It's A Jungle in There...

Monthly Happenings in the JGMES Media Center- April/May 2016

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Stations to explore:

MakeyMakey- What creates a closed circuit?

littleBits- What can you create using these magnetic circuits?

Osmo- Use tangrams to create different shapes

LEGO Challenge Cards- Can you use LEGOs to complete a challenge?

STEM Challenges- Which group can make the tallest tower using 15 pipe cleaners? How many books can a piece of paper hold?

Circulation Statistics

Feburary Statistics

Days of Instruction: 20

Total number of circulations: 2,969

Check-outs per student (based on 520 students): 5.22

Check-outs per instructional day: 148.5

March Statistics

Days of Instruction: 13.5

Total number of circulations: 2,637

Check-outs per student (based on 520 students): 4.64

Check-outs per instructional day: 195.3

April Statistics

Days of Instruction: 19

Total number of circulations: 2,486

Check-outs per student (based on 520 students): 4.38

Check-outs per instructional day: 131

Circulations to date (beginning of the school year to April 29): 22,727


Want to brush up on some professional reading over the summer? The following titles have recently been added to our Professional Collection (located near the printers):


A Trip Around the World: Bringing cultural awareness to your classroom with activities across the curriculum

Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically in the Primary Grades

The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills

How to Develop a Professional Portfolio

The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher

Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: guiding deeper inquiry

Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking control of the classroom

Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14


Guided Reading: good first teaching for all children

Word Matters: Teaching phonics and spelling in the reading/writing classroom

50 Literacy Strategies

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the inner reader in every child

Falling in Love with Close Reading


Using Ten Frames to Teach Number Sense: Grades K-1

It Makes Sense!: using ten-frames to build number sense Grades K-2

It Makes Sense!: using hundreds charts to build number sense Grades K-2

Building Number Sense: game & activities to practice combinations to 10

Mathematics Today: Book Two Grades 4-5

Mathematics Today: Book One Grades 2-3

Media Center Daily Schedule

8:45 am-9:15 am: Open Check-out

9:15 am- 12:00 pm: Flexible schedule for collaboration/Open check-out

12:00 pm-3:45 pm: Closed for Check-out/Fixed Media Class Schedule for grades K-2