Goals for the Year:
Know every 6th grade student and what they like to read!
Teach using as much art and poetry as possible.
Teach information fluency skills — 7th grade are you ready for everfi?
Support Research throughout the high school.
Write Poetry, Make Art, Play Music! Do the Math!
Weekly happenings — This week, picnic. Thursday night! Can’t wait.
This Spring the library supported the following classrooms (a sample):
* Ms. Ghaname’s 6th grade students in making their Eduglogs that challenge Middle Eastern Stereotypes;
* Mr. Sossa’s 9th grade in their research and their posting and creating an actual Libguide to support their research of São Paulo, Brazil;
* the seniors in their research of the School to Prison Pipeline;
* and the post-industrial cities research in Ms. Magrath’s room.
Next week — can’t wait! — working with Ms. Pirog delving into African history and the big Grab, using the ABC -CLIO databases.
Our seventh grade is using Everfi.com in the library to complete a unit on Cyberbullying! Yay! 7th grade!
And, How can I forget the Brownie club, or Fan fiction group! Thursday writers who are fanfantastic!
from His Dark Materials, Book Three:
In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with meltwater splashed and where doves and linnets flew among thee immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below.
The woods were full of sound: the stream between the rocks, the wind among the needles of the pine branches, the chitter of insects and the cries of small arboreal mammals, as well as the birdsong; and from time to time a stronger gust of wind would make one of the branches of a cedar or a fir move against another and groan like a cello.
I love winning books. Now @ http://davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com/ you can enter to win the latest Dennis Lehane novel, The Drop. I want to win so I can give it to my Principal who devours Lehane novels like I crunch and gobble almonds out of the freezer. Anyway, I get more chances the more I post to Social Media. If people are reading David Abrams blog, chances are they are all getting the same number of chances because they all post to social media. I feel that the playing field is level, more or less, but D. Abrams is getting more media. Which is fine. His blog really is good.