RMS Media Center Report - Feb. '15

Check out what went on the the Media Center in February!

Media Center Stats

Student walk-in traffic - 1572

This counts students who visit the media center independently to read, study, check out books, work on the computer, or complete other tasks as assigned by their teachers. For the 15 days the media center was open in February, that's 105/day!

Students are welcome to visit the library before and after school, as well as throughout the day with a signed pass.

Materials Circulation - 1,500 items

For the 15 days the media center was open in February, that's 100/day!

Classes - 45

We taught a lesson on DISCUS for Ms. Barnwell's research class.

We had Mrs. Straka's and Ms. Young's classes coming in to check out biographies for a project.

We hosted Mrs. Denton's English 1 classes as they performed Shakespeare for other 8th grade classes, and some 7th grade as well!

Mrs. Denton's class came in to do research on WWII.

Various classes came in to use the library for projects and the computers.

Mrs. Jenkins went to Ms. Hoesli's 3rd period class to work with them on building a video game about the digestive system in Scratch.

Activities in the Media Center

We were closed for 4 days this month due to snow/ice!

Blind Date with a Book - Students could pick books based off of a "personal ad" on the front, with no idea what book they were actually getting. If they filled out a response card after they finished it, they got some candy! We also encouraged students to post books they "LOVED" to share with others.

Read Across America - Ms. Kellett's class came to visit the library and Mrs. Jenkins read Horton Hatches the Egg, by Dr. Seuss, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!

Regional PTSA Meeting - was held in the RMS Media Center

The first Maker Monday was February 2nd, and we had 11 students attend! Mrs. Parker, a math teacher at RMS, taught students how to knit and we will use our new skills to knit hats for preemies in the NICU! This is an on-going project and we will continue to meet with Mrs. Parker to learn more and create our hats.

SCJBA Party/Voting - 42 students participated in the SC Junior Book Award program, and 25 completed at least 3 of the 20 nominee titles, qualifying for a party! Students voted for their favorite book, and Unchained was the school winner. State-wide, the winner was The Raft.

Library Club Activity - The Library Club has done an amazing job decorating the library with valentines and they made origami heart bookmarks! They also conducted a special scavenger hunt in the library, and created The Library Times newsletter which includes a book review, ideas for the library, upcoming events, and contests!