About the Library
Meet Your Media Specialist and Para-Professional
Ms. Chandler is in her 8th year at Cleveland. She attended UNC-Asheville, Western Carolina University, and East Carolina University. She has 28+ years of teaching experience,in elementary classrooms and the Media Center. She was fortunate to have been chosen to attend professional development at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. for a week in 2001, which led her to pursue certification in Library Science. Ms. Chandler then achieved National Board Certification in 2013. She lives in Hendersonville with her son. Her daughter works in Waynesville, NC. Ms. Chandler firmly believes the quest for learning is never, ever over.
Ms. Kizzy Rice is the new paraprofessional in the library this year. . She lives in Spartanburg with her son, Antonio (Cleveland Class of 2013) Antonio attends Carver Middle School. Ms. Rice also works at The Boys and Club and is active in her church dance group.
SC Children’s/Picture Book Nominees and 7 Habits Go Together!
Cleveland students are participating in the program this year. A student reads one of these books and then takes a quiz in the Edmodo program. Passing quizzings gives book credit.They get to move their saw along our number line. They have also “Sharpened the Saw” (Habit 7) by reading, sometimes in addition to class requirements. Students will vote on their favorite book read in February. If a K-3 student reads and tests on at least 7 books, they receive a pizza party. If a 3rd-5th student reads and tests on at least 5 books (three must be chapter books), they receive pizza. Other awards will be given for more than minimum books read.
WAKE UP AND READ, EARLY BIRDS!
3rd-5th graders who like to listen to books being read to them may try out our early morning Listening Club. From 7:00-7:30 AM, students may listen to an audiobook while following along with companion book. There are many different selections and more to come. Up to 25 students may attend. After reading the book, students may take Accelerated Reader quizzes. Come check this out! Warning–you must be in attendance no later than 7:15 AM!
Have you ever wondered whether all the time your child is spending online, watching TV, texting their friends, and playing video games is good for them? I know I have! We are making a commitment to teach students how to be good digital citizens. We’re exploring topics like cyberbullying, online privacy, and creative rights and responsibilities. Digital Citizenship is ongoing. Besides formal lessons in how to handle situations, digital citizenship will be addressed as the need arises. With strong digital citizenship skills, your child will be able to take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities of technology and learn how to handle the more challenging issues that they may experience. Talk to them about what we have covered!
The curriculum and resources we are using were developed by Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit organization. I encourage you to check out the free parent resources on Common Sense Media’s website (www.commonsense.org) so you can stay up-to-date on all things digital.