Lawrence Middle School Library

April Issue - Number 51

Special Notice for 8th Grade Parents

The date for the 8th grade graduation ceremony has been changed

from June 16th to June 22nd

Autism awareness Month 2022

With the autism diagnosis rate increasing fast, we take these 30 days to celebrate the differences of, learn more about and empower autistic individuals.

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30 Incredibly Successful People on the Autism Spectrum

While autism remains relatively misunderstood, one thing is for certain; those with autism are just as capable as anyone else in achieving incredible success.

Teacher's Corner

April Is National Poetry Month

30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

#3 Begin each day or class period with a new poem. Check out the site for more ideas !!

National Poetry Month

Brought to you by Reading Rockets - 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry.

Poem in your pocket day - April 29th

Celebrate by selecting a poem & carry it with you, share it with others throughout the day. Share on social media too #pocketpoem. Write a poem of your own or copy down your favorite to share. Join us in celebrating this fun literary day.

Poems by Reading Level

If you would like to select poems that are suitable for a given grade level, here are the poems currently on, organized by grade level. Covers grades K - 9.

Printable Poetry Worksheets

Can be used with Pre-k through 8. Check it out !!

printable Poetry Bookmarks

Printables to make your life easier 😁

Diverse Books in honor of diversity month

Within the last several years, the publishing world has been producing more profound and relevant diverse stories perfect for middle grade and young adult readers.

Free Printables - Assorted subjects & grades

Free printables and free downloads for your classroom! You won’t want to miss these free teacher resources that you and your students will love. Make your teacher life easier with these worksheets, rubrics, posters, crafts, and more.

Great Meal Kits and Delivery Services for Busy Teachers

Who has time to meal plan, grocery shop, put it all away, chop it all up, and cook after a long day at school? Meal delivery services to the rescue. Check them out to help make your evenings hassle free.

Agent of Change

The world needs all kinds of minds | Temple Grandin

Spotlight on a Database

Teen Health & Wellness

Locate it in your Lawrence Bookmarks under School Library Databases - The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support.

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SORA - Find a book in the LMS Virtual Library

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

Tumblebooks & Teen Book Cloud

Find great E-books for all ages in your Lawrence Bookmarks on your Chromebook (no password necessary) If you use this link please ask your teacher or Ms. Abby if you cannot remember it.

πŸ“š Reading Everyday πŸ“š

Let's read and grow together with 12 months of recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that promote diversity and inclusion.

πŸ“š Peninsula Public Library πŸ“š

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curbside 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

4 Conversations to Have with Older Kids and Teens About Their Screen Time Habits

Common Sense Media

Media use by tweens and teens has grown faster since the start of the pandemic than it did over the four years prior to the pandemic. So why not make the best of your family's media use?

Fun For Everyone

Spring Word Searches & Crossword Puzzles

Printable Spring Puzzles, Coloring Pages, and Worksheets

Spring Coloring pages

Gorgeous Spring coloring pages for kids and adults to color, including beautiful flowers, cute baby animals, Spring mandalas to color, rainy day pictures, and more!

10 Books To Read If Your Kids Love Encanto

Encanto is filled with gorgeous imagery, Latin American cultural references, and themes of family, expectations, and compassion. We pulled together a list of books that we think will appeal to all those Encanto fans out there. Give them a try!

Stories to Lift Your Spirit for Spring

Tell someone you love about your life through StoryCorps conversation, and preserve your stories for generations to come. You can record in person using the StoryCorps App, or remotely using StoryCorps Connect.

Random Acts of Kindness


πŸ“– This Day in History πŸ“–

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

😎 Word of the Day 😎

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

✏️ 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

Issue # 51 - April 1st - 30th