You read as many of the Battle Books as you can before February. Earn prizes for reading!
Participate in a school wide battle of trivia questions.
School winners travel to a district battle to represent our school!
Did you say prizes?
YES. Earn a prize by...
Reading 1 book
Reading 3 books
Reading 5 books
And there's more...classes who read the most Battle Books will also earn prizes!
Starting now and through the summer, start reading the Battle books! Keep a reading journal to remember what books you read, what they were about, and why you liked or disliked them. You will be able to get credit for reading Battle Books now and through the summer.
Kindergarteners and First Graders may check out one book each week to read at school in their classroom and the library.
Second, Third and Fourth Graders may check out one book each week for reading at school and one book to be responsible for outside of school starting UEA break.
Fifth and Sixth Graders may check out two books each week, one being for reading in class and the library. Students may make special requests to check out additional books with the librarian with classroom teacher approval.
Rose Park Elementary practices restorative justice. The student is responsible for the care of all books they have checked out. If a book is lost or damaged, the student must make arrangements with the librarian to do service in the library that will benefit the Rose Park community. This could include cleaning books, shelving, or other tasks as assigned. If they student and family prefers, they may choose to pay for the lost or damaged book.
The mission of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator.
As a certified teacher, the Library Technology Teacher collaborates with members of the learning community to analyze learning and information needs, to locate and use resources that will meet those needs, and to understand and communicate the information the resources provide.
As an instructional partner and member of the educational team, the Library Technology Teacher promotes and models curriculum development and effective, collaborative teaching.
As an information specialist, the Library Technology Teacher provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and evaluating information resources in all formats.
As a program coordinator, the Library Technology Teacher works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the library media program and to guide and direct all the activities related to it.
The Library Learning Centers in the Salt Lake City School District exist to provide informational resources for teachers and students, assist students in developing literacy and research skills, and offer recreational reading opportunities. Our goal is to have a current, engaging, relevant, and diverse collection that provide information on a wide variety of topics geared to the ages of our students. When selecting books, we consider the needs of the core curriculum and the interests of our students. We strive to keep current informational materials and recreational reading titles as our budgets allow.
Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child’s reading materials. They should have discussions with their child about what is, and what is not, appropriate for their child. Our library serves a broad age and interest range. Parents and students should realize that not every book in the library will be appropriate for each child in the school. If a parents feels that title is not appropriate for their child, she or he is encouraged to return it to the library as soon as possible and select a book that is a better fit. The Library Technology Teacher is happy to help your child find an appropriate book that meets his or her interests.
Expectations in the library for student behavior are rooted in our school values.
WE CARE FOR EACH OTHER
Students recognize that the library is a community space. They care for each other by treating the librarian, each other, books, computers and materials with care. Students listen actively to the librarian and to each other.
WE ARE HONEST
Students are accountable for their behavior. They return materials on time and in good condition. They make restitution for lost materials or unsatisfactory behavior.
WE CHALLENGE OURSELVES
Students seek age-appropriate materials and learning experiences that help them grow as readers and learners.
WE HONOR CULTURE AND IDENTITY
Students respect each other’s’ differences and seek to learn more about each other.
WE BELIEVE WE ARE CAPABLE
Students come to the library prepared to read and learn. They enter and exit quietly and follow directions the first time.
If a student is unable to meet expectations during their library visit, the following will occur:
First: Students will be warned if their learning behavior is unexpected and prompted with the expected behavior.
Then: If unexpected behavior continues, student will be prompted with expected behavior and warned of a time out from the community/learning group in which they will still be responsible for their learning.
Last: If a student's behavior stops the class' learning the student will need to take a break and the librarian, classroom teacher, and counselor will work with the student to teach the expected behavior to ensure learning for all can resume for the next visit.
Parents and caregivers may apply for a library card at our school as well. They may check out two books a week. The library will be open for students and parents to check out books from 2:30-3:00pm every day except the 2nd Tuesday of the month and other dates as they occur. Parents and students who do not return books may not check out additional books until the overdue books are returned. Those who lose and damage books will have borrowing privileges suspended until they complete service in the library. The librarian will be available to arrange service dates and assignments.