Lawrence Middle School Library

September Issue Number 40

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Wear your Red, White & Blue on Friday September 10th in remembrance. Patriot Day on September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Each year Americans dedicate this day to remembering those who died and to the first responders who risked their own lives to save others.

Marking the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2021

Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 Victims in 'The Names' (video)

9/11 Lesson for Grades 6 - 12

The article and lesson are from 2019

9/11 on

Assorted video clips, photo galleries & information

Agent of Change

Cesar Chavez

Learn about the life and times of Cesar Chavez

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021 October 15th, 2021

Cesar Chavez - suitable for all grades

Cesar Chavez - American Civil Rights Activist | Mini Bio | BIO
Finding Cesar Chavez / 6-12

Jose Calderon has had a long history of connecting his academic work with community organizing, & so much more. In his TEDx talk, he tells his story about how Cesar Chavez gave him a moment that changed his life.

NEA Hispanic Heritage Month / K - 12

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.

Hispanic Heritage Month / K - 5

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with festivals and community events recognizing the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.

NPS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Article & Video from the National Park Service - good stuff - Check it out !!

1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide

Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September.

13 Teaching Hacks

Tips to Make a Teacher's Life Easier

5 ELA Projects For Building Relationships

Here are five ideas for projects you can do over the course of the first month that help you get to know your kiddos AND move the needle on ELA skills and introducing classroom activities.

Interactive Resources for Upper School

Explore the wide range of interactive lessons available to students and teachers on PBS LearningMedia.

Recursos de PreK-12

Los maestros, los estudiantes y las familias se están preparando para un nuevo año escolar, y el equipo creador de las lecciones y los educadores de PBS LearningMedia se han unido para seleccionar una colección especial de recursos.

4 Back to School Read Alouds for Upper Elementary

Beginning the school year with a read aloud for older students is a great way to help calm their nerves and start the school year off with reading in mind!

Back to School Lessons for Early Elementary

Get ready for the start of school with some of favorite back-to-school resources! This collection features activities, video resources & lesson plans.

Printable Classroom Posters

Print and post a set of early childhood posters to support your young learners.

Teaching with Tunes

Discover new and fun ways to integrate music into lessons, routines, and activities to inspire everyday learning.

5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Feel Like Yourself Again

If you are feeling stressed, you are not alone. Many people, including teachers, are feeling stressed too!

20 Creative Back-to-School Hacks

Some are great, some are good. HS/MS learners check out #18

Find a book in Sora - It's in your Google waffle.

See the document below for directions.

Using SORA

It’s in your Google Waffle - adding Lawrence Public Schools, Nassau BOCES School Library System & your Peninsula Library Card


  • Sora is found on your chrome books in your Google waffle.

(It is the very last icon)

  • Click on the Green button which says Find My School - Sign in

using Lawrence School District 195 Broadway Lawrence NY USA

(Lawrence Elementary/Middle School)

  • Click on your email and BAM !!

You are in! You can now download ebooks & audiobooks to your Chromebook

Adding Your Peninsula Public Library Card & Nassau BOCES School Library System

  • In Sora, there are three lines in the upper right corner (the hamburger)

  • Click on ‘Add a Library’

  • In ‘Find Your Library’, type in Peninsula Public Library

  • It should display as 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY

  • Click on green button This is my library

  • Do it all over again this time type in Nassau BOCES School Library System

  • You do not need a library card to borrow from Lawrence School District or Nassau BOCES School Library System

  • You are now able to search & borrow from all three virtual libraries!

  • You must have a library card to borrow from Peninsula Public Library


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

Something for Everyone

😂 I Like Big Books 😂

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie
15 Facts About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, 60.6 million Hispanics make up the largest minority group in the U.S.To honor and pay tribute to all of the contributions Hispanic-Americans have given to the United States — and the world — we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Study Time

  1. Select a quiet place to study.
  2. Don't wait until the last minute.
  3. Use your daily planner for assignments.
  4. Dedicate a space for every class in your book bag.
  5. Stay organized throughout the year.
  6. Make study cards.
  7. Make your own study guide.
  8. Talk about assignments with friends.
  9. If you are struggling, ask for help.
  10. Make academics a focus in your life.

Issue # 40 Sept. 9 - Sept. 30