Help children develop a love of reading by allowing them to:
• Learn the activities and how to retrieve and use the information and resources available in the library and to have physical access to library materials. The resources being, fiction, non-fiction, biographies and computer/internet.
• Students have 30-minute library sessions. Monday, Wednesday, Friday sessions are check out/check in, read-aloud days, and short library skills lessons. Thursday and Friday sessions are stations (computer/listening/reading).
• Read-alouds are grade-level, curriculum-based and also for reading enjoyment.
• Students are allowed to choose one book per week. No library fines are charged unless a book is lost.
Accelerated Reader (AR) Program:
• An individualized computerized reading program that is non-competitive and used for reading enrichment and helps to motivate children to read.
• These books are labeled on the shelves for easy access to the students.
• Prizes are awarded in the library when students reach 20, 40, 60, and 80 points.
• Prizes are awarded to the classes when they reach 100, 200, 300, 500, and 750.
Barnes and Noble book fair in the fall (coordinated by PTO)
Scholastic book fair in February (coordinated by Library)
Mrs. Perkins' Favorite links:
• Accelerated Reader Books: Find out if your book is an AR book – www.arbookfind.com
• Lexile: Find out lexile level of your book – www.lexile.com
• Merriam Webster Dictionary – www.merriam-webster.com
• World Book Online (Ask Mrs. Perkins for user name and password) – www.worldbookonline.com
• Starfall – www.starfall.com