4th & 5th Grade Media Center
Welcome to the 4th & 5th Grade Media Center where our goal is to inspire the love of reading!!!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here next week! Please be sure to visit the book fair home page for all of the details, including the link to the online book fair that you can use to purchase books that may not be available at the book fair in our media center. Here is the link: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/villagescharter4th5th1
I look forward to spreading the joy of reading to our students through this fun event. Here are a few things to keep in mind. When sending money with your students to the book fair, please send it in a sealed envelope with their name and their teacher's name on it. If you send a check, please be sure the check is made out to VCS. We do accept credit/debit cards, however, we can't accept gift cards.
Students will be visiting the book fair with their classes to make wish lists. Teachers will also be making wish lists, that you can choose to purchase from to donate to the classroom. Our Family Event is Thursday, Oct. 23 from 3:00-6:00. Any student of the 4th & 5th Grade Center who brings their family can enter a drawing for free books!
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: www.arbookfind.com 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: http://www.tvcs-ar.org/RenaissanceServer/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
You will use your child's log-in information for this site.
Parent PI Books
Good news! We have added some new parenting books to our collection this school year! 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! The new titles are listed first!
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) Documents2014 Book-O-Ween Information -
2014-2015 SSYRA 3rd-5th Grade List -
4th & 5th Grade Center Media October Newsletter -
Media Center LinksDestiny - Library Card Catalog
Scholastic - A great resource for children's books and related activites!
World Book Online - Online Encyclopedia-See the media center for log in information