Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Invasive Species Summative

  Invasive Species in the Great Lakes: Ms Seguin's SNC1DT

           Crustaceans: Rusty Crayfish & Spiny Water Flea

           Fish: Round Goby, Rudd, Ruffe (spiny perch), Sea Lamprey, White Perch

           Mollusks: Zebra Mussel, & Quagga Mussel

           Plants: Purple Loosestrife, Curly-Leaf Pondweed

Forest Pests

              Emerald Ash Borer

              Asian Long-horned beetle

              Gypsy Moth

              Mountain Pine Beetle

Terrestrial Invasive Plants

  • Common Buckthorn
           Dog-Strangling Vine

           Garlic Mustard

           Giant Hogweed

           Himalayan Balsam

Japanese Barberry

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome to the Library

We have an excellent collection of materials : fiction, non fiction and reference books which support curriculum. There is a small reading area with a variety of magazines and newspapers for recreational reading.  Study carrels provide quiet, individual work spaces while larger tables provide areas for quiet, group work. The Conference room is available on request to both staff and students who need to work together on projects.

We look forward to seeing old faces and meeting new ones. We are always here to help you in your research needs. Please come and see us. We wish you all the best for the 2014-2015 school year!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summative/Exam Preparation

Thanks to Ms. Séguin, here are some excellent tips to help you prepare for exams. We wish you all the best as you study for your exams and would like to remind you that the library is for silent study only.

Avoid Procrastination

  1. Make realistic goals.
  2. Use a calendar with time blocks.
  3. Reward yourself when successfully completing tasks.
  4. Set up a good study space.
  5. Figure out what motivates you! Use it.
Time Management

  1. Use a large piece of paper and make a calendar of time before the exam. Prioritize study time.
  2. Get in the habit of beginning with the most difficult subject or task.
Approaching Exam Day 

  1. Get a good night's sleep.
  2. Eat breakfast.
  3. Don't cram in the hour before the exam.
  4. Come prepared : know what you are allowed to bring.
Anticipating Exam Content 

  1. Pay attention to study guides and review lists
  2. Pay attention in review periods to topics that the teacher focuses on!
  3. Generate a list of possible questions from each unit.
  4. Re-do the unit tests.
  5. Confer with other students in different sections of the course.
Tips to Better Exam Writing 

  1. Read over the entire exam before you begin.
  2. Read all directions and questions carefully.
  3. Do the easy questions first to give you confidence. Then do the harder questions.
  4. Complete the short answer questions early on.
  5. Read over all your answers; resist the urge to leave as soon as you are finished.
  6. Don't leave any answers blank.

Stress Management

First, recongnize stress: exhaustion, headaches, sleeplessness and oversleeping, loss of/increased appetite, crying. Stress management is the ability to maintain control when situations, people and events make exessive demands.

Tips on Managing Stress During Exams

  1. Set realistic goals for yourself.
  2. Take regular breaks.
  3. Don't sweat the small stuff.
  4. Learn how to best relax yourself.
  5. Meditation and breathing exercises have been proven to be very effective in controlling stress. Practice clearing your mind of disturbing thoughts.
  6. Avoid extreme reactions.
  7. Get enough sleep.
  8. Work off stress with physical activity.
  9. Avoid self medication or escape.