Seventh and Eighth grade classes are visiting the media center along with their Reading classes for a review of the mediacenter policies and procedures. They will also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the newly reimagined collaborative spaces including a new media table that will allow students to work on digital projects. In designated groups, students will visit stations to complete specific objectives. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, Media paraprofessional Mrs. Webb, and Durham reading teachers will assist help guide students along their pathfinder. Here are a few images of the 7th graders at work.
Complete the attached Orientation Guide: MC Orientation Grades 7 and 8 2015
At Station 7, be sure to check out the Dewey Decimal Rap linked from http://storyyeller.com/.
At Station 7, students review the subjects of nonfiction via the Dewey Decimal Rap.
At Station 4, students review items’ records in Destiny.
At Station 3, students review the arrangement of biographies.
In station 2, students review the Dewey subject sections of nonfiction.
In station 1, students review the arrangement of works of fiction.
In station 5, students review the procedures for checking out books at the circulation desk.
Sixth grade students will be visiting the media center for the first time with their Reading teachers. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb will lead them 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 2015-16 school year. Any students from Mrs. Craft’s, Mrs. Slade’s, Mrs. Walker’s, Mr. Vedra’s, Mrs. Crawford’s or Mrs. Dean’s Reading classes who missed this exciting event should view the Media Center Orientation-Fall 2015 and complete the accompanying Media Center Orientation Guide-2015.
The media center officially opens for business today, Monday, August 10th, with a “Sweet Shop” theme. Patrons are greeted upon entry with a display of brand new books available for check out. Several new ebooks have also been added to the catalog and are available for digital check out via students’ Destiny accounts. In addition to awesome new reading material, several spaces within the media center have been reimagined and repurposed to best suit the needs of today’s technology-minded learner. More details will soon follow regarding the new collaborative spaces. Until then . . . grab a “Sweet New Read” Wildcats!