Caleb Dustin Hunking School

  • Library Media Center

    Library Information:

    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.

    Circulation Information:

    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.

    Returning Books:

    Overdue Books:

    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.

    Book Care:

    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

    Gale Data Base

    Info Trac Jr.

    Educator’s Reference Complete

    Kid’s Info Bit

    Fact Monster

    Haverhill Public Library

    Student Resources For Math

    MobyMax

    Tenmarks

    Math Facts

    More Fun Math Facts

    Math Games

    Math Enrichment

    Student Reading Resources

    Starfall

    Tumble Books  A collection of online audio books with quizzes.

    Reading Fun Stories, games and video clips from PBS

    Language Art Resources

    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.

    Listenwise

    Newsela.com

    CNN student news:

    NPR:

     

    Source citation guides:

    http://mlaformat.org/mla-format-works-cited/

    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

    Student Resources for more Curriculum Areas

    Code.org 

    Common Sense Media

    Social Studies Enrichment

    Science Enrichment

    Brainpop jr.

    Kids.gov

    Keyboarding Sites

    Dance Mat Typing

    Typing Web

    Typing Factory

    Typing Race

    Keyboarding

    Beaver Trouble Typing

    Cup Stacking: Keyboard skills

    Ready Set Type

    Technology Enrichment

    Art Resources

    Mr.PicassoHead

    National Gallery of Art

    Haring Kids

    MOWA Kids Wing

     Museum of Modern Art

    National Gallery of Art

    The Artists’ Toolkit

    Online Etch-a-Sketch

    Teacher Resources

    Enchanted Learning

    Reading A-Z

    A Plus Math

    Thinkfinity

    Reading level sites:

    https://lexile.com/

    https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/

    Health and Fitness

    Kids.gov

    Music

    Smart Music

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