Beginning February 4, 2013, Buncombe County students who buy school lunches will no longer be able to purchase a full meal on credit if they have charges of $10 or more in their child nutrition account.
Read a good book lately? The students at Leicester Elementary have! With over 13,000 books to choose from, the saying goes, "so many books, so little time". If you are interested in finding the latest Newbery or Caldecott award winner, enjoying the latest "cool" series, or just trying to find an interesting read, come by and ask the media assistant, Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins, or myself for our help in finding what you are looking for in our library!
Our Media Center is not only equipped with plenty to read, but teaching with technology is incorporated in many of my lessons. With the use of desktops and a laptop lab, streaming video and websites such as NCWISEOWL and our own ikeepbookmarks site, learning is a high priority. We use the Big6 Research Model, which focuses on six simple steps to help students create their own learning through self-inquiry and motivation and progress into understanding the sources necessary for student research. These steps help students not only in their school years, but will further their education throughout life.
Kindergarten through second grade are on a fixed schedule at Leicester, with each class in these grades visiting at a set time every week. Third and fourth grade teachers plan with me to bring their students into the library so that we can achieve the same objectives - together. The intermediate grades have 15 minutes a week to come to check out books together as a class. There is open checkout at 7:30-8:00 before school for all students and third through fourth grade students may come anytime in the day to the media center to check out books with a library pass. We enjoy two Scholastic Book Fairs a year, one in the Fall and one in Spring, and we collaborate typically in the Spring with our local Barnes and Noble to further acquire books for our library collection, as well.
Students who score higher on "tests tend to come from schools which have more library resource staff and more books, periodicals and videos, and where the instructional role of the teacher-librarian and involvement in cooperative program planning and teaching is more prominent." – Keith Curry Lance, et. al. The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement
End of Year Activities
Transition Night Thursday, May 30, 5:30-6:45 PM 1st Grade Awards Monday, June 3, 1:00 PM 2nd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 AM 3rd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 12:00 PM 4th grade Awards Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 AM
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