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Getting Research Started
Where do I begin?
Check here for websites that are appropriate for kids!
Student Writing Rubric
A checklist to assist students to write well.
Student Search Engines
If you really HAVE to use the Internet, use these search engines.
This is how you give credit to your sources.
Froggie Power Unit
This is a HUGE presentation. Please be patient while it is
2008 Book Award Winners
Our web site was chosen as an EduHound
Spotlight Classroom of the Week for May 19th, 2005.
This web page has been listed in the LoTi
Lounge as a resource.
Lounge has resources that assist teachers in using technology in their
Welcome to the Pulaski
Please check below for important
information about our library.
School librarians today find themselves in a unique position of being able to
directly influence student achievement on state mandated testing. It is our
goal to produce individuals that are capable of accessing information and
using it. We are attempting to
produce life long learners. In
order to do that, we must first make a child comfortable coming to a library.
the Ones who Succeed!
If your child reads a
little each day, it will improve their overall performance in school.
Encourage your child to
check out a book today!
first week of school, a letter was sent home to all parents or
guardians. If you misplaced yours and need to review what it said,
please click here.
to Parents and Guardians of Student Expectations and
that time of year again. Before we can check out books this year we
need to make sure
that all library debts from last year were settled up. If you cannot find
that missing book, you will need
to either pay for it or work it off before you will be allowed to any new
books this year. If you came from another school the Christina
District, the library
debt will have followed you. Mrs. Berbeza will be more than happy to settle
up the debt and either send the book or money to your previous school. Do
not wait, please take care of this matter as soon as possible. Your
assistance is greatly appreciated!
It is never too late to return that lost book. Please help your child search
carefully. If it
should suddenly turn up, please return it as soon as possible. We are
always happy to welcome back lost and missing books. Some books that
were removed from the collection were given out last year. Those do
NOT need to be returned.
find your book? Look under your bed, in the back of the closet, under
the couch, behind the curtains... think of the craziest place in the world
that it might be, and then look there. If it has a spine label and a
barcode, it probably belongs to the library! Good luck!
Christina Acceptable Use Policy for Computers
Christina School District policy requires all students to have an acceptable
use policy on file before use of school computers in the classroom, computer
room or the library. The
responsible parent or guardian must sign these permission slips BEFORE
students may use school computers.
Computer usage in the library is reserved for research purposes and searching
the library catalog. Misuse of school computers could
result in the loss of all or part of computer privileges for all or part of
the school year. When students and
parents signed off on the school's Code of Conduct, they automatically
signed Acceptable Use Policies as well.
Grades are given based on the amount of class work
a student has completed. All
students start with an Outstanding in library.
To see the rubric used to assign grades
The library at Pulaski is designed to support student research into school
related projects that will assist students and teachers in meeting the core
content standards in all subject areas, and to encourage a love of reading by
providing a wide variety of materials that will encourage students to build
the reading habit. All materials in the collection may be
viewed in the
Mrs. Berbeza is a highly qualified
information specialist who has
National Board Certification as School Library Media Specialist.
There are many, many
jobs that you can do to help out in the library. It is one place in the
school where there are always jobs to be done. If you would be interested in
making any type of contribution, please check
out this link. Due to the support of several parents, we have been
able to quickly process the many new books donated to our library.
The number of books each student may check out depends on the grade.
Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade may check out one book a
week. If they return the book sooner, then they may check out another.
In Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade, the books will remain in the classroom until
the students form the habit of returning them to the library. Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade may take books
Please have a safe spot to
keep these precious materials safe from younger brothers and sisters.
Students in 4th and 5th grade may check out
up to 4 or 5 books at a time. Many times we will only see classes
every other week, so they are allowed to check out more in order to build a
strong reading habit.
In order to be fair, the student may check out only one book at a time
from a series or on a given topic.
Classroom teachers often have students researching the same topics and
we try to have enough books to go around.
Please be aware that if your child takes out a book and either loses it or
damages it, the school district requires that the book be paid for or worked
This can affect whether or not your child receives a report card. All library obligations must be
settled before the end of each marking period.
Removing the spine label or the
barcodes count as damaging the book.
A fee of $1.50 per label will be assessed if the book is returned without them.
If the book
is accidentally damaged, please return it to the library as soon as possible
so that it can be properly mended.
It is the responsibility of the student to immediately inform the librarian if
they check out a book that was damaged by another student. We can only track the book back to the
previous user. If a book is
merely overdue, we do not charge late fees, but in all fairness to the other
children, please make sure that the book is returned as soon as your child is
finished reading it.
Students may always check out a book during their scheduled library period.
The librarian will also allow students to come in to
check out books or to do research during her lunch and planning period from
11:30 to 12:30 every day except Wednesday.
the librarian usually remains after school for an hour every day and students
may come in to work. Please
discuss with the librarian in advance. To see librarian's complete schedule
Delaware State Standards
I follow a district-mandated curriculum that is aligned both with the Delaware State
Content Standards and
Standards for the 21st Century Learner from the AASL and the ALA.
We can always use lots of help in the library. To find out more, please
Dropping Bragging Rights
Guess who Mrs. Berbeza has met now? To
find out more and to see the pictures, click
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this site may require a special PDF reader. If you need to
download this free program, please click here!