Direct link to books, ebooks, databases, and other resources found in the library. Search OPALS by author, title, reading level, or topic.
Need help figuring out what to read next? Check out our read-alikes page
Want help choosing a Sci-Fi/Fantasy title? Check out this search matrix
Want info on a particular author? Visit Teachingbooks.net
PBS teaching resources: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org
The library will be open from 9:00-11:00 all week for your book borrowing needs, to schedule classes, or to just stop in to say hello. As always, I look forward to hearing about your book suggestions and helping with your research projects. I will see you in the fall!
AP and SAT
Borrow the latest study materials today!
If you would like to read to students at Flanders Elementary School and visit the Farrar Home on March 19, see Mrs. Smith in the library to pick up a permission slip.
Winter Carnival Parade
If you would like to walk in the parade on Saturday at 12:00, come see Mrs. Smith in the library.
Black History Month
Who is Ruby Bridges or Frederick Douglass, and why is the Plessy versus Ferguson case important? Check out these books to learn about important African Americans making changes in the nation.
Creating a poster?
Use a QR code to attach a video to your poster. QR codes open links to websites when scanned with a smartphone.
Click the image below for the wolf link for Mrs. Rogers' class.
Literacy Group Meeting
There will be a meeting after school for any student wishing to participate in Literacy Group activities. Meetings are held in the library at dismissal.
Give the gift of reading this year with a book from the Scholastic holiday book sale. Flyers are available from the English teachers and in the library. All orders are due to Mrs. Smith by Friday, December 5.
The FA Literacy Group is recruiting new members to help organize literacy events around the community. Activities include Open Mic Nights, visiting district schools, visiting nursing homes, and working with Literacy Volunteers. We look forward to hearing your great ideas as well.
Please help Mrs. Maguire's chemistry class and take a few moments to answer the 9 question survey on the connection between vaccinations and Autism.
Studying for an AP, SAT, or ACT exam?
Come check out our AP prep exam books and visit the following sites:
Exam Dates: AP Psychology May 5 12:00 pm
English Literature May 8 8:00 am
English Language May 9 8:00 am
Biology May 12 8:00 am
Physics May 12 12:00 pm
US History May 14 8:00 am
Open Mic/Karaoke...May 7
Bring your friends and come enjoy the musical talent during Open Mic night on May 7th from 6:30-8:00pm. If you would like to sign up to sing, we will also have karaoke available to assist with background music and words. We hope to see you there!
World Book Night Giveaway
Bring a friend and attend the World Book Night Giveaway on Saturday, April 26th at 11am at the Wead Library. Lunch will be provided and 80 new free books will be given away!
Physical Education Classes
All PE classes will use the following link to post group research results on the correct wall. http://padlet.com
Teen Tech Week March 9-14
Come to the library and have your picture taken in front of a green screen. Then sit back and wait to see what Mrs. Smith does with it.
OPEN MIC NIGHT!
"Expresso Yourself" open mic night was a successful evening on March 5, 2014 from 6:30-8:30. The tentative date for the next one is April 2. We hope to see you there!
Dr. Seuss Day at Davis Elementary
Literacy visit to the Nursing Home
During FA's fun activities day, I brought these student to the Alice Hyde Nursing Home to visit and read with the residents. The visit was such a great experience that we hope to do again soon!
Nursing Home visit
If you are interested in visiting the nursing home after the pep rally on February 14, please see Mrs Smith for a permission slip. Permission slips need to be turned in by Monday, February 10. The bus will leave the school at 9:00 and will return at 10:30 to prepare for the 11:00 dismissal.
Three Apples Book Award
Read! Read! Read!
Help choose the 2014 3 Apples Teen Book Award! To vote you must read at least three of the nominated books and vote for your favorite by April 20, 2014. Only teens in grades 7-12 are eligible to vote. The library has brochures with nominated books or you may visit
Would you like to read the newest published books? Would you like to help plan open mic nights and other events? There will be a meeting Thursday after school in the library for anyone interested in learning more. See Mrs. Smith if you are unable to attend.
Songs to Inspire School Music
Use the following link to vote on song choice for the school video.
All Scholastic book orders are due to the library by Nov 22. If you are looking for a holiday gift we have elementary and middle school selections too. Forms are available in the library or online at www.scholastic.com/storia-shop use code MFQJP.
Book selections include:
What happened to goodbye $9
The boy in the wooden box $14
Enders game movie edition $8
Catching fire (and the series) with poster and pin $10
The 5 wave $18
Amulet 5 pack $35
Take the Library Survey
Every staff member and student has an ebook account. To access your account:
Egyptian Hieroglyphic Translator
Create a Prezi
Use the following links to create a Prezi account and learn how to use use the free service for school projects. You will find a direct link to Prezi under the "Educational Resources" tab above.
Scholastic Book Orders
Orders are due to Mrs. Smith by Monday, September 30. Orders may also be placed online at http://www.scholastic.com/storia-shop using code MFQJP.
Book selections include:
The Hunger Games Paperback Box Set and Pin $24
The Hunger Games Hardcover Box Set $34
Smart Girls Get What They Want $9
Ender's Game $5
The Selection (Cinderella meets the Hunger Games) $7
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen $9
Shiver, Linger, and Forever box set $19
Alex Rider Collection (9 books) $49
Uglies Pack (4 books) $20
I hope you enjoy your first full week back to school. I took many pictures of the team building activities last week and will post them later. While you are in the library please give our new TA, Miss Sullivan, a friendly hello. While in the library, don't forget to work quietly and remain courteous to fellow library users.
All books are due back to the library by Friday, May 31. Please see Mrs. Smith for the replacement cost of lost or damaged books.
Don't Drink and Drive
Members of SADD held Grim Reaper Day today and we were all reminded about the dangers of destructive decisions. Remember to have fun at prom this weekend and stay safe.
MADD USA Today
Check out our AP, ACT, and SAT prep books!
The picture to the right provides a list of available books that provide practice questions, common vocabulary, and helpful tips.
Don't forget to study with these sites
AP English- May 10
SAT- June 1st--8:00AM-1:00PM
ACT- June 8th--8:00-12:30
The SAT and ACT exams are at Franklin Academy. Bring picture ID and your admissions ticket (you will not be admitted without them), two(2) number 2 pencils, calculator, and a snack.
Use the following link for the Social Studies survey. Your teacher will give you the required username and password. http://www.tripodsurvey.org/class
This week we are holding a food drive. If the library collects 100 non-perishable food items, there will be NO quiet time May 1 and May 2!
Vote for Rinn Schanck!
Tom's Shoes is hosting a "Ticket to Give" trip to South America and our very own Rinn Schanck would love to go. Your vote for Rinn S. at http://www.toms.com/ticket-to-give/#flags/4292 could help fulfill her dream of traveling to South America to give shoes to the needy. You must have an email account to vote (if you have facebook than you have email). You can vote once with each email account you have. Thank you in advance for your vote.
We woke up to fog
Fog By Carl Sandburg 1878–1967
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week in the library
March 10-16, 2013.
What is normal human body temperature, rounded to the nearest whole number, Fahrenheit and Centigrade?What is normal human body temperature, rounded to the nearest whole number, Fahrenheit and Centigrade?
Last Week's answer: Costa Rica
Cerf Educator-chosen safe search engine.
CreativeCommons Search Copyright-free materials search.
Finding Dulcinea Internet Library and search site.
Google Scholar Search for scholarly literature.
Google search tools Better Google searches.
Instagrok Graphic organizer search results.
IPL Internet Public Library
KWmap Keyword search
Noodletools search engine chooser: Choose the best search
Ref Seek Academic search engine
Schmoop A fun way to learn in understandable language
Sweet Search : Student search engine (includes biography search)
Need to some graph paper? Printable graph paper
Download QR-Code Readers & Generators
Google Android Mobile Devices ~ Barcode Scanner by ZXing
~ Mobile Tag by Mobile Tag
Apple, Blackberry and more Mobile Devices: ~ NeoReader
~ I-Nigma Reader Supported Devices
Create a QR-Code Kaywa QR Code