Welcome to the
Ms. Marcie Gross, Media Specialist Ms. Kimberly Soles, Media Assistant
The Diamond Elementary Library Media Program’s mission is to cultivate a collaborative learning environment for enthusiastic and confident lifelong learners. We support and compliment Curriculum 2.0, promote reading and the appreciation of literature, and teach the information literacy skills necessary to be responsible and effective users of ideas and information.
Kindergarten 1 Book
First Grade 2 Books /or/ 1 Book and 1 Magazine
Second Grade 2 Books /or/ 1 Book and 1 Magazine
3rd, 4th & 5th Grades 3 Books /or/ 2 Books and 1 Magazine
Kindergarten and First grade books circulate each week. Second-Fifth grade books circulate every two weeks. Books are renewable if the student has not finished reading them.
Centrally Purchased Online Subscription Services- Elementary Schools
Please contact Mrs. Gross at Marcie_l_Gross@mcpsmd.org
if you would like to get the username and password for a database: Britannica School, Culturegrams, PebbleGo, PowerKnowledge Life and/or Earth Science, SIRS Discoverer, and Tumblebooks.
Every student at Diamond Elementary School will become a responsible digital citizen who knows how to harness the learning potential of digital media in a 24/7 connected world and do it safely, effectively, ethically, and respectfully. Teachers will implement technology-rich lessons that encourage active and project-based learning opportunities for our students to equip them to take ownership of their own learning and prepare them to thrive in the 21st Century.
(from Tippin Elementary School, El Paso, TX)
The following link is to Common Sense Media. www.commonsense.org
MCPS has launched a partnership with Common Sense Education that will
provide students with the resources and information they need to behave safely
and responsibly with technology and social media. We already began this venture
with Internet safety lessons our chrome book usage agreements. The curriculum
will cover issues such as privacy, cyberbullying, internet safety and other
You can sign up as a parent and utilize the resources from the site. Once you sign up, please watch the following introductory video.
Kids and Tech: The New Landscape
We received a great opportunity from Capstone Publishing! From now until January 15, we have access to wonderful e-books.
Sign in with Capstone Interactive
Thank you to the PTA for the wonderful Scholastic Signature Book Fair!
We are participating in Book It! It is a reading incentive program partnered with Pizza Hut. Please visit www.bookitprogram.com for details and ask your student about it.
Read Across America Week
Let's read a book together
Just you and me
It's Read Across America Week
At Diamond Elementary!
A Book and a Hug
Search for books by category, interest, and level. Good resource for adults and students.
Search by title and author. This site includes summaries of books and reviews of books. Information is good for teachers, parents and students.
The site is sponsored by author Jon Scieszka. Focus is on books that would interest boys.
The site is sponsored by Scholastic Books. You may search for books by title, author or genre. Games related to specific books or authors are also included.
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Program
All Diamond Elementary students participate in Maryland's student choice program, the Black-Eyed Susan Award. Each year a new set of nominees is selected by school librarians from around the state. Students listen and respond to Picture Book nominees during their library instruction. Students in grades 4 & 5 may choose to read 3 of the 10 nominees in the Chapter Book category. Voting takes place in April and the winner is announced in early May.