to the World of Reading and Technology
This board is for class totals for Reading Counts. This year's theme is "Reading is Elemental". The
more points a class gets the farther they move up on the Periodic Chart.
Reading is Elemental and the lowest elements on the Periodic Chart are gases. This is where all classes will begin the reading program this year.
Once a class reaches 500 points then their element moves up the Periodic Chart.
Thisboard is for class totals for Reading Counts from 2012/2013. The
more points a class got the bigger fish they caught. The top class read 9,933 and caught a sailfish. Our top student last year read 2,072 points in one school year. Our school finished the year with a total of 74,882 Reading Counts Points.
Fort Rucker students logging on to the Britannica database during
their weekly specials rotation. The Media Center has over 20 databases that students can access from home. Students can access the the databases using MackinVia.
MACKIN VIA will allow students, librarian, teachers and administrators to simultaneously use and manage all their ebooks and online databases with one simple login.
Students rotate using the Smartboard in the Media Center. This
young lady is showing her class how to use the school website
as a resource for information.
Welcome to WFRES News, when most schools would urge students to turn the TV off, we want it on. Putting the students in charge of production, the television becomes a teacher. The news is a school production that is a beneficial experience for students at every academic achievement level. Last year we went green screen with a Tricaster Studio. Just another way Fort Rucker Elementary School is preparing students for the 21st Century.
DODEA Student Information Literacy Standards and National Education
Technology Standards. The goals poster list the two CSIP
goals and the data to support them.
are made readers on the laps of their parents."
LIBRARY RULES AND DISCIPLINE
We follow the school discipline plan. Library rules, such as
book return, lost book replacement, etc., will be discussed with
students on their first library visit.
Library resources include books, periodicals,
audio-visual materials, computers, an on-line card catalog, and MACKINVIA.
Students are taught the purpose of their media center. They start with the different types of books, call numbers, databases, and the love of reading. In addition, the students learn
library skills, do research, read silently, check-out books,
work on computer activities, and read magazine articles. Since
their research often requires the use of Internet resources,
the students receive training in Internet safety and appropriate
MOTIVATIONAL READING PROGRAM
All students are encouraged to participate in the Reading
Counts! program. It is designed to motivate children
to read on and above their reading level. We have over 55,000
book quizzes in our database and receive new quizzes monthly from Scholastic.. Students can read books from
the library, classrooms, or home. Encourage your children to
participate and see their reading scores soar.
Reading Counts Quiz List
Students have the opportunity to take quizzes during their computer
lab and class time.
Students can check out two books at a time. Students check out
books during their scheduled library time each week. They can
also check out books any time they are allowed to come to the
library from class. They can check out books after school if
they are walkers and have written permission from their parents
to stay after school. Also, students can check out books before
school from 7:30 to 7:45.
are allowed to use the library and check out books from 8:00
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Parents are highly encouraged to check out three books.
Coming in the future
The Fort Rucker Elementary School Media Center will be changing their card catalog that will allow students to access the program from home. The new card catalog will integrate all the online database resources into the library search, it will also have artificial intelligence search features. Our younger students will enjoy the picture driven-interface that shows a screen shot of award-winning books. This program will be used in all DODEA schools allowing for an easy transition for students in our system.