Lawrence Middle School Library

November Issue Number 44 V. 2


Quote of the Week

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Teacher's Corner

Some Holiday Read Alouds for the younger crowd

Thanksgiving 2021

Did you know? Lobster, seal and swans were on the Pilgrims' menu. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2021 occurs on Thursday, November 25. Check out this article for more info on this national holiday.

Check out Britannica - Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving Day, an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.Find Britannica in our School Library Databases in our Lawrence Bookmarks. Username & Password = broadway.

Hanukkah begins November 28, 2021

Hanukkah, which means ‘dedication’ in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games, and gifts.

13 Important Native Americans

13 Important Native Americans You Didn't Learn About in School. These indigenous peoples are worth honoring this Native American heritage month.

A return to Roots

A rare and intimate look at New York’s Mohawk tribe and their fight to restore their culture.

Native American Heritage Month PBS

Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.

Agent of Change

Maria Tallchief

At the age of 17, Maria Tallchief moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of becoming a dancer. Learn more about her here.

Maria Tallchief Tribute
Native American Virtual Field Trips Pre K - 12

These live and interactive programs led by a museum educator focus on specific topics in Indigenous histories, cultures, and contemporary lives. Virtual field trips are FREE, but advance registration is required. All programs are conducted over Zoom.

A very cool Ted Talk

Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- but Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.

Open Resources for Math

The Top-Rated Open Up Resources 6–8 Math Curriculum Just Got Better - for teachers, families & students.

Cool classroom ideas

From We Are Teachers - This is where the teaching magic happens. These classroom ideas, teaching strategies, and actionable tips from brilliant teachers will inspire you, answer your burning questions, and help you be the best teacher you can be!

It's Lit !! Check it out !!

It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read.

SCIENCE is for everyone

Daily Dos are sense-making tasks teachers and parents can use to engage their students in authentic, relevant science learning.

10 Best Social Studies Tools for Middle School

Common Sense Media has curated some of our top-rated social studies tools that help students peel back the layers of society and history, and inspire them to imagine and win a more equitable world.

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5 Reasons to Use Commercials in World Language Classes

Using commercials with storylines in the target language is a fun way to immerse students in the culture they’re studying.

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SORA - Find a book in the LMS Virtual Library

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!


Taking Applications through November 30th

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Peninsula Public Library

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curb side pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from

Spotlight on Tumblebook Library Great for Grades K - 6 check it out

TumbleBook Library Find it in your Lawrence Bookmarks

TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

27 Picture Books to Celebrate Fall

Whether or not teaching about the change of seasons is in your curriculum, cozying up with a fall-themed read is one of our favorite ways to ring in the season. Here are 27 favorite fall books for kids.

✏️ Research ✏️

Access our School Library Databases using the link in our Lawrence Bookmarks on your ChromeBook or use the link offered here. Locate Lawrence Elementary/Middle School in the menu. The Username and Password = broadway

Something For Everyone

a ted talk to think about

The people of Palau -- a pristine ocean state made up of more than 300 islands in the western Pacific -- warmly welcome travelers to their home every year.

Self-Care A-Z Guide GoNoodle Style!

When you need a little pick-me-up or you’re feeling a little burned out, spell out a word, your first name, your kiddo’s name, any word that comes to mind— and incorporate the corresponding alphabetic tips into your week.

😎 Word of the Day 😎

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

📖 This Day in History 📖

Encyclopedia Britannica brings you this day in history. Check out the option to find out what happened in history on your birthday.

Top 10 Study Tips

It's never too early – or too late – to develop good study habits. The sooner you get into a good study groove, the easier everything will be and the more your chances of getting good marks will improve.

Secret Study Hacks

Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist which simplify the entire process.

WNET Education

Discover free at-home learning resources for grades preK-12

The importance of Presence

Food for thought from a Ted X talk given by kids.

Issue # 44 V. 2 - Nov. 16 - Nov. 30