunities” with the design and layout of the Media Center and came up with ideas to make the space work better for us. The goals were to make the space more flexible and to improve access to resources. A team of dedicated OSE staff members worked very hard this summer to start to make the vision a reality. My hope is that the new design will support both collaborative and individual project work and improve student access to resources.
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