If you haven't been keeping up on the challenges and activities that National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jason Reynolds has had going on, you are really missing out. From creating your own award, to taking imaginary road trips and creating Tik Tok dances, Reynolds has a number of fun activities that get you thinking and writing about your "authentic" experience.
Here is the video explaining the Tik Tok dance activity
Here is the website with all of the activities:
Create a TikTok Dance. 2020. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9309/>
It is hard to believe that it is already mid October! I hope you have had a chance to login and start using Sora. If you have any questions about it remember to refer to the Library Canvas Class or you can email me.
It's a library checkout pickup week. Make sure to get all book requests in before Monday at 12 noon. The don't forget to pick them up during Material Distribution time on Wed or Thurs
From our school nurse Ms. Smith:
The Flu vaccine is HIGHLY recommended for everyone this year.
Renton is hosting Drive-thru Flu Clinics for EVERYONE ages 4 years and older October 13- 16. Students, families, neighbors, everyone are encouraged to come.
There is no cost to anyone.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:30 – 5:30 – Dimmitt Middle School
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 9:30 – 5:30 – Lindbergh High School
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:30 – 5:30 – Renton High School
Friday, October 16, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30 – McKnight Middle School
You do need to sign up.
Register for your family’s time slot now for the best availability. More slots may be offered if demand is high.
See the fliers in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese on the Renton School District website.
Library checkout is here. Follow these simple steps to get your library books!
1. Place a hold on a book in the library catalog or fill out the Book Request Form (check the library canvas class for the link)
2. Library staff will check the books out to you - you can have up to 5 out at a time
3. You will receive an email with the pickup dates and times
4. Come get your books
It's that simple. You can return your book Mon-Fri from 9-3 in the Risdon Main Office
Jason Reynolds wrote For Everyone before he wrote Ghost, before he wrote Long Way Down, before he wrote All American Boys, before he was a best selling writer and household name. Reynolds had a dream to be a writer, but hadn't yet made it. For Everyone is direct to the point and inspirational for everyone going after their dream. Turned into a video by 826 Digital, an organization devoted to inspiring teens to write, I share it with you now to inspire you at the start of this uncertain school year. We may not be able to be together right now, and we may not know when we may be together again, but we can all be inspired to dream.
Sync is offering their free summer audiobook program a little early this year.
What is it? Sync is a free summer program that pairs two audiobooks a week that you can download free(for keeps) using Sora(which you can access through Clever). You have to be at least 13 to sign up for the program. New pairs are published on Wednesdays. This week's pair is Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin and In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira.
The Everywhere Book Fest starts tomorrow, Friday May 1st. https://everywherebookfest.com/ and runs through Sat.
There are some really fantastic panels like
Dinosaurs, Ghosts and Gods Oh My!
I am My Own Hero
Illustration Fight to the Death
and some great authors:
Gene Luen Yang
Marie Lu and more
I know I will be there - will I see you?
Did you know that students, and teachers can nominate books for the Washington State Evergreen Teen Book Award as well as librarians? We want to hear from you! What books from copyright year 2019 do you think should be nominated?
The Evergreen Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Middle School and High School Lists for 2022. The books need to have a copyright year of 2019. Copyright year means the year that it was first published. Did you read an awesome Middle Grade or Young Adult book that was published last year that you want to nominate?
I have created a document that shows how to nominate a book and where to find the information you need to fill out the Google Form. The Evergreen Committee will be accepting nominations until September 1, 2020.