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Central Library Media Center

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to our new school year. I am so happy to be back here at Central Elementary as your Library Media Specialist. I look forward to getting to know all of our new teachers and working with all of you. Please send me an email or stop by and let me know about any print and/or non-print resources that you would like to have to support your curriculum. If our school does not have them, I can request an interlibrary loan from any library in the district. I am also not afraid to travel to the nearest public library.

For Your Information @your Library Media Center

Please send your students to the library with their passes and ID cards to check in/out books. If you have one available please send them in with a timer. As it is the beginning of the year, please remind them of your expectations in the library and I will do the same.

If you need me to work with a small group of students on a project, just remember to check my daily schedule for my available times. Also, feel free to book me at these times to collaborate on upcoming lessons. My daily schedule is available here.

Do you need a book to support an idea, lesson or topic? Please let me know. I will add it to the consideration file and order it for you. That is my job and it is my pleasure to help you in any way that I can.

Do you need some ideas on how to organically incorporate technology into your curriculum? Just ask and I will come up with some ideas on how we can accomplish that. That is my passion and what I enjoy doing most.

*I will be putting a brochure in your mailbox soon with the extended list of services that I can offer you.

Spotlight on one of our library books:

5th grade teachers looking for a good read aloud might be interested in the following series: The Books of Umber. We have titles 1 and 2 in the series in our library. The first is Happenstance Found and is a very rich and exciting nonfiction story that will keep your students intrigued and wanting more. Check it out @your library!

Web 2.0 Tools that are Cool

Are you getting tired of keeping track of all your usernames/passwords for websites, apps, etc. ? Then you should try an online security manager. Below are just a couple of examples but there are many out there. Most will securely house your usernames/passwords and also help generate new "hard to crack" passwords for you to use. Click on the suggestions below to go to the websites.

Sticky Password

Password Safe

Do you want to spice up the way you randomly pick student's names? Why not give thisone a try. It is from the superteachertools.net website where you can find a lot of other cool, free tools like a Jeopardy style template to create an assessment/review of concepts being taught in the classroom.

And speaking of spicing things up in the classroom, are you needing some new timers to use with your students? If so, then you have got to check out this website ( and yes... I am a nerd because I actually get excited about finding new tech tools like these).

My favorite is the snail racing timer but be sure and turn down the volume to avoid distracting the kids further.

There's an app for that!

Teachers and staff who are interested in apps specifically geared for students with autism might want to take a look at the following free app:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autism-apps/id441600681?mt=8

It lists apps that are recommended for using with children on the autism spectrum (some are free, others are not).

Mrs. Hernandez's Information

Mrs. Hernandez is the School Librarian at Central Elementary in Lewisville ISD. Parents, students and staff are welcome to stop by anytime for a good book to read and/or materials (both print and nonprint) to learn more about a topic. Reading can take you anywhere you want to go!!!!