Welcome to the Library Media Center
Ms. Bobette Ross, Library Media Specialist
Literacy Week! January 22-25Media Center Hours | Policies | Gift Policy | Activities | Mission Statement | MCPS Destiny |
Kids' Rules for Safety on the Internet | News Show | Sunshine State Young Readers' Award |
FRA Children's Book Award | Five-Finger Test to Check Book's Reading Level | Find It Fast! | Gale Databases
- 7:45-7:55- Morning News Show
- Each student in Pre-K and Kindergarten may check out one book for the period of one week to be kept in the classroom.
- Each student in 1st and 2nd grades may check out 1 book for a period of one week.
- Each student in 3rd. 4th and 5th grade may check out 2 books for the period of one week.
- Students may renew a book for an additional week.
- There are no fines for overdue materials.
- Up to 10 additional books may be checked out when a student is accompanied by his/her parent, under the parent's patron number.
- If a student as any overdue books, he/she may not check out another book until ALL books are returned.
Gifts of new or gently used books are always appreciated. They may be added to the media center collection, little free library, given to teachers, or donated to the public library depending on the condition of the books and current needs of the Media Center.
TV Broadcast Studio - Our studio televises live announcements each morning. Student recognition is featured. Students operate the entire show with supervision from the media specialist. The crew consists of anchors, camera and sound technicians, announcers, video mixer, and assistants.
Seussical Celebration- PreK- 2nd grade students participate in Dr. Seuss stations on Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
Teddy Bear Picnic- a special even for PreK students (and their teddy bears) only!
SSYRA Ice Cream Social- A special event in April for third through fifth grade students who have read at least three Sunshine State Reader Books.
SSYRA Jr. Cookie Party- K-2 students enjoy cookies and punch while they discuss there favorite SSYRA Jr. Book
Battle of the Books!- students will participate in a Jeopardy like game of Battle Questions if they have read 5 or more SSYRA books. Teams will compete against each other in this fun event for third through fifth grade students.
The mission of the Anthony Elementary Media program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas; and by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
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 of all ages are enjoying the Internet, so it is crucial that parents and guardians be aware of the risks their children will face. The following suggestions are my recommendations for safety online. For more online safety information, for activities for practicing online safety with your child, and for contracts and guidelines please visit SafeKids.com. You may also request SafeKids information by calling 1-800-843-5678.
Anthony 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.
Our morning news show, AES TV MORNING SHOW airs daily at 7:45 a.m. Students in grades 4 and 5 will work on the show throughout the year.
Students learn how to use a video camera, how to use the sound board, switcher, computer powerpoint and how to speak into a microphone. Additionally, students learn how to edit the script and how to act while on TV. Each group of 6 students will air the news for 9weeks. IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AT THE MEDIA CENTER AT 7:35 EACH DAY DURING THEIR SCHEDULED TIME.
The purpose of our show is to let the school know about daily and future happenings and schedules. If your class is doing something special, let Ms Ross know and she will be glad to include this information on the AES TV morning show!
The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents fifteen books chosen each year by a committee of Florida librarians. 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.
If students read 5 or more SSYRA books they may qualify for a BattleQuestions Team!
Here are the titles for the 2017-2018 SSYRA nominations!
- Allie, First and Last-Angela Cervantes
- Castle Hangnail-Ursula Vernon
- A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans-Laurence Yep and Joanna Ryder
- Framed! James Ponti
- The Hero Two Doors Down-Sharon Robinson
- My Brother is a Superhero- David Solomons
- Night of the Living Worms-David Coverly
- Pugs of the Frozen North- Philip REeve and Sara McIntyre
- Save Me a Seat- Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
- Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker- Molly Burnham
- The Vanishing Coin- Kate Eagan and Mike Lane
- A Whole New Ballgame- Phil Bildner
- The Wild Robot- Peter Brown
- Willy Maykit in Space-Greg Trine
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.