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1 Welcome to the Library Media Center at Krause Elementary School This site can be your source for finding information to help you with homework, school projects or just surfing the net! Almost like having Mrs. Current in your computer!!! Accelerated Reader Library StaffResources WebQuest Armada Area Schools Homepage Library Policies Contact Us

2 The Accelerated Reader Program at Armada Elementary School …began in the mid 1990s when Mrs. Shirley Hugger began using the program with some of her first graders. Initial funding for Accelerated Reader came from a grant from the Gifted and Talented Committee, and through the years support has come from the Armada Education Foundation, the Four County Foundation, Armada Elementary’s Tiger Cub Boosters, numerous local businesses and the Elementary School Book Fairs. What is Accelerated Reader? The AR Program is a reading motivation program. Studies show that students who read more do better on standardized tests. A paper presented at the National Reading Research Center Conference on Literacy and Technology for the 21st Century reported that schools using the Accelerated Reader program performed statistically significantly better on TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills) than non-Accelerated Reader schools in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in grades 3-8 and grade 10. (Paul, T.D., D. VanderZee, R. Rue, & S. Swanson. Impact of Accelerated Reader on Overall Academic Achievement and School Attendance. October, 1996.) Educational jargon aside, kids who read, SUCCEED! How Does it Work? Students read specially labeled books that are part of the library’s general collection and then take a computerized multiple-choice test about the book’s content on the computers in their classroom or the Media Center. From the Hardy Boys to Harry Potter, Curious George to Henry and Mudge, children will certainly find books that inspire them. And the immediate feedback after a test encourages them to keep reading! Choosing AR Books Earning PointsContests Support the AR Program Media Center Home

3 us! Mrs. Karen Current has been the Library Media Specialist at Krause Elementary School since Mrs. Current earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Wayne State University and holds a Masters in Library Science from Wayne State and a Masters in Educational Technology from Central Michigan University. She has a daughter, Melissa, and resides in Washington Twp. with her husband, Ron. Mrs. Roxan Ostrowski, Library Media Aide, began volunteering in the library at Krause Elementary in the early 1980s. Roxan is one of the KES Computer Pioneers who helped to computerize the library in An Armada High School graduate and the mother of four sons, she lives in Berville with her husband, Rick Volunteer Team Sharon KnustMary Grettenberger Carol Schrand Media Center Home

4 Resources for: Kids Parents Teachers Media Center Home Sources for Research

5 Homework Helpers Math MathleticsMathletics Learn basic math skills and how they are used in your favorite sport Funbrain.com Math Baseball Coolmath4kids.comCoolmath4kids.com One of Ms. Paxton’s favorite sites! Multiplication.com Multiplication.com Fun games that help you learn the times tables Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

6 Resources for Kids Search Engines and Directories Encyclopedias Dictionaries and Thesauri Quick Reference Homework Helpers Math Homework Helpers Science Homework Helpers Social Studies Homework Helpers Language Arts Homework Helpers Art Other Cool Stuff! Media Center Home

7 SIRS Discoverer on the WebSIRS Discoverer on the Web The same database we use at school is now available at home! Mom or Dad will need to enter their driver’s license number to prove Michigan residency. Yahooligans! Yahoo’s web guide for kids Kid's Tools for Searching the Internet You can find a dictionary, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia and links to several search engines—just for kids! Grownups will find them helpful, too. TekMom's Search Tools for Students “Mom” has links to search engines (general and subject specific ones for science, history and images) as well as links to encyclopedias, dictionaries, a thesaurus and maps. You can find links to biographies and author information, too. TekMom even helps you with citing your resources. Google Everybody’s favorite search engine (but some of the others on this page are better for elementary students) KCTools This is KidsConnect’s research toolbox for students. It helps you work through the research process in four steps: questioning, finding information, understanding what you’ve found and sharing it with others. On-Lion for Kids The New York Public Library’s website for kids, with links to all sorts of great stuff! Yahooligans! Kid's Tools for Searching the Internet TekMom's Search Tools for Students Google KCToolsOn-Lion for Kids Search Engines and Directories for Kids Remember to click your browser’s Back Button to return to this page! Back to Kid’s Resources Media Center Home

8 Columbia Encyclopedia Encyclopedia.com The Britannica Concise Encarta World Book Encyclopedia My Virtual Encyclopedia Homework Helpers Encyclopedias Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

9 Homework Helpers Dictionaries and Thesauri yourDictionary.com The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Merriam-Webster’s Word Central The Merriam-Webster Online Language Center Dictionary.com FreeTranslation.com Babel Fish The WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary Lycos RhymeZone Dictionary of Symbolism Glossarist The Internet Picture Dictionary Little Explorers Picture Dictionary Roget’s II Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

10 Homework Helpers Quick Reference Infoplease Fact Monster World Almanac for Kids Online Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

11 Homework Helpers Science The Event Inventor The Event Inventor Have fun while learning about math, science and technology Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

12 Homework Helpers Social Studies Best of History Web Sites America’s Story from America’s LibraryAmerica’s Story from America’s Library Spo9nsored by the Library of Congress, this site features games, activities, stories about America’s favorite pastimes, sports and hobbies; various eras in American history, all fifty states and biographies of famous Americans. Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

13 Homework Helpers Language Arts Internet Public Library’s A+ Research and Writing Capital Community College’s Guide to Grammar and Writing ABC’s of the Writing Process The Writing Process How to Cite Sources Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

14 Homework Helpers Art Gayle’s Preschool Rainbow The Artist’s Toolkit Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources

15 The Exploratorium The Exploratorium A big hands-on museum in San Francisco...a fun site! ALA Cool Sites for KidsALA Cool Sites for Kids Links to authors, homework helpers, reference tools, etc. Safe Surfing for KidsSafe Surfing for Kids Some things to remember while surfing the web The National Air and Space Museum Web SiteThe National Air and Space Museum Web Site Information about flight, airplanes, and space travel. Volcano World Museum Volcano World Museum Great satellite and aerial images and interactive experiments that supplement other volcano information sources. University of California Museum of Paleontology University of California Museum of Paleontology If you like paleontology, you'll enjoy the on-line exhibits here (recommended for third grade and up). National Museum of the American Indian This museum is devoted to the protection and study of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution The storehouse of American history has a wonderful set of online exhibits. New York Times Learning NetworkNew York Times Learning Network The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year. Other Cool Stuff for Kids Media Center Home Back to Kid’s Resources


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