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PSJA Early College High School

LITERACY STAR OF THE MONTH!

Mrs. Nyrma Perez is this six weeks Literacy Star of the Month.. Ms. Perez builds reading into her daily routine with her students..Literacy Star of the Month celebrates teachers who work hard to improve and promote literacy. Each month, we select a teacher to feature in our newsletter. The selected teacher wins a Barnes & Noble gift card.. Thank you Ms. Perez for engaging your students in literacy and to ensure that they foster a love of reading... #BEARSREAD
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CULTIVATING A LOVE OF READING.... CHANGE THE WORLD.....

Celebrating the power of reading in the library... This six weeks our main focus was to pay close attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging our students to grab a book, and find a good book to read! Empowering our students to select a book they want to read and creating a school-wide reading culture so that our students see how important reading is.. Our library setup several displays with the arrival of all our new books to attract our students to a good book , and during lunch students were encouraged to read while they waited for the bell.

#BEARSREAD (AASL)The library encourages students to read a variety of literature for information and pleasure. The library provides access to physical and virtual collections of high quality, current resources in a variety of formats

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BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK - DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

Blind Date with a Book is a mystery.... books are wrapped and tagged with a QR code with clues. The books selected are a wide range of popular genres, everything from mystery, romance, classics , horror, adventure, science fiction to young adult..Our students had so much fun unwrapping a book to read...As of the first week the books were setup on a display shelf more then half of the books had been taken, it was a joy to listen to the students talk about the book they selected and return back within two days to look for another book... Our blind date with a book was a huge success!!

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Book Testing Etiquette

I'm constantly looking for great ways to share books with our students -- ways that get as many books as possible into their hands, giving them lots of choices. This six weeks our library hosted a book testing event. Students were exposed to different kinds of books. Book Tasting is a great way to expose students to different genres and to get them engaged and excited about reading.(AASL) Reading – School library programs promote reading as an essential skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment which are essential skills for college, career, and community
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TSI READY IN THE LIBRARY!

Teachers have been bringing classes to the library to have their students review for the TSI exam. With TERC (Testing & Education Reference Center), students can create accounts and practice taking the three sections of the TSI test. Come by the library if you'd like to bring in your classes to use any of our resources available through MackinVia. (AASL) Our library provides and advocates for equitable access to collection tools using digital resources, programming, and services in support of the school district’s strategic vision.

MACKINVIA PREPARES STUDENTS FOR STAAR TESTS

Testing & Education Reference Center is just another valuable online tool used to prepare students for the upcoming STAAR tests...These resources are available to all students , teachers and parents.. This six weeks several teachers have been bringing in classes to the library to have their students review for the STAAR test using MackinVIA.. Students are getting to feel more confident ... Teachers we still have more slots available stop by the library if you'd like to bring in your classes to receive training on how to register your classes to use our resources available in MackinVia.. (AASL) Our library supports balanced perspectives through resources and learning opportunities by: Providing a comprehensive variety of resources.

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Book Buddies in the Library

To keep students motivated to reading the library is offering a little motivation. For every book students checkout to read and test they get a chance to win some pretty nice prizes, an Ipad mini , eReaders , letterman jackets , famous Bear mug and a nice school Backpack . Here are the winners for this six weeks.... Michelle Perez wins the ipad , Ricardo Hernandez a Bear Mug , Mizleth Guzman Gift Card , Edwin Candelas Letterman Jacket . Great job students!
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Book Club is currently reading .........

FIVE FEET APART

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness.
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Battle of the Books Team

I would like to congratulate our Battle of the Books team for placing 2nd at our7th Annual Battle of the Books Competition, our students represented PSJA Early College High School very well , all the time spent during their lunch time reading each novel showed how well they knew each novel. Team members are Kaylah Tijerina , Ariana Lazo ,Andrea Melchor

and Angela Monsivias

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Upcoming Events......

Lunch and Learn - Training for teachers with latest tech tools (AASL) The school library offers purposeful professional development that is aligned to the needs of the learning community

Google Classroom- checking on growth stop by to sign up your class

Go Formative- let's go paperless on testing, this is a great program to have your students take test online.

Student projects Training- let's try something new when working on a project . Stop by the library for dates on Lunch and Learn with Adobe Spark

Completing your Capstone Project -All seniors working on a capstone project .... stop by the library during your off period , during lunch and after school for help with completing your research paper.