Finch Elementary Media Center

August Newsletter

Welcome Back!

Hello my name is Nartasha Smith and I am your media specialist. I will be sending out online newsletters to keep you up to date about all of our eResources. If you need to find a newsletter throughout the year, all newsletters will be added to the school website under the Media Center link. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
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SEL Book

This month's Social Emotional Learning book is Be Kind. It is written by Pat Zietlow and illustrated by Jen Hill.


Each act, big or small, can make a difference – or at least help a friend.

What does it mean to be kind? When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind.

*Summary retrieved from https://books.google.com/books/about/Be_Kind.html?id=HaPMDwAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_description

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Copyright/Fair Use Information

Many publishing companies have extended permissions to read their books aloud over the internet. However, there are certain things you should remember before you begin.


  1. Make sure you are reading in a closed forum.
  2. Reading to your class on Zoom or Google Meet is permissible.
  3. If you decide to post the recording of the Zoom or Google Meet, it must be posted in a closed forum like Google Classroom. However, it must be removed by the end of the school year.
  4. If you are uploading a video of you reading into YouTube. The link must be marked as unlisted. This will only allow those with the link to gain access. You should not post this link on any platform that will be public(i.e public web pages, twitter post or Facebook).
  5. Last, please acknowledge to the Publishing company's permission by saying, "This book is being shared with permission of ___________________(insert publishing company's name).