Kathleen Elementary School

Library Media Center

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are” – Mason Cooley

Library Media Specialist: Selina Fontaine

News from our Media Center:

Weekly Awards: When earning a 100% on an AR test, students are entered into a drawing for a prize. Drawings are on our Monday Morning News Show.

100% Scorecards: After earning twenty 100s, students choose a prize from the Treasure Box for their hard work. For the second nine weeks, we will be celebrating all our KES students that earn their AR points and have an 85% or better challenge.

Brag Tags: Students earn a Brag Tag when they have met their AR goals. They earn a bead for having an 80% or better average on their tests. Points are checked at the interim and then, the end of the nine weeks.

2nd Nine Week Challenge: Every student that earns their AR points and have an 85%, will be able to pick a prize. Prizes include Novelty Pens, like Dogman and Unicorn Pens, Hot Wheels Cars, books, and/or toys. Students will be recognized on the Morning News Show for their hard work and effort.

Top Grade Level Readers: Students with the most points and percentage for each grade level, including ELearners, will have their picture taken and put on the bulletin board in the Media Center. Students will be recognized on the Morning News Show for their hard work and effort.

Sunshine State Readers: Second through Fifth Graders can participate in the Sunshine State Readers Club. Students are required to read as many books as possible, there are 15 titles on the book award list, and will earn a certificate at the end of the year. If permitted, we will have an end of the year celebration.

PLUS: All Polk County students can have books mailed to their homes using PLUS. Watch this short video on how to access and use PLUS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Vr3A0GgGg&feature=youtu.be For more information, call the Polk County Library Cooperative at (863) 519-8524.

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reading Program (AR) is a reading comprehension program designed to monitor student’s comprehension while encouraging them to read. Students take the STAR test to determine their reading level. Each student is given a goal to work towards. As each student reads a book on their reading level and takes a test they are given points toward their goal.

Renaissance Home Connect is designed for parents to be involved by connecting from home to make personalized reading practice even more effective. By using Home Connect, students and parents are able to:

  • See progress towards reading goal.
  • Review AR quiz results.
  • View number of books read.