Friday, September 24, 2010

Great Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers!

Here's great info from Michael Zimmer a technology integration specialist in Hopkins County Schools in Western KY explaining some Web 2.0 tools that can enhance student engagement.

Check it out here:  A New Way to Lecture

Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

I just finished this last night.  It's a great mystery set in present day Saudi Arabia, such a vastly different culture than ours!

Check it out!

A captivating page-turner that vividly evokes Saudi Arabiansociety and introduces an original new hero.When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing and is found drowned in the desert outside Jeddah, Nayir-a desert guide hired by her prominent family to search for her-feels compelled to find out what really happened. Gentle, hulking, conscientious Nayir soon finds himself delving into the interior life of a wealthy, protected teenage girl in one of the most rigidly segregated of Middle Eastern societies.To gainaccess to the world of women, Nayir realizes he will have to join forces with Katya Hijazi, a lab technician at the coroner's office and the fiancée of Nouf 's brother. In the course of working with Katya and uncovering the mysteries of the dead girl's mind, Nayir must confront his own desire for female companionship-and the limitations imposed by his beliefs."Finding Nouf" offers an unprecedented glimpse of daily life in Saudi Arabia in a lyrical, character-driven, and immensely satisfying mystery. Like Mma Romotswe in Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling series, Nayir al-Sharqi is a completely new kind of detective, who is sure to captivate both our hearts and our minds. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

The Week in Rap

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bagels and Book Club is Back!

Come join Mrs. Mendoza for a book discussion of I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak.

Wednesday November 3 during MP in the MP Room
Bagels provided!

How it Works:
  •  Check out a copy of I am the Messenger from the IHHS Library
  •  Read over the several weeks
  • Come to the MP Room for bagels and a book discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 3 during MP
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Meet Ed Kennedy underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That s when the first Ace arrives. That s when Ed becomes the messenger. . . . Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who s behindEd s mission? Winner of the 2003 Children s Book Council Book of the Year Award in Australia, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love. From the Hardcover edition. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

This Week in Rap- September 10, 2010

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