OHMS Library Newsletter

Inform Integrate Inspire | Fall 2015

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” -- Unknown

Small Steps Towards a Learning Commons

The big news this fall was the changes made in the library space. Take a look below at some Before and After photos!
Library Renovation Fall 2015

Lessons & Learning

6th Grade Library Orientation

New Oak Hill students were introduced to their new library!

6th Grade Geography Vocabulary

Students created a crowdsourced visual dictionary on geography terms and even wrote a little ditty to help them remember.

ELL Library Orientation

ELL students learned how to find books in the library and spent some time discovering genres and sharing.

6th Grade Human / Environment Interaction

Students used the new Google Drive tool LucidChart to map their notes.

6th Grade Lunar Calendars

Students researched how a lunar calendar is different from our solar calendar.

What are our students reading?

Top 25 Book Checkouts

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Did You Know . . ?

Every holiday season, the Newton Free Public Library creates a fantastic list of great reads for middle schoolers? Books make great gifts!

A Gift for Reading

Resource Spotlight

Sharing and Saving Gale Database Articles to your Google Drive!

Your (and your students') Newton Google account and the library's Gale Databases have recently created a great partnership. Now, you can save an article straight into your Google Drive or send an article to your Google Classroom account. Easy to share, save, and use.

To learn more, read about it here.

Quick Facts

  • Hosted 3 Parent Coffees

  • Hosted Peer Leader Training

  • Hosted Middle School Social/Emotional Parent Meeting

  • Hosted Mentors and New Staff Meeting

  • 1433 book checkouts

  • 1156 Macbook Air checkouts

Librarian Activity

  • Currently Updating Fiction Collection

  • Attended 6-1 Field trip to Blue Hills Reservation

  • Attended Content Facilitators meetings

  • Attended District Librarian meeting on the Massachusetts eBook Program

  • Attended MS Librarian GLD meetings

  • Led OH Staff Meeting for Project Teams

  • Attended and Presented at the American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Columbus, OH

  • Attended one PTO meeting

The Oak Hill Middle School Library

Laura Beals D'Elia, Library Teacher