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Happy Spring!!

Books Due Week of 3/21

Classes Scheduled This Week:

None


Check the DATA Library Calendar on our library web site and use the Request Library Time form to reserve your spot.

The Library 411

Imagination Station - Automata

We'll be creating Automata this week. You are welcome to come by and participate. It's a great way to connect with students.


Just a reminder to talk up our Imagination Station with your students. Aside from the creative aspects, it's such a great opportunity for students to connect and make new friends. If you have some students who need a place to fit in, encourage them to come and check it out.


We'd also love to get your "trash" in the form of corks, shoe boxes, paper rolls, packing materials (no peanuts), coated wire, and twist ties.

Poetry Pageant

If you have writers or students with the poetry bug in your classes, please encourage them to participate in our poetry contest. We would love to generate some enthusiasm for this event.

Election Resources

If you're thinking about incorporating the presidential election into your lessons, here are a few good resources.


Developing & Discussing Diverse Political Views in the Classroom


PBS provides lots of resources to explain the process as well as interactive maps and even lesson plans - PBS Election Central, PBS election Lesson Plans


Library of Congress - Party System


Our GALE database runs the gamut, but includes articles from Scholastic student readers -

GALE Resources in Context (password: ven_log) Search "U.S. elections" and narrow by source.

Lighthouse Love

If you'd like to be entered in the drawing for reading the Lighthouse, email me with the phrase: "The Litehous maked me smart."

Netbook News

Spring Break Storage and Home Room

Each of the next 2 weeks before break, we'll be using Tech Tuesday to cover what's coming up as follows:

Tues., 3/22 - ID tag checks, proper in room storage

End-of-Year NB Collection - 8th Grade

Because the Magic Mountain trip falls on 5/19, which was slated to be our first collection day, we will need to begin collecting 8th grade computers on 5/18.