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Look below for our first newsletter of the school year full of information about the media center and a list of recommended books to help your student "Ride the Waves to Great Books!"!  Look for a list with every news letter this year of books we recommend our students check out!!

 

This week a few things will be coming home.  The first item is Summer Reading recognition. We are working hard and finalizing who made their summer reading goal and getting the special recognition ready to hand out!  For parents, we will be sending home the AR Home Connect log in information so you can keep track of your child's AR progress from your home computer, tablet or smart phone!  We look forward to sharing more information about this Thursday, August 4 at Open House.  We will begin handing out AR prizes for point clubs next week.

Happy Reading to All!!!

Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Bowersox


AR Home Connect

Just as last year, you can be able to check your child's AR information from home!  !

The link to this site is: http://www.tvcs-ar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx

You will use your child's log-in information for this site. 

AR Book Find

A valuable tool to help figure out if a book is AR is www.arbookfind.com. www.arbookfind.com   Please note: not all books and quizzes listed on this site are available at our media center for testing. 

Parent PI Books

Good news!  We have added some new parenting books to our collection this school year!   The Elementary Media Centers offer the following books that you may read and take AR tests on for Informational hours.  I recommend  you read them earlier in the year as they can be hard to find the closer we get to May!  The new titles are listed first!

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson ***NEW***

How to Talk so Kids Will Learn by  Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish ***NEW***

How to Parent so Children Will Learn by Sylvia Rimm  ***NEW***

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

No Regrets Parenting  by Harley Rothbart 

Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka 

These books are available at the media centers and at local public libraries. Please note: some of these titles may not be available at the 4th & 5th grade center yet, but will be very soon!

 

Contact Information for Mrs. Lyon

E-mail: megan.lyon@tvcs.org

4th & 5th Grade Center: (352) 259-6850

Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300

 

Contact Information for Mrs. Bowersox

E-mail: karen.bowersox@tvcs.org

Primary Center: (352) 259-7700

Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300



Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

October Newsletter-Intermediate Center -

Media Center Links

Association for Library Service for Children - Links to book-related websites
Authors - Children's Literature Web Guide
Book Adventure - Create personal reading lists and take quizzes
Dr. Seuss - Games and activities related to Dr. Seuss books
Magic Tree House - Lessons, activities and news about the Magic Tree House series
World Book Online - Online Encyclopedia-See the media center for log in information
Yahooligans - Web guide for kids

Literal Translation