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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     



 Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back!  It will be at the 4th & 5th Grade Media Center February 8-12!  Thank you to everyone who signed up to help!  Confirmation notes as to the times you were scheduled have been sent home.  If you did not recieve yours, please let me know!

The hours for the book fair during the day are as follows:


Monday, February 8-8:00-2:30

Tuesday, Februrary 9  12:00-2:30 (note: this is a change from what is on the note that will be coming home)

Wednesday, February 10  8:00-2:30

Thursday, February 11  8:00-2:30, 3:00-6:00 (Book Fair Family Night)

Friday, February 12  8:00-1:00


School Wide AR Goal

As of January 29, the students at the 4th & 5th Grade Center have earned a total of 32,531.3 points!  We are getting closer to our goal of 40,000!  Keep on reading!!!



The deadline for the SSYRA books for this year is March 4.   Students must test on this year's SSYRA books by this date to have them count towards eligibility for voting or other prizes.

The SSYRA list for 3-5 Grade students is included below. 


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 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 -
January Newsletter -

Media Center Links

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

 February 2016
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