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    Library Media Center Studies
           During the school year students  work with Ms. Baller on research projects related to classroom curriculum.  They will also learn how to care for and select books independently.   Students will explore different genre including poetry, realistic fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and folktales.  All students will be exposed to the Dewey Decimal system of arranging nonfiction. Second grade students will learn to use the on-line computer catalog to help them select the materials they need from the Media Center. Firts and sencond graders learn to use various databases to find books and magazines on line. 
    Spring 2018 in the Media Center 

             This spring first and second grades used critical thinking skills to evaluate the literature we read.  Students participated in voting for the 2018 winner of the Irma and James Black Award for Children's Literature. Our students participated in this program with students from all around the United States and beyond.  In the media center, we will shared the four finalist with our students. This year's finalist were: 

    • How the Cookie Crumbled:  The True and Not So True Stories of the invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

    •   7 Ate 9 The untold Story by Lazar

    •  After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

    • Sparkle Boy by Leslia Newman


    This was our third year participating as voters. We will continue to be part of this program.

        I am excited to offer students an experience that applies their skills as critical readers while exposing them to absolutely wonderful books. If you would like to know more about the program and find out who won this year, use the link below to Bank Street College’s information page.