August 2010

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A report of the happenings and statistics in the David C. Barrow Elementary Media Center for the month of August 2010.

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August 2010

  1. 1. All classes attended orientations which involved book care, use of Destiny, hero theme, star reviewsOur star review program kicked off and multiple students have shared books on BTV, one student audio-recorded her review, and multiple students filled out star review sheets to displayOur media center was named Exemplary Elementary Library Media Program for 2010 and Mr. Plemmons, Dr. Sabatini, and Mr. MacMillan attended an awards ceremony at the state Department of Education in Atlanta.Mr. Plemmons was named a four star employee for the Clarke County School District, and the media program was recognized at the August 12th board of education meeting.Our media center earned a $1,000 grant from the Foundation for Excellence for a project called “Leader Librarians”. We held a webpage workshop for teachers to update their classroom webpages.We held a teacher preview of the 328 new books arriving in the media center this month.-1146810-891540Barrow Media Center Andy Plemmons, Media SpecialistSharon Rockholt, Media ParaprofessionalWebsite: http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/webpages/aplemmonsBlog: http://barrowmediacenter.wordpress.comProgram HighlightsMonthly ReportAugust 2010Heroes take Flight36842705189220812806103620Data Snapshots-1205865-1026160Number of Media Center Patrons: 1,254 (approximate. We use a tally system and some students forget to mark a tally on our sheet when they visit)Check Outs: 2,561New Materials: Using state funds-12 USB Logitech microphones, 328 books. Our book builder program added an additional 14 books through dontations.Facebook: 166 fans with 1,505 visitsBlog Visits: 407Media Center Website: 1,203 total visits & 281 homepage visitsTwitter: This was just started in July. 14 tweets with 3 followers.31508702811780-1101090-20955003440430-678180Collaborative LessonsOrientationsAll classes Prek-5Just Right BooksAll 1st and 3rd ABC BooksK-Ms. LiQuestions & PredictionsAll 2ndMaking ConnectionsAll 2ndPicture WalksHocking-PreKRealistic FictionCantrell-3rdNarrative Elements2nd grade-Yawn1st grade-Watson, Brewer, StuckeyNote: 2 weeks of instruction were partially blocked due to Scantron testing. Mr. Plemmons offered some instruction in classrooms, while still helping administer the Scantron test.-1146810-1348740Barrow Media CenterTeachers Preview Our 382 New BooksMonthly ReportAugust 2010<br />

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