Elementary Media Matters

News and Resources from the Elementary Media Centers

February 2016

Baseball, CORE, and Books

Students from the Warren Central High School baseball team visited Hawthorne, Sunny Heights, Grassy Creek, and Pleasant Run last week. The baseball players read favorite books to students, reinforced how important CORE is to success in school and sports, and invited students to baseball clinics for elementary students. The students and teachers loved the guest readers and the baseball players had fun sharing books and talking with the students. Thanks goes to Coach Seibel and his players for building community between the high school and the elementary schools.

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What's Happening in the Media Centers

Online Resources of the Month

Resources for Black History Month

Time for Kids - Black History Month

The Underground Railroad Interactive Website from Scholastic

NEA Black History Lessons and Resources

African American Read In Resources from Read, Write, Think


World Read Aloud Day - February 24, 2016

Although the resources for this day start back in January, there are still many booklists and activities to share with students leading up to and on February 24th.


Presidents' Day - Grades 3-5

Use research skills and the activities from Scholastic to learn about what it takes to lead our country.


Under His Hat - Discovering Lincoln's Story from Primary Sources

A thematic online education resource that includes digitized images of primary sources, lesson plans, vocabulary, research topics, and critical thinking questions. Students can even zoom in on Lincoln's hat!

Upcoming Events

Eastridge Book Fair and Father/Daughter Dance - February 5

January 29-February 5, 2016


Brookview Book Fair and Cultural Night - February 11

February 11-February 19, 2016


African American Read In and World Read Aloud Day - February 24, 2016

Read In @ all elementary media centers


Liberty Park Book Fair and STEM Night - March 10

March 8-15, 2016

Elementary Media Centers - Elaine Loftus

Brookview, Eastridge, Grassy Creek, Hawthorne, Lakeside, Liberty Park, Lowell, Pleasant Run, Sunny Heights, Warren Early Childhood Center