Welcome to the media center where our goal is to inspire a love of reading!
It is hard to believe, but Summer Reading is just around the corner! The Intermediate Center Media Center and Computer Lab will be open for book check out and AR testing June 11-July 30, 2013. The hours are:
Tuesday-7:00a.m. to 1:00p.m
As in previous summers, students will have AR goals to achieve over the summer. This is not required, but students who achieve their goal will be recognized at the beginning of the school year. Students should look at the grade they are entering in the 13-14 school year to see their summer reading goal. The goals are as follows:
3rd- 6 points
Along with the points, students must also have 80% comprehension to earn the recognition, which means they answered an average of 80% of the AR questions correctly.
If you have any questions about Summer Reading, please contact Mrs. Lyon. See below for the Summer Reading List of reccommended reading for the summer. Students are not limited to or required to read off of this list, but they are suggestions of great books students will enjoy!
Award Winning Books
This school year, students in The Villages Charter School Elementary had an opportunity to read some books and vote on their favorite. Our votes were then sent into the state, and were added to votes all over the state to determine the award winning book for that program.
Kindergarten, First and Second grade students read books for the Children's Book Award. The winning book for this program was Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery.
Third and Fourth Grade students read books from the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award List. The winning book for that program was The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson.
I am looking forward to next school year to share the books from the list of the nominated books for the 13-14 school year!
If you visit your local library or bookstore and want to know if a book is AR or what level it is, you can visit this website to get the information you need! AR Bookfind: www.arbookfind.com
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.
Parent PI Books
Need some Informational PI Hours? Read a book! The Elementary Media Centers offers 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!
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
Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman **NEW**
These books are available at both media centers and at local public libraries.
Contact Information for Mrs. Lyon
Primary Center (Tuesday and Wednesday) (352) 259-7700
Intermediate Center (Monday, Thursday, and Friday) (352) 259-2300
Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents
Elementary Summer Reading List -
Media Center LinksAssociation 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
Sunshine State Young Readers Award - Gives you list of this year's Sunshine State Young Reader's Award books
Yahooligans - Web guide for kids