News from the Learning Commons

November Edition- Happy Thanksgiving!

Save the Date! Scholastic Book Fair Comes to the Library

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 8am to Thursday, Dec. 17th, 3pm

Library Conference Room

Looking to do some holiday shopping? Come to the Scholastic Book Fair! Mention the code 'Libraries are Awesome' and receive 15% off your purchase. (Limited to Faculty and Staff Adults) Help support the Lower School Library!
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Thanksgiving Interactive

If you haven't seen Scholastic's The First Thanksgiving, it is worth taking a look at with your students. It is full of resources such as historical letters, photos and videos.

Ever wonder about cornucopias? Wonder no more! is a great site for students of all ages to learn more about everyday wonders. The site provides videos, pictures and even a vocabulary quiz. Great for individual work or whole group work on the Smartboard!

Looking for a video to share with your students? Learn360 has some Thanksgiving themed videos for all age groups. (Contact us for your log in information)

Padlet for Thanksgiving

Post Ideas- Gather Comments

Padlet is a back-channel tool that you can use on so many levels. Some ideas for Thanksgiving:

  • Use as a back-channel tool for class discussions or have students post questions while watching a video
  • Share what you are thankful for and post the Padlet to your onCampus page
  • Gather resources for your students
  • Use as a KWL chart (click on below example)

Read a Book Over Break!

Stop by and take a book home with you over Thanksgiving break. See below for some recommendations. Prefer an eBook but don't know how to access our OverDrive collection? Contact us for your information. (Lending periods for eBooks have been extended to 21 days to accommodate students reading over break)

HAVE A RECOMMENDATION? Add it to our Padlet - let staff know what you would recommend.

Check out our YA Section

When you go to a bookstore and you want a mystery- where do you go? To the Mystery Section! We have changed our YA section to reflect more of a book store model- books are grouped into genres. We hope that will help students to find books that meet their interest.
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