Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Retro Library Posters

Even though the posters are from the 1960's the books at SC are still shelved the same way! Check out more vintage posters: Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading by Maria Popova.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Movie Trailer Tease

Check out the video produced for Mr. Kidd's English 9 class. Students, Cameron & Rose hope their book trailer will entice you to read The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls.

Monday, November 5, 2012

November = NaNoWriMo
National Novel Writing Month is here. Start November 1 and finish writing a novel by midnight, November 30!!
The Young Writers Program (YWP) allows
17-and-under participants
to set individual word-count goals. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

"The dog ate my homework"— ranked third

Mozy, an online data backup service, conducted a survey of 1,000 students from kindergarten to those in higher education and found that 60 percent of them still tell teachers and professors “the dog ate their homework” as an excuse for not turning in assignments. (The Telegraph)
Image from QPups

Top 5 Most Common Excuses
I emailed it to you, but I got a bounce-back email
I finished my homework but then I deleted it by accident
The dog ate it
My computer crashed and I lost it
My printer broke

Most Bizarre Excuses
My goldfish ate it
My pet horse ate it
My keyboard got snapped in half
I went on holiday and airport security took it away
I left it in the sun too long and the ink faded
The dog spilt cake on it
It accidently got put on the bonfire
I put it in the fridge so that I would remember it when I got the milk out for my cereal but I had toast that morning
I was in a car crash
I was walking through the park and a bee stung me so I ran to save myself and dropped my homework
I dropped it in the river and it got caught by the current