Pirate Cove Connection
PES Media Center News - January 2019
Warm Up with a Good Book
Lisa Graff Author Visit - January 16, 2019
- Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades have the opportunity to attend one of the grade level presentations after reading some of her books. She will be sharing about her experience as an author and telling us about her new book coming out in March. We have many copies of her books in the library available for check-out and we have 10 of her books on MackinVia.
- We are also selling her books so that students and parents can attend a book signing after school on Jan. 16. The book sales flyer is below. We will continue to sell books until our author arrives.
- Any student that reads 5 or more of her books and passes the AR test will be invited to a lunch with our author.
- Brag tags will be given to students who read and pass the AR test on any of her 10 books.
- We are having a Maker, Baker, Creator Contest featuring 4 of Lisa Graff's books. The flyer explaining the contest is below the book sales flyer and there are links and many more details in the Lisa Graff Newsletter. Four winners, one from each project category will be chosen to attend the Lisa Graff lunch.
- Visit Lisa Graff's website and visit our awesome newsletter about Lisa Graff
Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! January 28 - February 1
- Reading Rally Video Kick-off on the News
- Daily Magazine Minutes on the News highlighting a kids magazine students might want to purchase or checkout from the media center
- Mystery Readers all week in honor of World Read Aloud Day!
Monday: Magazine Monday - students will read magazines during independent reading time
Tuesday: Hunt Down a Good Book - wear your camouflage clothes
Wednesday: Wear Words Wednesday - wear clothes with words on them
Thursday: Thinking Cap Thursday - wear a hat while reading a book or magazine.
Friday: Flashlight Friday – bring a flashlight and read and it's World Read Aloud Day!
World Read Aloud Day - Feb. 1, 2019
"World Read Aloud Day is an annual event where people all over the world read aloud as a way to advocate for literacy. This event is run by a nonprofit organization called LitWorld. Their mission is to provide reading and writing opportunities to young children around the world. This year World Read Aloud Day takes place on February 1." ~Kelly Hincks
Below is an informational packet with ideas and suggestions of ways to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.
Reading Rally Magazine Fundraiser
What magazines do you like to read? 3 of our favorites!
Over 3, 000 Free Digital Reads from Capstone until January 15, 2019
Website for online reading: www.mycapstonelibrary.com
Sign in with Capstone Interactive
Free iPad app that allows for offline reading:
What will we be learning in media this month?
1. Media Center Resources that can be accessed from the Pirate Cove Website (Media Center Website)
- Lisa Graff Author Visit - who is Lisa Graff and what books has she written?
- Magazines and Periodicals - What are the magazines we have in the media center? How can I use magazines to improve my reading? What are the key features of magazines vs. other print materials? Media literacy includes recognizing advertisements and using consumer awareness.
2. Evaluating Books - how to choose great books
- Pictures - Do they appeal to you and do they make the story better?
- Plot/Theme/Subject - Does the plot 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?
- Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares
MackinVia Ebooks for Winter Time
Bubble Gum Days - February 4-15
6th Annual Seusstastic Book Swap starting in March
Volunteer Profiles - Our News Crew
Our Awsome SSYRA Readers
Parmis - 15
James E.- 15
Julianna U.- 15
Emily W. - 15
Jill G. - 15
Sophie F. - 15
Eli E. - 15
Adah L. 15
Ellie L. - 15
Grady S. - 15
Hannah B. - 14
Colin C. - 13
Abbie T. - 12
Piper C. - 10
Laila K. - 11
Avery A. - 12
Dana W. - 12
Blair M. - 10
Gabby S. -11
Aliya N. - 10
For more information and a list of books, visit the PES Media Center website.
SSYRA Jr. Fantastic Readers
Avery R. - 15 ............................Brayden A. - 11
Frances - 15 ............................Juliet J. - 15
Miller R. - 13.............................Lauren G. - 10
Bennett L. - 15 ........................Ashlyn O. - 11
Waard A. - 15 ..........................Hailey S. - 10
Katherine W - 15 .................... Brooke W. - 13
Aidan B. - 15............................Emily P. - 15
Remi M. - 15............................Lauren G. - 10
Grace I. - 15.............................Luke C. - 11
Violet S. - 10............................Leighton E.- 12
Jack. O. - 15.............................Holden S. - 15
Our Numbers for December 2018
Number of Books Checked Out - 3,081
Number of E-books Viewed - 1,215
Top E-book Read - Because I Stubbed My Toe
Number of Classes - 84
Number of Magazines Checked-out - 60
Most Check-outs by a Student - Rotlig 17 Checkouts
Class with the Most Check-outs - Mrs. Simpson's Class 148 Checkouts
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Mrs. Edwards 13 Checkouts
Number of New Books and Magazines Added - 64
10 Most Checked Out Books in December
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.