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Media Center Newsletter, Volume 7, February 2016

Hello!

In this edition, you will find information about February classes, Black History Month and the book fair. Thanks for reading!

Media Classes

2nd Grade

Lesson A: Thesaurus - learn all about the thesaurus and change up a familiar song with synonyms

3rd Grade

Love knot - we will read the book "Yoko's paper crane's" and students learn to make an origami love knot.

4th Grade

Bibliography Review: This lesson will build on the lesson Mrs. Hines is doing with your classes. We will learn how to create a citation by hand while also using easybib.com for a quick comparison. We will create a bibliography as a class using different resources.

5th Grade

Bibliography Review: This lesson will build on the lesson Mrs. Hines is doing with your classes. We will learn how to create a citation by hand while also using easybib.com for a quick comparison. We will create a bibliography as a class using different resources.
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Book Fair

The scholastic book fair will be taking place in the media center the week of February 22 - 26. Look out for a Sign Up Genius to sign up for a spot to bring your class. Otherwise, you may send students by themselves throughout the day to purchase. Reminder: students aren't allowed in the book fair without a parent before or after school. Happy shopping!
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Black History Month

February is black history month! In addition to resources available in the media center (on display), here are some links to enhance your classroom lessons or discussions**:


Videos:

List of Black History related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjnL2NSDUI6bxhLT7Dajl--XkzqUTC8EK

BrainPop:

brainpop.com (Jr. version can be accessed at the bottom of this page)

BrainPop and BrainPop, Jr.

username: brandonbee

password: student

Songs:

http://www.songsforteaching.com/africanamericanhistory.htm

eBooks-

Through MyBackpack access eBooks using the Search Term: Black History

Websites:

http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=706

http://www.pbs.org/parents/special/article-blackhistory-connectingkids.html


**Shout out to Mrs. Davis at the PC for putting together all of these resources for us!

Mac Cart/iPad Cart

The Mac Cart is currently not charging. I'm hoping to have someone out to take a look at it. In the meantime, you are welcome to take a few macs at a time with their chargers (Please just check them out with me). Unfortunately, the cart just isn't charging them. They will charge on their own with an outlet. I will keep you posted.


Just a reminder, we no longer have an iPad cart with a class set of iPads. All of the iPads have been distributed to homeroom classrooms.

NEW GALILEO PASSWORD (as of 1/5/16)

The current galileo password for students to access Galileo while at home is: reduce


They do not need a password while at school.