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Check Out the Newest Class Novel Kits in the
ERS Library Circulating Collection...

Class Novel Kits are 25 - 30 copies of the same book title, perfect for whole class reading! The ERS Library has over 125 of these sets available for checkout in a wide range of grade and reading levels.
 
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3rd – 6th
AR 4.4/710L
 3rd – 6th
AR 4.5/640L
5th – 8th
AR 4.6/700L 
5th – 8th
AR 3.4/520L 
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 5th – 8th 
AR 5.1/750L 
 5th – 8th 
AR 4.2/590L/F&P T
  Young Adult 
AR 4.5/870L/F&P W
To search the catalog for a Class Novel Kit: 
Log in to the ERS Portal, then click on the Follett Destiny online catalog icon. From the Catalog tab, change Material Type to "Kit", enter your students' Reading Level range or Interest Level (optional),  then click the Title button. Scan the list for titles ending in "25 books" to "30 books". You will also see our smaller 6-10 book kits. Please follow the step-by-step reservation instructions outlined here.


Upcoming Technology Training at TCOE's Doe Avenue Complex...
General Technology Training
w/ Steve Woods & Doug Cairns, Instructional Technology Specialists 
Google Drive & Docs 1/29 5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Google Drive & Docs 2/5 5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Tech Tools: Google Drive & Docs 2/13 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Technology Integration for the Classroom
w/ Katherine Goyette, Educational Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant 
Putting It All Together: Educational Technology for Primary Grades 2/4  8:30am - 3:30pm 
Future Ready Leadership 2/13 8:30am - 3:30pm 


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                  The Value of Large Print Books

Thorndike Press and Project Tomorrow teamed up to conduct a study on the efficacy of large print books and student literacy. Key research findings indicated that “students reported a 43% reduction in feelings of anxiety about reading when using a large print format; nearly 60% of students in grades 6-8 said they were better able to stay focused and did not lose their place due to distractions when reading large print and 54% of students in grades 3-12 said that school reading experiences would be more enjoyable if all books were large print.” To read the executive summary, white paper, or view a webinar on the research visit: https://www.gale.com/thorndike-striving-reader/project-tomorrow-study

The ERS Library currently has 31 large print, contemporary books for circulation. If you’d like to give your students the experience of reading large print text, log into the ERS Portal, click on Follett Destiny, then search “large print books”. To have any of the titles delivered to your school site: click on the title of the book, click "Hold It", then select "Reserve for a specific date" in the drop down menu. From there you will choose from available delivery & return dates on the calendar. Be sure your reservation starts and ends on your site's assigned delivery/pickup day. DO NOT use "As soon as possible" when reserving materials. ERS Library cannot guarantee the availability of materials reserved via "As soon as possible."



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Your January 
CTO! kit will be delivered on the designated site delivery day of your assigned CTO! week:

Week 1: January 14 - 16
Week 2: January 21 - 23
Week 3: January 28 - 30

To make changes to what you originally requested for your February - April kits, click here.


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The next LMN meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 27, 2020 at TCOE's Doe Avenue Complex. All school library personnel are welcome! Contact Sara Torabi for more information.
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California School Library Association
invites you to attend 

Administrative Leadership Day: Empowered Learning!

Join a team of state and national education leaders for a day of energizing perspectives, processes, and practical applications that rekindle the love of learning for everyone, especially our students. 

Registration/Details: http://bit.ly/leadershipday2020


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Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord likes fostering rabbits―or, as she fondly calls it, “borrowing bunnies.” In the spring of 2016, Peggotty and Benjamin were saved by Maine’s Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue after their previous owners had neglected them. But before the two Netherland Dwarf rabbits could be adopted, Cynthia had to help them learn to trust people and feel safe inside a home. The bunnies slowly settled in, enjoying their clean pens, nibbling new foods, and playing with fun toys. This is the heartwarming true story of the author’s own journey with two very special rabbits. 

 

Interest Level: K - 3rd

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When a girl in a blue dress crashes the Mad Hatter’s eternal tea party, the sleepy Dormouse feels more awake than he has in a long time. He wishes he could follow her and be a part of her adventure. And as luck would have it, a surprising twist of fate sends the Dormouse on an adventure of his own, where he must not fall asleep. For he is destined to save a magical world outside Wonderland, and it will take all his courage—and a few new friends—to do it.






Interest Level: 3rd - 6th

Intermediate

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All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel. Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan's father cannot go. Her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword, and joins the army as a man.


 Interest Level: YA

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To see even more new books in the ERS Library collection, visit our rotating carousel on the ERS Portal!

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                                                                                                            by Nathan Wills, Library Media Technician

Discovery Education Studio   

Discovery Education Studio allows you and your students to create project-related studio boards on any subject, either from scratch or from one of many pre-formatted boards such as a weekly planner, character analysis board, scientific explanation board, and templates from Discovery’s SOS Instructional Strategies. Studio allows for safe collaboration among and between students in a controlled environment, with a built-in filter that screens inappropriate content. Shareable links make it easy for students to connect and collaborate. Individual and group assignments are available, and teachers can edit and remove content, as well as grading and returning assignments to students with comments. Students can combine their own pictures and videos with content from Discovery Education. They can research, collect, and create all in one location, and build a media source list prior to starting the creation. With a powerful text editor and multiple formats available, including presentations, project papers, portfolios and more, the possibilities are endless!

Studio can be used with/shared through email, Facebook, Twitter, DEsand Google Classroom. Access Studio through your Discovery Education Professional Learning Center, or simply by clicking on the Magic Wand icon you’ll see when you hover over the Discovery Education menu. For ideas on how to use Studio, locate the pre-made board titled "50 Ways to use Board Builder".


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Monday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The United Nations designated this date—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—to remember the six million Jewish victims and millions of other victims of the Holocaust. 

The ERS Library has both online digital content and circulating resources available to support you in teaching this subject. On the ERS Portal, log in and search "Holocaust" in any of the following resources, then set the limiter for content appropriate to your grade level: Discovery Education, ABC CLIO, Gale Opposing Viewpoints, World Book Online, Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest.

Links to content on Discovery Education:

          Grades 3 - 5                      Grades 6 - 8                    Grades 9 - 12           

 A few of the books available via the ERS Library's Follett Destiny online catalog:
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  Foggy Day Deliveries


For the safety of our staff, when road visibility is a quarter mile or less along a delivery route, this route will be delayed until driving conditions clear. If the fog continues throughout the day or until it is too late to complete all deliveries and pick ups, the route will be postponed until the next available day.

When a delay/postponement
occurs, we will make every effort to notify all patrons expecting a delivery and/or pickup.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility when weather conditions dictate a change to our normal schedule.

    
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                                              by Doug Cairns, Instructional Technology Specialist   

Doodle for Google

The Doodle for Google Contest is an annual competition designed to encourage eligible U.S. school students to use their creativity to create their own interpretation of the Google logo. Artists can use any material they choose to create their Doodle but they have to use the official form to submit their entry.

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Doodles will be grouped and judged in five grade groups: K - 3, 4 - 5, 6 - 7, 8 - 9, 10 - 12.

Visit the “How it Works” page to learn how to submit an entry.

Prizes include scholarships, technology packages for the artist's school, trips to Google headquarters in California, Google hardware and Google swag.

The contest is open for entries until March 13, 2020 8:00pm PT.


 

 










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