Monthly Media Minute

Chantilly Montessori Media Center

February 2016

Have you had a chance to explore eBooks with your child? Chantilly has a large collection of eBooks. Check out our eBook page on the Media Center Wiki: http://chantillymediacenter.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/EBook+Resources. Login information was sent home in the fall. E-mail Ms. Camie if you need another copy.

What's New?

Digital Learning Day is Wednesday, February 17. Ask your child how he/she is using technology at school. To learn more about Digital Learning Day, click this link: http://www.digitallearningday.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1.

What's Around the Corner?

Students in primary and lower el will have heard at least 5 of the North Carolina Children's Book Award (NCCBA) picture books by mid-March. Students will vote for their favorite book the week of March 14 - 18. If your children are trying to read all of the books on the list, they have until May 27 to turn in their list to receive a certificate.


March 2 is Read Across America Day. Make plans to celebrate reading as a family that day.

What's Needed?

Shelving helpers midday (12:00 - 1:00) Mondays and Fridays and Monday afternoons (3-4:00). Hugs and thanks to all who have recently come in to volunteer!

Primary students are learning about this year's NCCBA picture books.

http://chantillymediacenter.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/Primary

Lower el students are learning about this year's NCCBA picture books. They will work on research skills later in the month as they begin a research project in their classrooms.

http://chantillymediacenter.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/Lower+El

Students are finishing up a research project about fiction authors. They will begin a unit on the biography genre later in the month.

http://chantillymediacenter.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/Upper+El