Welcome to the Media Center!
Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Lavoie (email@example.com)
For our frequently used web links, please go to www.protopage.com/sbsmedia
Fall Fun in the Media Center!
It's Fall in the Media Center and that means we're cranking right along with our tech program. We're learning/reviewing Internet Safety, brushing up on our typing and other tech skills, and we're accessing all of the awesome online textbook resources that are available to us. As we access fabulous educational and research websites, we're learning how to evaluate (RADCAB) them to find the sites best suited to our needs.
This is also the time of year that we review our skills in the many productivity applications that we use - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, and Slides.) Our knowledge of these programs, along with our fabulous typing and research skills, make us productive and efficient students!
Our 8th grade students are also working hard to choose a theme for this year's school yearbook. They'll create the yearbook over the course of the year, and parents can order a copy for their student in the Spring.
Finally, outside of our regular school day, our robotics program is also up and running. The St. Bernard Swaginators have been busy since August, working on their "Into Orbit" project and robot game. They're in great shape to be ready for their CT FLL competition on November 10th. Our second team, The St. Bernard Sonics, began their season in mid-October and will compete in early March. For our students in grades 1-4, we haven't forgotten you ... junior robotics will be starting after Christmas break. Keep an eye out for the registration form later this month in the SBS Express. Go SBS Robotics!
Welcome back to another exciting year at SBS! There are many fabulous activities to explore in our media center, so be sure to sign and return your Acceptable Use Policy form as soon as possible. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you soon!
Summer Tech Fun!
Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Get active! Enjoy your friends and family! And get up close and personal with nature!
Many students also find themselves with extra tech time during the summer. Rainy afternoons, hot days when you need a break from the sun, and travel time when you're getting to or from vacation ... these are all great times to enjoy some summer tech. Remember to use your tech time wisely! Educational games and activities are always the best choice. Feel free to use our many links on the SBS Media Center page at www.protopage.com/sbsmedia for ideas.
Mrs. Mongillo would also like to remind students to use their MobyMax accounts over the summer to practice math. See her letter below to learn about the summer MobyMax requirements and rewards for students entering grades 3-8. For our youngest students, the focus should be on reading with their Lexia accounts. Rewards for Lexia use were sent home with our graduating kindergarten and first grade students the last week of school.