A newsletter for LMES teachers, parents, and students
2015 Summer Reading Edition!
Show Proof of Summer Reading!
Summer Reading & Learning Opportunities
Lexington County Public Library
BOOK IT! Summer Challenge
NewsELA Summer Reading Challenge
- 2015-16 SC Picture Book Nominees
- 2015-16 SC Children's Book Nominees
- 2015 Summer Reading Lists -- from the Association of Library Service to Children
- Day by Day SC Calendar -- daily activities and reading lists for June, July, August
- PAWS to Read a Good Book -- See Mrs. Matney's grade-level book suggestions (on the left side of the page) or search some of the other links.
- Digital Texts -- Favorites include Wonderopolis, DK Find Out!, Epic!, Storyline Online, and FollettShelf (our school's e-book & audiobook collection).
Reading Celebration Fun
A total of 128 students were invited to attend the reading celebration in the library on the morning of May 12. This was to celebrate their participation in the annual SC Book Award Challenge. Students were treated to breakfast, given award certificates, and earned gift certificates to shop the May book fair. Currently in it’s 5th year, this popular program encourages reading across genres by promoting the SC Book Award nominees chosen each year by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. Technology and critical thinking are incorporated into the program by asking students to reflect on the nominees through completing Google Form book reviews. Approximately 2,800 book reviews were submitted this year alone! That’s a phenomenal amount of reading and writing!! Stay tuned for information on the 2015-16 Book Award program when school starts back in August...
Saturday, June 6th, 9am-4pm
SC State Museum
The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce award-winning authors Bryan Collier and John Rocco will be featured at StoryfestSC 2015—the state’s summer reading kick-off event. Events include presentations and book signing by each author, storytelling for all ages, crafts, face painting and visits from literacy friends Cocky and ETV’s SmartCat. This event is FREE to the public! Visit storyfestsc.org for more information.
LMES Night with the Columbia Blowfish
Monday, June 15th, 6pm
474 Ballpark Road Lexington, SC 29072
PLEASE NOTE: The Blowfish bookmark no longer counts as entry into the game! In order to collect prizes earned, the parent/guardian MUST reserve the child’s tickets/prizes at least 48 hours in advance of our school’s designated game! Call the Blowfish box office at 803-254-FISH (3474) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The mission of the Lake Murray Elementary Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.