Welcome back to school for the 2012-2013 year! Not only are we celebrating a new school name...The International School at Thornton Middle, we are celebrating our fabulous students and staff! It is wonderful to see many new faces to the building and the familiar ones bring a smile to my face.
The students look amazing sporting their uniforms each day in the building...it feels studious and academic. Classroom cultures are being established and daily routines and expectations are being set. In the library, that looks like several orientation sessions! We are aiming to meet with EVERY student through their Language A teacher to orient them to their shared space. And speaking of name changes, we would also view the library space as the "Learning Commons." This name seems to fit the space as we embrace 21st Century Learning and the resources that come along with that. We have QR Codes set up around the library so that classes can use a scanner app on the iPods to take a self guided audio tour around the space to get to know where different materials are located!
Thank you for reading our blog! Hoping to see you in the library soon! Here's to an amazing year!