Ms. Garrison's Sixth Period
Here is a link to a video that explains how to use Powerpoint
2010. Refer to it whenever you are not sure how to do
something. Remember, we are doing a very basic Powerpoint, so
you don't need to worry about themes, backgrounds, or
animations. I will show you how to record your narration and
set up your slide show to play automatically.
If you are a student in my sixth period class, you'll find homework
listed under the Homework Tab and information about the class under
the Announcements tab. I have uploaded the Henry VIII and
Tudor Children powerpoints to the Documents
section. You'll find them under the category Sixth
If you have questions, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
CBA in the LIBRARY
Seventh grade humanities will begin
research for the Classroom Based Assessment next week. I will
show you how to use the district databases to find and organize
reliable, authoritative information. The link below will take
you to a list of the databases provided for you. To access
these from home, you will need the username and password on the
yellow bookmark your Social Studies teacher provided for you
earlier this year. See me if you need help with your
research, and remember that the library is open until 4:30 most
days of the week, and whenever I am here, you are welcome to stay
and work (though you will most likely have to provide your own
Click on the link below to go to
the District Research Databases:
Mrs. Case's students: Click on
this link to go to a pro/con Cobblestone article on the electoral
college. If it asks for login information, it's BTMS for the
name and bulldogs for the password, The article is
called Open To Debate. If you search the Title field for
this term, it will bring up an article called "A Closer Look
at the Electoral College." Click on the link to go to the
article. It looks different from the handout you have, but it
is the same article. It has been reformatted and the pictures
have been removed to put it online. It is from the September,
2004 issue of Cobblestone Magazine. If you do a search for
Cobblestone Magazine, September 2004 on the search page, you'll
find several articles from that month's issue of the magazine,
which was about the electoral college.
CLUBS IN THE LIBRARY:
Book Club: Monday, March 11
At our March 11 meeting we will host Kendare Blake, author of Anna
Dressed in Blood. If you're interested in meeting a real-life
author, you are welcome to attend the meeting even if you are not a
memer of the book club.
Garden club will meet again on
Monday, March 4 in the library. We'll work a little more on our
egghead craft project then go outside and pull some weeds. Dress
for an outdoor adventure!
Manga Club: Mondays and
Wednesdays 2:30 to 3:30
Dr. Who Club: Wednesdays and Fridays 2:30 to 4:30
Journalism Club: Thursdays 2:30 to 4:30
All clubs are still open
to new members.
LUNCH IN THE LIBRARY:
The library is open for lunch all three lunches
unless the library is being used by a class. You are expected
to clean up after yourself and to wipe down your table after you
eat. You are expected to maintain a quiet voice as you
visit with friends or work on the computer. If your lunch is
noisy, poorly-behaved, or fails to clean up after eating, we'll
close the library during that lunch. You may NOT bring
anything with nuts or nut butters into the library. This is a
You may play computer games during lunch, but only those linked
from Ms. Garrison's website under the "Approved Educational Games"
heading on the links page. You may not check e-mail, play on the
Paint program, or use the computer to look at random
Destiny : Use this program to
find books in the library and to put
a hold on a book you'd like to
Digital Locker Login: You should be able to use this link
to log into your digital locker from
Library Assistant: Mrs. Korneliussen
Checkout period is two weeks, with one two-week renewal.
Please be responsible and return books on time so others may enjoy
Brier Terrace Middle School
22200 Brier Road
Brier, WA 98036
LIBRARY RULES AND
WHEN CAN I COME TO THE LIBRARY?
LIBRARY HOURS: 7:30 - 3:00
You may come to the library…
before school without a pass, but you must be here by
7:45 if you need to use a computer.
after you eat lunch with a pass from an adult in the
during class with a pass from your teacher
during study club with a pass from the teacher for whom
you are staying
If you come to the library between classes, you will not be
issued a hall pass if you are late to your next class.
Come before or after school, during lunch, and with a pass during
your English class.
If you would like to eat lunch in the library, you'll need to
sign up in the library for a permanent sticker for your ASB
card. You will sign in when you arrive with your lunch and
sign out when you leave to return your tray. There are no
in-and-out privileges. Once you are here, you must stay until
lunch ends. if you need to use the bathroom, you'll have to ask for
a pass. If you ate school lunch, you'll be dismissed a couple of
minutes early to return your tray.
If you leave your dirty tray in the library or anywhere
else in the school instead of returning it to the cafeteria, you
will not be allowed to leave the cafeteria anymore until you have
finished eating. You are expected to clean up your own mess, wipe
off the table, and vacuum the floor around your table before you
HOW DOES THE LIBRARY
When you come in, always lay your pass on the counter
and tell a librarian or an assistant what you are here for.
If you are sent to the library from a classroom to check out a
book, you will have fifteen minutes to do so before you are sent
back to class. It is a good idea to bring a list of books you
might like to read.
Make good use of your time here. If you are visiting, wasting
time, or being disruptive, you will be sent back
You may check out two books at a time unless you establish a
pattern of losing books or returning them late, in which case you
will only be allowed one book at a time.
The checkout period is two weeks with one
renewal. You are expected to return books as
soon as you have finished reading them so that others can use
If you have an overdue book, you will not be allowed to check
out another until that book is returned. We will contact you about
the overdue through your English teacher. If you still fail
to return the overdue book, you will receive lunch detentions
until you bring back the book.
Books overdue by a month or more will be considered
lost, and a fine slip will be issued.
You are responsible for any book you check out regardless of
who else might damage it while it is checked out to you. Do not
leave your book unattended on a cafeteria table, a desk, or on the
floor outside a classroom. NEVER leave a book outside.
If you have lost a book or damaged it so badly that it must be
taken out of circulation, you will not be allowed to check out
another book until you have paid for the lost/damaged book.
Fiction books are arranged by genre. To find
the correct section, look for the signs posted in the library, or
ask the librarian or an assistant for help.
You must ask for permission to use library
computers. If you need a computer, ask at the
front desk before you sit down to use the
computer. If you come in with your class,
your teacher will assign you a computer.
Always log in using your digital locker log-in.
Do not print pictures from the Internet unless the image
is required for your assignment and you have checked with the
librarian first. Copyright-free images are available online;
ask the librarian to help you find an appropriate site.
You may NOT print websites. A website has pictures,
sidebars, ads, and other content that is not useful in printed form
and that wastes paper and ink when printed. You may copy and paste
information from a web page into a word document and print that
document, but make sure you also paste the URL into the document so
you can find the website again.
Save your work! Save it first in your
digital locker, then back it up on a flash
drive. Files must be saved under your name and a
word that indicates what the file is about. For
example: JohnSmithendspecies for John Smith’s endangered
species report. Files saved with inappropriate
file names will be deleted.
Computers are to be used for school work and educational
purposes only. You may not read your personal e-mail at
school. You may open your e-mail only to retrieve a file
you've sent yourself or to mail yourself a file or link. Ask
Ms. Garrison first!
Computer games are to be played only during lunch, and you may
play only educational games. Some, like Cool Math Games, are
located on some teachers' websites. If you want to play a
game that is not on a teacher's website, you MUST check with Ms.
Garrison first. She'll look at the game and make a
decision. Games that include weapons, violence, nudity,
profanity, player comments, or other objectionable material may not
be played at school. Ms. Garrison's decision is
Do not make changes to anyone else’s files. Do not
touch a computer someone else is using, including turning it off,
hitting random keys, or hiding or unplugging keyboards or
Failure to comply with the library’s computer use policy
will result in an office referral and may prevent you from using
any of the school’s computers for the rest of the trimester
or the rest of the school year.
OTHER LIBRARY RULES
Follow the directions of any adult in the library whether they
are a staff member or volunteer.
Keep your voice down.
WALK! The library is full of breakable furniture and
Do not jump or play on the furniture in the reading room or
treat the stuffed animals roughly. If you do so,
you may not be allowed to use the reading room again. You are young
adults, not children, and you are expected to behave responsibly at
If you have gotten this far, congratulations. Write "You're a
Winner!" in the left margin of your partner's paper and put your
initials next to it.
If you take a book off the shelf, put it back where it goes or
put it on the book cart at the circulation desk.
Do not visit with other students who are in the library with
their class or who are working independently.
The library is a classroom, and you may not disrupt the work going
on in here.
Be polite and courteous, and leave the library as clean as or
cleaner than it was when you came in.
If you expect to visit the library often during lunch, ask the
librarian for a sticker for your ASB card. This
will act as a pass out of the cafeteria.
Do not enter the library if there is no adult in the room. If
you don't see one of us, come in and ring the bell once. If
we are in the library, we will respond. If we don't
respond, you will need to leave until we return.
The library is your space to read, do homework, visit quietly
during lunch, or just sit and relax. The librarians have
worked hard to create an attractive, welcoming space for you with
interesting decorations. Please respect the space and
everything and everyone in it by being gentle, careful, and