News from the Learning Commons
ALL Books Due before Winter Break
If you or your team WANTS to use your iPads more but need an Intervention (basic setup tips, troubleshooting, basic app recommendations, etc.) please let me know and we can schedule a time for this. I am happy to help!
Polar Express Day
Tumble Books: Chanukah Noel; Eight Winter Nights; Olive, the Other Reindeer; Light in the Darkness; T'was the Night Before Christmas
Overdrive: Several picture and chapter books but limited to a single checkout.
Follett (please OPEN these books, but do not checkout!): Nonfiction holiday books; Christmas is Coming; Night Before Christmas; Tacky's Christmas; Feliz Navidad, Gus; The Polar Express; Small, medium & large; Santa's Secrets Revealed; and more...
Book Flix: Book pairs for Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanza
Epic: Too many to list, including Read to Me and Spanish titles
Explorer Space News
McKinney Education Foundation Grant
Future Explorer Challenges
Read an E-Book
Students can use any iPad in the LC to access Epic (one of my new favorite apps). There are also at least 6 iPads specifically reserved (and locked on) for E-Book reading using the Epic app. Feel free to send kids to read, or send a small group to read on these ANY time.
Complete the Hour of Code
Using Code.org/Learn kids can learn basic coding or computer programming skills. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Wish Tree or Letter to Santa
In the spirit of the holiday I added two fun creation choices. Please feel free to add your wish to our tree too!