There are lots of new books in the library! You can see them on the top row of the library catalogue or come by and check out the new arrivals shelf by the checkout desk. One book we are really excited to read is Homes, a memoir about a childhood in Iraq and Syria. Here are the authors discussing the book for cbc:
Check out the new page on the Extended Essay on this site. Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to have any materials added!
Browse the shelves or browse the catalogue (the button to your right)
Check out book trailers to get a sense of a book:
The library will be open Wednesday til Monday 8:45-12:30.
As you prepare for culminatings and exams, try to make some time for yourself to read for fun– we’ve got lots of new books and comics in the library for you to sign out and enjoy. Browse them in person or online — just click the “Catalogue” button to the right of this post!
Starting next week in the library at lunch, you can learn to make all kinds of treasures! We will have weekly drop-in craft stations set up, as well as workshops by Maker Club and Ms Anklesaria. Check out the schedule below.
Making a podcast can be a fun and interesting way to share your learning.
If you are unfamiliar with podcasts, have a listen to a few to get a sense of how they work, like this one on athletes found on player.fm.
You can use Audacity, a simple program that allows you to record and import audio, then edit it with really intuitive tools. You can access the Audacity tutorials for help getting started. This Youtube video will give you a good overview.
To plan your podcast, read this article.
Make a copy of this template (based on the article) and fill it out for your podcast plan.
Remember, when you’re making your podcast, don’t steal music! For good sources of free and copyright-free tunes, check out
Free Music Archive
Partners in Rhyme
Hey Grade 9 Scientists!
Make a copy of this doc to practise making your own APA Style References List:
Creating your Reference List
All about Google Forms: Library Orientation Survey and Literary Devices Quiz
Rebecca’s favourite tech: Having fun with get-to-know-you BINGO andTeacher Tech Talk Prizes at https://flippity.net/
Favourite resource: https://www.freetech4teachers.com/
Tanaz’s favourite tech: Poll Everywhere
Favourite resource: Teacher Tech YouTube Channel (especially their video on Google Drive)
Amanda’s favourite tech: www.mentimeter.com and Yo Teach!
Find poems here:
Academy of American Poets (some good audio here too)
And do research here:
League of Canadian Poets
Literary Reference Centre (get the password from Ms Green)
Britannica Online (same password as above)
Enjoy making your podcasts with Audacity, a free software that you can download at home (or access from a TDSB computer).
To learn more about how to make a podcast on Audacity, read this tutorial.
And here’s a poem from Nikki Giovanni:
(for Kelli Martin)
a Library Is:
a place to be free
to be in space
to be in cave times
to be a cook
to be a crook
to be in love
to be unhappy
to be quick and smart
to be contained and cautious
to surf the rainbow
to sail the dreams
to be blue
to be jazz
to be wonderful
to be you
a place to be
yeah… to be