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4th & 5th Grade Media Center

Welcome to the 4th & 5th Grade Media Center where our goal is to inspire the love of reading!!!

Destiny Card Catalog     



AR Home Connect Update

Letters with the log in information for AR Home Connect will be coming home this week!  We are working feverishly to get them ready to go!

Mrs. Lyon


Summer Reading

Wow!  We had a lot of students participate in summer reading this year!  Those students who earned the appropriate number of points for their grade level with 80% comprehension or higher will receive a special recognition.   I will get them to the students as soon as possible.



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 included below.  For 5th grade students, I have added a list of the books on the middle school list for SSYRA for next school year in a PDF at the end of this webpage.


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




AR Update

  The 4th & 5th Grade students have achieved the building wide AR goal for this year!  Congratulations!  Let's see how many points you can earn for the whole school year!!     As of April 28, the students have earned 54,061.8 points!  Way to go!!!     

AR Book Find

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:   Please note: not all books and quizzes listed on this site are available at our media center for testing. 


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:

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

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 ***NEW***

How We Love Our Kids by Milan Yerkovich ***NEW***

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 

Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman

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


Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

2015-2016 3-5 SSYRA List -
Middle School 2015-2016 SSYRA List -

Media Center Links

Destiny - Library Card Catalog
Scholastic - A great resource for children's books and related activites!

 August 2015
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