WTMS Library News
Promoting Literacy at Home
- Teens love choice. Let your teen pick books that interest them.
- Talk to your teen about what they're reading.
- Listen to audiobooks in the car together.
- Model reading for them! Go to the library together to pick out books.
- Encourage teens to write.
- Read books that have been adapted for the screen then watch together.
Books @ the Movies: Watch Adaptations of Novels
Check out a copy of these titles then watch the adaptation - which did you like better?
Bookish Things to Do Together
Make food inspired by novels!
- Butterbeer from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Croque-Monsieur from Anna and the French Kiss
- Bread from The Hunger Games
- Blueberry Pie from Charlotte's Web
November 7-13: International Games Week
Playing games helps students develop computational thinking:
- Decomposition: taking a problem and breaking it down into a series of smaller, more manageable parts
- Pattern Recognition: looking at parts for similarities between and within other problems
- Abstraction: Focusing on the important details whilst ignoring irrelevant information
- Generalization: looking for solutions to other problems and adapting them to solve new problems
- Algorithms: simple steps or rules to solve each of the smaller problems
- Evaluation: analyzing solutions to look for improvements
Watch the WTMS Library Schoology group for printable games to try at home. Try playing an online escape room together.
School & Public Library Partnerships
Did you know that the Saint Paul Public Library offers homework help for students of all ages?
Students can take the city bus to the Rice Street Library or any public library branch for in-person help for students of ALL ages or log in using their LibraryGo card for online help.
Learn more here.
Saint Paul Public Library Homework Centers
Reading Online: LibraryGo Card
Student can access digital materials from the St. Paul Public Libraries including eBooks, audiobooks, and databases using their LibraryGo cards. Additionally, students may borrow up to 10 physical items from any SPPL branch.
If you have questions please email Stephanie Krajicek (firstname.lastname@example.org).