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Media Center News - Please Read!
A little virus does not slow things down at the Montford Media Center!
Go to the Montford Media website for details about the virtual book fair (https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/montfordmiddleschool) and to find out how to turn in your overdue books.
And send a picture of yourself wearing your most creative mask to Ms. Drake at email@example.com.
Atain, all the details are at the Montford Media Center website. Check it out!
Want to keep a journal of this historical event? If so, you can download this PPT, which is already set up for you to fill in the details of your personal experience. This is NOT an assignment! I will not be grading this, and you are NOT required to do this. However, it might be fun to keep up with the information in a single document of some sort so that you can reflect on it later (when you are as old as I am).
JUST FOR FUN - GIVE IT A TRY! YOU CAN DO IT!
NOT REQUIRED OR FOR A GRADE
Perhaps you've been looking for some extra mental challenges in these isolated times. If so, test your wits against one of the puzzles below. If you get stumped, check in with me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will send you a hint or will check your answer.
Remember: you are NOT required to attempt these puzzles. They are simply for fun should you choose to give them a go. I'll be updating them from time to time with different types of challenges, so keep checking in!
The List is In!! The new Sunshine State list has been made public, and Ms. Drake has posted it on the Media Center TEAMS site. You can view it here, or, better yet, pay a visit to the media center, where she is sure to have plenty of fun information for you and things to do.
Suggestions from Your Peers...What are You Reading? Let Your Friends Know!
Corbin B. is an avid reader, and has not just one book to recommend, but a handful. According to Corbin, “I have a couple of great books to recommend. First, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger is probably my favorite series. Second, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series by Caroline Carlson is also pretty good. Third, The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer, gets you hooked on the adventure. Fourth, The Hero's Guide to... series by Christopher Healy is very funny. Last, the Story Thieves series by James Riley has an incredible plot.”
Sophia Y. shared, “I would highly recommend this book. It the first book in the series, Keeper of the Lost Cities. Here is a summary of the first book from the author's website: ‘Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath–someone who can read minds. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain. Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy who appears out of nowhere, and who can also read minds like her. She discovers there’s somewhere she does belong, and that staying with her family will put her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye. Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known.’”
Kansas B. says, "I would suggest Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. It is a really great book following a kid diagnosed with schizophrenia, creating a heavy story told through fragments of reality mixed with imagination. This creates a perfect example of an unreliable narrator. The plot is extremely strange at times, but it still comes to create an incredible story. If you are willing to take a deep dive into the mind of a character with believeable mental illness, I would really suggest this book."
READ A BOOK FOR FREE
You can Read Online or Listen to Books All Day!
If you were not aware, many books can be read online for free. They are part of what is called the public domain, and to read them, you don't need a library membership or anything of the sort (although now is a great time to fire up your public library membership and start listening to some audio books!)
There are many terrific websites with books to read for free in PDF version. It isn't all the books in the world, but there are thousands available to you. The classics are all there, short stories, poetry...take a look, and find something great to read.
If audible books are your thing, go to https://stories.audible.com/start-listen. Audible, and Amazon company, is offering free audio book streaming for as long as schools are closed. The library is divided by levels, and should be able to find something entertaining in the Tween, Teen, or Literary Classics sections.