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Welcome To The Library! Fill Out This Form To Be Sent Some Good Book Recommendations -- Audio Books Or eBooks Which Can Be Found On Sora Overdrive!
Check Out Printed Books
How to check out printed books...
1. Use the card catalog LS2 to "browse" the shelves and look for printed books.
2. When you see 1 or 2 titles that you wish to check out, write down the title of the book(s) and the name of the author(s) on a piece of scratch paper.
3. Close LS2.
4. Open your email.
5. Send Mr. Moriarty an email with the titles of the book(s), the names of the author(s), and the name of your ELA teacher.
6. These books will be pulled off the shelves, checked out, and delieverd to your ELA classroom the following morning.
LS2 = Two book limit. No holds.
Sora = Four book limit. Five holds.
Mrs. Tetschner is currently reading...
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER "[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times The award-winning, genre-defying novel by the New York Times bestselling author of THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI that explores themes of identity and justice and asks: How do you share the truth when the world around you is in denial? Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with the lesson that the city is safe for everyone. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who some might call monstrous but, in reality, is anything but, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has emerged from one of her mother's paintings to hunt a true monster--and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. No one has encountered monsters in years, though, and Jam's quest to protect her best friend and uncover the truth is met with doubt and disbelief. This award-winning novel from a rising-star author asks: What really makes a monster, and how do you save the world from something if no one will admit it exists? NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST STONEWALL HONOR BOOK WALTER DEAN MYERS HONOR BOOK "[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times "Like [Madeleine] L'Engle, Akwaeke Emezi asks questions of good and evil and agency, all wrapped up in the terrifying and glorious spectacle of fantastical theology." -NPR
Mr. Moriarty is currently reading...
Bury Me by
Publication Date: 2020-07-07
You can't keep a dead doll down in this creepy new novel from the author of The Collector. Some dolls never die. No one ever leaves Copper Hollow. It's a town with a deadly history . . . but nobody ever talks about it. Kimberly thinks there might be something strange going on. She's not sure what - until the menacing doll appears with two words written across its clothes: BURY ME Kimberly and her friends try to destroy the doll . . . but every time they think it's gone, it comes back again. Is there any way to rid themselves of the evil once and for all?
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Greetings From Mrs. Tetschner
Things have changed on us again. Some of you are back in the building part time, and some of you are continuing to learn 100% from home. Either way, I want you to know that I care about you, your safety, and your learning. I will continue to collaborate with your teachers to help with reading and research.
A plan is in place for students to begin checking out printed library books. I will explain this during our next "library" lesson with your ELA teacher. Of course, everyone can continue using Sora to check out and read digital books.
I feel privileged to support your learning in person and virtually as the school's librarian. It is so important to keep reading.
Feel free to contact me via my email if you need some assistance from your friendly librarian!
Never stop reading,
The Mission Of Nathan Hale's Library
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become strong and strategic readers.
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become effective and ethical users of information.
The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become confident and cutting-edge users of technology.
Tricky Words Of The Week
Anything written about you in your files in the personnel (employee) office is supposed to be personal (private).
Mrs. Tetschner recommends...
The Fourteenth Goldfish by
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Believe in the possible . . . with this New York Times bestseller by three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather! Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy. He's cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie's grandfather, a scientist who's always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility. Look for EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL in the paperback--including Ellie's gallery of scientists and other STEM-appropriate features. And don't miss the much-anticipated sequel, The Third Mushroom! "Warm, witty, and wise." --The New York Times * "Written in a clean, crisp style, with lively dialogue and wit, this highly accessible novel will find a ready audience." --Booklist, Starred * "Top-notch middle-grade fiction." --Publishers Weekly, Starred * "Ellie's memorable journey into the world of science will inspire readers to explore the world around them and celebrate the possible." --Shelf Awareness, Starred "Awesomely strange and startlingly true-to-life. It makes you wonder what's possible." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me 25 STATE AWARD LISTS including the Sunshine State!
Raymie Nightingale by
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship. Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
Common Sense Media's Wide Open School
Common Sense Media rates movies, tv shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their family.
Common Sense Media supports K - 12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.
The link above is to a Common Sense Media program called Wide Open School. Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality activities across all subjects, all in one place.
How To Use Sora Overdrive
Read Or Listen To Digital Books
How to check out digital books...
Even though many students are in the building part time, everyone can continue to use Sora to check out and read digital books.
If you have an iPad, Sora is an app that is right on your desktop. If you are using a different type of device, here are some places you find the link to Sora.
1. Follow this "click" path.
(1) Go to Nathan Hale Middle School's website.
(2) Click on "library" on the menu bar.
(3) Click on the light blue button that says Sora Overdrive.
(4) Select Omaha Public Schools
(5) Select "student"
(6) Username = OPS email
(7) Password = student number
2. Click on the link at the bottom of this box.
You have room on your virtual shelf to check out 3 books, and you can put 5 books on hold. The longest a book can be checked out is two weeks before it needs to be returned or renewed. Digital books that have not been renewed will be returned automatically.
Here is the link...
How can the library help?
Reading Strategy Of The Week
This week's reading strategy is called Where Am I? and it comes from a book called The Reading Strategies Book. You use this strategy while reading fiction. This strategy helps you from getting "lost" in a book. With this strategy you stop at the beginning of each chapter and you ask yourself two questions?
1. Where are the characters right now?
2. How did they get there?
Taking the time to consider the setting (at the start of each chapter) can help you from getting confused about what is going on in the story. Sometimes the beginning of the chapter will have a picture or two to help you out!
Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest
Here is the link to the Omaha Public Library's writing contest. Remember the deadline is Friday, February 26th! Good luck!
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 (531-299-9822).
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 (531-299-9822).