Feeling a anxious? Come visit the library. We have resources to help you manage anxiety. Need a quiet space to relax? Come zen out and colour away your stress at our Colour Me Calm station!
According to The Guardian, Students: 10 Ways to Beat Stress, easy, simple changes such as eating a varied diet and sleeping better can help you overcome stress and anxiety.
Have you tried meditation or mindfulness?
Browse the links below to find strategies on how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine:
This website has a number of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened to online. http://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/
Meditate on This: You Can Learn to Be More Compassionate
A new study shows that meditation opens the gateway to compassion
March 26, 2008 |By David Biello http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meditate-on-this-you-can-learn-to-be-more-compassionate/?print=true
Kids Relaxation http://kidsrelaxation.com/
This website has a variety of suggestions for teachers such as dragonfly breathing, Butterfly hugs (see educator resources)
Mindfulness Everyday http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/
Website with information about mindfulness includes some videos
Mindful Kids http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com/
Strategies to use with children
Mindfulness in Schools http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/bringing-mindfulness-to-the-school-curriculum/
MacLeans article on Mindfulness in schools
Article on teaching mindfulness to children
Interested in a picking up a new read just in time for March Break? Our Library Learning Commons has new arrivals in Teen Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Manga, and Graphic Novels, for you to browse!
Need assistance finding that perfect read? Visit our newest subscription NoveList Plus, a premiere database for reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Please speak with a Teacher-Librarian for further assistance!
Be sure to also check out the latest reads for Teens at the Toronto Public Library over the break! Click here to see what’s new in Teen Fiction.
Remember to visit the EHSS Library Learning Commons just before the March Break to settle all fines!
We wish you a safe and relaxing break!
A guidance councillor will be available periods 2 and 3, in the library, to assist students with my Blueprint and course selection.
From Monday January 28th to Friday February 8th, during periods 2 & 3, Guidance Counselors will be in the library’s computer lab offering course selection support using MyBlueprint.
New user to MyBlueprint? You will need your OEN number found on your student timetable to setup an account. Click here to access your OEN number (you must use a networked computer). If you need additional support, speak with guidance.
IMPORTANT: ALL grade 12 students must submit “Not Returning” on MyBlueprint and complete the exit survey.
Please come to the library during lunch to speak to a Guidance Counselor for support.
Click here for an electronic copy of Choices 2018-19
On Monday, January 14th and Tuesday January 15th, Grade 12 English, ESL and Grade 12 Math exams will take place.
Regular classes for both January 14th and 15th will follow a modified schedule. See below:
Period 1 – 8:50 -9:35 a.m.
Period 4 – 9:40 – 10:25 a.m.
Period 5 – 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
The Earl Haig Library Learning Commons will remain open for students signed-up for BOOST from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
See below for the exam schedule and study tips:
Exam Schedule 2019
Have time for a distraction? Browse through one of our many library databases and learn something new! Try out the Destiny Discover for fiction online. All usernames and passwords can be found on p.23 of the agenda. Best of luck on your exams!
Additional Study Support:
Don’t forget the wealth of resources available through the Toronto Public Library site. TPL offers a page on Homework Help. This includes Brainfuse – live tutoring available to students. Online tutors are hired experts (often teachers and/or individuals with a university degree) available from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brainfuse also offers a writing lab feature which gives students access to experts online for writing assistance (for constructive feedback, they require work to be sent 3 days in advance).
Good Luck on your Exams!
Interested in a perfect read for the Winter Break?
Welcoming all staff & students to come by the Library Learning Commons to pick up a read just in time for the holidays. If you are interested in online reading, checkout our online books from Follett Shelf.
Visit the Toronto Public Library for a list of great reads, ebooks & digital content.
The Earl Haig Library Learning Commons wishes you a safe and relaxing Winter Break! See you in 2019!
Literacy Workshops 2018:
Interested in improving your literacy skills? Sign-up today for our literacy workshops. Classes begin mid-November.
Workshops will focus on the following:
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Thinking
- Report Writing
- Reading/Understanding Graphic Texts
- OSSLT Preparation
Snack will be provided!
Speak with a Teacher-Librarian if there are any additional questions.
To sign up, please use this link: bit.ly/EHSSliteracy
OSSLT Preparation 2019:
The OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) will take place on March 27th 2019. The OSSLT is a graduation requirement, it is important that students are well-prepared. OSSLT Preparation will begin in January. There will be 8 sessions in total. Each session will be 1 hour, after school, from 3:40-4:40pm. Sign up form will be released in December. Students need to attend ALL sessions for maximum benefit as the lessons are carefully structured and sequential.
*NOTE* If you are currently taking an ESL course – please speak to Ms. Zhou in the ESL Department about signing after school sessions.
Get a head start. Visit the EQAO website for additional resources.
On Wednesday October 31st, the EHSS Library Learning Commons along with students in the ESL program welcomed Laura Freeman, Toronto Public High School Outreach Librarian to Earl Haig SS.
Laura shared valuable information to our students from Digital Innovation Hubs to Teen Portal resources.
Our English Language Learners were able to test out the following:
Mango – a resources that helps improve English Skills or learn a new language. This program can also be downloaded to your smart phone – allowing you to improve English on the go!
Tense Buster – a program that provides lessons and practices test geared toward improving English Grammar (beginner to advanced levels and ESL included).
Students were given the opportunity to explore the New to Canada page which included resources to assist citizens new to Canada.
In addition to the above, TPL also offers a page on Homework Help. This includes Brainfuse – live tutoring available to students. Online tutors are hired experts (often teachers and/or with a university degree) available from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brainfuse also offers a writing lab feature which gives students access to experts online for writing assistance (for constructive feedback, they require work to be sent 3 days in advance).
A special thank you to Laura from the Toronto Public Library for sharing this wealth of information.