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

As the weather gets colder, the idea of cozying up with a good book gets better and better.  Need suggestions? Go to the public library--those librarians will love to help you!

December 16th -This is a very important day in our nation's history. Don't know what happened? Do a little researching to find out!

The winter solstice (December 21 st this year) is the shortest day of the year. There is no better way to celebrate a short day than with short fiction. Read and enjoy!

Inquiry Projects

Fifth Grade

Our project this time is social studies related. Students will research a government movement-American rights, civil rights, women's rights, worker's rights (the labor movement), or consumer rights (the health and safety movement). They will learn who the players are, what they wanted to accomplish, and if they achieved their goals. They will use an app called Powtoons to publish their findings. Everything students need to know about the project can be found in their Noodle Tools accounts (access using Google Drive) and the Google Classrooms for each movement.

 

Fourth Grade

Our students will become businesspeople! They will create a new business to add to Rockville Town Center. In order to do this, they will research current businesses to determine what goods and services they supply, and what natural, capital, and human resources they need to function. Students will then create presentations (think Shark Tank ) to campaign for their businesses. All resources are available in the MDEcon Project in Google Classroom.

 

Third Grade

This quarter will combine technology and history. Students will take a topic (communication, farming, games, school, or transportation) and investigate how the technology used for that topic changed over time. They will then create online timelines showing the technology's progression. Use the TechOverTime Project Google Classroom for all resources.

 

Second Grade

Second graders will author fractured fairy tales this quarter. They will take an existing fairy tale and change its setting (and make any other changes this necessitates!). They will research rainforests, grasslands, deserts, or the tundra to use as a setting for their fairy tale.

Author Birthdays

Linda Mullaly Hunt: December 2 
Cornelia Funke: December 10 
Avi: December 23      
Pam Muñoz Ryan: December 25 
Mercer Mayer: December 30

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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