We've got a whole shipment of new books in the library. Come and check them out.
Our school now has access to Sora. Sora allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks for free! You can download them right onto your phone or tablet and read/listen right away. Follow these directions to try out Sora and see what books are available.
See Ms. Arkans with any questions.
The iPhone's new update to iOS 12 includes a new feature in the settings - Screen Time. This is a very easy and useful way to track how much time you are spending on your phone. There are lots of other new features such as App Limits which lets you set time limits for individual apps or whole categories of apps.
Give it a try, and follow this easy guide to set it up.
SweetSearch has been around for awhile, but it has made some recent updates.
SweetSearch is a search engine for students that filters out a lot of poor quality results.
Now you can search SweetSearch History, which emphasizes results from primary sources, academic resources, and other authoritative history websites.
Or SweetSearch News, which pulls results from more than 1600 credible newspapers, magazines, and other current events media.
Click on the image above to give it a try!
Child Development by Billy Collins
As sure as prehistoric fish grew legs
and sauntered off the beaches into forests
working up some irregular verbs for their
first conversation, so three-year-old children
enter the phase of name-calling.
Every day a new one arrives and is added
to the repertoire. You Dumb Goopyhead,
You Big Sewerface, You Poop-on-the-Floor
(a kind of Navaho ring to that one)
they yell from knee level, their little mugs
flushed with challenge.
Nothing Samuel Johnson would bother tossing out
in a pub, but then the toddlers are not trying
to devastate some fatuous Enlightenment hack.
They are just tormenting their fellow squirts
or going after the attention of the giants
way up there with their cocktails and bad breath
talking baritone nonsense to other giants,
waiting to call them names after thanking
them for the lovely party and hearing the door close.
The mature save their hothead invective
for things: an errant hammer, tire chains,
or receding trains missed by seconds,
though they know in their adult hearts,
even as they threaten to banish Timmy to bed
for his appalling behavior,
that their bosses are Big Fatty Stupids,
their wives are Dopey Dopeheads
and that they themselves are Mr. Sillypants.
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Love, Simon - release date March 16th - based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
A Wrinkle In Time - release date March 9th - based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle.
Find the next book in a series with Fantastic Fiction!
Ms. Arkans, Librarian
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