Author Archive | angelaromero
We will begin packing up the MS/US fiction (M and YA sections), nonfiction books, adult fiction books, and foreign language books on June 10 to move them upstairs in the cafeteria for the HUB construction. All student library books will be due on June 6th, so there will be no more student checkouts to affect the timing. Please plan ahead if you will need books for MS/US classes (or yourself) during the last two weeks of school and over the summer.
The elementary section of the library will be moved at some point in the fall, so those books are available to teachers through the end of the school year.
If you want to get rid of/delete old textbooks from your classrooms, they MUST come to the library first if they have a barcode. We have to delete them from the school inventory. We have carts you may borrow if you have more than a handful of textbooks to bring down to the library.
You can begin bringing in old textbooks on Monday, May 20. The last day to bring us old textbooks is Monday, May 27. We will bring the deleted textbooks over to the PAC for decluttering on Tuesday, May 28.
We are Nahee and Emily from grade 5. We are now doing the PYP Exhibition and our topic is about gender equality. We want to find out more from you about gender stereotypes and how they affect people.
Grade 7-10 homeroom teachers, please ask your students to fill out this survey. Thanks!
There are many nonfiction books that have been weeded out (withdrawn) from the library that may be of interest to teachers, TAs, and other personnel in the school. These books are all in English and written for older students and adults. Come on down to the library!
Trying to access Financial Times but it says you need a login? Here are the steps to register:
- Go to www.ft.com/schoolsarefree.
- Type in Nanjing International School in the ‘Check if my school has FT.com access’ section.
- Select ‘get access’.
- Type in your school email and select ‘Submit’.
- Your school’s custom sign up link will then be sent to your school email. Click on the link and fill in the registration form while on the school WiFi and using your school email.
Questions? Ask Mrs. Romero in the library.
Remember reading these books as kids? Get down to the library for your very own copies of some classic Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books!
The library will be open tomorrow morning!
There have been issues with scanning student IDs and textbook barcodes with the Follett Destiny app on teacher phones where the student and/or the textbook is “not found,” which is a pain. The solution from Follett is to reprint all IDs and barcodes and rebarcode all textbooks. That is not currently an option (unless you want to see what a nervous breakdown looks like). A more feasible workaround is to type in student ID numbers or names instead of scanning the ID, and typing in the textbook barcode instead of scanning it.
Do not include any letter when typing in student ID numbers or barcodes…just the numbers themselves. Please ask if you have any questions or issues, and we are looking into our options.
Did you know we have well over 50 different sets of chapter books (usually 5-6 per set) that teachers can check out to use in their classes for Lit Circles, reading groups, or book clubs? Where is this treasure trove, do you ask? Why, in the library Resource Room (the room behind my office). All are welcome to explore, be you PYP, MYP, or DP.
Here are 7 A4 posters with examples on how to cite (both in-text and as a reference) various sources. We have permission from USCSEA to use them. I’ve found them very useful for students to look at.
The library will be closed Friday morning from 8:00-8:40 so the library staff can participate in a PYP Dance Challenge. Bring it on!
The International Literacy Association has compiled a glossary of literacy terms as a living document, to be constantly updated and refined, to make the terms clear to a general population of teachers as well as literacy practitioners. Terms range from “diphthong” to “instructional reading level” to “prosody” and more. Not sure what exactly those words mean? Check out the glossary!
Click on the link for 4 free downloadable posters of Maya Angelou, Marie Curie, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Frida Kahlo. The blog itself has great information for raising/teaching strong girls.
The library will be open on Saturday, March 2, from 10:00-12:00 for reading, book checkout, and studying. Come and check it out!
Nevertheless, a podcast about women in technology, has created eight free downloadable posters about STEM role models from around the world — each featuring the artwork of a female artist. The women featured serve as amazing role models in their fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM as it’s often referred to).