Library Media Center
Contact

Maray McIntyre

Library Media Specialist

Phone: 662-892-6800
Weekly Assignments:

May 4-May 10

 

Destiny Assignment

  1. Click here to access Destiny.
  2. Choose Center Hill Middle
  3. Login (top right corner)
  4. Username: your lunch #
  5. Pasword: your first name all lowercase
  6. Click on MY INFO to see your current account status
  7. Return books in the book drop at the front doors of the school.
  8. All fines will be deleted on books returned after Spring Break 2020

3 Big Questions Assignment

1.  This week’s Big Question is WHAT CHALLENGED, CHANGED, OR CONFIRMED WHAT I ALREADY KNEW?

2.   Reread the same Magnolia Database article from last week’s lesson.  As you read, look for things changed your thinking or confirm some thoughts you already have.  When you find something ask yourself these questions:

a.      Is this something that changes, challenges, or confirms what I already knew or thought about the topic, or is this a new way to look at the subject?

b.      How does this change what I thought about this subject?

3.      Click here to complete the assignment.

 

 

April 27 – May 3

 

Destiny Assignment

  1. Click here to access Destiny.
  2. Choose Center Hill Middle
  3. Login (top right corner)
  4. Username: your lunch #
  5. Pasword: your first name all lowercase
  6. Click on MY INFO to see your current account status
  7. You have two options for returning library books.
  8. OPTION 1 - there is a book drop outside the front of the school
  9. OPTION 2 - if the book is in your locker please email me and I will get it, I can look up your locker number and combination
  10. All fines will be deleted on books returned after Spring Break 2020

3 Big Questions Assignment

1.   This week’s Big Question is WHAT DID THE AUTHOR THINK I ALREADY KNEW?

2.   Reread the 4 nonfiction definitions in last week lesson. 

3.    Reread the same Magnolia Database article from last week’s lesson (What Surprised Me?).  As you read, look for things that the author thought you knew.  When you find something, ask yourself these questions:

a.      What did the author think I knew?

b.      How can I find out what I need to know to better understand the text?

4.   Click here to complete the assignment.

 

April 20 –April 26

 

Destiny Assignment

  1. Click here to access Destiny.
  2. Choose Center Hill Middle
  3. Login (top right corner)
  4. Username: your lunch #
  5. Password: your first name all lowercase
  6. Click on MY INFO to see your current account status
  7. You have two options for returning library books.
  8. OPTION 1 - there is a book drop outside the front of the school
  9. OPTION 2 - if the book is in your locker please email me and I will get it, I can look up your locker number and combination
  10. All fines will be deleted on books returned after Spring Break 2020

 

3 Big Questions Assignment

Over the next 3 weeks, we are going to focus on the 3 Big Questions when reading informational nonfiction text.  The 3 Big Questions are:

a.      WHAT SURPRISED ME?

b.      WHAT DID THE AUTHOR THINK I ALREADY KNEW?

c.       WHAT CHALLENGED, CHANGED, OR CONFIRMED   WHAT I ALREADY KNOW?

Here are four growing definitions for nonfiction text from Reading Nonfiction by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst, published by Heinemann, ©2016.

a.      Primary Grades:A book about real people or real things is called nonfiction.  There will not be any talking animals or flying people in a book about real things.  A counting book or books about trucks or dinosaurs or the planets are examples of nonfiction.  When you read nonfiction ask yourself, “What did I learn?”

b.      Upper Elementary:Nonfiction books are about real people and real events.  Some nonfiction might be about ideas of beliefs.  A book about your favorite sports player or a book about a musician is nonfiction.  So is a book about how the weather is changing.  When you read nonfiction, you should ask yourself, “What does the author want me to understand?”

c.       Middle School: Nonfiction is the group of texts in which the author makes claims or statements to readers about the real world, real people, real experiences, ideas, or beliefs.

d.      High School: Nonfiction is that body of work in which the author claims to tell us about the real world, a real experience, a real person, an idea, or a belief. 

3.    This week’s Big Question is WHAT SURPRISED ME?

4.    Using the article you searched and found from last week’s Magnolia Database lesson, write down 3 things that surprised you.  As you read, look for things that surprise you.  When you find something, ask yourself these questions:

a.      Why did this surprise me?

b.      What does this suggest?

       What I mean by “suggest” is:

                                      Do you have a new line of thinking and if so what? 

                                       Did you discover something new?

                                      Was your thinking extended?

5.   Click hereto complete the assignment.

 

 

April 13 - April 19

 

Destiny Assignment

  1. Click here to access Destiny.
  2. Choose Center Hill Middle
  3. Login (top right corner)
  4. Username: your lunch #
  5. Pasword: your first name all lowercase
  6. Click on MY INFO to see your current account status
  7. You have two options for returning library books.
  8. OPTION 1 - there is a book drop outside the front of the school
  9. OPTION 2 - if the book is in your locker please email me and I will get it, I can look up your locker number and combination
  10. All fines will be deleted on books returned after Spring Break 2020

Magnolia Assignment

  1. The magnolia assignment as been sent to your student email.
  2. Email me if you are having issues getting into your email account.

    April 6 - April 12

    Destiny Assignment

    1. Click here to visit Destiny.
    2. Login using your username and password(username: Lunch # | Password: your first name all lower case).
    3. Click on MY INFO to see your current account status
    4. If you have a book checked out there are two options for returning the book. OPTION 1 - There is a book drop outside the front doors at the school.  OPTION 2 - If the book is on your locker please email me your locker number and I will get it.
    5. All fines will be deleted on books returned after Spring Break 2020.

    Magnolia Assignment

    1. Click here to visit Mississippi's Magnolia Database.
    2. Spend some time exploring the database and becoming familiar with it.
    3. Search topics that interest you and are relevant to your life.  Remember if the information is not in FULL-TEXT it may not have ALL the information from the original source.  For example: It may be an article from a magazine and only show the words without the pictures, but full-text will show the words and pictures. 

    March 31 - April 5

    We are going to learn how to use Mississippi's Magnolia Database over the next several weeks.  This weeks focus is to learn the difference between databases and the World Wide Wide. 

    1. Read Library Databases vs. the Open Wide Web located below.
    2. Click HERE to complete the quiz.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the CHMS Library Media Program is to provide students with the opportunity to become creators of information and lifelong users of information. The program must encourage students to inquire and discover as they become successful critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and creators of information. The library media center provides an atmosphere that promotes student success and fosters independent, lifelong learners and readers. Through direct instruction with students and collaboration with staff the media program provides a variety of services, programs, and resources the supports the district and school’s mission, goals, and objectives.


    Distance Learning Resources

    Mississippi Department of Education

    Learning-at-Home Resources for Families

    https://mdek12.org/LearningAtHome

     

    MACKINVia

     

    MackinVia provides easy access to eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases, and videos.

    •  Mississippi Distance Learning Primary MackinVIA (PreK-8)

    o    https://www.mackinvia.com  

    o    Site Name: Mississippi Distance Learning Primary 

    o    Username: mde20201 | Password: mde20201 

    • Mississippi Distance Learning Secondary MackinVIA 

    o    https://www.mackinvia.com  

    o    Site Name: Mississippi Distance Learning Secondary

    o    Username: mde20202 | Password: mde20202 

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    Destiny Discover


    Center Hill Middle’s library has 99 eBooks and audiobooks available for checkout from home.

    Username: MISIS Number (lunch number)

    Password: student’s first name all lower case

     

    Junior Library Guild Digital


    Free eBooks and audiobook resources.

     

    Username: JLGMID | Password: JLGFREE

     

    More information and grade levels can accessed here


     

    Audible

     

    While schools are closed, Audible is offering instant streaming across six different languages.  The stories are fee to stream on desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.

     



    World Book Online Encyclopedia


    Free access to verified and trustworthy resources for all grade levels.


    Username: wbsupport | Password: distancelearn

     

     

    Tumblebooks

     

    Free eBooks and audiobooks for all grade levels.


    Username: tumble735 | Password: books

     

     

    Magnolia

     

    Mississippi residents have free access to reliable, academic peer-reviewed journals, and age appropriate information for research.  Email Mrs. McIntyre or the contact the public library for the access code.

     


     

    First Regional Library

     

    Our local public library is part of a library system that covers North Mississippi giving us access to 14 libraries.  Overdrive offers free eBooks and audiobooks. 


     

     

    Epic Ebooks

    A great way to read ebooks!

     

     

    Project Gutenberg

    Free pdfs of classic documents and books.

     


    Smithsonian Education

    Idea labs and other fun ways to explore the Smithsonian Museums.


     

    Goodreads

    Readers can find book recommendations and discover great book titles.


     

    Library of Congress

    Online exhibitions and primary sources including videos.

     

     

    Brainpop

    Brainpop is a great place to watch cool videos about various topics!

     

     

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    This museum site has an incredible art timeline that allows anyone to see art and artifacts by selecting a time period and region of the world.  There is also a Museumkids area that has lesson plans and a podcast for families.

     

    United States Holocaust Museum

    Interactive site that contains video and audio clips and primary documents on the Holocaust.

     

     

    Create a Graph

    Allows you to create your own graphs.

     

     

    Flippity

    Allows you to turn googlesheets into flash cards or games

     

     

    Wordle

    Create word clouds using any type of text!

     

     

     

    We will have free digital access to the following Scholastic sites until 4/9/2020.

     

    Comic Plus

     

    All the graphic novels and comics!

     

    Username: scholastic@librarypass.com | Password: Falcon987

     

     

    Learner Sports

     

    Biographies on Athletes

     

    Username: scholasticdemo@lernerbooks.com | Password: march_madness

     

     

    Scholastic Go!


    Cool videos about science and social studies

     

    Username: groliergo46 | Password: blue

     

     

    Bookflix

     

    Bookflix is geared towards elementary age students and has both fiction and nonfiction.


    Username: bookflix45 | Password: pink

     

     

    ScienceFlix

     

    This site is perfect to read articles or watch videos on science.  It is geared towards middle school and high school age students


    Username: lixsci45 | Password: pink

     

     

    TrueFlix

     

    This site contains nonfiction books on history, science, and social studies.  It is geared towards students in middle school or intermediate school.


    Username: trueflix45 | Password: pink

     

     

    FreedomFlix

     

    This site contains videos and books about American History, politics, economics, and World History.


    Username: freedomflix45 | Password: pink

     

     

     

     


    Library Media Specialist
    Mrs. McIntyre has been the librarian at CHMS since 2009 when the school first opened.  She began her librarian career at CHHS in 2006 after completing a Master of Library and Informational Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Mrs. McIntyre has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University and taught elementary at Batesville Middle School and Horn Lake Intermediate before pursuing a career as a Library Media Specialist. She has also driven a school bus route since 2007.  Mrs. McIntyre lives in the Olive Branch Community with her husband and daughter.
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    Scheduling Policy for Classes
    ELA classes are on a two rotation for library lessons.  The lessons are part of the ELA curriculum.  See the schedule below.

    Week A

    Monday: Creddle 2 4 6

    Tuesday: England 1 3 7

    Wednesday: Wolfe 1 4 7

    Thursday: Barham 1 4 7

    Friday: Palmer 2 4 6

    Week B

    Monday: Payne 2 4 6

    Tuesday: Shoffner 1 4 7

    Wednesday: Johnson 1 5 7

    Thursday: Hinton 1 4 6

    Friday: Wilbanks 3 5 7

    Teachers view the Library Calendar (Google calendar) that is shared on their teacher computer desktop. The teachers can either contact the librarian via email or in person to request a reservation during particular periods on chosen dates. These reservations include the Library Media Center, computer lab, netbook carts, laptop carts, and IPad carts. Only one class each period can schedule to use the Library Media Center, computer lab, or carts. However, students in other classes (with permission from their teacher) are still allowed to visit the Library Media Center anytime during the school day.

    Circulation Policy
    Students are allowed to check out up to two books at a time. However, students may be granted permission to get three to four books if necessary for a class assignment. Patrons can check out resources for up to 21 days. Renewals are allowed case by case. There is not a limit to the amount of resources teachers can check out. Teachers can check out resources for up to sixty days with the option to renew if necessary.
    Fine Policy
    A ten cent fine per day is assessed to overdue books. One “day of grace” is allotted before the fines start to accumulate. The overdue fines cap at $5.00 per book. Replacement cost fines are assessed to lost materials. The replacement cost is provided in the online cataloging system (Destiny). Student’s library accounts are placed on hold until fines are paid or resolved. Students must pay fines before receiving their 3rd nine weeks report card, final report card, and/or obtaining a schedule for the next school year.
    Rules
    Appropriate behavior and respect for all library patrons is expected from students while utilizing the Library Media Center. All school rules apply in the library.
    Sign In Procedures
    Students will sign in / out on the library login sheet at the C Hall entrance providing the time they entered and exited. Students must provide their agenda with the hall pass filled out by a teacher or staff member when entering the Library Media Center. The hall pass must include the date, time, and teacher signature all written in pen. The logs are kept on file for record due to a policy set forth by the CHMS administration. It is the student’s responsibility to manage their time wisely while in the Library Media Center.