CRES Media Center

News from the Caughman Road Elementary School Media Center

The SC Book Award Nominees are here

We have a large selection of new books in the Media Center, including the new SC Children's Book and Picture Book award nominees for 2013-2014.

Students who read at least five titles are eligible to vote for their favorite in February. The student in grades 3-5 who reads the most titles from the Children's Book selection will receive special recognition in the Media Center. Here's a handy link to the Children's Book Activity Guide which offers booktalks, related websites and read-alikes for each title. You can also check out the video link below.

Media Center Orientation

Orientation for students in grades 2-5 will begin September 3. This initial visit will introduce the students to the Media Center procedures and policies. Students will also get a refresher course in using the Destiny catalog to locate resources. Students will be able to check-out books during this visit. Session two will begin the week of September 9 and will include information on the Acceptable Use Policy.

Starting September 16, teachers in the upper grades may send small groups (no more than four) to the Media Center for check-out or research. Please be sure each student has a pass.

Teachers of CD, Kindergarten and 1st grade should be sure to sign up for a weekly storytime. Storytimes start the week of September 16.

Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has compiled a list of twenty-five of the best educational apps. The selection represents five distinct categories including books; science technology engineering and math (STEM); organization and management; social sciences and content creation.
Visit the AASL website for a full list of the apps.