March 15, 2011

It’s National Book Week! Post a quote from page 56 sentence 5 of any book you are reading.  Here is mine:  ” While he waited for Hoerni’s check to clear, Mortensen converted everything he owned into enough cash to buy a plane ticket and pay his expenses for however long he’d have to be in Pakistan.”

Chess Club is going strong every day at lunch!  The first tournament will be on Monday, March 21.

Book Club meets every Friday but will not meet this Friday, March 17th because Ms. Scherr is going to the Cue Conference.

Book Club is reading “A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines”.

Please join the Monroe Reads!  Book Club Group at

Ms. Stepter brought her Period 2 class in today to use Career Cruising.

Mr. Gam will bring his Period 4 & 5  classes in to do research on Notable Education Court Cases.

1 New Novel came in today:  Sapphique by Catherine Fisher.  This is the sequel to Incarceron.

Library Practice Student are hard at work creating book talks in i movie and posting to Voicethread.

Thank you to all students who make the library a wonderful place to be.




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March 9th, 2011

Good Luck to all students taking the CAHSEE today!

The Book Club meets Friday.   New Members are welcome!  We will choose which  book to read.   The book club books are located in the lounge area of the library!  Even if you are not in the book club you can still join the Monroe Reads! Shelfari Group.

Monroe Library has a new Chess Club!  Come to the library any day and challenge yourself to a game or two.  Tournament news coming soon.

Quote of the Day:

“Reading is one form of escape.  Running for your life is another!” . . . Lemony Snicket.

Several teachers(science) are beginning to create Moodles!  Stay tuned.

It is never too late to celebrate Black History Month!

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February 18,2010

What’s new at the library? Well, we now have 10 chess sets and a regular group of Magnet Students engaged in friendly lunchtime competition.

  • Book Club meets every Thursday.  We are planning on future fundraisers and events.  One thing everyone would enjoy doing is visiting Gledhill Elementary on a regular basis to read to the kids.
  • I am continuing the “Library Outreach” Program during Advisory and students seem to enjoy the Book Talks.  I am now visiting the 600’s and 700’s giving a basic ninth grade orientation.
  • Library Practice students are creating e-portfolios that are available for viewing from the library website.  Most of the LP students are 12th graders and it is hoped this assignment will help them transition from school to work.
  • Some of the programs students are working with are Blogger, Wikispaces, Google Groups, Google Sites, Imovie, Garageband and Voicethread.   It is hoped that they will be able to use these technologies in collaborating and sharing with others.

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