Raccoon Report

News from the Roosevelt Media Center

In September....

2,453 items were checked out from the Roosevelt Media Center!

We added many new books from the Book Fair including...

There's a Fly Guy in my soup by Tedd Arnold

Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Selena the sleepover fairy by Daisy Meadows

Tony Baloney : school rules by Pam Munoz Ryan

Apps to Try

Election Websites

Election Websites for Elementary Students

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids (Leveled for K-2 & 3-5)


PBS kids Democracy Project (Election activities and information)


Tech Wednesdays 3:00-3:20

In technology overload? Come to Tech Thursdays as we try to clear up some of that confusion and learn together about Edmodo, GoogleDrive, iPad Apps, Learn 360 and more! We will meet Thursdays in the computer lab from 3:00-3:20 for a short training on different technologies. Here are the topics I am planning for October and November.

Wednesday October 3- Edmodo--Create a teacher account, join the Roosevelt community, post, comment, and explore using Edmodo.


School code: t73sko
Wednesday October 10- Staff Meeting (Meet 15-20 minutes after) Apps--Bring a few favorite app ideas to share and how you might use them with students.

Wednesday October 17- No session
Wednesday October 24- Google Drive-- How is this different than Google docs? How can you use it to store files?

Wednesday October 31- Mackin Via E-Books--Learn how to access Roosevelt's collection of e-books that can be used with Smart Boards or from any computer.


Username: Roosevelt77

Password: raccoon

Wednesday November 7-Online Databases (World Book Online, Britannica Online, and

others)--Learn what these are, how to access them, and how

to use them with students.

Wednesday November 14-Learn 360--Find, organize, and download videos to use in

your classroom.

Wednesday November 21-Thanksgiving, No School

Wednesday November 28-Screencast-o-matic--Record what is on your computer

screen. Great for creating how-to videos or for subs.


Apps to Try

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award is a children’s book award decided on by Minnesota children. Students in grades 3-5 who have read at least three of the twelve nominated fiction books during the year are eligible to vote for their favorite at the end of March. The winning book and next year’s nominees will be announced April 25th. Books read as read alouds count toward the three books needed to vote.


11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts

Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury

Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers) by Mac Barnett

Diamond Willow by Helen Frost

Dog on His Own by Mary Jane Auch

Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements

Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Piper Reed, Navy Brat by Kimberly Holt

Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell

Top of the Order (4 for 4) by John Coy

MHL Read Aloud Ideas