New Materials & SNAP Tips
Tips & Tricks
Courier Delivery: If you have ordered multiple copies of a book (generally more than 5 copies or so) please expect your items to be delivered on your specific courier day. Anything more than 5 copies is generally to heavy for the bus drivers to carry. If you are unsure of your courier delivery day, please contact me.
Booking Multiple books: Multiple books are booked out by COPY, not as classroom sets. If you are looking to order more than one copy of a book, you must enter the amount in the "how many" spot on the ordering page. If you run into any difficulties with this please let us know.
Login Refresher: Usernames and passwords are generally first initial last name. An additional A or B may be at the end of the username if you have a popular name. The generic password for everyone is WSWHEBOCES (not case sensitive). Passwords cannot be changed. Having a generic password makes our pass-through streaming service run smoothly and avoids having to login multiple times on different websites.
Resource Lists: The resource lists for PK-12 have been updated with new multiple books. The Battle of the Books resource lists have been updated as well. We now have at least 30 copies of ALL titles used during the Battle of the Books. Please keep in mind that resource lists are easy to use and create and are a great way to keep materials organized.
Regents Review: 2014 regents review videos are available streamed online thanks to WCNY. This link can also be found on the library catalog login page.
New Booking Periods!
Please keep in mind that the booking periods of other items are as follows-
DVD's : 10 days / 2 school weeks
Big Books : 15 days / 3 school weeks
Multiple Books : 40 days / 8 school weeks
Audio Books & Playaways : 15 days / 3 school weeks
Centered Learning Bags & Leveled Reading Kits : 40 days / 8 school weeks
Module Kits : 40 days / 8 school weeks
CD-Roms & Games : 15 days / 3 school weeks
Jackdaw Primary Resource Kits : 15 days / 3 school weeks
Traveling Revolutionary War Haversack Kits : 10 days / 2 school weeks
LEGO WeDo & LEGO Mindstorm Kits: 30 days / 6 school weeks
Pre-Kindergarten - Second Grade Module Kits!
The New York State ELA Curriculum for grades Pre-K-2 is made up of three components: the Listening and Learning strand and Skills strand (from the Core Knowledge Language Arts-New York Edition) and Guided Reading and Accountable Independent Reading.
The Listening and Learning strand lessons, comprised of teacher read-alouds, class discussion, vocabulary work, and extension activities, build on the research finding that students’ listening comprehension outpaces their reading comprehension throughout elementary school. These read-alouds and exercises are organized in 11 to 12 domains (units) per grade. Each domain is dedicated to a particular topic, and the class stays focused on that topic or theme for 10 to 15 days of instruction. The domains build on each other within and across grades.
The Skills strand teaches reading and writing. Children practice blending and segmenting using the sound spellings they have learned through a synthetic phonics approach. Handwriting, spelling, and the writing process are also presented in the Skills strand.
for more info on NYS ELA standards, checkout Engage NY.
We have made it easy to equip your classrooms with support sets for the New York State ELA Curriculum, Prek to 2nd Grade. Module kits for pre kindergarten include read aloud books that are recommended for implementation of the PreK curriculum. 18 read aloud are provided in each PreK kit.
We have created easy to use resource lists in the library catalog that put all of these below modules with the correct grade- this makes for easy viewing and booking! Lexile information is also available in the module kit annotations.
Kindergarten module kits are available for domains 1-12. Each module kit includes 10 read aloud support texts on different topics. The different domains are listed below. 1 kit for each domain available for booking.
Domain 1: Nursery Rhymes and Fables
Domain 2: The Five Senses
Domain 3: Stories
Domain 4: Plants
Domain 5: Farms
Domain 6: Native Americans
Domain 7: Kings and Queens
Domain 8: Seasons and Weather
Domain 9: Columbus and the Pilgrims
Domain 10: Colonial Towns and Townspeople
Domain 11: Taking Care of the Earth
Domain 12: Presidents and American Symbols
First grade module kits are available for domains 1-11. Each module kit includes 10 read aloud support texts on different topics. The different domains are listed below. 2 kits for each domain are available for booking.
Domain 1: Fables and Stories
Domain 2: Human Body
Domain 3: Different Lands Similar Stories
Domain 4: Early World Civilizations
Domain 5: Early American Civilizations
Domain 6: Astronomy
Domain 7: The History of the Earth
Domain 8: Animals and Habitats
Domain 9: Fairy Tales
Domain 10: A New Nation
Domain 11: Frontier Explorers
Second grade module kits are available for domains 1-9 & 11. Each module kit includes 10 read aloud support texts on different topics. The different domains are listed below. 2 kits for each domain are available for booking.
Domain 1: Fairy Tales and Tall Tales
Domain 2: Early Asian Civilizations
Domain 3: Ancient Greek Civilizations
Domain 4: Greek Myths
Domain 5: War of 1812
Domain 6: Cycles in Nature
Domain 7: Westward Expansion
Domain 8: Insects
Domain 9: Civil War
Domain 11: Immigration