The Weekly Knot

Vol. 2 Issue: 35: Balance the Basics with More

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How art can help you analyze - Amy E. Herman

Weekly Happenings

A week for Media Center

Chromebooks are NOT available for checkout


Monday May 2, 2016

PARCC

8:30-10:30 5th Grade Reading

Grade Level Chair Meeting will be next week



Tuesday May 3, 2016

PARCC

8:30-10:30 5th Grade Reading

3rd grade Taiko Drumming assembly & workshops

Level-up @ 2:15 in the Media Center



Wednesday May 4, 2016

PARCC

8:30-10:30 5th Grade Reading

Faculty Meeting @ 2:15, Media Center

Spanish Class @ 3:15 p.m. in the Media Center

Count on Us @ 4 p.m. on Comcast 96 and Verizon 38



Thursday May 5,2016

Cinco de Mayo

PARCC

8:30-10:30 5th Grade Reading



Friday May 6, 2016

PARCC

8:30-10:30 3rd Grade Reading

The Media Connection - Library Media News from Ms. Arax

1) May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & Jewish American Heritage Month. April 29th was International Dance Day as well as "Poem in My Pocket Day" at our school. Check out the Media Center roving book displays celebrating the cultures, art, and literature featured and I hope to see in the Media Center soon.


2) During these busy times filled with testing, book fair, events, and many end of the year celebrations thank you for working with me to make sure all of our students get to check out books during their regularly scheduled Media class times. If there are scheduling issues due to testing, etc. please contact me to work things out so we can make sure that every student gets an equal opportunity to check out books.


3) Professional development opportunities and information for you:
a) Explore the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature for National Poetry Month: http://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2016/04/explore-the-archive-of-recorded-poetry-and-literature-for-national-poetry-month/?loclr=eaplb
b) William Shakespeare Through the Ages: Different Visions of the Bard in Primary Sources: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/04/william-shakespeare-through-the-ages-different-visions-of-the-bard-in-primary-sources/?loclr=eatlcb
c) Asian Pacific American Heritage Teaching Resources: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/asian_american_resources.html
d) Yiddish Songs: http://www.folkways.si.edu/magazine-winter-2016-yiddish-song-smuggling/article/smithsonian
e) International Dance Day: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2016/04/dance/?loclr=eaftb
f) The British Library has posted over one million copyright free images taken from books prior to 1900 on Flickr. See here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/favorites


4) Our Library Media Center currently has almost 9,000 books plus over 1.100 e-books. E-books are a fantastic way to encourage literacy in the classroom, at home, and/or at the public library. See below for a reminder on how to access the online catalog and to access e-books.


5) Need Online Research Tips? Set up a one on one meeting time to connect with me so I can show you all of the online resources provided to you by my department, the Office of Library and Media. I look forward to working with you!! See below for information on accessing your account in Destiny.

Accessing our Library Media Center Online Catalog

1) Click on: http://destiny.pgcps.org/

2) Pick our school by clicking links (and scrolling down): Elementary -> Edward M. Felegy Elementary

3) Log into system: Use the same user id and password as you do for

your PGCPS e-mail

4) You will see Home and Catalog Tabs

a) Home Tab: Offers Online resources, Ebooks, and Teacher Resources

b) Catalog Tab: Search for books that we have in the Media Center, see if they are available and check your account.