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Library Learning Center

Welcome to Ensign's Library Media Center!

Virtual Office Hours during school outage:

I will plan to be online to answer e-mail, M-F from noon-1 p.m.

yellow mailbox

I’ll also be checking email throughout the day.  Copy my address from under my photo and paste it in your email. 

I look forward to hearing from you and will reply to every note, just like at school!


Greetings from the frozen North! 

Click here for a Viking surprise, and don’t forget to turn up the volume and scream: https://shorts.flipgrid.com/watch/8657717088223547

There is plenty of time to complete your reading goal and join the Ensign Reader Hall of Fame Viking Horde.

Kindergarten Readers of the Horde

First Grade Readers of the Horde

Second Grade Readers of the Horde

Third Grade Readers of the Horde

Fourth Grade Readers of the Horde

Fifth Grade Readers of the Horde

Sixth Grade Readers of the Horde


Library Lessons to Do at Home

  1.  Spring Holiday Research Project​  ​Spring Holiday Research
  1. Science:  Asking questions and finding answers

Choose a lesson based on a question that interests you.  https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

  1. Favorite Books Project  

Read a book in the genre of your choice, and write a review for others who are wondering what to read next. Favorite Books Project

  1. Review the guidelines of how to be safe as students are spending more time studying online.  https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/curriculum?topic=cyberbullying-digital-drama--hate-speech

 

 


Utah’s Online Library from Home

This excellent resource has many great references and tools. If you are at school please click the Utah’s Online Library link to the right, in the blue box, underneath my photo.

Utah’s Online Libraryhttp://onlinelibrary.uen.org/

To Access from home, email the library teacher for our login and password (this licensed information cannot be posted on a website).


Ebooks and Audiobooks for phones, tablets, and home computers

Click on the Sora link in the blue box to the right on this page.  Every student in our district is allowed to check out 3 items on Sora, by signing in to the Salt Lake City School District catalog.  Students will use the same login and password as they would to sign in to a computer at school.  Every student is also allowed a City Library card which gives access to that catalog and the Salt Lake County Library catalog using the same free Sora app.

 

Here are a few resources for families and students at home--

 

Comcast is offering FREE internet to low-income families for the next two months (March and April): https://www.internetessentials.com/

 

Here is a Google Doc of companies offering FREE educational resources (NewsELA, Kahoot, BrainPop, EPIC, etc.) 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NUKLZN7hGSu1Hzm70kfzBKs-lsSELaEMggS60Bi2O2I/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true&pru=AAABcPWJbNM*gLy19T3-up_neuCJ1mFOvg&fbclid=IwAR3qk2W0eRsmhQPkHobWm6UGn2qeKbe8ZxMgxJ_1fmOq2Suf0p0DiniKW5k

 

Here is a link to authors and publishers who are making video recordings of book readings copyright free for the next bit as well as some excellent resources from favorite authors:

https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1Q1SiSoyYhv32HWZ1yoWl-4HEjdHOPBx1n5pAEguUeORiMh55L0-98LnM

 

Read aloud links:

Storytime from space-  https://storytimefromspace.com/

 

Picture books read by actors-  https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

More-  https://librivox.org/search

 

Authors answer kids' questions-  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowhHSUaWp3KJDcuI0nR0vw?view_as=subscriber

Ideas for Screen-free Activities

Ensign Library Catalog 

Ensign's Library Catalog

 

 

 


Internet Safety Information for Parents

Netsmartz Kids: http://www.netsafeutah.org/parents/parent_videos.html

Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns

            * Five Tips for Getting Kids off Devices: http://bit.ly/2IGDx6D

            * 6 Ways to Help Your Kids Stop Multitasking During Homework: http://bit.ly/2prvYIc


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