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The Newsletter of the Findley Oaks Media Center

I Read, You Read, We ALL Love to Read

Our circulation soared this past month-Students checked out more than 5,000 books!

Fiction titles were most popular, particularly the high-interest series Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Geronimo Stilton. Students also gravitated towards nonfiction books about animals and history. Students in 1st through 5th grade are encouraged to always have three different books--one fiction, one nonfiction, and one "free choice." Kindergarteners start the year borrowing one book and build to more second semester. In addition to browsing when they attend media center lessons, students can checkout books independently during the day with teacher permission.

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eBooks

Reading options for students aren't limited to our print collection in the media center. We also offer access to more than 800 eBooks and to the Web sites BookFlix and Tumblebooks with additional titles. Follow the directions below to use these resources either on a computer or mobile device, including phones and tablets.

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Develop a Stronger, More Diversified Reader

Consider participating in the “Book" with Mrs. Rubin program. The program provides one-on-one reading appointments to help Findley Oaks students develop personalized reading lists, as well as explore eBooks and related online resources. Appointments are held daily from 7:10 to 7:35 a.m. To sign up, click on the link below to fill out the form with your student and submit it online. Once the form is received, you will received an e-mail with your appointment date.

Wandoo Reader

We are excited to announce the return of our virtual "Read-a-Thon" program. This year's theme is: "Every Hero Has a Story." Wandoo Reader is a online reading log and game. Students submit the title of a book and number of pages read. With each submission on the log, students earn "credits" to play the kid-friendly superheroes game. A special thank you to PTA for their generosity in funding this exciting and engaging program.

Follow these simple directions to set up the free, private account for your student:

1) Go to http://findleyoaksmediacenter.weebly.com

2) Click on Reading Resources, Then on "Wandoo reader"

3) Select "Join Here"

4) Enter the Student's Age and Birthdate (ONLY Month and Day--No Year)

5) Enter the Student's Name

6) Enter a Parent or Guardian E-Mail Address -- No Student E-Mail Can Be Used

A Confirmation E-Mail Will Be Sent to the Parent or Guardian

6) Create a Username and Password

7) Select Game Difficulty Level

8) Select the Student's Grade and Mark "Public" for the School

Media Center Instruction

Digital Citizenship is the focus of lessons for all students in Kindergarten through 5th grade in August and September. Students are learning how to be responsible digital citizens in the real world. Students have been doing a great job in the lessons, which focus on a wide range of topics tailored to each specific grade. Explore the link below to learn more about the curriculum.
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