Media Center 

Happenings

Black History Month-February is Black History Month. Investigate the display in the Media Center to learn about the achievements and contributions of important Black Americans. Go to a Black History website sponsored by Biography.com to learn more!

Library Lover's Month-Did you know that February was Library Lovers Month? Come to the Luxmanor Media Center and love your library!

Groundhog's Day-On February 2nd all eyes turn to the groundhog in the little town of Punxsutawney, PA to learn the fate of winter weather. Why a groundhog? Why Punxsutawney? How often is the groundhog right? Find the answers to these questions in the Media Center.

Valentine's Day-Ever wonder why we celebrate the ones we love on the 14th of this month? Do you know who Valentine was? Come to the Media Center to learn about this February holiday.

President's Day-February 18th is President's Day this year. Can you name all the presidents? What do you know about Washington and Lincoln? Ronald Reagan was the 40th president. What number was President Taft? Check out the Media Center to learn more.

Inquiry Projects

Fifth Grade

This quarter we focus on technology. Students will write a mystery, science fiction, or realistic fiction story. Then, they will make book trailers to advertise their stories. They will use a Google App (WeVideo) to connect pictures and voice-overs to persuade others to read their stories.

Fourth Grade

We have our Media Messages project this quarter. Students will analyze breakfast cereal commercials to determine if they are responsible and if not, why. They will then act in commercials they've written that are better examples of responsible advertising.

Third Grade

Third graders will create realistic fiction picture books this quarter. They will start by planning and writing stories around a theme and allowing pictures to help tell their stories. They will then use a Google App (Storybook That!) to create a graphic-novel edition of their stories. 

Second Grade

Our work this quarter is in two parts. First, we will research the question: Should animals be kept in zoos? After finding pros and cons for the issue, students will use the information they found to write an opinion piece on the topic. The second part of our work will also involve opinions. This time, the students will form an opinion about a book they have read, then they will write a persuasive piece in the form of a book review.

First Grade

We have our first research project this quarter! Students are Young Geographers, each class researching a different state. Students will then make brochures featuring aspects of the state they learned about, read the brochures from other classes, and form an opinion about which state they would most like to visit.

Author Birthdays

Jerry Spinelli: February 1            

Laura Ingalls Wilder: February 7            

Jane Yolen: February 11                                 

Judy Blume: February 12                              

Jacqueline Woodson: February 12                 

Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket): February 28   

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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