Richmond Hill K-8 Media Center
Students Shine in First Ever Poetry Slam
Virtual and face-to-face students from Kindergarten through 8th grade will show off their spoken word skills in a virtual poetry slam during November and December. All poems are due to teachers by November 6th. Teachers will choose the best representative from their own class. These students will record their performances using Flipgrid on the school website. Students will then have to the opportunity to vote for the best poem for their grade, resulting in nine semi-finalists. The nine semi-finalists will be judged by a committee of authors and educators who will choose three finalists. The three finalists will record videos of their performances which will be posted on the school website. All members of the Richmond Hill K-8 community including students, families, and teachers, will be able to vote for their favorite. The three finalists will receive cash prizes and all nine semi-finalists will receive personalized tote bags with books, journals, pens, pencil, and gift cards.
myON Readers of the Month
The following students read the most books in their grade on myOn during the month of October. Way to go, Jayvin, with 106 books read! These students will receive a book of their choice to keep.
|Grade||Student||Number of Books Read|
|3||Jayla and Ethan||20 each|
November is Native American Heritage Month
Learn more about the Native Peoples of America during Native American Heritage Month. The media center has numerous books about Native American tribes and a large collection of Native American folklore. Native American folktales are often called pourquoi stories: fictional tales that explain why something is the way it is, for example, why beaver's tale is flat. They are also called origin stories because they explain how things began.
Resources for Native American Heritage Month have been posted in the Virtual Media Center. Students will find activity sheets, links to websites, and several videos.
Teachers will find information and links on the Teacher Resource page .
View the video below to learn more about the Wampanoag, the Native People who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims.
Face-to-face students in grades 3 through 8 may use concierge service to check out books from the library. They can enter the Destiny system by clicking on the Follett tile in their launchpad. When they find a book they want, they can place it on hold. Mrs. Husid will check out the book to the student and deliver it to the class room.
Important reminder: Only place books on hold that are "in" the library or "available". Books that are "out" or have no copies available are either lost or checked out to someone else.
Watch these videos below for a refresher on placing books on hold.