Mrs. Rhonda West, Librarian
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What Does the DSE Librarian Do?
-Has a 35 minute scheduled time for each homeroom class one day a week during which we may read, have lessons on library skills, do author studies, sing, dance, learn, talk (quietly of course), have book discussions, check-out books, etc
-Is available for Cooperative Planning and Teaching with classroom teachers
-Assists teachers in locating books, videos, equipment…for classroom use
-Assists students in locating and checking out books during AR trade time
-Manages the library collection which includes:
1) ordering new books, audio-visual materials, equipment, magazines, etc.
2) cataloging new materials to get them ready for check-out
3) repairing and maintaining books and equipment
4) weeding the collection
-Administers the STAR test
-Maintains and oversees the Accelerated Reader Program
-Serves as editor of the yearbook
-Serves as the LEA at IEP meetings
-Encourages a love and an appreciation for books and reading
Library Check-out Policies:
Kindergarteners are allowed to check out 1 book per week during their regular scheduled library time.
First and Second Graders are allowed to check out 1 book per week during their regular scheduled library time. They are allowed to come back and swap AR books (after testing) during allotted times with teacher permission.
Third and Fourth Graders are allowed to check out 2 books per week during their regular scheduled library time. One book must be an on level AR book. They are allowed to come back and swap AR books (after testing) during allotted times with teacher permission.
Book Return Policies:
Students are allowed to keep a book out for 1 week from the day of check-out.
There is a $.05 charge for everyday a book is overdue.
Students are responsible for the total cost of the book if the book is lost or returned damaged.
I encourage the students to always keep their library book in their
backpack unless it is in their hands or desk at school. This way it is safe from siblings, pets, accidental spills, etc., and it will always be at school on their library day which helps them avoid overdue charges and allows them to swap it for another book.
About the AR Program:
The Accelerated Reader (AR) is an electronic reading incentive program that is designed to motivate students to read more and better quality books. First, students read AR books and take a computerized test. After the test has been scored, points are awarded to students based upon the number of correct answers given and the point value of the book.
Remembering Our Goal:
Please keep in mind that AR is NOT all about the points. The purpose of AR is to
1.) Encourage a love for reading.
2.) Improve reading skills by allowing children to read and test on books that are on their reading level.
AR Home Connect login
Login with your child's AR Username and Password
Click here to learn how to view your child's AR progress from home.
Accelerated Reader Help!
To find out if books you have at home are AR books, follow the steps below.
1. Go to www.arbookfind.com
2. Click the Quick Search tab (on the top of the page).
3. Type a book title, author, or series in the search box.
4. Click Go.
5. To narrow the results, select any of the options on the left of the screen under Refine Your Search.
You can continue to refine your search until you get your desired results.