Library and Computer Lab
Thanks to the PTO, our library is stocked with more than 5,000 books ranging from beginning readers to advanced non-fiction. Students come to the library weekly as part of their class, during which time they check out books, do printed and/or online research, and hear books read aloud.
Our library works in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library; our students have access to e-cards, which allow students full online access to SPL research sites such as several Gale databases, Academic One File, U.S. History in Context, and General One File to name a few.
Teachers utilize the computer lab to integrate the use of technology into content-area instruction. Our computer carts are mobile, so many teachers extend the use of technology into the classroom.
Many students have made good use Sacramento Public Library e-cards and various online databases that can help them with research projects. For instruction on how to use the e-cards, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additionally, the American Library Association has put together a website that directs students to many different websites that are excellent for research. The address is: http://gws.ala.org/ Happy searching!
Second Grade Read-Around
Every November our second-graders will walk to California Middle School with second-graders from Leataata Floyd (formerly Jed Smith) Elementary School. At the middle school, 2nd graders are read to by Cal students. At the end of the trip, all 2nd graders will receive a free book. The dual purposes of the program are to foster a love of reading and a sense of community.