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How to Crochet the Basic Stitches The Basic Stitches The foundation chain (or base chain)Almost all crochet starts with a foundation (or base) chain. This is the equivalent of ‘casting on’ in knitting. The base chain is a series of chain stitches, which normally begin with a loop secured by a slipknot. Themes at Activity Village Scroll down for kids themes for home and school. We've got thousands of crafts, printable activities, colouring pages and puzzles sorted by kid-friendly themes. You'll find over 50 "themes" at Activity Village, and we are adding more all the time! We hope you will find lots here that will help you keep your kids busy - just scroll down to explore our themes for kids below...

Craft Site Directory - Tea Bag Folding - Remember to Click [Ctrl + D] to bookmark this page!! Tea bag folding is a paper folding technique, with Dutch origins, using tea bags or small printed pieces of paper to form a geometric design. It is also known as kaleidoscope folding or miniature kaleidoscope origami. Tea bag folding originated in Holland. Credit for its origin is given to a woman named Tiny van der Plaas. Sitting at her table, worrying about a birthday card for her sister that she had forgotten to pick up, Tiny van der Plaas began folding the envelope that enclosed her tea bag. Learning Resource Centre Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is a term which is used in the United Kingdom to describe a type of library that exists within an educational setting such as Secondary Schools, Further Education Colleges and Universities. LRC can also stand for Library Resource Centre and in some cases Learning Resource Centre has been shortened to Learning Centre. Learning Resource Centres are similar to Hybrid library. Overview[edit] These centres contain traditional educational resources such as books, journals, software and audio/visual materials, but they also exist to promote electronic information resources. Examples of these are subscription electronic journals, databases, free websites and other web based resources.

School library School / College library. Researchers have demonstrated that school libraries have a positive impact on student achievement. More than 60 studies have been conducted in 19 U.S. states and one Canadian province. The major finding of these studies is that students with access to a well-supported school library media program with a qualified school library media specialist, scored higher on reading assessments regardless of their socio-economic statuses. In addition, a study conducted in Ohio[4] revealed that 99.4% of students surveyed believed that their school librarians and school library media programs helped them succeed in school.

Dewey Decimal Classification "Dewey Decimal" redirects here. It is not to be confused with duodecimal. The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), or Dewey Decimal System, is a proprietary library classification system first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876.[1] It has been revised and expanded through 23 major editions, the latest issued in 2011, and has grown from a four-page pamphlet in 1876 with fewer than 1,000 classes to a four volume set. It is also available in an abridged version suitable for smaller libraries. It is currently maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a library research center.

Library catalog Another view of the SML card catalog The card catalog was a familiar sight to library users for generations[vague], but it has been[when?] effectively replaced by the online public access catalog (OPAC). Some still refer to the online catalog as a "card catalog". Some libraries with OPAC access still have card catalogs on site, but these are now strictly a secondary resource and are seldom updated. Many of the libraries that have retained their physical card catalog post a sign advising the last year that the card catalog was updated.

Librarian Library confusion in Australia, 1952 A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library, and may hold a degree in librarianship (known either as library science or library and information science). Duties and functions[edit] History[edit] 1971 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade. The world population increased by 2.1% this year; the highest it ever did in history.[1] Events[edit] January[edit] February[edit] March[edit] Alan Garner Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. His work is firmly rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire dialect. Biography[edit]

Leon Garfield Leon Garfield FRSL (14 July 1921 – 2 June 1996) was a British writer of fiction. He is best known for children's historical novels, though he also wrote for adults. He wrote more than thirty books and scripted Shakespeare: The Animated Tales for television. Life[edit] Garfield attended Brighton Grammar School (1932-1938) and went on to study art at Regent Street Polytechnic, but his studies were interrupted first by lack of funds for fees, then by the outbreak of World War II.[1] He married Lena Leah Davies in April, 1941, at Golders Green Synagogue but they separated after only a few months.[1] For his service in the war he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Enid Blyton Blyton's work became increasingly controversial among literary critics, teachers and parents from the 1950s onwards, because of the alleged unchallenging nature of her writing and the themes of her books, particularly the Noddy series. Some libraries and schools banned her works, which the BBC had refused to broadcast from the 1930s until the 1950s because they were perceived to lack literary merit. Her books have been criticised as being elitist, sexist, racist, xenophobic and at odds with the more liberal environment emerging in contemporary post-war Britain, but they have continued to be bestsellers since her death in 1968. Early life and education[edit] Enid Blyton was born on 11 August 1897 in East Dulwich, London, England, the eldest of three children, to Thomas Carey Blyton (1870–1920), a cutlery salesman, and his wife Theresa Mary Harrison Blyton (1874–1950). Early writing career[edit]

The Enchanted Castle The Enchanted Castle is a children's fantasy novel by Edith Nesbit first published in 1907. Plot summary[edit] The enchanted castle of the title is a country estate in the West Country seen through the eyes of three children, Gerald, James and Kathleen, who discover it while exploring during the school holidays. The lake, groves and marble statues, with white towers and turrets in the distance, make a fairy-tale setting, and then in the middle of the maze in the rose garden they find a sleeping fairy-tale princess. The "princess" tells them that the castle is full of magic, and they almost believe her.

The Phoenix and the Carpet Plot summary[edit] This middle volume of the trilogy that begins with Five Children and It and concludes with The Story of the Amulet deviates somewhat from the other two because the Psammead is mentioned only briefly, and because in this volume the five children live with both their parents in the family home in London. In both the other volumes circumstances have forced the children to spend protracted periods away from their home and their father. It develops that this is a magic carpet that can transport the children anywhere they wish in the present time, although it is capable of satisfying only three wishes a day. Accompanied by the Phoenix, the children have exotic adventures. There is one moment of terror when the youngest, the baby known as the Lamb, crawls onto the carpet, babbles incoherently and vanishes, but fortunately, it turns out that the Lamb only desires to be with his mother.