Classes visit the media center on a bi-weekly schedule, or more, depending the project being researched. Students are able to check out books on their scheduled day as well as during Open Checkout Hours. Students in kindergarten are allowed one book at a time, students in 1st and 2nd grade are allowed to check out 2 at a time and students in 3rd-5th grades are allowed to check out 3 books at a time.
Chuck E. Cheese- Earn 10 free tokens when the chart is complete.
Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure- For students in grades K-8-they get to take quizzes for books they've read and then exchange their quiz points for prizes. The program has over 8,000 books in their book finder
You can explore Destiny which is our online book catalog. You can log in with your child's username and password to see what books they have checked out as well as to create a wishlist of books with your child. S/he can bring in their wishlist and we will help them find the books.
Ms. Schwartz has also created a livebinder titled Making Technology Educational @ Home.
Common Sense Media:
We have created a wishlist of books and other materials that we would like to purchase throughout the school year. The list has been created with great thought by Ms. Schwartz and Ms. Newman. It includes requests made by students, teachers and parents, new books, suggestions from social media and journals, and replacing of books that have been well loved.
Maryland Black Eyed Susan Program
The BES is a children's choice award for the state of Maryland. The award honors outstanding picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Each year 15 picture books. 10 chapter books, and 10 graphic novels are nominated for the award and students in the state of Maryland vote for the winning books in each category. Students receive information on this award in the Fall and are encouraged to read the books throughout the year so we can vote in April. Book trailers can be found on the website and information sheets that students can use to track their thoughts - Picture Books, Chapter Book, and Graphic Novels.