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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out our Makerspace Page to see what wonderful creations our Makers built together!
Leo Lionni: May 5
Christopher Paul Curtis: May 10
Gary Paulsen: May 17
Mo Willems: May 24