Memorial School Library
where learning, reading, curiosity and fun happen!
The library program has some exciting opportunities in store for your child!
- Our major goal is to instill a passion for reading and learning.
- We will be promoting the very best of children’s literature with lessons and activities designed to help students enjoy stories even more.
- We will be doing our very best to get (or keep) every child “hooked on reading” by recommending specific titles to each student.
- We will be adding almost 200 of the latest and most exciting new titles for our young readers, including quality non-fiction to help meet Common Core requirements.
- Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, create and share using technology tools.
- We will be working with the Technology Integration Specialist to help infuse technology skills into the curriculum.
- Library lessons will include teaching Digital Citizenship. Students will learn how to use technology safely and responsibly to support their learning, collaboration and productivity.
- For more information on digital citizenship: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/digital-citizenship
- For more information about being technology literate by age and grade levels: http://bit.ly/1efptuo
- Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze and use information.
- Information Literacy is embedded in the library curriculum.
- Student questions and curiosity always welcomed and encouraged!
- Grade 1 students will work on their first inquiry/research project using the Stripling Model of Inquiry or Project Based Learning (PBL). In both of these models, students are engaged because they are in charge of their learning (with guidance, of course!), and are learning 21st Century Skills.
Special Literacy Events
- International Dot Day - September 15ish
- Global Read Aloud (GRA) - September 29-November 7
- Storybook Pumpkin Patch - October
- Memorial School Mock Caldecott - January/February
- Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Celebration in March
- World Read Aloud Day (WRAD)
- David Biedrzycki will be our visiting author this spring.
- Poetry Month Celebration in April
- And more!
Just for Parents!
- Look here for books about starting school: http://pinterest.com/rgroden/picture-books-about-starting-school/
- This board is all about parenting, media, reading and more! http://pinterest.com/rgroden/for-memorial-parents/
- Memorial School Parent Symbaloo: http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/formemorialparents
- Memorial School Student Symbaloo (full of awesome, fun and safe websites for your young children): http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/memorialschool
*Please note: I will be adding to these boards all year long.
*If you are new to Pinterest and Symbaloo, the images/tiles act as links. Just click on one to be taken to the website.
If you would like to be a volunteer in the library, please let us know.
The Library/Technology Team is very excited about the 2014-15 school year and is committed to making the library your child’s favorite place at Memorial School!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:
Randie Groden, Teacher Librarian