Looking for recommendations

Nine days since my last post. This is becoming tougher to update regularly, especially since everything at school seems to be winding down. The LMC staff sent out notices to all senior homerooms asking that library materials be returned. While only seniors get these notices, please remind students in all homerooms to return books they have checked out. We charge no late fees and we know from experience that books can be easily lost over a summer.

This is the time of year that I also like to ask for recommendations from everyone for items to purchase for the upcoming year. Recommendations for purchases can include books, periodicals, movies, dvds, AV equipment, and other things your creative, educationally oriented minds can find. (Of course, I guarantee nothing because I know that we will want much more than we can afford). Still, we can dream can’t we?

P.S. Have a great memorial day holiday and give a moment’s thought to why we have a day off.

© 2008 henry toromoreno

Science Blogs

Once again, it’s been a long time between posts. It’s really easy to let two weeks skip by without even noticing it. This is especially true this time of the year. The library has been booked with classes of seniors working diligently to get their final portfolios finished. That usually means lots of typing and helping with formatting and printing, but not too much in the way of research. We have also used this time in the LMC to straighten things out a bit.

In case you haven’t stopped by the library recently, we now have a large conference table in what will some day soon be the Professional Development/ Teacher Area. The table was housed in what used to be the Faculty Library, but that has been defunct since before I arrived in 2003. I’ll keep everyone posted on the progress we make in that area.

In the meantime, I would like to recommend you all to three of my favorite science blogs. Blogging has become so popular, that there are sites dedicated exclusively to particular areas. All three of these blogs can be found at Science Blogs.com and each one has links to other interesting science bloggers. I have found myself jumping from link to link for hours without end. Let me know what you think.

·        PZ Myers, biologist and professor at Univ. of Minnesota writes at Pharyngula

·        Greta and Greg Munger write an interesting blog at Cognitive Daily

·        A psychiatrist from a “Midwestern” state writes a blog at Corpus Callosum

           

© 2008 henry toromoreno

LMC announcements

I know it’s been a while since my last post. Sorry. With that said, let’s get some announcements out of the way.

  • Beginning Monday, May 5th and continuing through Friday, May 16th, there will be AP Testing going on. On several of these days, the LMC may be closed for half or the whole day. If you have scheduled your class for a visit during this time, please be sure to double check with us to make sure the LMC is available.
  • We will be sending Senior homeroom teachers the overdue book slips some time next week. Please remind senior students that they cannot receive their caps and gowns if they owe the LMC a book.
  • Since June 17th is our last day, Tuesday June 3rd will be the last day the LMC will be open and available for classes or students. As in past years, we will use the last two weeks of school to straighten out the LMC and prepare for the upcoming year.
  • PORTFOLIOS, PASSES & PANDEMONIUM. This time of the school year, everyone needs the LMC resources to complete portfolios, research papers and term projects. PLEASE. PLEASE use your passes to the LMC judiciously and be aware that we are now usually booked with classes every period of the day.

That’s all for now, but I will try to add some more useful posts before the end of the year. Thank you for stopping by.

© 2008 henry toromoreno