The MISSION of Southaven Intermediate School Library Media Center is to provide a safe environment for students becoming effective users of ideas and information by teaching them to engage, create, grow, and become lifelong readers and learners; and providing teachers with resources for expanding their classroom instruction.
The VISION of Southaven Intermediate SchoolLibrary Media Center is to show teamwork with teachers, parents, and students to provide the deepest teaching and learning by giving access to quality collections and technologies.
GOALS for Southaven Intermediate School Library Media Center:
Students will learn and value different ideas by the use of different types of text.
The library will present a safe way for students and teachers to research and use online sources.
Students will be presented with a freedom to read and adopt a value for a lifestyle of reading.
The library will have open access of resources to be available for teachers to give instruction beyond the four walls of our school library.
I am RESPECTFUL. I am quiet. I choose books quickly. I share the space. I am RESPONSIBLE. I use a shelf marker and return books to the correct place. I am careful with the books. I keep the library clean. I am ready to LEARN. I choose books at my JUST RIGHT level. I choose books that interest me. I will ask questions when I need help.
Students will NOT have to pay fines for library books returned late.
If a library book gets damaged or lost, student MUST pay to replace the book.
1. Websites used ARE to be Teacher Approved. 2. There is to be NO social networking websites, chat rooms, instant messaging systems, etc. 3. DO NOT damage, abuse or misuse the netbooks, computers, nooks, or iPads. 4. NO changing the screen or appearance of desktops, netbooks or iPads. 5. DO NOT download or load any games or other software onto the technology provided by SIS. 6. NO use of the Internet provided at school to engage in cyberbullying of any type. 7. NO ONE is to change or add their personal AppleID account to any of the iPads that belong to SIS.
We stay very busy in our library at SIS. Students rotate in centers, as well as, check out library books. Our library centers are as follows: Computer Center, Magazines/Beanbags Center, Lego Center, and Reading Booth Center. Students rotate between centers and tables with Legos each time they come to the library. Students also learn the organization of the library between fiction and non-fiction books. This helps students to search and find the books they want and need when they come to the library. We also focus on different types of genres, using technology safely, research skills, and reinforcing Language Arts skills taught in the classroom. Our Activity Rotation is on a 9 day rotation this year at SIS.