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Check It Out: 11/19/19

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Teach Graphix Week

Lightbox Resources

Did you know that Follett has added almost 600 titles to their Lightbox offerings since it launched?  And, that there are now Lightbox books that cover grades K-12?  These interactive eBooks are unlimited, multi-user access and come with a matching hardcover book, all for about $40-60.  This might be great resources to purchase to use in the library or in the classroom.  Check them out today!

In Titlewave click on Shop by Department. Select eBooks and Digital. On the right there is a link to learn more about Lightbox. Click the on that and then there is a button to launch demo.  There you will see books on a variety of topics at all grade levels.

Library, Learning, and Literacy Celebrations Calendar

It's time to take another look at your OPS School Libraries Notebook! In the Calendars and planners tab, we have added a  Library, Learning, and Literacy Celebrations Calendar to give you promotion ideas year round. At the top of each calendar, you will find links to calendars provided by EPIC!, PebbleGo and DEMCO.

Below are a couple examples of the fabulous DEMCO calendars for December:

Neal Shusterman at Barnes and Noble

Neal Shusterman, author of the Arc of a Scythe series, will be at Barnes & Noble Oakview for their Young Adult Book Club on December 12th at 7 PM. He will be joining in the discussion of his book Scythe and then signing books for anyone present. The B&N YA Book Club Edition is available at the store and includes an exclusive Q&A with the author.Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Scythe is the award-winning first installment of the thrilling Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life – and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe – a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking a life, knowing that the consequence of failure could be losing their own. Citra and Rowen will learn that their perfect world comes with a heavy price.

 

Supporting Inquiry with ELL Students

Benson's Angie Ralph does not shy away from inquiry when it comes to her ELL students. She supports them with two styles of graphic organizers, lots of one on one assistance and databases that  support they learning.

Announcements

Thanksgiving Quotes and Sayings

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

December 11-13 -  Holiday Open House and Book Bonanza TAC, Library Services

MTSS- B in Action

At Harrison, Ms. Prieksat has framed mirrors to reinforce that we are all responsible for ourselves.

Monroe's Library Expectationa Align with the School MTSS-B Plan

Graphic Displays

PEACE, LOVE and READING at Monroe

LOVE the GRA{HIX!!

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).