Emporia High Learning Commons
December 2015 Media Matters
Thanks for Recognizing Educators and Past and Present Veterans!
- Winners of the Library Veterans’ Day essay contest are Matthew Lane and Katelyn Stapp. Winners of the Veterans’ Day drawing are Cierra Hall, Dwight Indermuehle, and Mrs. DeDonder.
- Winners of the American Education Week essay contest comprise:
Second Place – Hailey Horn for praising Mr. Gene Wirsig
- Champions of the candy count include: First Place – Venessa Kunkel, Second Place – Tyrin Holman, Third Place – Mayra Cervantes, and Teachers Mrs. Roth & Mrs. Ritchie.
The correct answer is 202 candy pieces. Thank you to all the participants!
Visit the library for prizes and details.
International Games Day
Students participated in the annual International Games Day November 18, 2015, hosted in the EHS Learning Commons. A variety of games were provided including traditional board and card games like checkers and Battleship as well as untraditional games like Mario Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii and the massively multiplayer online game Agar.io. Additionally, students were welcome to make their own dream catcher as part of a MakerSpace project to celebrate the event.
Refreshments were provided and many students enjoyed the afternoon with crafts, games, and friends. Enjoy memorable photos capturing students in action.
Recycled Reads Make a Difference - Donate Games and Books
Twelve Days of Reading
Sample celebration days include:
- Chocolate Day - December 24 - In 2013, the world consumed 70,000 tons more chocolate than it produced.
- National Bread Day - December 22 - One internet poll found that 38 percent of people give away their fruitcake, rather than eat it.
- Go Caroling Day - December 20 - Like many Christmas traditions, caroling was originally a pagan practice which was adopted by Christianity in the 14th century and accompanied by dancing.
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Wikimedia becomes a Learning Vehicle
Love to Teach
If you love teaching and hate poverty, make time to read and share this LOVE TEACH article.
The article "Educating Students who live in Poverty" offers research-based support for educators and parents. "What You Can Do for Students Living in Poverty" provides realistic tips dealing with less than fortunate students.
Unleash your Inner Genius
"Geniuses keep journals…we’re ALL geniuses we just need to get organized! Find tips, tools, and techniques to track and build upon your curiosity, learning, and ideas. Whatever your interest, whatever your talent, the library supports it."
"Seeing is Believing!"
Future STEM Jobs
Connect with the Learning Commons through Social Media
Visit us! Follow us on Twitter @ EHSLibrary2. If you have questions, contact us anytime @firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy the EHS library's Pinterest page for staff picks, resources, and even some library humor.
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