Welcome to Washington Library Media Center!
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Library Media Center at Washington is a very cool place! Our library is a friendly environment with many popular titles such as, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Dork Diaries, Just Moody, Captain Underpants, and many more. We also carry numerous timeless tales such as Cinderella, John Henry, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Snow White, Rumplestiltskin, A Chair for My Mother, and a host of Dr. Seuss Classics.
It is a place where students can relax and read a good book, or conduct research. Thousands of items are available for student use. We are an integrated library which serves as an extension of the classroom.
The library is open to students daily from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Books are checked out for 10 days. However, we encourage students to return books when finished.
Kindergarten students may check out 1 book.
First and second graders may check out 2 books.
Third graders may check out up to 3 books.
Students in grade 4 - 8 may check out up to 4 books.
I hope to make this school year a positive, innovative, and fun one for all students, teachers, and parents.
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Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader™
Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader (AR™) program. This guide is designed to answer your questions about AR. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or visit the Accelerated Reader website at www.renlearn.com/ar.What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child chooses a book at his/her own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate reading level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.
ABOUT THE LIBRARIAN
I have been working for Washington Elementary as the librarian since November 2015 and I absolutely love it! I enjoy working with students and watching their interest in reading blossom. I didn't initially set out to be a librarian, but I took on the challenge to broaden my horizons in the education field. My primary goal is to see every student succeed and to assist teachers and staff with their library needs.
I moved to Stockton in 2003 from my hometown Oakland, California because I wanted a fresh start and Stockton was a growing city. I have a twelve year old son named Michael-Andrew, but everybody calls him "Mikey Monster". He's now in seventh grade and he loves to play the drums and make beats on his phone. He's really good too.
After finishing high school, I worked various jobs throughout the Bay Area. I knew that I wanted more than just a job, so I enrolled in Delta College and graduated with my Associate's Degree. I plan on becoming a high school History or English teacher and eventually open my own Women and Children's Shelter in the future.
I look forward to this 2019-2020 school year and all the excitement that it will bring!
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