Welcome to the Orca Library!
Greetings from Ms. Appleyard!
My goal as Orca’s Teacher-Librarian is to provide a safe and dynamic space for reading, researching, and interacting with a variety of information resources. At Orca we aspire for our students to become empowered by encouraging a love of reading and supporting curiosity for the world around them.
Come and see me in the Orca Library! You are always welcome.
Library Book Check Out Opportunities!
Students have an opportunity to come to the library during their classroom’s library time. All students have a designated time to come and check out books. In addition to this, students are sent to the library individually or in small groups with a note from their teachers.
Library Class Schedule
8:55-9:25 Ms. Elizabeth/Ms. Sara
1:00-1:40 Ms. French
1:50-2:30 Ms. Royce
9:00-9:25 Ms. P
11:00-11:40 Phi Ho
1:00-1:40 Mr. Zimmerman
1:50-2:30 Ms. Jackie
9:30-10:10 Ms. Krista
10:30-11:00 Ms. Kate
11:25-12:05 Ms. Supaydah
9:00-9:30 Ms. Upshaw
1:50-2:30 Ms. G
2:40-3:20 Mr. Evan (brought by Ms. Megan)
10:30-11:10 Ms. Lindquist
1:50-2:30 Teacher Tyler
2:40-3:20 Ms. Megan
Seattle Public Schools Online Resources
Usually, I teach students about these in the library but this year I’m sending a video. I hope you find it useful!
Seattle Public Library
All students K-12, can now access SPL resources and books without a library card! You need a library account number and a PIN. I’ve included some information below on how to do it!
Library Account Number : 990000 (four zeroes) followed by your 7-digit student ID number to create a 13-digit number. If your student ID is 1234567, your Library account number is 9900001234567
(If you’re not sure of your student’s ID, please reach out to me or your teacher. It’s found on the source, on progress reports and all teachers have access to it on PowerTeacher.)
PIN You will need a four-digit PIN to log in to your account. A PIN was created automatically when your account was set up. PINs are the student’s birth month and day. For example if you were born on November 7th, your PIN is 1107.
Coding at Home!
Code.org offers a nice range of coding activities from pre-reader games to online courses for older students.
Here are some directions for accessing Schoology.
- How to get to Schoology and to Log In All students have accounts. They don’t need to create them. They just need to find Schoology and log in.
- How to create an account as a parent This is not necessary, but some parents want to create an account as well.
- How to get to Schoology from a cell phone
Online Books Available at Seattle Public Library
Here are some great sites that you can access through the Seattle Public Library. You don’t even need a card! You do need your your ID#. You can ask your teachers, or you can ask me for this information.