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We encourage reading of the Oklahoma Sequoyah book program. 5th grade votes on the Children's list; and 6th grade votes on the Intermediate list. We offer both lists of books in the library, as long as they are recommended by reviewers (School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine and publisher recommendations). Which also means we don't carry YA titles.

I'm looking forward to reading with your child for this school year! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Summer Game   - Summer Game SE

Policies and Procedures

Media Center Hours: 8:00 – 3:10

Checkout: Students may check out two (2) books at a time for a one-week period. They may renew books if they need them subsequent weeks. Teachers and staff may check out books on an unlimited basis.

Students have regular access to the Media Center for book exchange through Library. Students may also visit the Media Center from other classes with permission from their teacher.

Lost or Damaged Books: If a book is lost, the student is responsible for the cost of the book. You can purchase a copy of the book and return that, also.

Rules & Expectations

  1. Listen and follow directions.
  2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
  3. Respect your classmates and your teacher.
  4. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. Voice level should always be level 0 or level 1. That is respect for how you should act in any library.

Parent Volunteers: If you would like to help with special projects in the Media Center, please contact Mrs. Shana Fields or Miss Whitney, the media assistant.

 Skills that may be covered this year in the Library include:

  • Using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Internet safety
  • Using Internet technology
  • Digital citizenship
  • How to use public library resources
  • Plagiarism
  • Research/MLA
  • Careers
  • Sequoyah Book List titles
  • Banned book awareness week
  • Genres
  • Poetry
  • Books in verse
  • Book talks/trailers on new and recommended books
  • STEM: coding, makerspace activities
  • Lessons about monthly topics: Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, National Braille Literacy Month, Chinese New Year, seasons, famous or important Americans, world leaders, topics around the world covered in books

Games students can play that increase learning:

iCivics https://www.icivics.org/games)

Be Internet Awesome (Google Digital Citizenship - creating safe passwords, online citizenship)

Braille games: http://braillebug.org/Games.asp

Coding in scratch: Create a google logo & Hour of Code: https://code.org/learn

Fake News Information: links  games: factitious | bad news |  newspaper generator   | quiz

Teen Health and Wellness: https://teenhealthandwellness.com/

STEAM challenges:https://www.makermaven.net/steam-challenges

Random Acts of Kindness ideas: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

Curious Jane 15 projects: https://www.smartbrief.com/whitepapers/0B2563F2-DA01-4DB7-9B2B-6A22FA307980/ecoISSUE_draftENJOY_free.pdf

Drawing/writing/coloring:https://dianealber.com/spot-book-printables/ and video here: https://dianealber.com/videos/

I'm posting lots of other fun ideas and authors with online drawing and reading on the GUES Library Facebook page