Clark-Wilkins Library Program
Our school libraries serve an important role in the Clark-Wilkins educational program. Each student visits the library weekly. This time is used for stories, planned library activities, and book exchange. All books are checked out for one week, but can be renewed. No over due fines are charged, but prompt book return is encouraged. Payment is required for damaged and lost books.
The library/media center has a planned curriculum of study that has specific goals and activities designed for each grade level. A few of the curriculum components include: study of the Randolph Caldecott Award, the John Newbery Award, and the Coretta Scott King Award as well as storytelling of favorite fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, and myths. Students in grades three and four use the Wilkins Library Computer Lab to do research with World Book Online and to search the library online catalog. Most importantly, books and reading are enjoyed as favorite authors and illustrators are highlighted in our studies.
Several special library events in the coming school year will include: the Book Fair in October during parent conferences and again in May during the Writing Festival, the Young Inventors' Program in February, and the Writing Festival in May with a visit from a children's author/illustrator. In the spring, parents and families of all students in grades 1-4 are invited to come to library class and share our library experiences.
If you have any questions about the Clark-Wilkins School Library Program, please feel free to contact me.
Looking Forward to a Great School Year!
Sarah Strauss, Library/Media Specialist
Clark-Wilkins Technology Program
Technology at Clark-Wilkins school is taught at the classroom level as well as during a specialist block. Each classroom K-4, is equipped with a technology cart for teaching, which includes a projector, a laptop and a document camera. Within each grade level there is at least 1 teacher with a SMART Board.
Each grade 1 – 4 classroom also have 3 student computers, which are updated on a regular basis. Kindergarten classrooms currently have access to one student computer in each room.
Each student in grade 1-4 has computer class every other week. This is a 45 minute time where students work on such skills as keyboarding, computer vocabulary, digital citizenship and navigating the Internet. At the Wilkins building students use Dell Desktops along with kid friendly keyboards. At the Clark building the lab has been equipped with Dell Tablets, which also have kid friendly keyboards.
Below are the skills that will be taught during Trimester 1.
- Using a touchpad
- Accessing a website
- Typing a capital letter for their first name
- Learning the Microsoft Paint program
- Learning the SHIFT, ENTER, and DELETE keys
- Navigating the CW Student websites
- Learning advanced Paint Functions
- Introduction to Keyboarding
- File Management
- What is a Digital Footprint
- Introduction to Microsoft Word
Mrs. Gail Polio, Technology Specialist
- File Management
- Cyber Safety
- Microsoft Word
- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint