Lawrence Middle School Library
October Issue Number 41
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15
How to wear your mask correctly
Quote of the Week
Stock Your Classroom for Back-to-School !! Check out We Are Teachers & win BIG !!
These teacher desk organization tips are easy to implement and will help you control the clutter! With a range of solutions, you’re sure to find one that will help keep you sane.
TED partnered with The Mujerista to curate a playlist of their favorite TED Talks by Hispanic and Latinx speakers. For this list, they featured talks covering a diverse range of ideas from identity and personal growth to politics and immigration.
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.
Find engaging media and integrated activities, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Cool stuff ... Check this out !!
Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and alternatives to the holiday have been proposed since the 70s including Indigenous Peoples' Day, celebrated in some U.S. states. Check out History.com and make up your own mind.
Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more. Check this out !!
This takes five minutes and can be a great back-to-school activity or something to do after a holiday break to build a sense of community and get kids ready to learn again.
You don’t have to spend money to motivate or incentivize your students. Instead, use our printable classroom coupons! With so many choices, you’ll have a coupon for any occasion.
Agent of Change - NASA Astronaut Dr. Ellen Ochoa
Selected by NASA in 1990, Ellen Ochoa became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut in 1991. A mission specialist and flight engineer, Ochoa is a veteran of four space flights, logging more than 950 hours in space.
Banned Books Week began after the 1982 Island Trees School District v. Pico Supreme Court case, which ruled that school officials cannot ban books in libraries simply because of their content.
Bookriot suggests there is value in returning to these books as adults. To remind “ourselves what it’s like to be a kid, gain a different perspective on the world, and to expand our understanding of different experiences and communities.”
“I’m finished! What do I do now?” There’s nothing worse than having a speedy student who doesn’t have anything else productive to do. Use this big list of fun, engaging fast finisher activities to keep your students on track and in the zone.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with festivals and community events recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.
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
Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.
Encyclopedia Britannica brings you this day in history. Check out the option to find out what happened in history on your birthday.
Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist which simplify the entire process.
- Select a quiet place to study.
- Don't wait until the last minute.
- Use your daily planner for assignments.
- Dedicate a space for every class in your book bag.
- Stay organized throughout the year.
- Make study cards.
- Make your own study guide.
- Talk about assignments with friends.
- If you are struggling, ask for help.
- Make academics a focus in your life.
Something for Everyone
So many of us spend our days just running from moment to moment. We are busy, have demands coming from several different areas of life, and simply don’t feel like there is time to stop and smell the roses.
10 Simple Things You Should Do Right Now Because Life Is Just Too Short - Those words as you know could not be any more truthful. Life is short, very short and we should truly make the best of it.
Strength training is key to living a fit life, and we are here to help you master the fundamentals. This is a 15-minute workout we designed for beginners, but anyone will benefit from this full-body sweat session.
It’s in your Google Waffle - adding Lawrence Public Schools, Nassau BOCES School Library System & your Peninsula Library Card
Sora is found on your chrome books in your Google waffle.
(It is the very last icon)
Click on the Green button which says Find My School - Sign in
using Lawrence School District 195 Broadway Lawrence NY USA
(Lawrence Elementary/Middle School)
Click on your lawrence.org email and BAM !!
You are in! You can now download ebooks & audiobooks to your Chromebook
Adding Your Peninsula Public Library Card & Nassau BOCES School Library System
In Sora, there are three lines in the upper right corner (the hamburger)
Click on ‘Add a Library’
In ‘Find Your Library’, type in Peninsula Public Library
It should display as 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY
Click on green button This is my library
Do it all over again this time type in Nassau BOCES School Library System
You do not need a library card to borrow from Lawrence School District or Nassau BOCES School Library System
You are now able to search & borrow from all three virtual libraries!
You must have a library card to borrow from Peninsula Public Library