AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children, and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.
ST Math uses interactive, visual animation to convey math concepts and develop deep understanding. Initially, students encounter visual puzzles free of language or symbols, or rather, unnecessary distractions in first learning math concepts. Once the visual representation is mastered, language and symbols are gradually integrated into the puzzles.
Students progress through the software’s gently scaffolded games at their own pace, advancing to the next level only through mastering the previous level. The latest research in learning and motivation informs game design to build intrinsic motivation in students along with a thirst for challenge and life-long learning.
Students are scheduled in the library on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on grade level.
Students may borrow from1-4 books depending on grade level, parent request, teacher permission and need.
Students may come to the library any time during library hours for browsing, book exchange, or reference work.
The LMC is also available at morning and afternoon recess.
There are no fines charged for overdue items, but prompt return is expected.
All students are responsible for books not returned to any TRUSD school. Any lost or damaged library books must be replaced or paid for. Fines will not be deleted when students transfer between sites and restitution will be expected before students graduate.
Parents are encouraged to visit the library with their student before and after school to select books for the enitre family to enjoy
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.
Given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.
The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.