Library and Technology
All students attend a library or technology class once a cycle.
Library Media Center
During this 45 minute period, students learn how to use the library effectively to locate information and literary resources. They also learn about various authors and types of literature, and have the opportunity to borrow books.
Each student may borrow two books a week, unless they have overdue books. All books that are checked out are due to be returned the next week during library class. Books may be renewed if they are not in demand. No additional books may be borrowed until books are returned. If a book is lost or damaged, the student who borrowed it is expected to pay the replacement cost. All library books must be returned in June. Students with outstanding books will NOT receive their final report card unless books are returned or paid for.
- Book Fairs: There are usually two book fairs during the school year, jointly run by the PTA and the library media specialist – a fall fundraiser and a spring half-price fair to promote summer reading. In the fall, PTA sponsors an evening book fair session. Each class attends at a scheduled time. Parents are welcome to attend. Volunteer help is needed and deeply appreciated.
- Read Aloud: Guest authors visit our school to share their work, experiences, and life as a published children’s author, PTA sponsored.
- Technology concentrates on preparing children to live in a world where they are surrounded by technology.
- Each grade level receives lessons in internet safety based on their age. Second graders start off learning to avoid advertisements and pop-ups and fifth graders discuss the perils of Facebook and cyber-bullying.
- Technology projects are created so that they teach technology skills while enriching a curricular area.