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About the Library Web Quest
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About the Library

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The MacMillan Elementary Library provides information services to students, faculty and the school community. It strives to develop the skills necessary to encourage children to develop a never ending love of reading and empower them with skills and experiences to become self-reliant lifelong learners.

Library Hours and Staffing

During the School Year:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Our library operates on a split fixed and flexible schedule. This means there are structured times of teaching, as well as time for the students to come into the library as needed. If the teachers need extra time for research, they may schedule additional visits for their class.

Thanks to generous community support, the MacMillan Library will be "open for business" during hours that the librarian, Mrs. Hunt is busy, teaching a class or in meetings. The adults listed below are community volunteers who will devote some hours each week to staffing the library and helping students with their work. If you would like to volunteer to help out in the library, as an assistant or substitute assistant, please e-mail or call Dorothy Hunt.

THANK YOU!!! to all the volunteer who help to make our school the best it can be.

Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
 8:00-11:00          
 10:00-12:00          
 12:00-1:00          
 1:00-3:00          
 3:00-3:30          
 Other Volunteers
       

 

                                                                                    

 

      

   

Book Check Out

Students may come to the library at anytime to check out a book. Books may be checked out for one week and renewed as needed. Parents are welcome to borrow after signing in at the office.

Kindergarten-one book

Grades 1- two books

Grades 2-5- four books

More books may be checked out under special circumstances.

Lost/Damaged Books

No late fines will be assessed. If a book is misplaced and can't be found, the student should notify the librarian as soon as possible and the fine system will be suspended at that time. A student may not check out a book if he/she has an overdue book.

Books that are lost or damaged are subject to a replacement fee. Special repayment plans are available on an individual basis.

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Special Projects

imgMillionare Club: The Millionare Club is a group of students that have read 1 million words or more during the school year.As a reward for reading a million words the students go out to eat at the end of the year. Last year we went to the Museum Cafe and then toured the Art Works at the Museum.

imgJr. Friends group: The Jr. Friends group is a library Service Club made up of 4th and 5th graders. These students give up free time to keep the library organized and running smoothly. They shelve books, dust shelves, straighten shelves, run errands, decorate the library and occasionally have a party. They meet at lunch time every 2nd Monday. After 25 hours of service they receive a t-shirt with the library's logo on it. There is also a regular friends group the community can join.

imgFamily Life Collection: Parents and guardians have easy access to a collection of DVD's, books, magazines and pamphlets on topics of concern to families. Videos such as "Common Sense Parenting", and "Active Parenting" can provide helpful hints. Any parent or guardian is welcome to check out these materials. This collection is a recognition of the fact that effective parenting helps prepare our students for success.

imgAccelerated Reader: MacMillan has been using Accelerated Reader since Fall of 2000. We have seen tremendous improvement in reading scores of some of the students. The students and the teachers are excited by the Accelerated Reader program. Every nine weeks the students that meet their goal are rewarded with a party. The students that are "Goal Busters" (150% of their goal) get something special at the party.

imgBook Clubs: There are several book clubs the students can participate in. The Macpilot Hall of Fame is open to those students who have become members of the Caldecott book club, the Newbery book club, and two other book clubs.

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Links to Look for Books

 

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Magazines On-Line

Caldecott Books

Newberry Books

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Research

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Links

Super3 Research for K-1

Checking Your Research K-1

Big6 Research for 3-6

Checking your Paper

Blog

Wiki

Easybib link

How To Do Research

Search Engines

Alabama Virtual Library

Other Libraries

How to do Research

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Decide on a topic
What words will you be looking for?
What subjects are related?
What type of sources do you need?
Books
Internet

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Search Engines for Kids
Awesome Library
KidsClick!
ThinkQuest Library
Cybersleuth

Search Engines for Teachers
Searchedu.com
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Education World

General Search Engines

GOOGLE Yahoo! Dogpile Search.com www.refdesk.com

Libraries

Montgomery Public Library
Library of Congress Home Page
Auburn University Libraries
Auburn University of Montgomery Library
Alabama State University Library
Huntingdon College -- Houghton Memorial Library
University of Alabama Libraries

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Web Quest

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Kindergarten - Second Grade

 

Third - Fifth Grade

 

Third - Fifth

 
 Christmas Around the World  Plates and Weather  Weather
 Animal Habitats  Explorers  Grade Oceans
 Dinosaurs  Indian Tour Guide at the Museum  Alabama Indians
 Butterfly  Christmas Around the World  Black History
 How is it Made?  The Journal  Wold War II
 Country Study  Living in the USA  Genre Study
 Thanksgiving  Solar System  Costa Rica
 Animal Adaptation  Conflict and Change  Civil War


Friends of the Library

Mission: to promote literacy within MacMillan Elementary and enrich the total resources.

Membership: You may join the friends group by contributing $1.00 or you may contribute as much as you would like . Any business or group interested in our objectives are also welcome to join.

Friends sponsor events that keep reading fun and exciting. We sponsor author and storyteller visits, special reading initiatives and family reading nights

Meetings are always the 2nd Monday of the month from 11:00-12:30. Join us at our next meeting as we discuss ideas and make plans to spread the love of books and reading to all our students.

Name

Address

Phone

Number of adults in the household

Number of children

Membership contribution______

Please make checks payable to MacMillan Elementary Library

Volunteer opportunities:

I wish to be a volunteer

scheduled time in the library

fund raising activities

sponsored event committess

book fair

membership contribution only

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Jr. Friends of the Library

Mission: to promote literacy within MacMillan Elementary and enrich the total resources.

Membership: You may join the friends group by contributing your time and effort. After working for 25 hours you become a Jr. Friend and receive a t-shirt for your efforts.

Friends help keep the library running smoothly. They shelve books, dust shelves, straighten shelves, run errands, decorate the library and have occasional parties.

Meetings are always the 2nd Monday of the month from 11:00-12:30. During your regular lunch time. Bring your lunch into the library and eat and have our monthly meeting.

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Book Clubs

Macpilot Hall of Fame: A student becomes a member of the Macpilot Hall of Fame when they have become a member of the Caldecott Book Club, the Newbery Book Club and one other book clubs.

Caldecott Book Club: The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Reading levels vary from simple picture books through middle school reading level. Students record the books they have read on the Caldecott Club book log. They may read any Caldecott Award Book (medal or honor books). To become a member, you must read 25 books and take an AR test on each one.

Newbery Book Club: The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Reading levels vary from fairly easy chapter books though high school reading level. Content ranges greatly, from simple stories of friendship or adventure to serious social issues more appropriate for older students. Students record the books they have read on the Newbery Club book log. They may read any Newbery Award Book (medal or honor books). To become a member, you must read 10 books and take an AR test on each one.

Junior Classics Club: This reading club includes classic picture books that have stood the test of time. They've endured 50 or more years and are popular in many countries. These picture books are intended for beginning readers and include such books as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Curious George, and Madeline. Students record the books they have read on the Junior Classics book log. To become a member you must read 15 books and take an AR test on each one.

Classics Club: This club is designed to encourage students to read classic literature. A classic is defined as a book that is at least 50 years old and has been translated into other languages. Books included in this club are Heidi, Tom Sawyer, and the Secret Garden. Students record the books they have read on the Classics Club book log. To become a member you must read 5 books and taken an AR test on each one.

Reader's Choice Club: This club includes all the books that are up for the Reader's Choice Award for this year. Students record and critique the book they read in the Reader's Choice log book. To become a member you must read 3 books on this list.

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