September Stuff

From the Library

Advisory Check Out

We are ready for your advisory class to come check out books! Some of you have already scheduled days to come each week. If you would like to bring your class in just once in a while or on a set schedule, let me know and we'll make it happen. Let's get a book in every backpack because you never know when the lights are going to go out!


If you would like suggestions for a book to read aloud with your students I have plenty to suggest. If you like surprises I can just put one in your mailbox, let me know.

Library Computers

We still do not have working computers in the library. We are waiting for electricity and internet to be installed, we don't have a timeline for this. Until these are up and running please don't send kids in to print or do research because they can't access anything. We will let you know as soon as this is resolved.

Lesson Ideas

  • September 17th is Constitution Day. Celebrate by participating in this poster contest!
  • Win the White House is an interactive, nonpartisan game that engages kids in the electoral process. Perfect for the upcoming election!
  • The Classroom Bookshelf is a blog all about books with engaging teaching ideas. I have a couple of copies of the book Pax if you're interested in any of the lessons to go along with it.
  • Letters about Literature is a reading and writing contest for students to enter with a letter about how a book has changed their life. Click below for the entry form.

JMS Library

The JMS library mission is to connect students and staff with high quality books and resources that will empower them to do their best work.