• JMS Library Media Center

    JMS Library

    Casey LaVoie, School Library Media Specialist

    Jerry Dearstone, Library Paraprofessional


    April 6 - April 9


    Engineering Challenge!

    This week's website that I would like you to visit is https://pbskids.org/designsquad.

    Design Squad Global offers hands-on engineering activities and videos. For this week's Library lesson, click on the

    Design link and participate in this week's Global Challenge. Check out other students' work and submit your own if you would like. 

    After you have completed the Global Challenge, click the Build link and use the Stuff Spinner to create your very own

    personalized engineering challenge. What can you build with random objects that you have at home?


    March 30 - April 3

    Though we are officially on Spring Break, most of us are at home this week, so I am offering a suggestion for some

    fun digital activities for those who are interested. If you enjoyed the Harry Potter Escape Room from last week,

    you will want to take advantage of this free 30-day offer from Breakout.edu. Follow the instructions below to sign up.

    1. Go to student.breakoutedu.com

    2. Click SIGN UP

    3. Enter this code: UICYSJ

    4. Fill in the required information


    Let me know if you need any help!


    March 23 - 27


    Let's continue with keyboarding this week. Try to work in a minimum of one hour of keyboarding per week.

    This keyboarding practice can be lessons on typing.com or Nitro Type with your friends.


    Remember the digital escape room that we did in the Library for Thanksgiving?

    Here's a fun Harry Potter themed escape room. This is a great activity for the whole family.

    Harry Potter Escape Room


    I also want to make sure that you are aware of a great resource available from our Tennessee Public Library system.

    Tennessee READS offers free ebooks and magazines for both children and adults.

    All you have to do is use the link below or search Tennessee READS on your phone browser

    and enter your phone number to borrow lots of great current books and magazines.

    Tennessee READS - Free eBooks



    March 16 - 20



    Tennessee’s State Computer Science Standards - Foundational Concepts and Operations (FCO)

    FCO.5 Demonstrate fundamental keyboarding skills.


    Let's continue keyboarding lessons this week. Use the typing.com account link below to complete lessons.

    First, take a timed test (you choose which one).

    If your score is 15 words per minute or lower, do the beginner lessons.

    If your score is 16-29 words per minute, do the intermediate lessons.

    If your score is 30 words per minute or above, do the advanced lessons. 

    Bonus lesson: Invite your friends to a virtual race using the Nitro Type link below!


    Username & Password Information for Typing.com and Nitro Type:

    6th, 7th, & 8th Grade - username: jms first initial last name (no spaces) password: 1234

    5th Grade - username: first initial last name jes (no spaces) password: tigers


    Email Mrs. LaVoie at lavoiec@wcde.org with any questions.



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