We will have our summer reading program where students can check out books and take AR tests again this year from June 9-July 23. The days are Tuesday from 7:00a.m.-1:00p.m. and Thursday from 2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.. Incoming kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students will check out books from the Primary Center, while incoming third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade students will check out from the 4th & 5th Grade Center.
Students will have a summer reading goal for AR points. The goals for each grade level (incoming) are as follows:
To achieve this goal, students must also have a comprehension percent of 80% or higher. Students who earn the appropriate number of points with the 80% comprehension will be recognized at the beginning of the school year.
Please note: The summer reading program for the Elementary level is optional.
The winner of this year's Sunshine State Young Reader's Award program has been announced! The winning book is Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein! The list for 2015-2016 has been announced as well. The list for 3-5 Grade students is:
2015-2016 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books Grades 3-5 Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack Blast Off!
by Nate Ball Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton The Hero’s Guide to
Saving Your Kingdom
by Christopher Healy The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman Olivia Bean, Trivia
Queen by Donna
Gephart Pie by Sarah Weeks A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
2015-2016 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books Grades 3-5
Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack
Blast Off! by Nate Ball
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts
Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart
Pie by Sarah Weeks
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
School AR Point Update
Congratulations Intermediate Center! You made your school wide AR goal! As of April 28, the students have earned 33,864.9 points!
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
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! Please note: you must have a student enrolled in the Elementary School to read and test on these books for PI time. The media centers at the Middle and High Schools have books for parents of their students.
1-2-3 Magic (Spanish edition) by Thomas W. Phelan
How We Love Our Kids by Milan Yerkovich
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
How to Talk so Kids Will Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Parent so Children Will Learn by Sylvia Rimm
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.
Contact Information for Mrs. Lyon
4th & 5th Grade Center: (352) 259-6850
Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300
Contact Information for Mrs. Bowersox
Primary Center: (352) 259-7700
Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300
Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents
October Newsletter-Intermediate Center -
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
Yahooligans - Web guide for kids