Parent Orientation 2013-14 Library Media CenterPresentation Transcript
Prairie Point Elementary
Library Media Center
The goal of Prairie Point LMC…
• programming to empower students, families and staff
members to become lifelong learners, informed decision
makers, competent users of technology, and last, but not
least, enthusiastic readers!
• We want our pioneers to love the library. Each year we
program with a special theme. This year is the ocean!
Welcome to our LMSea
Mrs. Proctor Mrs. Bugh Ms. Crain
Media Assistant Media Specialist Technology Specialist
We made a splash as we celebrated summer
reading with a dunk tank!
Each year we have a
special activity for students
who show proof of summer
reading. This year, brave
staff members were
dunked by our summer
Other Media Center activities
Summer Reading @ Mid-ContinentLibrary Celebrations
Costumes Author Talks Literature Festivals
• Grades Kg-2 classes will come to the Media Center
every four days according to the ABCD specials
schedule. Throughout the year we will enjoy
stories, learn how to use the library, and explore and
learn with media through technology.
• Grades 3-5 classes will utilize media resources on a
flexible basis to complete classroom learning activities
and projects that have been collaboratively planned by
teachers, computer and library media staff.
Park Hill Media Curriculum
• The Park Hill K-5 Library Media Program was developed
collaboratively and built on both state and national
standards. The K-5 Library Media Program provides
students with a continuum of essential knowledge and
skills incrementally increasing in depth and rigor.
Students will develop knowledge and skills related to an
appreciation of literature, safe use of technology and
multimedia information resources, and research with
It’s a “title wave” of library joy!
• Children grades Kg – 2 will be coming to our library for a
scheduled class once every four days. At that time, they
will also check out books. In addition, they may come
during daily open library times to exchange books.
• Kindergarten students are allowed to check out one book
at a time.
• Students in Grades 1-2 check out two books at a time.
Books are checked out for one week. We encourage the
children to bring their books to each library class, either
to return or renew..
It’s a “title wave” of library joy-continued
• Children grades 3 – 5 will be coming to our library
during open library times to exchange books. These
students check out two items at a time, with additional
items permitted at classroom teacher request. Books are
checked out for one week; most can be renewed as
Hook a “just right’ book
• We do our best to individually help each student choose at least
one “just right” book for their age and reading level. A “just right” is
a book that students can read and understand by themselves.
• Please help us in this task by talking to your child about their
selection choices and let us know if any issues arise.
Unfortunately, due to the large amount of children we help each
day, we cannot monitor every book choice, so your involvement in
your child’s reading material is important to us.
Tips to hook a “just right” book
Use the “five finger rule”:
1. Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.
2. Read the second page.
3. Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or do not
4. If there are five or more words you did not know, you should
choose an easier book.
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Tips to hook a “just right” book
Use Accelerated Reader book levels.
Prairie Point LMC books with an orange dot on the
spine will contain a label telling the reading level
and interest level of the book.
Want to see if any book is at your child’s level? Use
Online Library Access
Log in to Destiny (use your child’s
computer log-in and password)
• Look for a book
• Check your child’s library record (My
• Visit other LMC resources
For information about specific grade levels, click below.
• Kindergarten - Building Block Award
• First and Second Grades Show -- Me Readers Award
• Third Grade - KC 3 Award
• Fourth and Fifth Grades – Mark Twain Award
Children's Choice Award Programs
Children’s Choice Award Programs
• Introduce quality new literature to all grade levels
• Students read/listen to books and vote for their favorite.
• “Was your choice the winner?” Results announced
• Nominee lists are great for “recommended reading.”
Upcoming Book Fairs
These exciting events are co-sponsored by PTA and the
This year, book fairs are scheduled during conference
week Oct. 21-24 and in the spring Mar. 31-Apr. 5.
LMC resources and programs benefit from the book fair
Interested in volunteering in the library?
We are in need of parents to help in the LMC –shelving
books, assisting children and staff in locating materials, as well
as helping with other library related tasks.
Our volunteers typically sign up for ½ day per week in the
library. We have several time slots still open for new
Our PTA LMC volunteer coordinator this year is Mrs. Proctor.
Contact her at email@example.com or Mrs. Bugh
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are
interested in volunteering.
Thanks for your time to learn about our Prairie
Point LMSea as we set sail for a great 2013-14