Media Center News

Apr 2017

What's been going on?

Here are some lessons I've had the opportunity to teach in the past couple of months.

I have also been assisting Fran in the lab with research projects for 2nd-4th grades.

K- Earthworms/Earth Day

1st- AR/Punctuation/Zoo Animals/Alligators vs. Crocodiles

2nd- AR/Poetry (4C's)/Comparing Stories/Realistic Fiction/Butterflies

3rd- Pourquoi Folk Tales

4th- Point of View

5th- Comparing Multiple Accounts

Other media center happenings include Dr. Seuss stories for all, book fair fun (thank you for all your support), and a special "feeling lucky?" clover hunt for St. Patrick's Day.

I am always up for creating lessons like these at other times throughout the year to help reinforce what you are teaching in your classrooms. I am also up for collaborating on projects and helping with longer term things. Just let me know!

Circulation Update

Q1 -Q3 of last year: 21,853
Q1- Q3 of this year: 20,972

Close to last year's but room to grow! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help make sure all students are checking out as much as they can for the next few weeks.

End of Year Business (Yes, already!!!)

Last day for student circulation: Wed, May 24th
All student books due: Fri, May 26th

Laptops and iPads can be kept for the summer, or you can turn them in for safe-keeping.

Equipment can be left in your rooms. I will send lists of books and any other items that need to be turned back in.


New books have been acquired from a combination of school moneys, book fair profits, and I hope to get some freebies from the upcoming Wake County Library book sale. When ordering, I refer to my collection development plan, teacher wishlists and requests, and student interests.

To take a look at all the new books we have received this year: Destiny homepage (go to the Media Center Destiny page on the Students link on our website)- Catalog tab (where you go to look for books)- "Resource Lists" (on the left)- Public Lists tab (on the right)- Scroll down and click on "New Books 2016-17"

WCPSS Convergence

Each year, media specialists and technology facilitators attend 2 two day County conferences called Convergence. We are able to attend a variety of professional development sessions. At last month's conference, the key note speakers were the author and illustrator of Woosh!, a picture book biography about the African American NASA scientist who invented the Super Soaker. We received a copy of the book for our media center, and I was able to get it signed for our school.
Let me know if you'd like to check it out or read it to your students!
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