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| Welcome to the Media Center!
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Our mission is to develop independent learners and to inspire a life long love of reading.
This year all students from pre-K to 5th grade have weekly scheduled Media Center class time. Students learn information literacy skills and learn how to select books for pleasure and for research. Classroom teachers encourage their students to check out Accelerated Reader identified books, so they can take a quiz to check comprehension. Additionally, most students select”free choice” books which are unique to their interests. Our overall program offers visits by authors, story time, FCAT related instruction for upper level grades, the daily closed circuit Morning News Show and opportunities to interact with the latest instructional technology. Kindergarten and first grade students are allowed to check out 1 book at a time, second grade through 5th grade may check out 2 books at a time. Students who demonstrate excellent responsibility may be allowed to check out more books. All books are due upon their next class visit to the Media Center, however they may be renewed. There are no late fees, but lost books must be paid for. Please encourage your students to take care of the library books they borrow and to return them on time and in good condition so they are available for others to read. Motivational Programs: The Accelerated Reader Program is a web-based program with access to over 100,000 reading quizzes. Classroom teachers monitor students’ progress as they take content quizzes on books they have read. We encourage our students to participate in two state wide reading motivational programs: F.R.A. Children’s Book Award for K-2 and Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program for grades 3-5. The Morning News Program: The Morning News is a daily live morning news program broadcast over the school closed circuit system. The news crew is a group of fifth grade students who are recommended by their teachers. The students must be hard-working, responsible, and must be at school by 8:15a.m. A lot of information is covered on the News each morning so it is important for every one to watch. It begins at 8:25 a.m. each morning on Crookshank channel 6. Please call the Media Center if you have any questions, 904-547-7847
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