Media Center 

Mission Statement

The main purpose of a library media center in an MCPS elementary school is to support the curriculum. It is also equally important to provide an environment which stimulates curiosity and encourages a life-long quest for knowledge.

Happenings

May is no time to be sneaky about reading, since it's Get Caught Reading Month . Be calm, read on, and read where everybody can see you. Get caught!

April 30 - May 6 is Children's Book Week

Inquiry Projects

Fifth Grade

We are starting to think about the future! In 4th quarter students research careers and determine the future outlook of those careers. They will determine the education and skills they will need, and create a website demonstrating their findings.

Fourth Grade

This quarter we focus on a community project. Students will determine the need for bike helmets for Luxmanor students, research the legalities and costs of helmets, then write letters to businesses asking for donations to their bike helmet drive.

Third Grade

Third graders will tackle issues this quarter. Students will learn about the pros and cons of one of 6 issues, then form and justify an opinion about the issue based on their research. They will publish their findings in a newsletter.

Second Grade

This quarter the students will research people who have made contributions to society, focusing on the effort, motivation, and persistence it took to make those contributions. Students will use multiple sources (both print and digital) to gather their information.

First Grade

For our second research project we will focus on cultural perspectives. Students will work in groups to research one of 5 countries and then create posters with the information they learned.

Kindergarten

We are researchers and authors! For our first research project we will learn all about monarch butterflies. Students will also create books using the information they found.

Makerspace Magic

Check out our Makerspace Page to see what wonderful creations our Makers built together!

Author Birthdays

Leo Lionni: May 5                   

Christopher Paul Curtis: May 10                                     

Gary Paulsen: May 17 

Mo Willems: May 24      

Online Resources

Check out these online databases. Some of these databases require logins and passwords. See Miss Kleponis for details! 

 

Culture Grams 

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EBSCO Kids Search

 EBSCO

 

 FactCite

FactCite

 

 Britannica--Global Reference Center

Britannica

Britannica--School Edition

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Britannica--Dictionary

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Image Quest    

ImageQuest

 

  

PebbleGo

PebbleGo  

SIRS Discoverer

  SIRS

Destiny (Library Catalog)

 Destiny Icon

  

Tumble Books

 TumbleBooks

 

Other Important Information 

Remember! The public library is always a great resource. Be sure to check out the Montgomery County Public Library’s Kid’s Page.

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Contact 

If you have questions or concerns about the media center and would prefer to correspond electronically, please email:

Miss Amy Kleponis

 

 

 

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