Media Center Memo

September 2015

SUPPORT YOUR CURRICULUM WITH NEW BOOKS!

Narrative Nonfiction

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show on Earth


Biographies

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Chris Kyle

Harper Lee

Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took On the World

The Making of a Navy Seal: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best

The Courage to Compete: Living with Cerebral Palsy and Following my Dreams


Disasters

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

The Waco Standoff

The Titanic


Argumentative/Viewpoints

Genetically Modified Foods

Organ and Body Donation

The Vaccination Debate

Processed Foods

Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports

High Pressure Youth Sports

Concussions in Sports


War

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust

World War I

World War II: Espionage

World War II: Leaders and Generals

The Tuskegee Airmen

Native American Code Talkers

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War


Inventions

How the Printing Press Changed History

How the Toilet Changed History

How the Refrigerator Changed History


Science

The Mystery of Life: How Nothing Became Everything


Professional

Unjournaling: Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Introspective or Boring


Fun Reads

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness

BMX Street

JUST DEW IT!

Stop by after our Subway lunch and JUST DEW IT! (Or Coke it. Or Dr. Pepper It. You can go all out and even water it. )

APP REQUESTS DUE!

Don't forget--if you have any app requests for the iPads, they need to be submitted by the end of each month. DEADLINE is Wednesday, September 30!

Lab Checkouts

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be diligent about signing out laptops/iPads. I need your name, hour and date at the top of EACH sheet so I don't have to play detective if there's an issue with a number. (Would you accept a paper without a student's name on top?) :) If you have a sign-out system in your classroom, that's fine unless it becomes a problem. Thank you! The accountability and tracking should help cut down on laptop issues.

Questions? Requests? Tech problems? Research units? Please let me know how I can help!