What do we do in Media?
In media we learn a lot more than just how to check out (and return) books! We have weekly media classes during related arts time and we learn all about research and technology. We often align with both the Library Media State Curriculum as well as the Grade Level Common Core Curriculum for writing, reading, and content.
All students at Forest Ridge begin the year by reviewing the FRES Books & Materials Use policies/procedures as well as basic book care reminders.
April/May Media Topics:
Kindergarten: Ed Emberley's Author Study
1st grade: Realistic Fiction and How To Books
2nd grade: Finish up Text Feature review and genre study
3rd grade: Chris Van Allsburg Author Study and Geography
4th grade: Notetaking practice
5th grade: Cultures around the World and Memoirs/Hall of Fame projects
Kindergarten and 1st grade students may check out 1 book at a time.
2nd-5th grade students may check out 2 books at a time.
1st-5th grade students may come to the media center to check out a book with teacher permission by using a media pass throughout the school day/week. If there is not a staff member available to check out to them with a media pass they can return at another time.
Students may check books out during media each week as long as they do not have any overdue books. To clarify: if a student has turned in 1 book but the other book is overdue (has been checked out for more than 2 weeks and has not been renewed) they will not be able to check out until that overdue book has been returned.