Welcome to the Locust Grove Elementary Media Center
|Ms. Bancroft teaches a lesson on Media Center technology.||Ms. Stacie greets visitors to the Media Center.|
Welcome to the Locust Grove Elementary Media Center. We have over 12,000 items available for teachers and students to use. Students receive instruction in the use of our computerized catalog to access these materials as well as the HCSD provided, student friendly research site, NetTrekker.
The Media Center provides books in a variety of genres for student and staff use. Aside from many titles that support the curriculum and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) the Media Center has many popular fiction books for recreational or pleasure reading. Included in our collection are also award winning titles such as those used each year by our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team. The Reading Bowl Team is made up of committed Fourth and Fifth Grade students who read and practice for the county-wide competition that takes place each January.
Magazines for both students and teachers are available. Many students enjoy Boy's Life, American Girl, Kids Discover, Zoo books, National Geographic Kids!, and other titles that we subscribe to for information and reading pleasure. Each month there are new topics, stories and feature articles. Our magazine collection provides colorful reading materials with up-to date information. They are a very popular portion of the Media Center collection.
A full complement of reference resources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases are also located in the Media Center for individual and class use. We are fortunate at Locust Grove Elementary because our Reference Area is large enough to allow classes to visit to use the reference books while another class is working on a lesson with Mrs. Bancroft.
Community members help judge the annual Media Festival. In the past the Mayor of Locust Grove and the City Manager have been judges of student work. We also have parent and community volunteers who help with our Book Fairs. There are a wide selection of books to choose from at the school Book Fair. One Book Fair is held in the fall, just beore our Thanksgiving Break. This allows students to stock up on good books to read over the holiday break and gives parents and grandparents an opportunity to buy wonderful Christmas gifts. A book is a gift that keeps on giving.
Remember these Book Care Rules: )
1) A book is not a toy.
2) Always keep books in a safe place.
3) Keep books away from rain or snow.
4) Use a bookmark to keep your place.
5) Do not write in books.
Students may check out 1-2 items depending on their age and grade level. They are responsible for returning or renewing their books each week. Enjoy reading with your children. It is an activity that doesn't cost anything and pays big dividends. Ask your child questions about what you read together. Help him recall facts or remember events in order. Ask, "What would you do?" or "What do you think will happen next?"
Some Dates to Remember:
September 17 - Constitution Day
The U.S. Constitution was signed on this date in 1787. Can you name one of the signers? If not, check your library!
November - 12 thru 16 LGE Book Fair in the Media Center 8:10 am - 2:00 pm
December- Melvil Dewey's Birthday December 10, 1851 !!
"The Father of Modern Librarianship" and Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System of organizing Media Center materials.
February- African American History Month - Patricia and Fredrick McKissack are a noted husband and wife writing team. The McKissacks are famous for their books written about Black History. There are over 40 books by the McKissacks in our Media Center. Have fun and learn, too.
March - Women's History Month - Read one of these books with a girlfriend:
A Chair for My Mother, The Gardener, Sheila Rae the Brave, Brave Irene
April - National Poetry Month: Check a Jack Prelutsky book of poems out from the Media Center or the Locust Grove Public Library.
June - Sign-up for the the Summer Reading Program at the Public Library; fun, prizes, and air-conditioning!
Media Specialist: Mary S. Bancroft
Media Parapro: Stacie Carlile
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