Peters Twp. Middle School Library
January 2016 Happenings
THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
Books Given by PTA Area Council in Honor of the School Board
This is just one of the great ways our PTA supports us.
Highlighted Library Lesson - Primary Sources with 7th Grade Social Studies
The students explored and analyzed several primary sources in the form of Revolutionary War songs. They worked in groups to interpret the meaning behind the lyrics using textual clues, and to evaluate the melody by listening to a sound recording. Once the students completed their analysis of the songs, they worked together to create their own Revolutionary War song by creating lyrics and putting them to the tune of current popular music.
This lesson allowed the students to interact with history in a new and fun way.
*See our students in action in the pictures below.
2016 Newbery, Caldecott Awards Honor Best Children's Books
There are some awesome book selections that won awards this year! This is a great list of books if you or your child is looking for a new and exciting read.
Upcoming February Dates to Know:
2/2 - Ms. Brown's (8th Grade) AR Due Date!
2/3 - Ms. McCue's AR Due Date!
2/4 - Ms. Mitchell's AR Due Date!
2/8-2/19 - Super fun event in the PTMS Library - more about this in the February Newsletter.
2/19 - 7th Grade AR Due Date!