6th Grade Students Face Their Destiny

WHO: Mrs. Walker’s, Mrs. Slades’, and Mrs. Dean’s 6th Grade Reading Classes

WHEN: Monday, August 29th (Walker), Wednesday, August 31st (Slade), & Tuesday, September 6th (Mrs. Dean)

WHAT: Will establish Destiny Quest accounts so they can:

1. Manage their “shelves.”

2. Place holds on books.

3. Access the collection’s ebooks and audiobooks.

Note: Students who missed this lesson, should select the “Destiny” tab above and should preview the linked video which will assist them in utilizing Destiny Quest as well as in creating personal accounts. Students should also add books to their My Quest Shelves including “Have Read,” “Now Reading,” and “Want to Read.” For additional information and passwords for the apps, see your classroom teacher or your media specialist.

8th Grade Media Center Orientation

Eighth grade classes are visiting the media center along with their Reading or Origins classes for a review of the media center policies and procedures. Returning Durham students will have the opportunity to see all the latest books added since the spring and to use technology, like the Simplicity Touch Panel, that they may not have utilized last school year. Students new to Durham will have the chance to see all the Durham Media Center offers to help students succeed academically. In designated groups, students will visit stations to  complete specific objectives. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, Media paraprofessional Mrs. Webb, and Durham reading and origins teachers will help guide students along the way.

Complete the attached 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.

7th Grade Media Center Orientation

Seventh grade classes are visiting the media center along with their Reading classes for a review of the media center policies and procedures. Returning Durham students will have the opportunity to see all the latest books added since the spring and to use technology, like the Simplicity Touch Panel, that they may not have utilized last school year. Students new to Durham will have the chance to see all the Durham Media Center offers to help students succeed academically. In designated groups, students will visit stations to  complete specific objectives. Media specialist Mrs. Baker, Media paraprofessional Mrs. Webb, and Durham reading teachers will help guide students along their pathfinder.

Complete the attached Orientation Guide: MC Orientation 7th Grade 2016

At Station 7, be sure to check out the Dewey Decimal Rap linked from http://storyyeller.com/.

 

Work Cited

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7th grade students review the media center policies and procedures by completing a variety of standards-based activities in stations around the library.

7th grade students review the media center policies and procedures by completing a variety of standards-based activities in stations around the library.

6th Grade Media Center Orientation

This week sixth grade students will be visiting the media center for the first time with their Reading teachers. Media Specialist, Mrs. Baker and Media Paraprofessional, Mrs. Webb 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 2016-17 school year. 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 2016 and complete the accompanying Media Center Orientation Guide 2016.