Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - December 2017
Tis' the Season to Be Reading!
Send us your "Elfies!"
If you would like to learn more about the Elf that started the trend, read the book Memoirs of an Elf by Devin Scillian. You can read the book on Epic too.
What will we be learning in media this month?
2. Gingerbread Story Fun
- The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray Author's website http://www.lauramurraybooks.com.
- Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett Author's website http://www.janbrett.com/index.html.
- What's your favorite Gingerbread story?
- Pictures - Do they appeal to you and do they make the story better?
- Plot/Theme/Subject - Does the topic of the story make you think or teach a lesson? Do you and other children like the topic of the story?
- Characters - Can you relate to the characters? Are the characters funny or appealing in some way?
- Author/Illustrator - Does the author have a reputation for good books? Do you like other books by that author?
MackinVia Ebooks for Winter Holidays
Our Numbers for November 2017
Number of Books Checked Out - 3624
Number of E-books Viewed - 525
Number of Classes - 115
Number of New Books and Magazines Added - 88
Most Check-outs by a Student - Harlow D. 34
Class with the Most Check-outs - Mrs. Devlin's Class - 150
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Mrs. Simpson - 77
TOP 10 Books in November
Volunteer Profiles - Meet Ms. Lana
App of the Month - Epic!
Epic is like Netflix for children's books. The e-book platform is provided free to educators and supported by home subscriptions.
- Gives instant access to the world’s largest digital library of high-quality fiction and nonfiction for kids 12 and under
- Includes personalized reading recommendations for each child based on individual reading preferences and abilities
- Reading logs to track student progress
- Available on iPads, iPhone, Android devices, and on any computer or desktop
You can read on Epic! at home, with a $4.99 subscription. Access a great list of holiday books and more for 30 days free at home. Click here.
Our Awesome SSYRA Readers
Parmis - 15
Aaron L. - 15
Nick V. - 12
Graham - 12
James E. - 10
Julianna U. - 10
Liam C. - 10
Will L. - 7
Emma M. - 7
Lana S. - 15
Liam - 11
Brody G. - 11
Isaac - 10
For more information and a list of books, visit the PES Media Center website.
Birthday Book Club
The Palencia Elementary School Media Center’s Birthday Book Club is a wonderful way to commemorate your child’s birthday. Your participation not only enriches the library collection but allows you and your child to be personally involved in its growth.
To take part in the Birthday Book Club donate one new undamaged hardback book. This book should be a book that your child enjoys and one that we don’t have in the media center already. You can choose a new book at the book store or a new book from the Book Fair. A quick check of our library catalog (Destiny) will tell you if we already have the book. If you would prefer, you may make a monetary donation of $15 and your child can choose from recently acquired books that are waiting to be put on the shelves. For more information, contact the media center.