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Elementary Level

About IWA Elementary Level Library

IWA Elementary Level Library is dedicated to assisting students and staff in becoming lifelong learners and effective users of information while promoting an appreciation and joy of literature.

Librarian

Susie Martin is the elementary level librarian. She is committed to providing students and faculty with quality information resources and a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to learn. Kathy Pekar is the library assistant.

Collection

The IWA Elementary Level Library provides students and faculty with a variety of print and non-print resources. Our collection includes:

  • 14,187 Books
  • 837 Videos/CD ROMS
  • 90 Reference Books
  • 6 Computer Work Stations
  • 313 Resource/Professional Section

Guidelines

The IWA Elementary Level Library operates on a fixed/flexible schedule. Students in each class have times scheduled every week to visit the library. The library is open all day for IWA students to research and check out books with their teachers' permission. Please check your child's schedule to find out when your child visits the library. Please help them to remember to return or renew their books on library day or fines will be assessed. Books are due within two weeks if not renewed.

Library Schedule

The library hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days.

Volunteers

Parent volunteers help with daily library operations and special projects. 

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Enterprise program promotes independent reading and documents students’ growth in reading comprehension. To participate in the program students choose an Accelerated Reader book by looking for the blue AR spine label in the IWA Elementary Level Library. Reading level is also indicated on book spines with colored stickers which expedites and simplifies the selection process for students. Books may be read from home or the public library — simply check the AR website for quiz availability.

Students start test taking in first grade. Students may take tests in their classrooms with their teacher's approval between 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Testing is also permitted in the library between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Traditional curriculum students have a set number of points that they must reach each nine weeks — reading within their range. Montessori students set their own nine-week goal and must read within their reading level.

To look up a book title for AR test availability, students and parents may go to the website, www.renlearn.com. Click on Store, go to Quiz Search and in the Quiz Search text field type the entire book title. If the book does not come up under title, a book can also be looked up by using the author's name. Once a title is located, click on the title and the test number will appear. **This is for availability purposes only; Please do not purchase any tests. New tests are uploaded weekly.

For additional information please contact the IWA Elementary Level Library at 883-0857 Ext. 179.

School Links*

*Disclaimer: Incarnate Word Academy is not responsible for content on remote sites. These databases are not produced by Incarnate Word Academy and are used at school computers via an Internet firewall. Parental guidance is recommended when students are searching the Internet from home

 The White House:
 www.whitehouse.gov

 News for Kids:
 www.timeforkids.com/TFK/index.html

 National Parks:
 www.nps.gov/parks.html  

 Weather: see a satellite picture of your area
 www.weather.com 

 Web Guide for Kids:
 http://yahooligans.yahoo.com 

 Corpus Christi Public Libraries: 
 http://www.cclibraries.com/

 50 States:
 www.50states.com  

 Scholastic for Kids:
 www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp 

 KidsClick: Web search for Kids by Librarians:
 www.kidsclick.org  

 Encyclopedia:
 www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia.html 

 National Atlas of the United States:
 www.nationalatlas.gov 

 Mythology:
 www.pantheon.org/  

 Dogpile:
 www.dogpile.com 

 City Link:
 http://usacitylink.com/ 

 Ask Jeeves Kids:
 www.AJKids.com

 Countries' Climates, Flags & Maps:
 www.geographic.org/

 


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