FZE Library News

January 2021

Happy New Year! Please read the newsletter below for some important announcements.

Mrs. Jamieson

Study Tips

Finals week is upon us and the second semester is almost here. Avoid burnout and stress and explore the study resources below! You got this!
How To Study Smarter, Not Harder - From How We Learn by Benedict Carey

Join a Reading Challenge through the Public Library

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Earn Badges and Prizes through Beanstack!

There are several challenges you can join in on to earn prizes from the public library. Students . . . log the Gateway books you are reading in the Award Nominees Challenge. Students and staff . . . I encourage you to sign up for the Read Woke Challenge which runs through February 28th. I signed up and am focusing on reading books celebrating diversity through this challenge over the next couple months! Sign up here!

Try Out This Month's STEM Challenge: Write a Review

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January STEM Challenge: Write a Review

Once again, we're taking a page from The New York Times' Learning Network contest playbook and challenging students to write an authentic review of a book, video game, podcast, tv show, fashion item, movie, play, etc. Check out The Times' contest page for all of the details. Here is the rubric the New York Times is using for this challenge.

Participants will be entered in a drawing in our library to win a $25 gift card!

Lit Loot for Lions Fundraiser

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Thank You for Your Support

The Lit Loot for Lions Subscription boxes were a big success! We have had over 50 students and staff sign up so far. This fundraiser is running until the end of the month, so if you haven't signed up yet, there is still time. Those who signed up before Christmas received a winter/holiday themed box and will receive two more boxes before the end of the school year, a spring one and a summer one. These subscribers do not need to sign up again and are already paid for the remainder of the year.

If you sign up for the first time now, you will receive two boxes before the end of the year: the spring box and the summer box. We will offer a discounted price: $10 for staff and $7 for students. Sign up here!

Just for Fun

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Collaborate on a Virtual Stickerboard

Add up to 250 "stickers" a day!

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