Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poem in Your Pocket

We will once again be celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30th at Mepham High School. The idea is simple: carry a poem in your pocket. You can write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet—just make sure to have it in your pocket. In case you forget, our National English Honor Society students will be at the doors of Mepham High School on April 30th passing out poems. Our English teachers will be raffling off books of poetry to those students who are caught with poems in their pockets. What will your poem be?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Going Green

Your library is greener than ever before. Just how green? You will notice that we now have a very large green recycle bin for all your paper products. It is located next to the desktop computers and magazines. You won't be able to miss it - it's huge! We are also collecting water bottles and cans at the front door for recycling next to the regular garbage can. Please help us, help the earth. Let us know if you have any other ideas to improve the efficiency of our library.

April 22nd is Earth Day.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Clickers in the Classroom

SMART's Senteo™ Interactive Response System has stormed our classrooms and both students and teachers are loving it—just ask Ms. McClenahan and Mr. Walsh. With the click of a button on these Senteo remotes, students can instantly tell teachers how much they know. Teachers can then use this insight to adapt their lessons based on students’ responses.

Teachers can:
  • develop interactive questions
  • gauge student knowledge with planned tests or informal questions
  • organize assessment results and track student performance
  • prepare simple or detailed assessment reports

Stop by the library to sign out a class set of 32 clickers, a receiver and assessment software that can be installed on your school or personal computer.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break

Enjoy the break!