About Your Media Specialist
Hello, my name is Mrs. Temple and I am the Media Specialist here at Baskerville Elementary. This is my ninth year here at Baskerville. I love to read, attend yard sales, and performing yard work at my home. I am anticipating working with you and your student (s) in the media center to advance students in becoming 21st century learners, which will prepare each student for the next step in their education.
Welcome to a new and exciting school year, 2020-2021! The media center lessons will explore literacy through fiction and non-fiction books. My focus this year, is "Learn4Life". Students will also be introduced to MakerSpace stations. Makerspace stations allow for creativity through books and technology integration. STEAM, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,and allows students to explore these subject areas.
Kindergarten students will check out one book weekly. Grades 1-5 will check out 2 books weekly. Students are to return books on their scheduled media center day.
Media Center Events
There will be two (2) book fairs this school year. The first one will be held in October and the second one will be held in April.
"Read Across America" will occur during the month of March. There are individuals from the community who come in and read a book out loud to the students. This day is set aside to celebrate the joy of reading.
Technology Driven Programs used in the Media Center
- Accelerated Reader
This program will be used school-wide in all grade levels. Students will read leveled books, and take comprehension assessments which will gage their knowledge about what they read. Students will earn points by passing these assessments. These points accumulate and students will be rewarded by the school each 9-week period.
- Battle of the Books (BOB)
This extracurricular activity, is open to grades 4 and 5 students who have a love for reading and competition. There is a district-wide competition in the spring. Students that participate in Battle of the Books, must have solid passing grades in the classroom, no behavior issues, and a willingness to read two to seven novels before the competition. Students should be prepared to work hard, and be able to comprehend and understand the book(s) details that are assigned. Students must memorize 15 titles and authors.
2020-2021 Academic Media Focus
Beginning this academic school year, Baskerville Elementary will be introducing students to a Digital Library that is online. These electronic books, known as ebooks are used to encourage reading remotely. There are over 200 AR titles in this library that are available to Baskerville students.
Mrs.Temple's Reading Corner
I will be suggesting one book per month to read for K-2 ,3-5 , & staff.
August - K-2 "First Day Jitters" by Julie Danneberg
3-5 "Thank you, Mr. Falker" by Patricia Polacco
Staff "The Plague" by Albert Camus
Remote Learning at Baskerville
SeeSaw Student Login (Kindergarten through Grade 2)
Google Classroom (Grades 3-5)
Please know that you as a parent or guardian must take the lead in your child or children's education by reading at home, completing all homework, and students must be at school on time each and every school day. Thank you for allowing me to assist in your child or children's education though the resources of the Media Center here at Baskerville Elementary.
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