First Place: February, 2012

IMC Newsletter

            

Smithfield Middle School


14175 Turner Drive

Smithfield, Virginia 23430

http://sms.iwcs.k12.va.us


Pam Riddleberger, Librarian

priddleb@iwcs.k12.va.us

        
757.357.8842

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The FIRST place to go for information and resources

Information Media Center / Library

                  



Mrs. R’s  Response


WE GOT THE GRANT!

Counselor Harris and I will be working on spending our grant money by buying books concerning bullying. Suggestions are appreciated. Be on the lookout for the display in the IMC.



Just for the 
know of it....

A Thin Line is a digital safety education resource 

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Google's Good to Know


Review of Apple's ibook author 

(Box of Tricks)


gooru





Dashboard in Mac OS X is just a cool little program that you can personalize until your heart’s content. You can add widget after widget in Dashboard by clicking the “+” down in the lower right corner of the dashboard screen.  This is how you add those widgets. Dashboard comes with a default set of widgets, but you can also go to Apple’s website at http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/ and select from tens of thousands of free widgets.


Book Report Idea:

Acrostic Book Report

Check out these

Core resources



   English

Think Tank: Research


Sheppard: Language Arts


History/Civics

Explania: Money

Investopedia

FDR Library

American Experience (videos)



Math
Get the Math: Algebra in the real world

Free Math Help


Science
Lawrence Hall of Science: 24/7

Science Museum.org

Succeeding with Science

Explania: Ecology

Learn Chemistry



New addition to project and presentation page
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Exploratory

Art
Art Adventures for Middle School Students

Music

Music Muse


Computer Apps

Typing Adventure

PE
Explania: Sports
Explania: Health


Spanish




                          

What I am reading...

    I will be reading books about bullying. This one will definetly be added to the list of books purchased with  our grant....

Warp Speed


by
Lisa Yee
Inside cover...Marley Sandelski feels invisible.  Teachers don't call on him. Popular kids don't talk to him.  He has friends in the AV club, but the only other people who can find him seem to be jerks and bullies, like Digger Ronster and the Gorn.  When they get hold of him, Marley's bruises show up just fine.  Then is seems like Marley's only choice is to run. But can he run fast enough to stay invisible to the bullies without disappearing entirely?  Is warp speed too fast.  Lisa Yee tells the story of a kid who doesn't get seen, but deserves to be heard.


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