Lawrence Middle School Library

January - Issue Number 46

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Teacher's Corner

New York Times’ Best Children’s Books of 2021

Reviews & recommendations for all ages - birth through teens.

Check out these Prize Winning STEM Projects

Congratulations to the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists! Watch these amazing young scientists talk about their STEM projects.

Gamify your math class with Blooket (MS & HS)

If you haven’t used Blooket to gamify your math class yet, throw out your plans for the first twenty minutes of your class tomorrow and try this new platform to gamify your newest math lesson. You won’t be sorry.


GoNoodle®. Start Watching Now & Get Access to Hundreds of Videos! Loved By Kids & Teachers. A cool educational site. Check them out.

Silent E words & so much more for our younger learners

Oh, those pesky Silent E words. They’re one of the first big challenges for emergent readers. Whether you call it Silent E, Magic E, Sneaky E, or Super E, an E at the end of the word changes things in so many ways.

Agent of Change

Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen was a popular writer of young people around the world. He developed love for reading at a young age. When he got the first book issued from the library he went to the basement of his house and read it without a stop.

The legacy of author Gary Paulsen
Notable Author's who left us in 2021

As we close out 2021, we would like to honor those who have passed this year. We will continue to enjoy their talent and stories. They will be truly missed.

Spotlight on a School Database -

An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life. Enjoy over 1,500 complete book readings as well. A site well worth exploring.

10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens

Break out your air-pods, ear-buds or headphones and give your eyes a break from that screen. Take a walk or just kickback and listen to one of these great podcasts. Check them out !! You will be glad you did.

Kindness 2022

Download the new kindness calendar to practice kindness each day of 2022!

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30 Captivating Books to Read for Teens

There’s something so magical about books. You can escape reality, enrich your mind, and expand what you know about the world around you in just a few pages.

15 Books To Teach Kids About Mindfulness

Help students develop their social-emotional awareness.

📚 Peninsula Public Library 📚

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curbside pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from

SORA - Find a book in the LMS Virtual Library

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

Spotlight on E-Books - Find them in our Lawrence Bookmarks on Your Chromebook - Tumble Books & Teen Book Cloud

✏️ Research ✏️

Access our School Library Databases using the link in our Lawrence Bookmarks on your ChromeBook or use the link offered here. Locate Lawrence Elementary/Middle School in the menu. The Username and Password = broadway

📚 Epic Reads 📚

Looking for your next great read? Check out Epic Reads. Includes Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

😎 Word of the Day 😎

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

📖 This Day in History 📖

Encyclopedia Britannica brings you this day in history. Check out the option to find out what happened in history on your birthday.

Fun For Everyone

🎨 Google Arts & Culture 👨🏻‍🎨

Check out Google Arts & Culture site for amazing things to do and places to visit.

25 Cool Winter Videos For Kids To Watch on Snowy Days

When the temperature drops and chilly winds blow in, it’s the perfect time of year to stay inside and watch some videos! something here for every age and interest, but take time to preview videos to ensure they’re appropriate for your audience.

28 of the Best Board Games for Kids 6-12

For indoor recess, centers, skill building, and fun!

20 Really Cool and Useful Websites for Kids

Useful websites for kids must be engaging for children, and both safe and offering some educational value for parents to love them as well. Here are 20 sites are a bit more off the beaten and well-known path.

✏️ Top 10 Study Tips ✏️

It's never too early – or too late – to develop good study habits. The sooner you get into a good study groove, the easier everything will be and the more your chances of getting good marks will improve.

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