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Huntsville Elementary School 

 Patricia Terry, Librarian

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                                        Mission Statement : The mission of Huntsville Elementary School is to help students                                          think independently, solve problems, and become life long learners in a safe environment.

 

Upcoming Events

 

      • Pizza Hut Book It!  Oct. 1 - Mar. 31
      • National Education Association's Read Across America Day - March 2 - in honor of Dr. Seuss

 

                                                 

                                                                                                                                Introduction

   The Huntsville Elementary School Library serves students in grades Pre-K through 4th grade. Patricia Terry, who taught 4th grade at Huntsville for 26 years, has been the librarian for the past 13 years. Mrs. Terry is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and is certified in Elementary Education and Library and Information Science. Mrs. Terry reinforces reading skills and helps students meet their individual reading goals by providing books on each child’s reading level. Students participate in several reading programs during the school year such as Accelerated Reader, Pizza Hut’s Book-It Program, Scholastic Book Fair, and the National Education Association’s Read Across America.

 

Accelerated Reader (AR)

    Accelerated Reader was developed over 30 years ago to help educators accurately and efficiently monitor the quantity and comprehension of their students' reading practice.  After reading a book at the appropriate level, students take a comprehension quiz on a computer.  Educators can use Accelerated Reader's immediate feedback on reading and vocabulary growth to motivate and monitor student growth.

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                                                                                                Library Rules

    • Bring library books and Accelerated Reader folder to class.
    • Enter quietly and keep noise level to a minimum.
    • Use your Accelerated Reader folder as a shelf marker.
    • Help keep bookshelves neat.
    • Follow directions the 1st time given.

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                                                                                         Procedures

 

    • Enter quietly, sit in assigned seat, and wait for instructions.
    • Bring books to the counter for check in when your table number is called.
    • Follow library rules while searching for new books.
    • New library books can be checked out only if others are returned. (A book is considered overdue after 2 weeks.)
    • Listen for your table number for books to be checked out.

 

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 Library Check Out Policy 

    • 1st grade –  1 Easy book (Chapter book with classroom teacher permission)
    • 2nd grade – 2 Easy books (Chapter books with classroom teacher permission)
    • 3rd grade – 2 books
    • 4th grade – 2 books
    • (Same numbers apply during daily access time.)

 

 

Check Out Guidelines 

-Library books are checked out for a 2 week period.

-After 2 weeks they are considered overdue.

-Notes containing student name, name of book, date checked out, date due, and cost of book are sent home for parents to sign and return.

-If one or more books are not returned on time, the student can not check out a book in its place until it is returned or paid for.

-Students who are continually late returning books or losing books may not be allowed to check out more than 1 book at a time.

-Books not returned or paid for by the end of the school year will be carried over to the next school year.

 

 

Tips on Caring for Library Books

*Do not eat or drink near library books.

*Do not let books get wet.

*Turn pages carefully.

*Do not write or draw in books.

*Do not leave books outside.

*Keep library books in a safe place at home away from babies and pets.

*Use a bookmark, or piece of paper, to mark your place.

*Keep track of where your book is.

*If a book is damaged, tell the librarian.

Don't try to fix it yourself.

*Read and enjoy the book.

*Return the book to the library on time.

 

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Daily Access Time

 

 

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 Lost or Damaged Books

Textbooks and library books are furnished to your child by the school system on a loan basis and should be treated as borrowed property. Parents of students must pay for the loss and/or abuse of textbooks/library books.

*(p. 32, Section III. AB.   Textbooks/Library Books,  Scott County Schools Student Handbook)

 

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