Media Center Matters
A Quarterly Newsletter from the Woodland Media Center
Welcome back to the media center for the 2012-2013 school year! We are excited to have the students back to enjoy our beautifully renovated media center this year! We would like to thank Mrs. Laird for the beautiful mural, tree, and mosaic window art that she worked hard to create all summer. A special thank you to Mrs. Mote for new colorful awnings around the windows and signage on the walls.
Bully Prevention Program
On Friday, September 14th, Greg Zelnik came to visit the students at Woodland. He performed his "Make a Splash" bully prevention program for all grade levels. Students were entertained with magic and books, while learning about character traits and bully prevention. The Guidance department and Media Center teamed up to bring this show to our school. For more information about Mr. Zelnic, you can visit http://www.gregzelnik.com/.
Do you know what Destiny Quest is? If not, your child could probably tell you all about it. Destiny Quest is our media center's online catalog. It is accessible to students and parents at school or home. One helpful feature of this program allows students to search for Accelerated Reader books on their exact level. Here how:-Type in a search term (for example-fiction)-Then go to the "Narrow Your Search" box and choose Accelerated Reader-Drag the tabs to the starting reading level and ending reading level-Look through the result list of books.
To visit Destiny Quest, go the the Woodland homepage and click the following icon.
Read for the Record
Our school participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record on October 4th. This year's book is Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman. For more information please visit the website http://www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-record.
South Carolina Book Award program
All students have the opportunity to participate in the South Carolina Book Award program. Students in K5-2nd will read the Picture Book nominees during their media center class time and vote for their favorite book in February. Students in 3rd-5th have the option to participate in reading the Children's Book Award nominees. To participate, they must read at least 5 of the nominee books, complete the reading log, and vote in February. For more information about the South Carolina Book Award programs, please visit http://studysc.org/sc-book-award/sc-book-awards
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Woodland? The media center might be the place for you! We are looking for volunteers to shelve and sort library books or assist with the upcoming Fall book fair. For more information, please contact Pam Hill.