Mrs. Mathias - Information and Digital Literacy

Please be sure to check your Rediker PlusPortal for important Library information. Students in grades 3 - 6 also each have a Google Classroom page where class projects and assignments are posted.

If you have any questions about Library or Infodigilit classes, I may be reached at cmathias@sacredheartkingston.com

Thank you and keep reading!
Mrs. Mathias

ES Library / Infodigilit FAQ

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q May I donate books to the Library?

    YES! We welcome donations of new or used (in good condition) books.  Books that are not selected for our stacks go into the "Readbox" for student selection (or they may be given to a homeroom teacher if I know they are looking for particular titles / genres).

    We also have a Birthday Book program. The Birthday Book Club is open to everyone in our school community and is a wonderful way to celebrate and promote the lifelong love of reading.  With the Birthday Book Club, books may be donated in honor of a student's birthday or another special event.  A bookplate will be placed in the book commemorating the students event.

    For more information regarding title that we would love to add to our collection, please contact Mrs. Mathias.
  • Q What is the "Bee Box" (students may also call it the "Beehive" or the "Bee Cart")?

    The Bee Box is our version of the Red Box - accept we deal in books and our books are free!

    How does it work?  If you take a book, you may keep it for as long as you like...I only ask that you please bring in any type of book to replace it with (you may even bring back the same book you first took out).
     
    The Bee Box works on donations - so if you, or your parents, have any children books that you would like to donate, please let Mrs. Mathias know!  
  • Q What is the ES Library's circulation policy?

    • Students are encouraged to make their own book selections.  Books are shelved according to format (for example: nonfiction, lower everybody readers picture books, lower fiction chapter books, upper fiction novels).  While the books are not leveled, we do use a marking system. Books with orange bands mark books that are geared towards kindergarten - third grade. Books that are not marked are geared towards third grade and above. The materials in the Media Center serve students in grades kindergarten - ninth grade reading level.  With the exception of Kindergarten students, students are allowed to select books with or without orange bands. However, books marked "YA" (young adult) are not allowed to be checked out by students in second grade and below.  Students are always encouraged to make their best personal selections. 
    • If you have a library book that you would like to return early you may always do so.  While there are designated library days for each grade level, books may be checked out anytime.
    • If you have a library book that you need for longer than two weeks, please renew it!  Books are checked out for a two-week period, but may be kept longer, as long as another student does not have it on hold.  Students in grades 3 - 6 are encouraged to check out three books at a time, students in grades 1-2 two books.  Kindergarten students are encouraged to check out one book at a time.
    • Books are allowed to go home with students, with the exception of the Kindergarten students.  Their books are to remain in their classrooms.
  • Q When are library books due?  When are overdue notices given out?

    Books are due back two weeks from their checkout date.  All due dates are stamped in the book.  Students in grades 3 and above may check their Destiny Discover account to see what is due and when it is due.

    Overdue slips are handed out on early dismissal days.  Please try and return all overdue books as soon as you know they are late.  Please remember that students in grades 3-6 are able to renew books online through Destiny Discover.
  • Q What do I do if I have lost a library book?

    If you have lost a book, please let Mrs. Mathias know.  Lost books may be replaced with a new hard-covered copy of the same book or they may be paid for.  Book bills for lost books are distributed at the end of the school year.  Books are a minimum of $25.00 each.  If the cost of the book is more than $25.00 the replacement cost will reflect the cost of the book.

Curriculum Guide

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  • ES Infodigilit / Library Curriculum Guide

    INFORMATION AND DIGITAL LITERACY / LIBRARY CURRICULUM GUIDE
    GRADE 6:

    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
    • Digital Compass (Common Sense Media curriculum) covering: self-image, cyber-bullying, communication, digital footprints, privacy, security, creative credit, copyright, and citations
    Research
    • How to research using print and digital sources
    • How to cite sources
    • Navigation of search engines and databases
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Discovery of nonfiction texts for use in Independent Study project
    Creative Content
    • Infographic design
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as imovie, Tellagami, Animoto, Thinglink, Popplet, etc.
    GRADE 5:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Google Ninja Program
    • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
    • Digital life, digital media, digital footprint
    Research
    • How to research using print and digital sources with a focus on search strategies
    • How to cite sources / plagiarism
    • Search engines versus browsers
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • History of storytelling
    • Fairy Tale Trials
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Thinglink, Augmented Reality (Aurasma), etc.
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.
    GRADE 4:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
    • Online safety, passwords, parts of a website
    Research
    • How to research using print and digital sources with a focus on search strategies
    • How to cite sources / plagiarism vs. paraphrasing
    • Search engines versus browsers
    • Types of note-taking
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Author Study
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Animoto, Morfo, Tellagami, Pic Collage, etc.
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.)
    GRADE 3:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Google for Education tools
    • Digital Passport (Common Sense Media curriculum) covering: communication, privacy, searching, creative content
    • Digital footprints
    Research
    • Traditional print sources (how to use and recognizing parts of): dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas, almanac
    • Types of note-taking
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Exploration of “book worlds”
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Book Creator
    • Creation of a physical “bag” book
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.)
    • Focus on Dewey Decimal System divisions
    GRADE 2:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Staying safe online, digital trail, evaluating websites, using keywords
    Research
    • Using text features for information / research
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Caldecott Medal
    • Book Characters
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using a variety of tools such as Book Creator, Doddle Buddy, etc.
    • Creation of a physical “mini” book
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. Dewey, card catalog, best use practices, etc.)
    • Writing and finding fiction call numbers
    • Writing and finding nonfiction call numbers
    • Dewey Decimal System / Great Dewey Hunt
    • Parts of a Physical Book
    • Parts of a book / text features: table of contents, glossary, index
    GRADE 1:
    Digital Citizenship
    • Going places safely online, our online community, creative works,  using keywords
    Research
    • Using web and print sources to research and create “new” animals (We Build a Zoo project)
    Literature Exploration
    • Book of the week
    • Classic picture books
    • Book reviews
    Creative Content
    • Creation of digital project using Switch Zoo
    • Creation of book reviews using Pic Collage, and a variety of other digital tools
    Library Organization
    • Review of library management and organization (inc. book care, how to PICK a book, etc.)
    • ABC order in the Library
    • Introduction to Dewey Decimal System
    • Parts of a Physical Book
    • Fiction versus Nonfiction
    • Card Catalog and how it works
    KINDERGARTEN:
    Literature Exploration
    • Very Ready Reading Program
    • Nursery Rhymes
    • Fairy Tales
    • Folklore
    Library Organization

    • Review of library management and organization (inc. book care, how to PICK a book, etc.)
    • ABC order in the Library
    • Introduction to Dewey Decimal System
    • Parts of a Physical Book
    • Fiction versus Nonfiction
    • Card Catalog and how it works
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