Elm Street Media Matters

January 2016

What's Happening in the Media Center?

Happy New Year! The spring semester brings so many exciting events in the media center! From our "Poetry Cafe" to "Book Swap", we have something for everyone going on! Look at all the wonderful things we are doing!

Media Lessons in Full Swing!

Media Lessons will begin again on Monday, January 11!

Here is what we will be studying this 9 weeks:

K- Students will be reviewing and analyzing the elements of a fiction story while studying the works of Jan Brett. Students also will learn and use Google Earth! We will participate in Read Across America, and begin basic research skills!

1st- Students will be solidifying the differences between fiction and nonfiction text, reviewing nonfiction text features, and learning to research on Pebblego.

3rd- Students will begin the steps to effectively research the branches of government. We will review how to develop guiding questions, find keywords for internet searching, use GALILEO, and acquire atlas skills. We will also have a complete reference source review.

5th- Students will review theme, idioms, and point of view within a text. They will also have a thorough review of reference sources and proper research methods.

Feelin' Groovy Book Fair!

February 1 - 5, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

Please let me know if you would like to volunteer for our Feelin' Groovy Book Fair!

We need volunteers for our morning shift - 7:30-8:15 and our lunchtime shift- 11:00-1:00.

If you are able to help please contact me at shannon.ewing@cowetaschools.net

Thank you for supporting the Elm Street Media Center!

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Team Read is our optional reading program through the media center. Forms and information will be going home on Monday, January 11. If you need an additional form, please download one below.

Forms for the 3rd 9 weeks will be due no later than Thursday, March 17. Late forms will not be accepted.

Grades K - 2

Grades 3 - 5

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If you would like to donate a book to the media center in honor of your child's birthday, please click HERE to download the information and form! Thank you for your donation!

These students donated birthday books for the month of November and December:


There is always a project or event going on in the media center! We welcome volunteers! If you can give an hour or an entire day, we are ready with a to do list! If you would like to be a weekly volunteer or want to work a book fair or event, please contact me at: shannon.ewing@cowetaschools.net



What highly anticipated books are coming out soon? Look no further!

Find these on Amazon or at your favorite retailer! They will be in our library too!


Students and parents often ask me how I know when authors are coming to the area. I am in love with a small bookstore in Decatur, GA named Little Shop of Stories. You can find their website at http://www.littleshopofstories.com. Sign up for their monthly newsletter. They always have notable authors come to their shop or a surrounding location to speak! I have been fortunate enough to meet both Jan Brett and Rick Riordan in the past year!


*In our library, we do not charge fines for late books. However, students will not be allowed to checkout new books until they are returned.

*We do charge for book damages and lost books. We will charge the cost to replace the book.

*Teachers receive an email each Thursday listing students who have overdue books.

*Notices will be sent home at the end of every 9 weeks for students who have not returned books or who owe money for a book.

*Refunds for books found, after they have been paid for, will only be allowed during that school calendar year (August 2015 - August 2016).

*Please keep books in a safe spot and return them in a timely manner! Thank you!