Welcome to Fessenden Library Media Center
Mrs. Migdalia Aguero, Library Media Specialist
http://mymariondestiny.marion.k12.fl.us (home access)
Formerly, the OPAC, Destiny is the new library media center catalog. Not only is it available at your school computer, but now teachers, students, and parents can log in and access it from home to check out the Marion County library collections anytime, anyplace, anywhere!
Students in Kindergarten and in third grade are required to complete an online course titled Digital Citizenship which is facilitated by the media specialist. The course focuses on computer etiquette and safety, and addresses the use of all digital media.
For more online safety information and guidelines, including activities for practicing online safety with your child, please visit Netsmartzkids.
Fessenden Elementary School Media Center would like everyone to remember:
- Information online is not private. Never tell anyone online your last name, your phone number, where you live, or where you go to school.
- Never e-mail a picture of yourself to a stranger.
- If you see something that makes you uncomfortable, don't look around or explore; get your parents or teacher instead.
- Never make plans to meet Internet friends.
- Never open an e-mail, file, or Web page from people you don't know.
- Never give out your password, except to responsible adults in your family or a teacher.
- Never visit sites that offer special prizes, contests, or games. These sites may be trying to get your personal information or get money from you.
- Always follow family and school rules for the Internet. Rules are there to make sure you stay safe.
Internet Safety Links
The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents fifteen books chosen each year by a committee of Florida media specialists. They are chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to read at least three of the books, so they can vote for their favorite. Every year, the author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award.
Check this site to see book trailers on the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards Videos
The FRA Children's Book Award is a program sponsored by the Florida Reading Association and is for students in Pre-K through second grade. Students read or have read to them eight quality books, and then vote on their favorite book. The votes are tallied at the state level, and the author of the winning book receives recognition.
Students in PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, first grade and second grade have the opportunity to read or listen to recent literature that is considered the best in the state. Students also learn about the importance of voting.
Help your child use this test to find the PERFECT BOOK to read!
- Open the book to the middle. Pick a full page of text.
- Read the page (aloud if possible).
- Put one finger up for every word you can not pronounce or do not know.
- If you get five ( 5 ) fingers up on one page, the book is too difficult to read independently.
- If you do not get any fingers up, but are reading very slowly and decoding almost every word, you will not enjoy the book.
Fourth and Fith grade students have the opportunity to participate in the production of the Morning Announcements. We provide a quality daily broadcast, with updated information for the school's benefit. This is a student-produced broadcast.
- Seussville - it's, well, diffendooferous!
- The Nine Planets for Kids - learn more about space as we explore new worlds this year.
- Gale Databases
- Florida Electronic Library - portal for students to view the digital collections about Florida, Gale databases, and live chat with a librarian.