SSHS Library Newsletter
Winter Edition - 2018
What's New In the Library?
- Shipment #1 includes a myriad of popular, new fiction titles. There are also several poignant, non-fiction titles in this book order.
- Shipment #2 includes biographies and autobiographies that we purchased from a grant, to supplement our aged biography collection.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi
The Cruel Prince
by Holly Black
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future
by Ashlee Vance
There has never been a better time for students to complete research!
Recommended Websites for Teachers to Love
“The AllSides News Page curates daily news stories by topic categories and with left-center-right bias ratings. Issue searches include background articles” and much more. Great site for fighting fake news.
You and/or your students can easily create your own Android app at this site. Students could make an app to help practice skills they've learned. iOS platform support coming soon.
“provides multimedia science resources for secondary and college educators as well as students. Materials include short films, lectures, virtual labs, tutorials, apps, click-and-learns, and teacher guides.”
“create and publish fiction, non-fiction, comic books, picture books, how-to guides, and more. The free version allows each educator to store up to 40 digital books with text, audio, video, and illustration.”
For those of you who are interested in gamefying your classroom, you have to check out this site. Convert your lessons into epic adventures for your students.
This site offers free, professional development anytime, anywhere. This is a great community for finding current webinars and helpful resources for educators.
HOLIDAY TRIVIA QUIZ
Holiday Movie Trivia - All correct entries will be entered in a prize drawing.
- In A Charlie Brown Christmas, what winter recreation are the characters doing in the opening scene?
- In It's a Wonderful Life, what did George and his friends use as sleds?
- In Frosty the Snowman, what were Frosty's first words?
- In the movie Elf, what edible forest does Buddy pass through?
- In Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, what does the misfit squirt gun shoot?
- What is the name of the head elf in The Santa Clause?
- In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, who mistook the Grinch for Santa Claus?
- In Miracle on 34th Street, what does Susan teach Kris to do?
- In A Christmas Story, what does Ralphie want for Christmas?
- In what state does most of White Christmas take place?
(Entries must be emailed to Carol Forbes by 3:30 Friday, 12/14, to be eligible for the drawing.)