Hello Harman families!
I'm Ms. Ford, your Harman librarian. This will be my ninth year in the Oakwood City Schools. Student's weekly time in the library has changed significantly in the last nine years. Digital Citizenship, keyboarding programs, Playaway Bookpacks, The Lumberjack Reading List, and most recently the Sora app, which allows our students to discover and enjoy digital and audio books, are just a few of the things that we've added to enhance our media time. I have a passion for reading and I hope to ignite that in my students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns!
The books have been read and the votes counted!
"Here in the Real World" is Harman's Favorite Book of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. All LRL books were in the running for the title. This year, students who had read at least six LRL titles were eligible to vote.
If you would like to know more about "Here in the Real World," check out http://www.sarapennypacker.com/pennypacker-therealworld.htm.
Congratulations to all Harman Wall of Famers for 2020-2021! Every year, I am amazed at the way each of you individually dive into the Lumberjack Reading List challenge in your own unique way. Some of you finish all thirteen titles in the first few weeks of school. Others were turning the last pages and giving their Flipgrid summaries just this past week. I always tell you "it is a journey, not a race" and I could not be more proud of each of you. At my finish line, you are all winners!
4th Grade: Timothy Wiegand, Sophia Kelley, Emma Ferguson
5th Grade: Isaiah Myers, Callie Rowan, Kate Silvain, Madeleine Montgomery, Kaitlyn Sayer, Thomas Keyes, Lyla McClannan
6th Grade: Bea Drummy, Kait Patterson, Michael Myers, Maddie Mae Darr, Felix Susta, Grey Skorupan, Owen Guy, Grant Zhou, Yilin Chen
2021 - 2022 Reading List Coming Soon
In our libraries for the 2021-2022 school year, we will be introducing Typing Club to replace Keyboarding Without Tears. We also will be joining MackinVIA and the Ohio Shared Collection for our Ebook and audio libraries replacing Sora.
It's easier than ever to access all of the important sections of your Harman Library. You can click on the links below to visit these great sites!
INFOhio: Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
Great resources for students and parents for homework, research and test taking skills.
Common Sense Media
Provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media.
Keyboarding Without Tears
Students will be able to access KWT from home. The pin to access is: 94F 526
We are Teachers Summer Reading List- 100+ Books for Pre-K- 12!
WeNeedDiverseBooks.Org - Imagine a World Where All Children Can See Themselves in the Pages of a Book