BSHS LMC Media Matters September 2011


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BSHS LMC Media Matters September 2011

  1. 1. -2061982114300BSHS LMC Media MattersVolume III, Issue 1 September 2011<br /> <br />BSHS LMCHours: 7:30-3:45Lead Librarian: Fran BullingtonExt. 1483AV Librarian: Jay CampbellExt. 1484 <br />Library Intern Sheila Roberts, media specialist at Polk County Middle School, is completing her internship with us this fall. Sheila is no stranger to Bulldog Nation; she did her student teaching here in the 90’s with Lynn Bryant. She is a busy mom to two (with another on the way) and seems to be enjoying her time with us. She would love to work with you to design units for your classes. Please stop by to welcome her.Visit this newsletter on the library website to click on the links! LMC: Information Unleashed!-21697952070100Literacy Successes Su Literary is one of Spartanburg School District Two’s main focuses this year. BSHS LMC is proud to sponsor both READ-issance and the Bulldog Book-lovers Club as well as to assist with other literacy initiatives such as SSR. Participation in READissance has been declining the last few semesters so the READissance Committee acted on student suggestions and revamped the way students submit information on books read. Instead of filling out forms upon completion of a book, students now complete bookmarks. Student reaction to the change has been extremely positive. SSR has successfully launched with both students and teachers reading at the start of 4th block each day. Plans for an exciting way to reward students and 4th block teachers for their participation are underway and will be unveiled soon! On Aug. 29, 25 students attended our first book club meeting. The club will sponsor a Used Book Sale later this month to raise funds.Students working on American Revolution Scavenger HuntTop Bulldog Reads for 2010 - 2011 Are your students looking for their next “great read”? Why not suggest the top circulating titles from last school year? 1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins2. Unwind by Neal Shusterman3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins4. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare6. What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles7. Something Wicked: A Horatio Wilkes Mystery by Alan Gratz8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins9. Evermore by Alyson Noel10. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore11. Acceleration by Graham McNamee12. Gym Candy by Carl Deuker13. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick14. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia15. Everlost by Neal Shusterman16. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong17. Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson18. Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith19. The Maze Runner by James Dashner20. Sold by Patricia McCormickImage credit: bulldog; This August two BSHS teachers collaborated with the media specialist to challenge their students with new activities. Fran Atkins, US History Mrs. Atkins has been participating in the Teaching American History program over the last four years. One of the other students shared scavenger hunts that her U.S. History teachers use for various units in the curriculum. Intrigued by the idea, Mrs. Atkins shared the American Revolution Scavenger Hunt with Mrs. Bullington who purchased resources to enrich the activity for our students. Mrs. Roberts helped to tweak some of the questions and on August 30th, Mrs. Atkins’ classes came to the media center to complete their scavenger hunt. Barbara DeLac, English II Mrs. DeLac, looking for ways to increase students’ reading enjoyment, decided to use Lit Circles based on thematic novels from the library to start the year. Students chose the 3 novels that most appealed to them based on Mrs. Bullington’s booktalks. Lit Circles were created based on these choices. Students met in their Lit Circles to discuss their novels and on Fri- day, Sept. 2nd made class present-ations. Each group gave a brief summary of the novel, shared what real life application they gleaned from the book, and then shared the posters they created on the novel. The Lit Circles were a resounding success! Within days of receiving their novel, several boys had completed it and came to the library to check out the book’s sequel. Important Dates:Sept. 6 – 16Used Book Donation DriveSept. 25-30Banned Book WeekSept. 26Bulldog Booklovers Club MeetingSept. 26 – Oct. 7Fundraiser: Used Book SaleAugust Media Center Trail Blazers<br />