|the big house library||
During Banned Books Week in the United States, libraries across the country commemorate our freedom to read.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans intellectual freedom.
You can read whatever you want whenever you want, and basically, libraries aren't allowed to rat you out.
Here at the Big House Library, we support your right to read.
So, act out, read a banned book today. :)
P.S. Thanks to Paul Yakovlev, Casa's Video Production Club, Miss Helen, and our library's awesome TAs for their help making this totally wonderful video.
Yesterday, I presented to Casa's ELAC (or English Learner Advisory Council).
Administrators, teachers, parents, and students came together in the library to review the school's resources available for families online.
Parents logged on to the new computers in the computer lab and toured CasaGrandeHighSchool.org and BigHouseLibrary.com.
The best part, though, was when I taught parents how to use Google Translate! :)
Casa has made it a goal to do more, better outreach to the families of our English learners. And the library is proud to now be a part of that effort.
Thank you to my 5th period TAs who made this awesome YouTube welcome video for our Spanish-speaking families.
Thank you to our beloved ELD (English Language Development) program coordinator Ms. Judi DeChesere, our outstanding ELD/SDAIE teachers, our dedicated bilingual assistants, and our school administrators for inviting me to be a part of ELAC.
Thank you to Jose Luis for translating for me. My Spanish leaves much to be desired!
Thank you to the handful of Casa students who hung out to help me troubleshoot computer problems.
And thank you to the many wonderful parents who spent their evening with me in the library. I am so happy to know you and I look forward to working together more. :)