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    JMS Library

    Casey LaVoie, School Library Media Specialist

    Jerry Dearstone, Library Paraprofessional

     

    May 11-15

    Keyboarding  

     

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

    FCO.5 Demonstrate fundamental keyboarding skills.

     

     

    It's that time of year to take the end of year typing test.

    Go to typing.com and take any of the timed tests.

    Your goal is to improve on the words per minute score that you earned on your beginning of the year test.

    Don't forget that competing at Nitro Type is a good way to improve your typing skills!

     

    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

     

    May 4 - 8

    Makerspace Week

     

    May the 4th be with you!

    Here are some makerspace activities for you to try out, all with a Star Wars theme. 

     

    Star Wars Makerspace Activities

     

    April 27 - May 1 

    Get Creative!

     

    The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create

    short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about a minute and a half.

     

    Below you will find the link to the contest and a link to a 90 Second Newbery Movie Night Challenge:

     

    90 second Newberys

    Movie Night Challenge

     

    Take a look at these two websites, view some examples, then make your own video!

    If you haven't read any Newbery Award-winning books feel free to use any book that you love.

     

    April 20 - 24

    Let's Explore Coding

     

    I have shared a few coding sites and apps with you, including code.org and Tynker.

    For this week, I want to remind you of a site we have used in Library class in the past, Scratch.

    Follow the link below to explore the tutorials offered by Scratch.

    For your Library lesson this week, complete at least two tutorials.

     

    Scratch Tutorials

     

    April 13 - 17

    Focus on Reading

     

    Read at least one book this week!

     

    Tumblebooks is a great free resource for eBooks for those of you who are

    running out of physical books to read and re-read. This resource is provided

    by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

     

    Follow the link below to access popular eBooks, including current releases

    and graphic novels. Grades 5 & 6 can use TumbleBook Library,

    and grades 7 & 8 can use TeenBookCloud. Scroll to the bottom of

    this link to find the username and password.

     

    https://www.tntel.info/news/2020-03-18/tumblebooks-ebooks-students

     

    April 6 - 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

    Breakout.edu

     

    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

    Harry Potter Escape Room

     

    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 

    Keyboarding  

     

    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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