Another great resource from Common Sense Media. They don't overwhelm you with texts AND they make it easy to "opt out."
In doing professional learning with Common Sense Education, I came across this very timely list of resources.
I've been thinking for the past few weeks about my "normal" summer reading letter to families. From Hangouts with students these past few months, talking to Winnona Park parents, as well as Clairemont parents and students in my neighborhood, I decided to continue using the virtual learning tools instead so that I can continue posting information and resources. The Media Center Classroom will remain open and I encourage you to check out some of the activities if you weren't able to so during the school year. Keyboarding is a great activity for practicing at home. For now, I will primarily be posting here on the blog. Please check the "Summer Reading" category for individual posts on resources related to reading. In addition, I also post to the Media Center's Facbook page @wpmediacenter. The Comment section is open so please feel free to leave comments for me or other visitors. Access information for website is posted under the "Online Resources" tab with headings at the top of each column. Please email me if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Free Libraries are a great way to share both grown-up and children's books during the quarantine. Here is a map of the registered Little Free Libraries around our school including the one in front of the school.
Check the library's website at https://dekalblibrary.org/ for details.
The Epic! ebook website will remain free of charge through 6/30/2020. After that, there is a monthly charge of $7.99. All Winnona Park students are enrolled in the Media Center's Epic! Classroom. Click here to learn how to join our class!. Here is some additional information about Epic! It's a great resource for our students.
Visit this page of the library's website for information on getting a new library card, or using an existing card online. With your library card, you and your family can access a wide variety of online resources for FREE including:
What can I use with my digital card?
Click here for additional resources
From Common Sense Media, "These playful apps run the gamut of school subjects and leverage the core qualities of play to get kids to wonder, experiment, and discover while building social and emotional skills, cultivating their creativity and critical thinking, and acquiring key math and literacy skills." Click here for the list and links.
Let's read and learn about squirrels this week!! In our live Media Center hangouts this week, we will be reading a book called, "This is Taco!" about a squirrel named Taco because he LOVES to eat tacos!! And, if you log into Epic! books, you will see this books, as well as other fiction and non-fiction books about squirrels. Click here to find out how to sign up for an Epic! subscription that is free through 6/30/2020.