Policies & Curriculum
Students are allowed to check out one book at a time. Once we have more books available in our new library, students will be allowed to check out more than one.
If a student loses or damages their library book, they should write a brief note to Ms. Kirschenbaum stating what happened and a parent signature is required. At this time, we are not charging for lost or damaged library books. If you'd like to donate a book to replace the one that was lost, please visit the "Donate a Book" page. Students can begin checking out books again once the letter is received. Donating a book is not required.
Some of the topics your child will explore in the library and media center this year include:
Pre Kindergarten: What is a library? Taking care of library books, Real vs. Make Believe books, Parts of a book, Fairy Tales, basic technology skills (using a mouse, finding letters on the keyboard, care of technology), favorite storybook characters
Kindergarten: Taking care of library books, Fiction vs. Nonfiction, parts of a book, story elements (characters, settings, problems/solutions), author studies, fractured fairy tales
First Grade: Taking care of library books, parts of a book, basic research skills, animal research projects, genres
Second Grade: Parts of a book (Table of Contents, Index, Glossary) and using those parts to locate information in nonfiction books, basic research projects (slideshows & typed up reports), basic computer safety, unit on computers through time, stories from around the world
Third Grade: Using the library's online catalog, searching on the Internet, research projects, finding information that is right for me, how to trust information on a website, databases, online safety, author studies, using the New York Public Library's catalog and resources.
Fourth Grade: Using the library's catalog, databases, Internet searching, research projects, how to trust information on a website, internet safety, digital footprints, using information responsibly, using the New York Public Library's catalog and resources
Fifth Grade: Using the library's catalog, coding, citations and using information responsibly, plagiarism, online safety, using the New York Public Library's catalog and resources