January 2014

Slater-Marietta Elementary Media Center Programming

4k and 5k classes

Students are learning about informational texts. They will learn how illustrations relate to the text and how to describe a connection between two events in a text. Our reading list this month will be:

All the Water in the World - George Ella Lyon

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team – Audrey Varnick

Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story – Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud



1st and 2nd grade classes

Students in 1st and 2nd grade are also learning about informational text. They are learning how to find details from the text to answer questions, how to expand on previous knowledge by using details from the text, locate information by using text features, and determine meaning of words by using text features.


3rd-5th grade classes

Students are learning about using webquests to find information for their research. Students will be researching causes or effects of a war depending on their grade level. With this research they will create a TouchCast video using primary sources, inserting video and graphics, and creating a poll for viewers. They will be working on this in the media center and the computer lab with Ms. Boone. This project will take several weeks to finish.


Don't Forget Family Literacy Nights in the Media Center

Family Literacy Nights

Families can use the media center for homework help, AR reading and quizzing, using Rosetta Stone to learn English, use the computers to work on your GED, and much more. We will also hold events periodically such as puppet shows, grade level information nights, and book making. Feel free to come by and check us out!

Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00-4:00 P.M.