Lawrence Middle School Library

November Issue Number 43 V. 1

NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH & National Gratitude Month

Quote of the Week

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Teacher's Corner

Veterans Day

Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day | Veterans Day Facts for Kids

Veterans - Heroes in our Neighborhood

Veterans Heroes In Our Neighborhood - Read Aloud Books for Veterans Day - Bedtime Stories for Kids
Veterans Day lesson

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice.

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.

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.

TED-ed: The rise & fall of the Lakota Empire

Meet the Educator - Pekka Hämäläinen - TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.

Agent of Change

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo was appointed the new United States poet laureate in June 2019, and is the first Native American Poet Laureate in the history of the position. Harjo is a poet, musician, and playwright. Check out this link to learn more about this poet!

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.

Math at the Core: Middle School

Find engaging media and integrated activities, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Cool stuff ... Check this out !!

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE BLOG

Lessons from Liz LaRosa an Upper School Science Teacher at The Peck School a K-8 school in Morristown, NJ. She has been teaching science since 1996. Check her out it's FREE :)

Social Studies

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more. Check this out !!

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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$40,000 in Teacher Prizes

Stock Your Classroom for Back-to-School !! Check out We Are Teachers & win BIG !!

The Big List of Fast Finisher Activities

“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.

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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 Tutor.com

SORA - Find a book in the LMS Virtual Library

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

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.

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.

16 Banned Books to Read Before 12th Grade

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.

15 YA Books You Should Be Reading Right Now

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.”

✏️ 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

Fun For Everyone

😎 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.

8 Mindfulness Habits You Can Practice Everyday

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.

Mindfulness Meditation for Kids

5 Minutes Guided Meditation for Children

Life Is Just Too Short

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.

Simple Home Workouts

For days when you don't feel like going to the gym or gearing up for an outdoor workout like running or biking, make it simple with these at-home cardio workouts.

WNET Education

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

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Issue # 43 V. 1 - Nov. 1 - Nov. 15