DEAR: Drop Everything and Read! This daily program provides students with time during the school day to read their "free choice" books. Students are also given this opportunity during library time when they are also encouraged to share what they are reading. Language Arts teachers will discuss books with their students, assess progress and instruct as the need arises. Each month, 3 participating students will win a surprise gift from the library.
Author Field Trips/Visits: Alvin ISD and the Brazoria Fiction Fiesta sponsored some amazing visiting authors in the 2012 school year, including Darren Shan, Jon Klassen, Tim Tingle, Cinda Williams Chima and Ally Carter. Darren Shan visited with our students last January and after a lively presentation, he answered student questions and autographed books. See Mrs. Landry for information on how YOU can get on the "go" list for future events.
Guerilla Games: This is a competition that tests your knowledge of quotes from the current Lone Star titles. MJH hosted the third annual competition in February. Our team won first place again, so we now have possession of both the trophy and Gorilla (Brutus) for the second year in a row! Congrats to our fantastic team! If you are interested in joining the fun, keep reading those Lone Star titles. We will form teams in December and start practicing in January.
Reading Challenge: Students who read and pass AR tests on 20 books from our NRJH book list this year will enjoy a field trip to Barnes and Noble in the spring. In the past we were also able to bring our students who had earned over 800 AR Points! On the field trip, students will select books for our library and then be treated to lunch and a book of their choice.
It is the mission of the library media center to provide resources and programs to meet the needs of students and staff and to support mastery of knowledge, concepts and skills as outlined by AISD.