News for the week of Monday, December 10

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. This week's visitors include the PLUS classes, Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Mock, Mrs. Michaelson, Mrs. Lloyd, Ms. Fracasso, Ms. Mercer-Curtis, National Honor Society tutors, and Fiction Addiction.

Please send a note ASAP if your plans have changed. Thank you!

On Display this Week in the LMC

Holiday books include classics like The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum as well as contemporary titles like Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. There's also short nonfiction like Jim Murphy's Truce, which "tells the story of the December 25, 1914 truce between German and British soldiers as they laid down their weapons and met in No Man's Land to celebrate Christmas."

Orca Book Publishers specialize in fiction with teen content written at an easier reading level. We have several dozen new Orca titles including Seven the Series. "When David McLean, beloved grandfather and avid adventurer, dies at the age of 92, his very unusual will outlines the seven tasks he has set for his seven grandsons...from the top of Kilimanjaro to the bottom of the Mediterranean."

Harold Bloom, Eli Pariser, Daniel Pink, and Neil deGrasse Tyson are just a few of the authors whose works touch varied content areas and are consistent with the ELA Common Core exemplars. Find a chapter to complement a lesson, or offer extra credit for winter break reading.
All book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

Website of the Week

"TED is a remarkable Website sharing ideas from the world's most innovative thinkers and experts related to technology, entertainment, design, business, science, and global issues. Watch, listen to, learn, discuss and spread TED."--AASL Top 25 Websites 2010.

The link below from 2011 is one of my favorites.

Quiet Zone Rules Continue Dec. 10-21

The alternating-day schedule continues for all study halls (check our Edline page). Please make sure there's a really good reason for writing passes this month to help us control the number of visitors here just to be social butterflies. Many students have been working off their fines (dusting shelves, hanging up bulletin boards, etc.) to be able to visit.