Let’s take care of library books and our backs!

I am very excited to be Lord Roberts Annex’s teacher-librarian this year. I am getting to know your children and their reading interests, and I love to get a good book in their hands to enjoy.

To ensure that these good books are able to be read by many students, this month students are learning about the best way to take care of library books (and classroom teacher books too).

Students are aware that one of the biggest threats to books is water damage. Please ensure students:

  1. pack their water bottles in the outside pocket of their backpack,
  2. they are able to close up their lunch kits,
  3. and to know to put agendas and books in their book bags. Books, agendas, and paper love that separate pocket for an exact layer of protection!

To keep your child’s back safe, please adjust straps so they are tight (but not too tight or loose.) Also, for back health, please remind your child to wear both straps.

Search Tips for Search Engines

Try using one or more of these tips to help you find what you are looking for more quickly.

1. Use the tabs:
-search engines usually have: all, images, videos, maps, …
-if looking for a photo, click on images tab for a quicker find

2. Use quotation marks:
-if you search for Puppy Dog Sweaters, the engine will search for content that contains those three words in any order
-if you search “Puppy Dog Sweaters”, it will search for that phrase exactly as you typed

3. Use a hyphen to exclude words:
-if you search bats, the animal, you can search: bats
-sports -baseball

4. Use OR to search for multiple words:
-chocolate OR white chocolate search will give search results on both types of chocolate

5. Use key words:
-keep it simple by using a few specific words
-example of too many words: What do tigers eat in the wild?
-example of key words: tiger diet

6. Ignore ads listed above found items:
-many search engines have advertisers whose ads are usually listed first
-scroll down to the entries listed that do not have the “Ad” tag

7. Don’t worry about spelling:
-the search engine will ask if tigrs was meant to be tigers?