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Welcome to the New SFA Wolves' Den!
Technology Changes in the Wolves' Den
Click the links below
to find out what's new
at The Wolves' Den!
 
 
 

The NEW AND IMPROVED SFA LIBRARY 

THANKS to the many workers who have made the NEW Library so amazing! Check out our videos link to see the transformation timeline 

The SFA Wolves' Den supports and enhances the school's curriculum with a collection of material and media that meets the needs of the students and faculty.
 
 
The renovated space now showcases:
  • three multimedia collaborative areas
  • a variety of comfortable seating options for all grade levels
  • color-coded genre organized shelves for higher level readers
  • an updated style that allows multiple groups to utilize the space
  • iPad-assisted checkout
  • whole class device usage (iPad or laptop)
 
Our current collection includes more than 11,000 books and DVDs. Students and faculty can access the collection from any computer in the school. Our new space can also accommodate multiple groups.  Students can browse the collections while whole  class groups can use the presentation and/or collaboration areas with their own devices (iPad in PreK to third and laptops in fourth through eighth), 

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is an individualized computer reading management program that encourages reading, increases reading comprehension and tracks progress. Students read books at their own reading level and are then tested on their comprehension of the books by taking the computer quizzes. Students may quiz in their classrooms on their iPads or laptops. Individual teachers of reading or literature determine what role Accelerated Reader testing plays in their classrooms. The SFA Library supports the AR program by awarding end of the school year Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals for the below listed set amount of points in grades 1-6.  
 
Grade Level Gold Silver Bronze
First
25 15 10
Second 50 35 18
Third 100 70 30
Fourth 150 110 70
Fifth 175 135 90
Sixth (optional) 200 150 100


Follow this link to AR Book Finder to search for Accelerated Reading material using the title, author, and/or reading level of a book: http://www.arbookfind.com

Follow this link to Renaissance Home Connect to look up the books that students have quizzed on and track the points they have earned: https://hosted19.renlearn.com/86036/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
 
Library Policies

Students in Kindergarten to fifth grade are allowed to keep their book for seven days. Students in grades sixth through eighth grade are allowed to keep their book for a longer period of time. No overdue fees are charged. However, for books that are lost or damaged, the charge is the price of a replacement book. Report cards are withheld for students failing to take responsibility for lost or damaged books at the end of the year.
 
Renaissance Home ConnectTM

Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a Web site and view the student’s reading and math practice and progress towards goals. Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and students, which motivates students and can make reading and math practice even more effective. In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates in English or Spanish on their student’s math and reading progress. (click here Renaissance Home ConnectTM)
New Junior League Guild Book Talk #4!
Check out the new books we received for April from the JLG!
April Junior Library Guild Book Talk