PSJA North Library
4th Six Weeks (Jan. 9 - Feb. 17)
PSJA High School Battle of the Books
The Battle of the Books competition took place on Jan. 19 at PSJA Southwest Early College High School. Teams from our district high schools competed against each other. Students were required to read a total of 6 books before the competition and familiarize themselves with important facts and details about each book. Questions were asked and students had the opportunity to answer random questions pertaining to each book. Our PSJA North team placed third in this years competition. Way to go Raiders!!!
Blind Date with a Book
Don't judge a book by its cover! Take a chance with our Blind Date selection on display. Students had a chance to view wrapped books of different genres with various hints written on the wrapping. They were then able to pick a wrapped book to enjoy on their blind date. Students will get a chance to book talk on how their blind date rated on a scale from 1 to 10.
Book in a Bag Project
Ms. Diana Cardenas English classes worked on a design and decorated a paper bag and filled it with 4-5 “props” related to their book. Props included items from the book that could be found around the house. They could also create props from materials they already had (paper, clay, etc.). It was important for students to use creativity in choosing their items. Students came to the library for help finding their books. Students also created a painting depicting the book jacket for extra credit.
Hamlet Theater Projects
After reading Hamlet, Mr. Gaytan and Mr. Jamison had their students build a Hamlet theater out of various materials. The projects came out beautifully!
Library Lovers' Month
The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books. It’s National Library Lover’s Month! Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures and untold history. Yes, they help us ace our research papers and provide a quiet space to study, but they do so much more. Come by and tell us why you love your library and take a survey to give us your feedback on our services.
Students learn by doing. Students at PSJA North are given the opportunity to explore, apply, practice, and confirm their learning through real-world examples. Instructional content guides students to ask and answer questions and provides immediate feedback, formative explanations, and model responses that help students deepen their understanding of the content. Students come to the library to login to Mackin Via and use Apex.