Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Poem in your pocket day 2017This year the poems we gave out were written by a former student who graduated our High School in the early ’80s.  Eleonore Schonmaier is an award winning poet who has three volumes of her collected works in print and some poems have even been set to music!

Students and teachers at RLDHS should be very proud to have such an accomplished poet find her beginnings in our little neck of the woods.  She has come a long way from the small town of Madsen in Northwestern Ontario and now divides her time between Nova Scotia and The Netherlands.

For a taste of Eleonore’s thoughtful, beautiful and powerful words, please follow this link to her blog. https://eleonoreschonmaier.com/

New Social Studies Curriculum

A big box of curriculum documents landed on my desk last week. After handing them around to the teachers, cataloguing a few for the library collection, and storing the remainder in the Book room, I took a moment to have a look at one of them.

2013 edition

2013 edition

I wondered — what are the main differences between this curriculum update and the older one? Here is a great source I found for the answer. It’s the blog for the Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers’ Association (OESSTA).  They are looking for new members!  Why not join and keep up-to-date on all the new information? http://www.oessta.blogspot.ca/

Poetry Contest at RLMPS

Roses are red. Violets are blue.

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RLMPS Library is holding a Poetry Writing Contest!

Students (of RLMPS) may enter as many original poems as they wish to create.

Deadline is: May 3, 2013

Winning poems will be printed here and also displayed on the Poet Tree Bulletin board outside the Library.

To get you in the mood, here is a link to Dennis Lee’s famous poem: Alligator Pie.

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For some background information, here is the Publisher’s Weekly Article about the video — Click Here.

Having Netbook troubles? Maybe this will help…

Asus Eee PC Function and Control Keyboard Commands

To navigate your way around your Asus Eee PC easily, take a look at this chart of some common keyboard commands using the control and functions keys:

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Fn+F1 Puts the Eee PC in standby mode. Press the Power button to resume.
Fn+F2 Turns the wireless card on and off. On models with Bluetooth, also Toggles Bluetooth on and off.
Fn+F3 Decreases the screen brightness.
Fn+F4 Increases the screen brightness.
Fn+F5 Toggles the display mode between the Eee PC screen, an attached VGA Device (monitor or projector), or both.
Fn+F6 Runs the Task Manager.
Fn+F7 Mutes the speaker.
Fn+F8 Decreases speaker volume.
Fn+F9 Increases speaker volume.
Fn+F11 Turns keyboard Num lock on and off.
Fn+F12 Turns keyboard Caps lock on and off.
This information comes from this webpage:http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/asus-eee-pc-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html