Media Center Minute

Things to know this October

1. Wired Wednesday

October 8 - Google Drive and Google Classroom

We will discuss tips and tricks on using Google Drive and Google Classroom with your students. If you already use these tools we would love to have you come as well and share your experience with using these.

October 22 - TBD

2. Literacy Libraries

The Literacy Libraries located in (1) the room behind the Library and (2) the lunch room at the end of the Kindergarten Hallway are now organized and ready to be used!

Sure, you may have to maneuver around a few boxes in one, but they are usable!

Both Libraries have:

Books with multiple copies for students arranged by DRA levels

room behind library goes from Level 1 - 26

lunchroom goes from Level 28 - 44

In addition to books for students, the room behind the Library has:

Books with CD's in both English and Spanish

Oversized books for reading to large groups

DRA kits -check these out from the library

Teacher Resources for teacher use

There are clothes pins with teacher names on them, if you don't have a pin yet, don't fret they're coming. Pull your clothes pin and clip it to the box you are taking a set of books from. Then return when you are ready.

If the door is locked just ask one of us in the library to let you in!

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3. Book Fair Teacher Preview - with Snacks & Prizes

Thursday, Oct. 23rd, 3-3:30pm


Mary Beth Coleman our Scholastic Rep will be here. She will give some amazing book talks, discuss the new Scholastic App, give teachers time to complete their classroom wishlists, and did I mention give out prizes?

You don't want to miss this. So, go ahead and add it to your calendars now!

Bookfair will run October 25 - 31 but I'll send a reminder about that!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

4. Connecting with Others

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Google Hangout - TIME For Kids: LIVE with Lemony Snicket

Ready to try a Google Hangout? Here is a great opportunity:

Shadowy author Lemony Snicket will sit in a room filled with technology and be interrogated by TIME For Kids Kid Reporter Andrew Mancini, who will ask all the wrong questions and receive some alarming answers—assuming of course that this mysterious man actually shows up.

Tune in on October 14, 2014 at 12:00 and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #LemonySnicketLive.

For more info and to RSVP go to: TIME for Kids: LIVE with Lemony Snicket

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Check out some interesting upcoming videoconferences below and make sure to check out the links on the school webpage for more upcoming events.

The Magic of Monarchs (Non-interactive)

Free! Join us as we discuss the basic needs, life cycle, adaptations, and migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly and learn how you can help conserve this unique creature. October 8, 2014 9:00 -- 9:45am

Gone to Texas! Part of the Nation's Immigration Story

Free! Discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924. October 16, 2014 - 10:00 - 10:50am

Astronomy Day with McDonald Observatory!

Free! The McDonald Observatory and Connect2Texas invite students & their teachers to celebrate Astronomy Day & the upcoming International Year of Light during this special interactive videoconference program. October 20, 2014 - 10:00 - 10:45am