4th & 5th Grade Media Center
Our Book Fair will be here October 3-7. We will be open daily from 8:00am-2:30pm with a Fabulous Family Night on Thursday, October 6 from 3:00pm-6:00pm!
Please come join us. You can also shop online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/villagescharter4th5th1
Thank you for your support!
On your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Join us in kicking off a great year of reading at our Reading Kick-Off assembly to be held Friday, September 23rd, at the Middle School gym! As the final touches are being put on the event, I wanted to share some important details with you:
When arriving at the middle school, please go straight to the main office to sign in and get your visitor sticker. We ask that you do this even if you have already signed in at another building. The program begins at 8:45 a.m. for Kindergarten –Second grades and 10:00 a.m. for 3-5th grades and will last approximately forty five minutes. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get a seat. We have reserved the bottom two rows of the bleachers for your viewing pleasure.
We are looking forward to a great day when the AR goal will be revealed for the 2016-2017 school year. We hope to see you there!
Karen Bowersox and Tara Zawacki
Elementary Media Specialists
2016-2017 SSYRA Books
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putman Oakes
Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells
Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles by E.S. Farber
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen & Daryle Conners
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
The Pet War by Allan Woodrow
Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood
Serafina’s Promise by Ann Burg
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett & Jory John
The Worm Whisperer by Betty Hicks
Our Book Fair, at the 4th & 5th Grade Center, will be held October 3-7. Parent Night for the Book Fair will be Thursday, October 6, from 3pm- 6pm. We look forward to a spectacular event!
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: https://Hosted220.renlearn.com/2352255/HomeConnect
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.
Growth Mindset videos from the Florida Department of Education address how the research of Dr. Carol Dweck who states that the way students think impacts their attitudes toward learning and how they perform in the classroom.
Each video lesson and accompanying survey will earn parents 30 minutes of informational time. While both parents may review the two videos and five articles, credit will be awarded to only one parent for a maximum of 3.5 hours per household.
To take advantage of this opportunity for earning informational hours, access these resources at: https://sites.google.com/a/tvcs.org/mindset/
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
Parenting Without Power Struggles Susan Stiffleman
The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Raising Lifelong Learners- Lucy Calkins- NEW*****
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
These books are available at the media centers and at local public libraries.
Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300
4/5 Building: (352) 259-6850
Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) DocumentsOctober Media Newsletter - October Media News
Media Center LinksDestiny - Library Card Catalog
Scholastic - A great resource for children's books and related activities!