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    Highlands Elementary

    Library Media Center

  • Welcome to the Highlands Library Media Center (LMC)

    I hope everyone is doing well.  While at home, please help your child find time to read daily. Establishing a common time to read will help your child develop a good reading habit.  Talk to your child often about reading and books.  Read together.  It is important for intellectual development, and it will be quality time spent together.

    Ask your child what fun activities he or she has experienced in Maker Spaces in the media center.  Some of them can be done at home.  The activities encouraged students to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover.  They were able to practice collaboration and shared problem solving.  

     

    Here is a link to some online learning resources: 

    Highlands Media Center Online Resources for Students

     

    Engage your child at home with this reading lesson

    There are suggested writing activites as well.

     

    This link is to a 25 day reading challenge

    The reading material is self-selected, but the chart encourages daily reading.


    Digital Citizenship is very important in today's technology-rich environment.  Help your child navigate the world of internet access and social media safely and responsibly

    Click here to see digital citizenship lessons by grade level: www.comonsense.org 

    I used the comonsense.org website (above) and taught lessons to the students.  To access and review those lessons, click here.  You can also add to that knowledge using the website above to explore a new topic.

     

    A fun introductory activity is to take an internet safety quiz.  This quiz will help you see where your child stands.  Younger students will need help.  Grades 3-6 should be able to take the quiz independently.  Use the quiz as a springboard for productive conversations about digital citizenship. At the end of the quiz you will be taken to the safekids.com website, where you can find other resources.


    May reading

    Click here to read the books mentioned above:

    The Paper Crane

    Mooncakes

    Red Is a Dragon!

    The May books on the calendar below can also be read on Tumblebooks. 

    Click the calendar to read about the books

    and access links to read them online.

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