October 2011 Report


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October 2011 Report

  1. 1. Indian Knoll Elementary School Media Center October 2011 Report Program Highlights Indian Knoll held Llama, Llama Red Pajama Day, which raised $624 for the Cherokee County Ferst Foundation. The media specialist assisted staff in using PD360 and viewing the Overview of Common Core Standards video. The media center received a $500 grant from Credit Union of Georgia. The media specialist located and checked out books for teachers on following topics: viruses and bacteria, World War II, Vietnam War, three levels of government, and the Underground Railroad. Twenty students attended three meetings of the Firebirds Book Club. The media specialist received training in using Mediacast equipment. Live news was broadcast to the school each day. The media specialist updated the media center website, media center blog, and front lobby kiosk. A Reading Celebration was held for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who met their reading challenge goals for the first nine weeks. Author Mike Knudson visited the media center and spoke to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students about the writing process, specifically revising. Click on picture for slideshow. Jennifer Lewis, Media Specialist jennifer.lewis@cherokee.k12.ga.us Media Center Website http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/indi an knoll-es/media/default.aspx1 Media Center Blog http://ikesmediacenter.blogspot.com/
  2. 2. Indian Knoll Elementary School Media Center October 2011 Report Data SnapshotNumber of classes served: 94Total circulation: 3,968K: 3941: 4002: 1,0333: 5994: 2695: 5656: 328Faculty: 380Accelerated Reader points: 3,362.61: 259.22: 586.63: 4744: 278.85: 832.86: 931.2Total words read: 19,039,985Number of volunteer hours: 104.75Grolier online articles accessed:Nettrekker usage: 4,7362
  3. 3. Indian Knoll Elementary School Media Center October 2011 Report Whole Class Lessons Taught 69 lessonsKindergarten – Students attended weekly storytime. Storytime themes included theletter P, realism and fantasy, animals that hibernate, and author Mo Willems.1st grade – Students learned about alphabetical order and how the “everybody”section of the media center is organized.2nd grade – Students learned about guide words and definitions and then createdtheir own fall dictionaries.3rd grade – Students located unfamiliar words from the book Temple Cat byAndrew Clements in the dictionary and then we read the story.4th grade – Students learned about the parts of a dictionary entry throughDictionary Dan.5th grade – Students learned about the parts of a dictionary entry and thenpracticed using dictionaries.6th grade – Students reviewed Grolier Online’s components and then completed aGrolier Scavenger Hunt. Through this activity, students also practiced reading formeaning. 18 checkout sessions Collaborative Lessons TaughtLesson: Using Grolier to Research Turtles and BeaversStandards for the 21st Century Learner: 1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technologytools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.Georgia Performance Standards: ELA2W2 The student writes in a variety ofgenres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature.Collaborative partner: TalleyLesson: Picture Books in the 1950sStndards for the 21st Century Learner: 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for informationpresented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning.Georgia Performance Standards: ELA2R4 The student uses a variety of strategiesto gain meaning from grade-level text.Collaborative partners: Second grade teachers3
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