Harry Potter Online - Cyclone style
Your teachers have gotten together for something magical! A number of us have gathered online to record a read-aloud of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Why did we start with the second book? That's easy: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter himself) and others have joined forces to read the first book aloud.
We thought we'd step it up and perform a fully dramatized version of book 2! Thanks to Google Meet, we are able to record full-cast readings of the book for your enjoyment.
Check out some screenshots below!
Harry Potter Week Online - Student work
Harry Potter Student Website
One of our students, Ari, created an online Harry Potter experience you don't want to miss! Check out his Google Site by clicking here, or clicking on the image below.
Harry Potter Meme contest
Can you make a good Harry Potter meme? If so, click here to learn about trying out the Harry Potter meme contest! Choose an image from the Harry Potter films and use brief text to make a joke!
Bonus kudos if your meme is Harry Potter and Smith related! Here's the Padlet where memes will be posted. (All posts will require approval.)
Want to get sorted into a house? Click here to take a quiz on Buzzfeed to figure out which house you'd be sorted into. Then, submit your house info in the Google Form below!
New Library Page Setup
I can't believe we're facing this situation. I'm glad we're taking these precautions, but I do miss the library and your energy. In order to support all learning and creative pursuits but not overwhelm with all the resources out there, I've decided to quickly reset the library page. Click here to watch a video that explains how to navigate the website.
Along the side, you'll see 5 options with 5-6 curated links and a living Deep Dive document with additional resources:
- Read - eBooks, audiobooks, webcomics, resources to find good books
- Research - all of your informational needs
- Write - tools to help you write
- Create - Code, tinker, design, draw!
- Share - ways for you to share your creative pursuits, book talks, book recommendations, etc.
Library Live Online
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:00
During the week of extended learning, I'll be available to help find resources, recommend books, chat about books, and offer any kind of support needed. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Live Stream + Live Hours
Follow #WhatchaReadinWednesday and #FessUpFridayLibrary on Instagram (@bibliograna) to share reading stories. If you need to chat during my office hours, please email me in advance. Thank you.
- LiveStream: NO STREAM MAY, 13TH - Sorry for the inconvenience. Click here to view the Livestream on Google on M, W, F or on Instagram @bibliograna
- Google Meet Office Hours: Daily, 1:00-2:30; Go to meet.google.com and type in the code librarianlive
I created a list of prompts that support independent reading and thinking creatively about the books you're reading. There will be no grade attached, but completed projects can be emailed to me to be posted on the library website. Email me using email@example.com
Choose Your Next Read
Student Club form
The student club form will be open again for a limited time, due to some renewed interest.
Please remember that any club you apply for should "fit" in the library. For instance, you can't form a social club, or a club that plays computer games.
Harry Potter Week Planning
It's time to start planning for Harry Potter Week!
Additionally, please join the following Google Classroom so you can help shape the events as they come along: wimjakx
LitCon Bookmark Voting
It's time to vote for your favorite bookmark designs! Students submitted beautiful, carefully-crafted, created bookmark designs and now it's time for you to vote on your favorites.
Choose your top 3 favorite designs - the winners will have copies made for school-wide distribution. The originals will remain on display as works of art in the library.
You must be signed in to your school Google account to vote.
Do you want to create a student club? Follow this link to the Student Clubs landing page. Here you'll learn what it takes to form a club that meets in the library during lunch and recess time on Tuesdays.
The school year hasn't even started yet but we've already got an author visit planned! Huge shout out to Flyleaf Books for sharing the opportunity.
Victoria Schwab will be here on September 5th at 9:30 am to promote her new book, Tunnel of Bones, the sequel to the stellar, spooktacular, New Yor Times Bestseller City of Ghosts. (It was also one of Mr. Graña's favorite summer reads).
If you want to seize this opportunity to hear from and meet a major author, make sure you ask your Language Arts teacher how you can participate. The link below is the flyer for the event, which doubles as the order form for the books (available at a discount).
Look below to find our Instagram feed! Follow the library @smithmsmc to see student work get book updates!