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over 2 years ago

Welcome to the Frisco 

Elementary Library Webpage!

Hi ! This picture is from the San Diego Zoo. This is Mrs. Owsley, your library teacher. You can travel, dream, learn, and experience so many things in a book! Be sure to check the links below to look up books in our library, find books on your reading level, or research a topic.

Please feel free to send me an email at:
 Follow me on twitter @freOwsley


Use these links to look up the reading level of your books:

  • Click on this link for World Book to research a topic: 
World Book Web

Science Magazines!

over 4 years ago

Frisco Elementary has subscribed to 3 great new science-based magazines this year and there are some great resources that come along with them!   Check out the websites below to see what's in this month's magazine, find some great activities, and awake your inner scientist!


over 4 years ago

STEM Learning Model

Taken separately, the four STEM subjects are defined by the National Research Council as:

1.    Science is the study of the natural world, including the laws of nature associated with physics, chemistry, and biology and the treatment or application of facts, principles, concepts, or conventions associated with these disciplines.

2.    Technology comprises the entire system of people and organizations, knowledge, processes, and devices that go into creating and operating technological artifacts, as well as the artifacts themselves.

3.    Engineering is a body of knowledge about the design and creation of products and a process for solving problems. Engineering utilizes concepts in science and mathematics and technological tools.

4.    Mathematics is the study of patterns and relationships among quantities, numbers, and shapes. Mathematics includes theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics.

 Frisco Elementary has begun the journey of adopting the STEM model for education. We have chosen this model to better incorporate the needs of a 21st century citizen into our instruction.  This will include the Engineering Design Process (modified for kids) at all levels throughout the school. This model encourages learners to think in a critical and reflective manner throughout the day and across the curriculum. In this model, students will be encouraged to not just absorb information, but to reflect on its reliability, meaning, and usefulness. If students can learn to analyze and internalize information, they will be better prepared to apply it in the future. We strive to  bring authentic problem solving opportunities into the classroom by creating partnerships in our school and community. 

Sites and Programs We've Used

over 4 years ago

  • Storybird

    This website gives students their choice of hundreds of artist submitted collections to create their own story! 

  • Voki

    This site is great for language arts connections. You can make an Avatar speak to give a book review, speech, or even a birthday greeting! 

  • Digital Passport

    This site helps kids hone their digital citizenship skills so they can be safe and responsible in their digital interactions. 

  • All the Right Type 4

    This is the site we are using for Typing practice this year. Each student has their own individual login.

STEM Resources

over 4 years ago

Click Here for the PBL Live Binder
Click Here for the PBL Planning Template