DRMS Media Update
Quarter 2 Fall 2016
Ancient Greece GRAPES stations: Social Studies 6.1, 6.2/3
Research Paper: L.A. 7.1 and 7.2/3
Edgar Allan Poe Study: L.A. 6.2/3, 6.4, 6.1
Microbiology Project: Science 8.1, 8.2
Dickens of a Party: L.A. 7.2/3
Imperialism Research: S.S. 7/2.3
Bettering the World research: L.A. 6.2
Independent Study Groups WWI project: 7.4
Book and Magazine Purchases
She applied for a PTA mini grant to get magazines. We will continue to get Dogster, Catster, Radio Control Cars, and School Library Journal.
"Read All About It" Reading Enrichment During Gear Up
Learning Commons Transformation
She created a survey and posted it via a QR code around school for the kids to have input on the changes and she solicited feedback from staff via email. She hopes to have a Learning Commons Advisory Committee meeting in January. She has reviewed submissions and is collaborating with Mr. Ziegler and Ms. Bender.
She has weeded more than 500 books and has integrated the reference section into the regular nonfiction section. She is beginning to weed videos and move that section. Fiction will expand into the video space.
Mrs. Myers met with Kendra Allen and Emily Cochran from the county about furniture and how to update the look of the space. She received 32 new chairs with wheels and is getting 4 leisure reading chairs and a ottoman with a whiteboard from the county. She also met with the furniture vendor regarding the addition of wheels to eight of the media center tables.
Mr. Ziegler and Mrs. Myers are working on two county grants (4Cs and Active Learning Space) to update the space and get new virtual reality equipment, furniture, a recording studio, and Makerspace accessories. They plan to submit those grants in January and February.
She collaborated with Mrs. Bender regarding the integration of a Makerspace. The plan is to put a lego wall into bookshelves where the magazines are currently located. We hope to have a Teen Tech Club where students will begin using the Makerspace, thereby promoting and sustaining it.
Additionally Mrs. Myers is updating the media center's online presence as she is updating the web page.
Hour of Code
Interactive Displays and Online polls
In honor of the election students voted for their favorite book. Harry Potter won, followed by Crossover and To Kill A Mockingbird.
Students also submitted their thoughts regarding what they were most thankful for into a thankful basket.
Since Mrs. Myers weeded about 500 books, she, Mr. Ziegler, and the student media assistants got into the holiday spirit by creating holiday book trees using the weeded books. Photos were posted on Twitter and students are voting for their favorite. It became a boy brains vs. girl power competition.
Imagine the NEXT: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
Convergence WCPSS Fall Conference
Media Assistants During 8th Period
Upcoming Plans for Quarter 3
Learning Commons Transformation
Submission of the two grants.
Begin work on the Makerspace.
Shift fiction and place tall tables near the windows.
Allow kids to self check-in.
Space Research Project: Science 6.2/3
Research Paper: L.A. 7.4
Biotech Research paper: Science and L.A. 8.1
Nature vs. Nurture Research Project: Science 7.2/3
Ancestry Project: Literacy Connections, K. Johnson