Parent Orientation 2013-14 Library Media Center


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Parent Orientation 2013-14 Library Media Center

  1. 1. Prairie Point Elementary Library Media Center
  2. 2. Parent Orientation Fall 2013
  3. 3. 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!
  4. 4. Welcome to our LMSea Mrs. Proctor Mrs. Bugh Ms. Crain Media Assistant Media Specialist Technology Specialist
  5. 5. 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 readers.
  6. 6. Other Media Center activities Summer Reading @ Mid-ContinentLibrary Celebrations Guest Speakers Costumes Author Talks Literature Festivals
  7. 7. Library Instruction • 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.
  8. 8. 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 interdisciplinary connections.
  9. 9. 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..
  10. 10. 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 needed.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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 know. 4. If there are five or more words you did not know, you should choose an easier book. More info? Click here How about a video?
  13. 13. 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 AR BookFinder. AR
  14. 14. 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 Info tab) • Visit other LMC resources
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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 second semester. • Nominee lists are great for “recommended reading.”
  17. 17. Upcoming Book Fairs These exciting events are co-sponsored by PTA and the LMC. 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 proceeds.
  18. 18. Volunteers Needed 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 volunteers. Our PTA LMC volunteer coordinator this year is Mrs. Proctor. Contact her at or Mrs. Bugh if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering.
  19. 19. Thanks for your time to learn about our Prairie Point LMSea as we set sail for a great 2013-14 school year!