FHS LIBRARY NEWSBLAST JUNE 2017

E. Frank Bayer, LMS

Welcome to June, final countdown to summer, regents prep, exams, pressure, and then relaxation!

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Coumba Greeve, one of our graduating seniors, who has albinism, will be participating in

Dandria Forrest International Albinism Awareness Day Charity Fashion Presentation

on June 13th at Beautique Lounge, NYC.to raise funds for the Salif Keita Global Foundation. Tickets for the event may be purchased on Eventbrite.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month!

LGBTQ Month is celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC. Teachers, Check Your Texts, an article in Teaching Tolerance's blog, is filled with ideas about how to incorporate both Asian Pacific American individuals who are LGBTQ into your curriculum with references to booklists and articles for both English and Social Studies classes. ThinkB4YouSpeak lesson plan and teaching guide was specifically created by GLSNET to raise student awareness about expressions commonly used like "That's so gay." Next time you hear someone use the phrase, be prepared with a teachable moment.
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Teachers, encourage your students to read by checking out the booklists posted on summerreading.org or nycreads365. We have many of the books in our collection or you may borrow them from your local public library. Better yet, create a shopping bag of books you plan to read over the summer and challenge your students to create their own tote bag of books. Let's create a culture of reading in this school.
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Star Wars Appeared for the First Time in the New York Times on May 25, 2017

Picture Credit NY TIMES, To tie in with the anniversary of Star Wars, the NYTimes published a lesson plan for Teaching "Star Wars with the NY Times." Included are creative ideas for teaching Shakespeare, History, Physics, Art and Math. Don't forget the Learning Network for other ideas throughout the year, including vocabulary building, writing prompts and more. Have students enter the opinion poll and answer the question: "What do you want to read this summer." Let me know their answers and I will post them on the bulletin board in the library.