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Swing by the media center to choose from hundreds of new books now on display!
The reservations are made, the tables are set, and the courses are prepared. Now it’s time for Mrs. Slade’s and Mrs. Walker’s 6th grade Reading classes to partake in some especially yummy treats in the media center–books, of course! Students are sampling from a variety of book flavors (genres) in hopes they will expand their palates and try something new. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker has prepared quite an extensive menu of delights that will, hopefully, leave her guests feeling satisfied.
Welcome to Mrs. Slade’s Slice of the Story
Welcome to Walker House
Hey Kiddos! Welcome back for your second classroom visit to the DMC this school year! This time we are learning about our slightly new, and very much improved, online catalog–Destiny Discover! Today’s lesson will serve to highlight some of the awesome features available to you. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb will be guiding you through accessing and logging into Destiny Discover so that you can personalize your profile. You will then access the main menu to verify your checkouts, place holds on materials, add resources to favorites lists and even create collections. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to renew and/or checkout materials. Here’s the brief student video, Using Destiny Discover-Students, we will be utilizing to guide our learning. Off we go . . .
Check out this brief video highlighting the new and improved CCSD Wireless.
Students, ask a teacher, or Mrs. Baker or Mrs. Webb in the media center, for the WiFi password, and find all the details via CCSD Instructional Technology.
Sign for wireless connection area, WiFi.. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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Welcome Back to the Media Center!
Eighth grade classes are visiting the media center along with their Reading or Origins classes for a review of the media center behavior expectations, policies, and procedures. In designated groups, students will visit stations to complete specific objectives. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, along with Durham Reading and Origins teachers, will guide students along the way. Also during their visit, students will have the opportunity to check out materials. Yay for reading more books this year!
For all the details, check out the Media Center 8th Grade Orientation Guide.
At STATION 7, be sure to check out the NSTeens Quiz and respond to the the questions.
At STATION 8, be sure to view NSTeens’ video 6 Degrees of Information and complete the corresponding questions.
Welcome Back to the Media Center!
Seventh grade classes are visiting the media center along with their Reading classes for a review of the behavior expectations, policies, and procedures. In collaborative groups, students will visit stations to complete specific learning targets. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, along with the help of Durham reading teachers, will help guide students during their visit.
At STATION 7, be sure to check out the Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System video:
Works Cited: “Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System.” YouTube, YouTube, 21 Sept. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch? v=9bV_sI8XQdI&index=2&list=PL8VBzOAcGweK1Kv7x8HWyUbCVAuQVAT92. Accessed 9 Aug. 2017.
Students will soon be visiting the media center for the first time with their Reading teachers. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker will lead 6th graders through all the ins-and-outs of their middle school media center. Students will also have the opportunity to browse the collection and to utilize the online catalog, Destiny, to guide their selections. Finally, sixth graders will be able to check out their first library books of the 2017-18 school year and will have the first picks from the new books. Any students from Mrs. Walker’s, Mrs. Dean’s, or Mrs. Slade’s Reading classes who missed this exciting event should view Media Center Orientation and complete the accompanying Media Center Orientation Guide.
The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with Cobb County Public Libraries, Smyrna Public Library and Marietta City Schools, has partnered with Scholastic once again to bring you the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. During the final days of school, Durham’s Media Center staff will be sharing each student’s unique Scholastic password and will be guiding students with their initial log-ins and password resets. Be sure to take advantage of the abundance of resources below.
Summer is A-W-E-S-O-M-E for so many reasons but most especially because it allows families and students time to reconnect and to set out on adventures hectic school schedules can not permit. While summertime may offer a break from school, it definitely should not be a break from books. Statistics show that reading less during the summer months can have severe learning setbacks once the school year is back in full swing. Durham Middle will be honoring students by giving them freedom to choose what they read this summer. According to Scholastic 88% of students are more likely to read when they are self selecting material. Be sure to take the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge by logging your reading minutes this summer as we compete with other middle schools throughout the country.
Here’s the nitty-gritty:
Students’ unique usernames and passwords have been distributed via homeroom. Upon first login, students should reset passwords to read2017 for the summer.
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LOG MINUTES HERE at Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. How to log in: Scholastic Log in Help
HOW TO LOGIN FOR THE FIRST TIME:
CLICK HERE for the COBB SUMMER READING program details including reading resources and access to FREE digital books.
Here are even more reading goodies:
Scholastic’s Open a World of Possible highlights the value of reading and includes stories of how people’s lives have been shaped by reading.
Want to keep track of your reading minutes while on the go? Use this printable Reading Log. Be sure to record your minutes via the Scholastic website later so they are counted in the cross country challenge.