@Your Library Media Center
ARE Media Center News - January 2016
Signing up for Media Times
Media Center Computers (17 desktops available)
Lessons w/ Ms. Stetson (please indicate in the notes section what you'd like help with)
Here is the schedule:
Monday - Blanchard, Cole, Lewis, Murdy
Tuesday - Wilson, Himbry, Madlon, Martin
Wednesday - Wolf, Villanueva, Fitzgerald, Bloodworth
Thursday - Atwater, Swain, Butler, Mukherjee
Friday - Niemi, Wackerman, Kaszycki, Emelle
All of the nominated books will be on display in the media center and available for check out by both teachers and students. Mrs. Angel and I plan on reading some of the picture books to the K-2 classes we see in January and February, however, we will not see all the classes during this time. I hope you will consider reading some of the books to your class and/or promoting this program to your students!
More information about the program and the nominated books is on the media center website under NCCBA (http://aresmedia.weebly.com/nccba.html) and will be advertised throughout the school. Also, below is a packet of information about the program and suggested questions and activities to go with each book. I would LOVE the opportunity to introduce your class to this program! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to sign up for a time to come to the media center for an intro.
Cantata Learning Books
Third Grade Solar System Project
- There is a new CHECK IN station in the media center! Please scan any books you are returning on the computer right above the "Bookie Monster" before putting them in the return slot.
- In the morning all students MUST report to their class first and ask permission to visit the media center. Please have them bring a Library Pass with them so we know they have permission. If you need library passes, email me, and I'll put some in your mailbox.
- All grades - If you have media scheduled for the day please have your students bring the books they want to return with them to class. We'll allow time for check in at the beginning of class and time for check out at the end of class.
- Teachers, you may sign up for a time slot to bring your whole class to exchange books by visiting our website (http://aresmedia.weebly.com/media-center-sign-up.html), clicking on Circulation, and selecting a time.
NC Wise Owl
This site is free for any student, teacher, or parent in North Carolina and gives you access to some great FREE resources. If you or your students are at school there is no login needed. At home the password is wiseowl15. Each month we'll highlight one of the resources found at www.ncwiseowl.org.
This month's spotlight is on.... Explora!
Explora is an EBSCO product that can be used by both teachers and students. It is a database full of articles from periodicals and reference materials. Students in upper grades can use it to locate information on a research topic (it even cites the source for them!). Teachers - you can use this resource to find articles to read with your class! It has articles on all different topics at a wide range of reading levels (you can even narrow by lexile!). You are able to print and save each article (or project it to save paper).
Resource of the Month!
WebPath Express is a search engine that comes with Destiny (our library database). It is a safe search engine that give relevant and grade appropriate results. You can get to it by clicking the link above or by going to Destiny (http://destiny.wcpss.net), clicking on Alston Ridge, and then clicking on Search for Websites. You and your students can use it to search for ANYTHING! You have the option to narrow your results by grade level or lexile range and has an option to create a citation page. The image below shows what it looks like.