March 2011 report

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A monthly report of data and happenings in the David C. Barrow Elementary Media Center.

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March 2011 report

  1. 1. <ul><li>5th grade Battle of the Books teams participated in the school battle. The winning team, Fantastic Five, will now move on to the district competition on April 14th.Dr. Seuss Day was held on March 2nd and community members, parents, and fraternity/sorority members came to read Seuss books to all classes.Our Exemplary Media Center Open House was held on March 3rd and educators from around the state came to learn for the entire day. We were also featured in the Athens Banner Herald. http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/030411/new_794243719.shtmlMr. Plemmons presented the Barrow Oral History Project at the Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature. The media center also sponsored 2 teachers’ attendance at the conference, Mrs. Yawn & Mrs. Rogers.Mr. Plemmons assisted in writing the new vision and mission of the Clarke County School District.Kim James, children’s librarian with the Athens Regional Library, was a guest speaker for the stitching stars storytellers group.Multiple collaborative poetry projects were planned for early April139 students completed our March reading incentive program, Ticket to Read.The media center poetry contest began.The spring book fair raised over $1700 for the media center and over $1000 in free books.Andy Plemmons, Media SpecialistSharon Rockholt, Media ParaprofessionalWebsite: http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/webpages/aplemmonsBlog: http://barrowmediacenter.wordpress.comBarrow Media Center -1146810-731520Program HighlightsMonthly ReportMarch 2011Barrow Blog Posts:February ReportDr. Seuss DayExemplary Open HouseExemplary Open House Part 2Barrow Oral History Project PresentationStitching Stars StorytellersBattle of the BooksPoetry Lessons 2011PreK Shape PoetryGLMA Blog Posts:Student Collaboration with Glogster EDUNumber of Media Center Patrons: 3,455Check Outs: 2,458 New Materials: 56Facebook visits: 323 & 191 “likes”Blog Visits: 875Media Center Website visits: 2,079-1223010-1028700Data Snapshots255651028956005th Grade Battle of the Books Winners2838450-701040Using Boolify to effectively search3rd grade: Griffith & RogersThurgood Marshall PathfinderAll 3rd gradeRocksK-EmPersuasive WritingAll KPoetry Overview2nd-YawnPreK-Spurgeon, All 1stList PoetryK-Li1st-WyattSolar System4th-FreemanShape PoetryPreK-Spurgeon 3 lesson seriesShape Poetry2nd-BrinkPersuasive Photo Story Project4th-Landstrom.Collaborative Lessons-1101090-20955008191503124203943350-762005th Grade Poetry Display-84963039624001329690540258040119304030980-1146810-1348740Barrow Media CenterMonthly ReportMarch 2011

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