Dan Mills Library News

February 5, 2016

Center for Latin American Studies

Did you know that Vanderbilt University has the Center for Latin American Studies?

I just found out about it at my librarian PD this week! They offer books, lesson plans, multimedia materials and other resources to help teachers incorporate Latin American content into their classrooms. They also sponsor the Américas Book Award.

They are DYING to loan these items to schools! I've already ordered a cultural artifact box for the third grade South America unit! Here’s a few links:

Lending Library (to check out books & materials)

Américas Award / winners & info

For help & questions contact lisa.finelli@vanderbilt.edu

Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is February 8th

Here’s a few links to check out



15 craft ideas from KidworldCitizen

February is...

February is Bake for Family Fun Month (you can drop off your results to the library for me to taste!)

Feb 8: Mary Queen of Scots Beheaded (1587) Link to learn

Feb 9: Read in the Bathtub Day (I’ve had those books returned…it is not pretty)

Feb 10: National Have a Brownie Day (Well, if I must!)

Feb 11: Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk Day (Do your students know what that means?)

Feb 12: Mattel announces Barbie & Ken breakup (2004) Barbie must see video link