CRES Media Center

Caughman Road Elementary School

iPad Minis are a Big Hit!

Our class set of iPad Minis was introduced to the students earlier this month to rave reviews. Mrs. Jenkins' fifth grade class used the mobile devices to conduct research on inventors. "My students' level of engagement has increased. I enjoy the mini iPads because my students have an opportunity to use the technology and use it efficiently for their research project," Mrs. Jenkins said. Students noted that the iPad provided a great opportunity to explore their research subjects. Jalen Gordon added, "I love that I get to use technology that adults get to work on."

The fourth grade team used the iPads as a special treat during Math Day Half Day. Students were able to access math focused educational websites and apps.
If your class would like to schedule class sessions with the iPad Minis contact the Media Center. You can also check the schedule calendar to see if they're available for your desired dates iPad Mini Calendar.

The Book Fair is Here

The Scholastic Book Fair opens in our Media Center on Thursday, November 14th. Shoppers have until until Friday, November 21st to get the best deals on books for the whole family. The Book Fair hours are 8:00 AM-3:00 PM with special extended hours until 7:30 PM on November 19th during Family Literacy Night.

Visual Literacy Festival

Richland One's Visual Literacy Festival is a collection of individual contests designed to acknowledge the work done by the students and faculty of Richland District One in the areas of non-print media and non-traditional print media. Here's a list of upcoming contests.

Muffins in the Media Center

Fifth graders and their parents enjoyed a morning snack and a book during the Literacy Committee's first grade level read-in on October 17th. The purpose of this ongoing event is to promote reading and encourage family involvement by sharing books. Additional dates are scheduled as follows: November 21st (4th grade); January 23rd (3rd grade); February 27 (2nd grade); April 24 (1st grade); May 15 (Kindergarten).

Soar for the Stars with AR

Our new Accelerated Reader program began with the second reporting period. Each student who meets their designated point club set by his or her grade level (at 80% mastery) will be able to attend the ice cream party. Goals for grade levels are as follows:

  • 1st grade --4 points
  • 2nd--5 points
  • 3rd-5th grade--10 points

The class that earns the most AR points with 85% mastery for the nine weeks will earn a special celebration. Progress for grades 3-5 will be tracked on a data wall on the media center windows. The top reader from each Homeroom class will be recognized at the SOAR assembly at the end of the nine weeks. Students who earn a total of 10 points or more with 80% mastery throughout the school year will earn a special visit to the AR store.


Thanks to our special guest, the Cat in the Hat, (see Mrs. Dungan below) who helped us introduce the new challenge.