MEdia Center Staff
Media Center Links:
- Library Mission Statement
- Miss Davis's Monthly Newsletter
- Library Card Application
- 2024 Children's Sequoyah Masterlist
Library Mission Statement
The library media center exists to support the curriculum of the school. Its purposes are to provide high-quality reading materials for students, encourage and promote reading for pleasure, provide information resources for students and teachers, assist students in becoming responsible users of information, and integrate instruction in Information Literacy Skills and technology instruction so that students may be successful lifelong learners.
Miss Davis's Monthly Newsletter
During the month of February, all classes continued the study of figurative language. We reviewed the differences between figurative and literal language. So far, we’ve covered idioms, similes, metaphors, alliteration. and personification. Students worked in groups to create tongue twisters after the alliteration lesson, then we displayed them in the library. Their phrases were fantastic and phenomenal! 😊 We will cover hyperbole and onomatopoeia in the coming weeks. I am continuing to remind students that using figurative language almost always makes the difference between a “good” writer and a “great” one!
Students will be voting for their favorite Sequoyah book before spring break. In order to cast a vote, students must have read or heard at least three of the books on this year’s Masterlist. This is a yearly children’s choice award offered by the state of Oklahoma in which only students in grades 3-5 may vote. After all votes have been tabulated, I will forward them to the Oklahoma Library Association. They will then combine the results from all of the Oklahoma elementary schools and announce the winner in April. At that time, they will present the award to the winning author as well. The list can be accessed on the Media Center page of the NPI website. The first Sequoyah Children's Book Award was given in April, 1959, making it the third oldest children's choice award in the nation.
We will be honoring Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) on Friday March 3. He was born on March 2, 1904. Each year millions of children and adults across the United States participate in a celebration of his life and accomplishments in the area of children’s literature. He contributed significantly over the course of his lifetime to promote the love of reading for young and old alike.
Our next book fair is right around the corner! The online portion of the fair will be March 2 -15, and the school fair will be March 2 –9. The school fair will be open each school day from 8:05 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. We’ll have two family shopping nights on Tuesday, March 7, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on Thursday, March 9, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. These will coincide with Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please plan to come and share the love of reading with us!
I’d like to make all parents aware that we have a Parent Resource Section in our library. This area contains books that can help you with discipline, homework, activities that you and your child can do together, or any curriculum area in which your child might need extra help or just wants to continue studying. There are resources to help with writing, math, language, reading, and even a book that has cooking ideas to go along with various books. These are available for any family to check out. Feel free to come look at them anytime!
As we enter March, thoughts of springtime are floating inside my head…things that seem dead suddenly come to life once again with the promise of new beauty. Books are much the same way. I like the way Lawrence Clark Powell put it: “Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things.” Make books come to life this spring…read lots of them! You’ll make them as well as YOU come alive!
Library Card Application
2024 Children's Sequoyah Masterlist
|2024 Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist|
Students in grades 3 through 5 must read or listen to 3 or more titles to vote.
Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor
Concrete: From the Ground Up by Larissa Thuele & Steve Light
Cookies and Milk by Shawn Amos
A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser
Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros
Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book by Tanya Bolden and Eric Velasquez
High Score by Destiny Howell
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
Lifeling by Kirsty Applebaum
Not Starring Zadie Louise by Joy McCullough
The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill
Seed by Caryl Lewis
The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle
Trex by Christyne Morrell
We are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad