Lawrence Middle School Library

The December Super Smore - Issue Number 45

Get Ready !! Wednesday December 22 Ugly Sweater - Holiday Gear - Pajama Day :) Let’s have some FUN!!

Quote of the Week

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Teacher's Corner

Teach Financial Literacy in a Way That Stays With Them

Many of today’s students don’t have the financial literacy they need to navigate the modern world.The MassMutual Foundation and EVERFI have created an amazing financial education program for middle school and high school students, free of charge.

The Penpal Project - For grades 3-5

Twenty-five thousand U.S. third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade classes will each be matched with a partner class across the country with the goal of building friendships and understanding diverse perspectives.

Classroom Daily - from We Are Teachers

Teachers: use these daily prompts and questions in your morning meeting or when you need a brain break.

Never stop learning™. Come explore.

I picked the pandas for an opening page but really ... the live cams on this website cover animals, oceans, rescues and so much more. I strongly suggest you check it out and share whatever fits your need with the kiddos.

25 Cool Winter Videos For Kids To Watch on Snowy Days

When the temperature drops and chilly winds blow in, it’s the perfect time of year to stay inside and watch some videos! something here for every age and interest, but take time to preview videos to ensure they’re appropriate for your audience.

The Mega Holiday Giveaway

Enter to win gift cards, books, tech, and toys all month long!

Win a Classroom Library & an Author Visit!

Fill your classroom library and enter to win a special virtual author visit for your class! We’ve teamed up with Holiday House to put books on your classroom shelves for beginner readers in levels A-G.

An examination of teaching the holidays

Read the article and see what tweaks you might bring to your classroom when teaching 'the holidays this year.

Keyboarding Basics 💻 Choice Board

Help students develop basic 💻 keyboarding skills using fun online activities!

No Lab Access? No Problem - Online Science Experiments

With LabXchange, you don’t have to have a fancy lab to conduct fun and exciting science labs!

Agent of Change

Gitanjali Rao

This Colorado incredible fifteen year old teenager invented a mobile device to test for lead in drinking water, and was Time's Kid of the Year for 2020. Rao's used her ability to apply scientific ideas to real-world problems.

TIME's Kid of the Year, Gitanjali Rao, on Science, Education and a Problem Solving Mindset
28 of the Best Board Games for Kids 6-12

For indoor recess, centers, skill building, and fun!

30 Captivating Books to Read for Teens

There’s something so magical about books. You can escape reality, enrich your mind, and expand what you know about the world around you in just a few pages.

Check out the National Day Calendar

Some interesting and quirky holidays you can examine and explore.

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Taking Applications through December 3rd

📚 Peninsula Public Library 📚

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curbside pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from

SORA - Find a book in the LMS Virtual Library

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

Spotlight on E-Books - Find them in our Lawrence Bookmarks on Your Chromebook

TumbleBook Teens

TeenBookCloud - is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

TumbleBook Library Pre-K to Grade 6

TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

😍 Jan Brett 😍

Jan Brett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gingerbread Friends, The Three Snow Bears, and The Mitten, as well as many other classics. Check out her website for awesome activities to share with the kiddos.

😁 Dav Pilkey 😁

Dav Pilkey author of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series among many others has a fabulous FUN website. Check it out with the kiddos 👶

📚 Epic Reads 📚

Looking for your next great read? Check out Epic Reads. Includes Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

✏️ Research ✏️

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

Fun For Everyone

5 Minute Meditation

Stave off stress this holiday season with this short, guided meditation from our Just Sit Series, created by holistic health expert Lisa Hedley.

JUST SIT SERIES: A Meditation to Melt Holiday Stress
3 Meditations to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Meditation is a great way to help you refocus on what matters most this holiday season.

😎 Word of the Day 😎

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

📖 This Day in History 📖

Encyclopedia Britannica brings you this day in history. Check out the option to find out what happened in history on your birthday.

✏️ Top 10 Study Tips ✏️

It's never too early – or too late – to develop good study habits. The sooner you get into a good study groove, the easier everything will be and the more your chances of getting good marks will improve.

👀 Secret Study Hacks 👀

Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist which simplify the entire process.

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Turning in a Blank Google Document won't improve your grades - Be it Remote or In-Person learning

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Issue # 45 - Dec. 1 - Dec. 30