Library Media Center

Library Resources: 

LMC Catalog:  Click here to access Destiny 
eBooks and Digital Audio: Click here to access Destiny Discover, which houses print and digital collections, authorizes the check-out of digital materials, and grants library account management. 

6th Grade Media Literacy Survey: click here

 


4th Grade Website Evaluation 

Evaluate the following websites by asking these critical questions: 

  • Who created this site? Is the person qualified to write this?

  • What is the purpose of this site? Entertainment? Advertising? Information? etc.

  • Where did the information come from? Is the information true?

  • When was the site created or updated? Is the information current?
  • Why should I use this site? Is there a more reliable site to use? 

Ben and Jerry's

Air BNB

Information Fluency

Lego

Small Hamsters 

Dog Island

Australian Museum 


Databases

Use these databases for academic research or personal learning. These are all reliable sources.

The following username and password works for all databases. 

username: sfdayschool 

password: sfdsremote

BrainPOP Videos and information on a variety of subjects.

Britannica ImageQuest The place to go for images! 

Britannica School Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and learning. 

Culturegrams Access reliable and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world.

EBSCO More research resources online.

EBSCOhost Research Databases Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research.

Etymology Dictionary Explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
 
Explora Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for nearly 1,400 nonfiction titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,200 nonfiction titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, and more.

History Resource Center Provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial apushistoryes to the present. 

Literary Reference Center  Comprehensive full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

NoveList K-8 Plus About books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

Oxford English Dictionary Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Points of View A full-text database featuring multiple-perspective (pro/con) essays on hundreds of current issues.

Science Reference Center A full-text database that covers earth science, life science, technology, health and other popular topics.


Tim Federle at SFDS!

Tim Federle, my friend and author of the award-winning book, Better Nate Than Ever, and its newly released sequel, Five, Six, Seven Nate, came to SFDS for a full day on Friday, January 30, 2014. It was a magical experience for students and teachers. 

2014 Literary Awards

The 2014 Caldecott Award Committee announced this year's winners on Monday, January 27, 2014. SFDS student had their own opinions and voted in a mock Caldecott. SFDS students chose The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt as the mock winner and were disappointed that it didn't make the offical Caldecott list. One student said, "It's because grown-ups picked the Caldecott and don't always understand what we really like." Other titles that made the top three were on the offical list: Journey, Mr. Wuffles! and Locomotive.

Two simple ways to support the LMC

Dear Families,

If you were hoping to add a few more titles to your collection, and aren't able to make it out to the Library Party, it's not too late. Here are two simple ways you can fuel your love of reading AND support the library media center at the same time.

Be a Critic and Help the LMC

On November 17 and 18, we will celebrate our Library Media Center again with a book fair, Author’s Discussion, and Library Media Center party. Book sales at this event support our center, and you have an opportunity to help our cause. How? Share your recommendations!

Youth Book Awards

 Late January, an exciting time for children's literature, is when media awards are announced by the American Library Association. This year SFDS decided to join in the fun and create the "SFDS BEST BOOK AWARD" in the catagories of picture book and chapter book. 

Five titles in category were selected after students nominated their favorite original works of fiction published in 2012. The top five were selected to be voted. 

SFDS Best Books of 2012 - Ballots

It is almost time for the American Library Association to announce the best books from 2012. In the spirit of great books, Day Schoolers will vote on their favorites from 2012 and it would be ideal if you joined the fun. 
 
The process is simple. Please nominate up to three original works of fiction that were published in 2012 for each of these categories: PICTURE BOOKS, CHAPTER BOOKS, and/or YOUNG ADULT.

SFDS Library Party

Dear Families,
 
As you know this Sunday 11/11 and Monday 11/12 is the annual Library Party to raise funds for our Library Media Center. I am always excited for this event, but I have never been as excited as I am this year!
 
Doors open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, and the party kicks off with a puppet show featuring twenty hand-made puppets at 12 p.m. After the show, the children are invited to jump in and make their own cool puppets at the puppet-making workshop.