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    Mrs. Jobe Berry (CES Librarian, Web-manager & Computer Teacher)
    school email: hberry@madison-schools.com
    school # 662-468-2833

    Welcome Message

    • Mrs. Berry is the Library Media Specialist & Computer Teacher at Camden Elementary School.
    • Her role as librarian is to assist Camden Elementary students, teachers, faculty & staff with using the library resources and checking out library books, materials & resources.
    • Her role as the computer teacher is to prepare students to become digital literate using the program called Easy Tech (from learning.com).

    Library Classes

    • Camden Elementary School library card catalog and circulation system is automated through Follett Destiny software. This computer based automated system allows patrons to search for needed materials. Our school has 7 computer stations for students and staff to use for library purposes (Accelerated Reader, research, World Book, myOn reports, etc.) All students will be expected to learn the elements of a story/book and how to properly & effectively use the library and books. 
    • Pre-Kindergarten - Fifth Grade students are scheduled for library classes several times a week. Pre-Kindergarten classes will participate in storytime and theme studies in addition to their weekly library lessons. Students in grades K-5 are scheduled to come to the library several times a week to participate in library lessons, story time & library book checkout. Kindergarten students will also participate in story time and create a Mother Goose booklet in addition to weekly library lessons. Students enrolled in grades PreK-5 will participate in library lessons on Monday. Students in grades 1-5 will check out library books on Wednesday. Thursday & Friday will be storytime for students. Extra library book checkout will be available on Monday-Friday after library lessons and during open checkout times.
    • Students will take their STAR test to determine the reading level to check out library books beginning in First Grade. The STAR test will be administered in August and January to determine the Accelerated Reading Range (ZPD) of each students' reading level.
    • Students enrolled in grades 3-5 will be required to create a board for this year's Reading Fair. More information can be found in the section entitled Reading Fair.

    Computer Classes

    • Camden Elementary School computer classes will focus on MCS Technology Curriculum for Grades K-5.
    • The curriculum will include (Computer Fundamental/Basic Concepts, Keyboarding Skills, Digital Citizenship, Communication Technology, Technology Research Tools, Productivity Tools, and Coding)
    • The students will be using a program called Easy Tech, from www.learning.com

    About the librarian

    • Mrs. Berry is the Media Specialist (Librarian) at Camden Elementary. She has been the Media Specialist at CES since August 2011. Prior to becoming an librarian, Mrs. Berry was an elementary classroom teacher for 4 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi University for Women located in Columbus, MS. Afterwards, she received my master's degree from Belhaven University. 
    • The 2017-2018 school year will be her 11th year working in the field of education.
    • In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and sorority sisters. She also enjoy attending church, where she assists with the youth department.
    • Mrs. Berry is looking forward to making this a wonderful and successful year as the Library Media Specialist at Camden Elementary.

    Favorite Quotes

    • Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. (unknown)
    • Sow a seed of excellence today to reap a harvest of success in the future. (unknown)
    • The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. (Mark Twain)