Dr. Janet Fick

janet.fick@misd.org

936-276-4326

 

Welcome to Oak Hills Junior High Library!

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My name is Dr. Janet Fick and with 38 years of professional experience in education, I am proud to be the librarian at Oak Hills Junior High.  My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, a Master of Library Science, a Master of Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. My husband and I have lived in Montgomery for over 25 years.  Along with reading, I enjoy watching movies, petting my cat - Fiver, and spending time with my grandchildren.


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  • Students read and bike at the same time!

6th Grade Read Aloud Lunch Club
02/13/2019

6th grade students at OHJH are invited to attend the OHJH Read Aloud Lunch Club.  During A lunch, students will take their lunches to the library to eat and listen to Dr. Fick read the book, Harbor Me.  The Read Aloud Lunch Club will begin meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and will continue meeting until the book is finished.  The summary of the book is below.

Harbor MeIt all starts when six kids are sent to a room at school for a weekly chat - by themselves, with no adults to listen in.  They name the room room the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), and discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes.  They share a deep desire for family history and a sense of belonging.  When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world.  And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.



Oak Hills Junior High strives to provide a nurturing and safe learning community that promotes self-discipline and excellence.  We are committed to strengthening positive and respectful interpersonal relationships while simultaneously creating a legacy of innovative and computational thinkers who will ultimately become engaged 21sst century citizens.

The Memory of Light

by Francisco X. Stork

A teenager suffering from depression attempts suicide and ends up in Lakeview Hospital.  Her struggle to find courage and strength is fragile.  The focus is not on the suicide, but the recovery.

 

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Ibi Zoboi

In the summer of 1984, Ebony-Grace leaves her mother and grandfather in Huntsville, Alabama to visit her father in Harlem.  She sees Harlem as if it was a different planet.  Her imagination helps her cope as she spends time in the city.

My Survival:  A Girl on Schindler's List

by Rena Finder with Joshua M. Greene

This memoir recounts the story of Rena Finder who was forced into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland at age eleven.  She suffered the horrors of starvation, beatings, and witnessed countless murders.  Rena tells of her survival through the kindness and generosity of Oskar and Emilie Schindler.

I will be reading My Survival:   A Girl on Schindler's List a memoir by Rena Finder with Joshua M. Greene.  Checkout my YouTube Channel, DrJanetFick, to hear the chapters.

Student Resources

10 Virtual Tours

https://www.dk.com/us/article/10-virtual-tours-you-can-take-right-now/

All You Can Books - Free for 30 days

https://www.allyoucanbooks.com/

Animal Live Cams

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Audible - Free books for 30 days

https://www.audible.com/

Book Riot

https://bookriot.com/category/childrens/

Booksy

https://www.freebooksy.com/email-signup/?fbclid=IwAR2hln4g_VjxZ7My0kcLNk-3qvACihj81YCyh_pjutghACuJiEXTyof8wxM

Coloring Sheets from Movies

https://www.cinemark.com/movie-news/family-fun-animated-movies-coloring-sheets/?utm_source=em&utm_medium=email&utm_type=ta&utm_partner=ee&utm_ast=hr&utm_content=activity-april-ip-warming

Dance – 10 TikTok Dances to Learn at Home

https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/tiktok-dances-to-learn.html

Disneyland – virtual rides

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/12-virtual-disneyland-rides-that-you-can-enjoy-at-home-without-a-fastpass-22644016?fbclid=IwAR2BQ3VyAUAYQz79ztxraTW5M9GkyWtB5CfAUcPHjzA7HbZ1n6DUZBh6A_U

Escape Room

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform

Follett – free eboooks

https://cloud.k12edu.follett.com/lightbox-av2-offer?j=43672&sfmc_sub=17529480&l=171_HTML&u=1448250&mid=100016608&jb=39&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_content=eLearning+Weekly+April+2020

#FreeBookResources – locate free book content on social media

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FreeBookResources

Get Epic Books - Free books for 30 days

https://www.getepic.com/

Graphic Novels - free

http://papercutz.com/covid-19-e-book-care-package

Harper Collins – orally read books and activities

https://www.harpercollins.com/childrens/at-home-resources-for-kids-and-families-during-coronavirus-2020/

Jeopardy

https://www.jeopardy.com/games-more/j6

Junior Library Guild

https://jlg.ipublishcentral.com/bookshelf

Lander Pages - some are free and others cost

https://www.mylanderpages.com/Dbspublishing/DBS-MC?fbclid=IwAR3tlsqgzAnJxyyyzxH4FN0i6d29KBo2jeX8gHoxMnnPGqKwB4zd95-jr7A

Lerner eBooks – free

https://ebooks.lernerbooks.com//bookshelf

LibriVox – free audiobooks

https://librivox.org/

Lit2Go – free audiobooks

https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/

Loyal Books – free audiobooks

http://www.loyalbooks.com/

Metropolitan Museum of Art – family map – find objects like Statue of Liberty and black cat

https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/kids-and-families/~/media/Files/Learn/Family%20Map%20and%20Guides/11_FamilyMap.pdf

MindWebs – free audiobooks

https://archive.org/details/MindWebs_201410

Neil Gaiman reads Graveyard Book and Coraline

http://www.mousecircus.com/videos/

Nothing in the Rule Book - 45 places to download books

https://nothingintherulebook.com/2017/01/10/55-places-you-can-download-tens-of-thousands-books-plays-and-other-literary-texts-completely-legally-for-free/?fbclid=IwAR16pfD3zoGixDkZyUJBBzJILbLoagF28573W3Nd6QwJZFj1UCYi8u110UY

Open Culture – free audiobooks

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Open Libraries - free ebooks to borrow

https://openlibrary.org/

Overdrive – free audiobooks

https://www.overdrive.com/

Project Gutenberg - free ebooks to borrow

https://openlibrary.org/

Rebel Girls – free books

https://www.rebelgirls.com/

Riveted – free books

https://rivetedlit.com/2020/04/01/every-book-you-can-read-for-free-on-riveted-by-simon-teen-right-now/

Robin Reads - Some books are free and others cost

https://robinreads.lpages.co/hc-optimized/?fbclid=IwAR1loFR5-o81n3aHkvFvlsK-5eJhQ7Yw8Mw1QURhrRyVMOOZLgdYZuC77ao

San Diego Zoo = polar bear cam

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/polar-cam?fbclid=IwAR0WdmLGKTZ1L0Px5ToA6wbS_OIgoVUVItwJ655SxTe5BbY17-smykuvSg8

Scholastic – Book Fest on April 23

https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/games/homebase/bookfest/

Scribl – free ebooks and audiobooks

https://scribl.com/browse?page=1&bf=all:ebooks:audio_ebooks:podcasts&ac=0

Sora – reading app/ Overdrive – free books

https://pub.e.overdrive.com/sorabundle?utm_medium=paid&utm_source=mch&utm_campaign=k12_2020&utm_content=mch_email_apr21_sorabundle

Spotify – free audiobooks

https://www.spotify.com/us/

Story Time from Space

https://storytimefromspace.com/

Storynory – free audiobooks

https://www.storynory.com/

Sync – free audiobooks for teens for the summer

https://www.audiobooksync.com/

Time for Kids – free

https://time.com/tfk-free/?fbclid=IwAR0C6nFSqWIadge9I-760ZXLeGxZBNxIheAUPDrWf1TpK8pZpg2rjV4cP8s

United for Literacy

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Webcomics

https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=webcomics-teens-tweens-free-middle-grade-YA

 

Parent/Teacher Resources

10 Ways Parents Can Support Reading at Home

https://shaelynnfarnsworth.com/2020/03/21/10-ways-parents-can-support-reading-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR1BiI2pBEPyIBktcBI9n36ISNc2Xm8KOzDaPxtsRaf7thBGOvXFOKhnpmk

Adapted Mind – math lessons

https://www.adaptedmind.com/Math-Worksheets.html?campaignId=770019790&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsYb0BRCOARIsAHbLPhE04tWw2Eb_fpQhex4CkvVhRo5TMj1AfTj23BKaBerab9-eg443LMIaAuyNEALw_wcB

All You Can Books – free for 30 days

https://www.allyoucanbooks.com/page/free-offer1?fbclid=IwAR1naNNgVOyEoxyAds_7iiGDGHPhrRiQYpV8FdaGODia4LTEymUZmWTy4II&utm_expid=.WPVbscG9Ry6AEJoFXwOA7g.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fl.facebook.com%2Fl.php%3Fu%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.allyoucanbooks.com%252Fpage%252Ffree-offer%253Ffbclid%253DIwAR1naNNgVOyEoxyAds_7iiGDGHPhrRiQYpV8FdaGODia4LTEymUZmWTy4II%26h%3DAT2V1sXf3mshh5cc_PV9GJbxYdUqboQW4uPRumJwGxPvONo4ndNsboiDKUu-R6T7_0h3FdwJhR3yEbghsLVLrJ5czJi6bzUzxc2r9fL0QqspPmamADSZM7rxF4_BnBz98A_iWiv0nTVbP3LXK6lkCLk7XXs6_Pe3S14OKg-f6bw0GVZ6SM5sBjjvd_gu8viEtvblK-XtdDbZbNvXrPMq4Yo7gLyG9ZtI5xu6Piy0-G9sWwHnYL1rLik9DNGgFK5nrNQ_YaUM74n8xTUhZdd27ptuEdUPq9W85iO4iW9nSGEzByWSDWj_DPXDakn8BaQptQ_a0cZmBeXwLQTK_CKojb8uWPz13Id7zUulwk9HE5mRgDkvl_rGbmkTUwC1LN7bXS3-2jg-NaQ9vJOIM_-ySW8-WTvdzVxrcE_RZ8KgsDeGfhqd4R5PPmzfZV8ab2KVCb-nJuwxQ9uDfWYfCXqSIvWfdPg55RoEO3IMXPESfy2BnpdioLXHSLxvnfNnAK2s73X2OjCZ2Qb34A9N6yva_wyjIcW5WpY9J5WxEPS0Aaodw-MmJHggu6YQ4Q

Art Institute of Chicago – works online

https://www.artic.edu/undefined

Association of American Publishers

https://publishers.org/aap-news/covid-19-response/

Authors and Illustrators Storytime List

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136038/online-story-time/?fbclid=IwAR3vycffOUFENn47amx2nUdzG5jY_CVxgDV_38j6e3qMYGaxw0bMoGxD7Ns

Buckingham Palace – Virtual Tour

https://www.purewow.com/entertainment/buckingham-palace-virtual-tour?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=travelandleisure_travelandleisure&utm_medium=social&utm_content=link&utm_term=148968AE-6E14-11EA-B3E5-27E239982C1E&fbclid=IwAR38FMMO131X5QFwqSCiEMF7SDfoZA-0QVArv_1apqOf4YC_-KApC6A6SUc

Cookie Monster – Sesame Street – Snack Chat

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/cookie-monster-quarantine-food-videos-sesame-street-covid-19?utm_content=link&utm_campaign=foodandwine_foodandwine&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=54D749B2-7E77-11EA-8739-53273A982C1E&fbclid=IwAR08iQTSPnWaQYdOJ4hqT2MZls6-mTFDW25n9jlJ_Gb_AY6zn7EPZdT20dU

Curious George Challenge of Home Activities

http://www.curiousgeorge.com/~/media/sites/cg/resources/Curious%20George_Curiosity%20Challenge_Calendar_v7

Dallas Arboretum – virtual tours

https://www.dallasarboretum.org/

Dallas Parks & Recreation – activities while spending time at home

http://dallasparks.org/

Dallas Zoo – videos and activities

https://www.dallaszoo.com/bringthezootoyou/

Dance – Alvin Ailey performances

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=alvin+ailey+performances+online&qpvt=alvin+ailey+performances+online&FORM=VDRE

Educational Games

https://www.abcya.com/

...

https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation?msclkid=59cf68cbbdd511abe39c36b35ec6a793&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=USA%3A%20Vooks%20Branded%20Campaign&utm_term=vooks%20com%20teacher%20appreciation&utm_content=Vooks%20Teacher

Gale - resources

https://www.gale.com/covid19access

Goodnight with Dolly

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MpwxxTbrBOz1g1X-BynUA

Growing Book by Book – young readers

https://growingbookbybook.com/online-literacy-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0hjX261zyFGQJKRFVEebpSeb9Nh1NLirLGNgesj29JfecaDK0nmAsdYkE

Harry Potter at home

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Holiday House – for young readers

https://holidayhouse.com/holiday-house-resources/

IXL – personalized learning

https://www.ixl.com/

Junior Brainpop

https://jr.brainpop.com/

Kids Online Activities

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/121u24nzZE7hLduT8zdDHowZ8Vvl-lUrorUP5E5UBkts/edit?fbclid=IwAR0kYHStNFWWBbz_RZH9Y-mqc_Ohh4DGaVN6jqFiZA80wCqM2Rf3P6RxNw4#gid=560148342

Loving2Read

https://loving2read.com/?fbclid=IwAR0aAS0v44AUckAbjX9ZicTtpvK8r_Z5vmVaqGQ-CT7eSX7K5rBTTXl1oCs

Nikon Photography – free online classes

https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/

Patrick Stewart reads Shakespeare sonnets

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/patrick-stewart-shakespeare-sonnet-watch_51251.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=24march2020&fbclid=IwAR2VX5ahdpCirtmyQMWAUF3DIwslNEKOfTx5xQmooWZNe6oPu1d2A3WK9R0

Phonics Hero – free for teachers

https://www.phonicshero.com/

Picture Book Read Aloud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89bZv8tEOx4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2eln_YnBMCEX_qXRKFztlZ1X7Ck8m7E6CldLRLlq-sXC-BnzWqJn_4GBM

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/hey-thats-monster/?fbclid=IwAR3mPQBDPwHitoE5M9YiL-LF-Kh-I5uuQbjoKb3Av2FRDT3TWo9QbFTaImo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IywMW1jpjo&fbclid=IwAR31docUXd-65Yre_OSWXqY8EKiDLsMn4LNU0n8E4gRi5frd2xSt8n00L5Y

Primary Playground – scavenger hunt

https://primaryplayground.net/scavenger-hunts/

Reading Instruction Resources

https://www.k12reader.com/

Read Theory – Comprehension

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Read Together Be Together – Story Time and Resources

https://www.readtogetherbetogether.com/

Resorts – Activities from Resorts

https://familytravel.macaronikid.com/articles/5e84a705df8af56a77931a3b/resorts-still-working-to-build-family-relationships-even-from-afar

Save With Stories – Celebrities Read Picture Books

https://www.instagram.com/savewithstories/

Scholastic Read at Home

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Sesame Street Resources

https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/sesame-workshop-coronavirus-resources.html?utm_source=fb&utm_campaign=nym&utm_medium=s1&fbclid=IwAR03unRTsfcBwO1bD3oj2hCqSoHnBruSCcAlyqiWbU5nr_qEU0h_zGTrabk

Shakespeare Plays

https://londonist.com/london/theatre-and-arts/globe-theatre-streaming-plays-online?fbclid=IwAR0XPSqBVap4EnVAr3iqhrcCYDIsDBP3nmDnZ0-Mp3CJnu5M5WBO2RnIBps

Sight Words

https://www.simplykinder.com/19-kindergarten-videos/?fbclid=IwAR2ppH9dOiMJ2SV4_nAeNUijQ_p1_lq0su-EY73vb8Foy6ICi021cqSQ1II

Squiggle Park and Dreamscape – reading skills

https://www.squigglepark.com/

Storyline Online – celebrities read books online

https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline/videos

Time for Kids – free

https://time.com/tfk-free/?fbclid=IwAR1LsvHHcz5jNZXOs9el53P60TfHLCcNjBoDKRctFjFQnNsUSCskcCtCzlw

Virtual Field Trips

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR29VqMQ-uMXEi2qciJBVCkbyVLgxro05kRelCREj7KgdTsWDXFuSfTz-6s

Virtual Field Trips 2

https://familytravel.macaronikid.com/articles/5e8f801ac6196c0dc63efdb2/33-virtual-field-trip-ideas-for-kids

We Are Teachers – Resources for Learning at Home K-5

https://www.weareteachers.com/resources-learning-home/?utm_source=WAT&utm_medium=SiteTicker&utm_campaign=LearningatHome

Wonderopolis

https://wonderopolis.org/

YouTube Channels for Elementary Students

Alphabet/Numbers:

  • Alphablocks
  • Dr. Jean
  • Harry Kindergarten Music
  • HaveFunTeaching
  • Jack Hartmann
  • Kiboomers
  • KidsTV123
  • Numberblocks
  • Numberjacks
  • Patty Shukla for Kids
  • Sesame Street
  • The Singing Walrus
  • Super Simple ABCs
  • Teaching Independent Learners – NYS Module Videos

Brain Breaks:

  • Go Noodle
  • The Kiboomers
  • Kidz Bop
  • Koo Koo Kangaroo
  • The Learning Station
  • Pancake Manor
  • Scratch Garden

Social/Emotional:

  • Everyday Speech
  • Howardbwigglebottom
  • PBS Kids for Parents
  • Playkids
  • Scratch Garden
  • Sesame Street
  • We Do Listen Foundation
  • The Wiggle Tales

Relaxing/Calming:

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
  • Go Noodle – Flow
  • Mooviee
  • Relaxed Breathing Training.Version B Puffer Fish

Science:

  • Blippi
  • Crash Course Kids
  • KidsTV123
  • Lab 360
  • Peekaboo Kidz
  • Science Max
  • Sick Science
  • SciShow
  • WhizKidScience

Social Studies:

  • Homeschool Pop
  • Kids Academy
  • Kids Learning Tube
  • Kids vs Life
  • Soul Pancake

Speech:

  • Alphablocks
  • Echo and Friends
  • Jack Hartmann
  • Patty Shukla
  • PhonicsStories
  • Preschool Prep Company
  • Scratch Garden
  • Speech Blubs
  • TurtleDiary

 

  • Speech Blubs

  • TurtleDiary

 

 

Free ebooks from Mackin!

Go to:

https://www.mackinvia.com

Type in Oak Hills for your school

User ID – OHJHguest

Password – OHJHguest

Search on the left, I searched for ebooks, then magic.

Open the book up and start reading, no need to check it out.