Primary Student Council members in grades 2-5 will meet after lunch today (Wednesday). They will eat FIRST, then come upstairs in the cafeteria once they get dismissed.
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Thursday: Library closed during break, lunch and beginning at 15:00
Friday: Library closed all day
The library will be closed Thursday after school and all day on Friday due to the Early Years Conference.
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Please use the link to activate (or re-activate) your individual access to the Financial Times website. It is available for students ages 16 and older and adults, and is a great resource if you are interested in the financial world.
We now have access to JSTOR (https://jstor.org), another great online research database. We don’t need to login or use a password…it uses IP Authentication, so should automatically say “Access provided by Nanjing International School” at the top of the page.
Starting Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you will no longer be able to download audiobooks from OverDrive if you are using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. You can use SORA instead for audiobooks.
Overdrive users on Mac devices will still have access to ebooks, but it might just be easier to make the switch to SORA!
Did you know we have ebooks and audiobooks for kids from age 2-99? The easiest way to get them is to download Sora, Overdrive’s student reading app. It works on all smart phones AND laptops! You simply type Nanjing International School to find our school in the app, then login using your ID number as both your username AND password. Students and teachers are ready to go…parents need to stop by the library to request an account. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Of course, you can always stop by the downstairs primary library with any questions or concerns!
We are going to try self-checkout upstairs in the secondary library, where the student, teacher, or parent checks out their own books using a laptop with instructions next to it. Laptops for searching for books are always available. If you want to bring your class for checkout, let us know ahead of time (or on your way) and one of us will be able to assist you upstairs.
We will still close the secondary library during break and lunch until we have made the “big move” and become one gloriously united library.
Please give us your feedback on how things are going in the library and what we can do to improve!
Anyone interested in co-sponsoring the PYP Student Council with me? We have a rep from each class in grades 2-5, so 12 students all together. We try to meet once a week during lunch, and we help with assemblies, the PYP Variety Show, and coordinating spirit days.
Here is a link to the online resources we subscribe to. Individual grades and/or departments might have additional subscriptions that are not listed. Usernames & passwords are included. Please do NOT share this link with students…they do not get access to the same things we do and will get their own link.
If you are working on professional development (university) courses, I highly recommend using EBSCO and JSTOR for research.
Overdrive/Sora – ebooks for all!!!!!!
- That’s What She Said Art Prints: Four designs pairing portraits of influential role models with one of their inspiring quotes by artist Kimothy Joy, the author/illustrator of the book That’s What She Said: Wise Words from Influential Women
- Women in Science Posters: Six posters celebrating female pioneers in science created by designer Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
- STEM Role Models Posters: Eight posters featuring women in STEM fields, each with a short description of her scientific contributions (they are also available in multiple languages)
- Read, Question, Think Posters: Five designs featuring characters from Andrea Beatys’ popular picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist about the importance of education and critical thinking
-taken from “A Mighty Girl” blog, which is a FANTASTIC resource for anyone who has or works with girls
Our (new) secondary library is upstairs in the cafeteria, and holds books for 6-12 grades and adults, including foreign language books. Checkout is available during the school day and after school, but the upstairs library is closed during break and lunch.
Our primary library is in it’s regular location, and holds books for our younger students in English and various foreign languages, as well as our parenting books, travel guides, DVDs for parent and teacher checkout, and professional collection for teachers.
Students, teachers, and parents: don’t forget to return your library books that you checked out in June! They are now due, and overdue emails will be sent out Thursday morning to remind you. Avoid my emails by returning your books!
Our primary library (grades PK-5) is still in the old library space, and will be until November or December (more info will be sent as we get closer to the big move). The primary library still has tables and chairs for studying, and it will be open to students during break and lunch. The primary resource room is still in the back of the library office (more info sent later).
Our books for MS/US fiction and nonfiction and adult fiction (including adult foreign language) are now upstairs in the cafeteria mezzanine right by the elevator. An aide will be up there if you want to bring your classes for checkout, but it will be closed to students during break and lunch (until we move the primary library upstairs).
I will be mostly down in the primary library if you need to find me.
The following students need to return textbooks and/or library books ASAP:
Madox B. – textbooks
Alina D. – textbooks
Charlie G. – textbooks
Yannick L. – textbooks
Luis P. – textbooks
Max W. – textbooks
Shi Yu W. – textbooks
Han Z. – library books
Finn Z. – textbooks
Zhi J. – textbooks
Hyemin P. – textbooks
Bangce Q. – textbooks
Byeongsoo S. – textbooks
Suyoung B. – textbooks
Oscar B. – textbooks
Jennifer C. – textbooks
Eric C. – textbooks
Jaemin K. – textbooks
Max S. – textbooks
Melissa W. – textbooks
Cici X. – library books
Sarah Y. – textbooks
Sherry Z. – textbooks
Lennard J. – textbooks
Jinhyung L. – textbooks
Jinah P. – textbooks
Kim W. – textbooks
Edwin Z. – textbooks and library books
Eason Z. – library books
Eva C. – textbooks
Sunny G. – textbooks
Andy H. – textbooks
Junseong H. – textbooks
Helen J. – textbooks
Seongmin K. – textbooks
Jumin P. – textbooks
Alina W. – textbooks
Renyue Y. – textbooks
Alice Z. – textbooks
Claire Z. – textbooks
Grade 11 – email me if you need the textbooks and/or library materials for next year
Mayvelyn B. – library books
Anthony C. – library books and textbooks
Siha C. – textbooks
Wootaek H. – textbooks
Yun Jeong H. – textbooks
Gunho J. – textbooks
Maria P. – library books