Lake Shore's Media Center
Mrs. Potter - Media Specialist
The Lake Shore Media Center offers a variety of services for all Lake Shore students. Renovated in 1999, it is now a bright and spacious area with over 7000 books, an automated check out system, 12 card catalog computers, and Internet access. All kindergarten through fifth grade classes are scheduled once a week for 30 minutes of media lessons. Book selection is included during this time.
Small groups may come to the center to do research using the reference books or the electronic encyclopedias. It is open four days at recess for book exchange and reading.
The Library Media program ensures that all students:
learn information skills
use information skills effectively to solve problems
explore literature and reading for the purpose of lifelong learning
Grade K-2 emphasis is on literature with some beginning location and research skills.
Grade 3 - 5 focuses on Information Problem Solving. Media skills are integrated with classroom units where possible. For example, fourth graders may do research on animals of Kenya (a fourth grade social studies unit). They will each publish/write a page to compile a class book.
The Media Center sponsors a Spring and Fall Book Fair. Profits have been used to buy hundreds of new books for the library. Mrs. Jean Smith, the Media Specialist, invites all students to participate in book clubs.
Grades 1 - Chessie Beginner Club
Grade 2 - Chessie Jr. Club
Grade 3 - Chessie Club
Grades 4 and 5 - Black-eyed Susan Club