Caleb Dustin Hunking School
Library Media Center
During library class and collaboration with classroom teachers students build information literacy skills, develop an appreciation of literature, pursue independent learning and become socially responsible users of information. The goal of the library is for students to become lifelong learners.
In addition, the library is an integral part of classroom instruction by providing teachers and students with resources to support the curriculum.
The Library plays an important role in promoting reading by giving students the chance to explore subjects they find interesting outside of school requirements.
The Importance of Reading:
Children who read with a parent daily are making important steps to becoming readers themselves.
Please take time to read and talk about the book that your child brings home each week from the library.
The media specialist partners with your child’s classroom teacher to assist with your child’s learning.
At this time students ma only borrow one book at a time due to not having a full library collection. It is always up to the classroom teacher whether the students are ready to bring the books home.
Students are always encouraged to come to the library and change their book if they have finished it and would like to borrow another title.
Students are encouraged to make selections based on their interests; however, one selection must be a “Just Right Book” which they can read on their own. They need to do the “Five Finger Test” to find their “just right book”. Parents and guardians are encouraged to read with younger children who are not independent readers yet.
If all books are not returned on the scheduled library day students are not allowed to borrow books that day. They may return their books the next day or at any time and borrow new books. If a student has one overdue book s/he may not borrow another book until the book is returned.
Lost or damaged books must be paid for or a replacement must be sent in. Students may make payments per week until the book is paid for. A notice is always sent home informing parents or guardians if books are overdue and what the price is if payment is necessary.
Please help us keep the library books in good condition by using the following guidelines with your child:
- The best place for your child’s library book when it is not being read is in his or her backpack.
- Bookmarks should be used instead of folding down the pages, using other items such as pencils, to mark the page or placing an open book with the pages down.
- Keep the library books away from food and drinks as well as pets and younger siblings.
Thank you for your help in keeping the library collection in great shape!
Data Bases for research
Student Resources For Math
Student Reading Resources
Tumble Books A collection of online audio books with quizzes.
Reading Fun Stories, games and video clips from PBS
Dr. Seuss A fun site where children can read and play games.
Maggie’s Games Educational games in the content areas
Storyline Online Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.
Storynory Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories. Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site. There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages and more.
National Geographic Young Explorers National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading center time.
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Student Resources for more Curriculum Areas
Reading level sites:
Health and Fitness