LEE Library

January 2020

Student & Class Usage

Some of the classes and groups served in the LEE Library in January:

  • Academic Literacy (all levels)

  • English IV Senior Research (all teachers)

Collaborative Instruction Highlights

Letters to Rose Presentation

Mrs. Rose Sherman Williams, a Holocaust survivor, spoke at LEE High School on the evening of January 8, 2020. She shared her story of determination and resilience with the LEE community. All in attendance had an opportunity to speak to Rose personally after the presentation and to take photos with her. An unforgettable evening that was made possible by Rose's generosity and the efforts of Robin Philbrick, a retired Johnson High School English teacher, who co-authored Rose's memoir titled Letters to Rose.

Holocaust Remembrance Week: January 27-31

LEE Library joined with the state of Texas in commemorating Holocaust Remembrance week the last week of January. Both nonfiction and fiction titles about the Holocaust were selected for a special display with the intention that these books would spark conversation about this important week.

Database Highlight: Teaching Books Adds New Instruct Section

The following is from NEISD Library Services: Teaching books has added a new Instruct area to their website. This allows teachers and librarians to easily connect to the standards across all subject areas as well as literacy connections to elements like author's purpose. Librarians might want to check out the Ready-to-Use activities>Interactive spaces>shelf talkers for ready to print out QR codes with links to videos from authors like Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, Dan Santat and Yuyi Morales. The Special Collections area includes links to over 400 Reader's Theater scripts for all ages. Sharing this resource with your teachers might be one of their favorite gifts all season!

Circulation Statistics

December 21, 2019 - January 31, 2020:

Total # of books checked out: 817

OverDrive (eBook and Audiobook): 55

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  • Twitter: @volslibrary
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