Library Media Center


Amanda Newland, Media Specialist
anewland@southingtonschools.org

Darlene Folcik, Library Para
dfolcik@southingtonschools.org

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Library Media Links

Vision, Services and Guidelines

Vision:

The Library Media Center serves as the school’s physical and virtual center for active and engaged learning. As an integral part of the school community, the program supports student achievement through inquiry-based instruction, collaborative learning and innovative thinking, with a focus on literacies for the digital age.

Services:

Students visit the library media center two times each week: once for a media lesson and once for book selection.

Media lessons cover four main goals:

  • Inquiry-based learning (research) and communicating new knowledge
  • Digital citizenship
  • Developing technology skills and understanding concepts
  • Reading for pleasure and personal growth

Library Guidelines:

Students borrow one book/magazine per week. Occasionally the library paraprofessional will allow students to check out two books for a school project.
Overdue library materials must be returned or paid for before a students can borrow new materials.


Links for Books and Reading

1. Destiny (Library Catalogue)

2. FollettShelf (Ebook Collection)

3. Seussville (Dr. Seuss Fun!)

4. Dewey Decimal Memory Game

5. Dewey Decimal Matching Game

6. Match Books to Categories (More Dewey Practice)

7. Storyline Online (Listen to Stories Online)

8. Storynory (Free Audio Stories)

9. Nutmeg Award (Information about the Nutmeg Book Award)

10. Charter Oak Children’s Book Award

Information Resources

Keyboarding Practice

Beginner:

1. Keyboard Zoo

2. Cup Stack Typing

3. Ghost Typing Junior


A Little Harder:

1. Typing.Com (Different games - some are harder than others)

2. Keyboard Climber 2

3. Alpha Munchies Typing

4. Ghost Typing

5. Jump Key

6. Typing Rocket

7. Keyboard Challenge

8. Sky Chase

9. Keyboard Invasion

10. Keyboarding Zoo 2

11. Dance Mat Typing


Challenging:

1. Nitro Type (At school, play as a GUEST - NO EXCEPTIONS)

2. Key Hero

3. Typing Test


In Class Practice ONLY:

Grades K-5: Typing Club


Coding

Class Links