As June rapidly approaches, students are looking forward to the end of the school year. With summer vacation in mind, it may be difficult to keep students engaged and learning. BCLS has compiled a list of online sources that will inspire you to create interesting end of the year lessons!
May is National Inventors Month. During this time the innovative individuals that improved our lives with their creative inventions are celebrated! Teachers, this would be a fun, interesting topic to conclude the school year.
Many high school and college students across the county are in the midst of final exams and projects. During this stressful time, students may be looking for a quiet place to work. Several of the BCLS locations contain quiet study rooms; which are great for studying, working on projects and group discussions. Encourage students to contact their local BCLS branch to gain access to this amenity.
May 6th commences National Teacher Appreciation Week. During this time, communities around the nation honor the hardworking teachers who provide valuable educations to students of all ages.
Don’t forget, May 7th is National Teacher Day!
May 7th is National Teacher Day. On this day, communities and schools honor the teachers that enrich the lives and educations of students. To learn how your school and community can commemorate the event visit the National Teacher Day page on the National Education Association website!
With Earth Day and Arbor Day falling in the same week, many educators are incorporating environmental activities into the classroom. Whether planting a tree, cleaning a park, or starting a recycling project, students are learning how to care for the planet. As a result, students and may want to learn more about Earth, nature or the environment. BCLS has compiled a list of resources to assist with the learning process.
Many schools throughout the county are featuring springtime musicals and concerts. Students interested in learning more about music and dance are encouraged to visit their local library. BCLS houses diverse CD collections, as well as DVD’s featuring musicals. Additionally, there are several electronic resources available through the BCLS website that provide access to music and dance information.
Whether you’re searching for your favorite book, checking out a DVD, looking for a job, writing a paper or attending a program, you can always count on the library.
Drop Everything and Read on April 12th! Readers of all ages are encouraged to take time out of their busy schedules and pick up a book.
Teachers, this is a great time to encourage your students to read outside of the classroom.
April marks the annual observation of School Library Month. During this time, media specialists are encouraged to demonstrate the benefits of the school library.