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.
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 email@example.com
Library Live Stream
Daily read-alouds starting at around 12:30 via Google Meet. I'll start with a Live Stream and then switch to a participatory Google Meet, where students can interact with me. The main point of this room will be to discuss the books everyone is reading and to share creative projects.
- LiveStream: Click here to view the Livestream on Google on M, W, F or on Instagram @bibliograna
- Google Meet: Click the following link to join: https://meet.google.com/ozh-kvze-svx
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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!