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Welcome to the SFA Wolves' Den!
Technology Changes in the Wolves' Den
     
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Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Board Reading in Library
   
 
 
****Free EBooks****
With libraries closed, MidAmerica Books is offering free EBooks to all our families.  They also have books for all ages and some of the books can be read to your students using the audio format.  Most books are AR, but for those that are not, parents can email me what their child read and I will enter their points manually (1-6th grade).  You do not have to set up an account,  just click on the links below and it takes you straight to the selection of books extended until July 31st.
 
 
 
 
 
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 8,501 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 fifth and laptops in sixth through eighth). 
 
Our Wolf Den would appreciate your used book donations.  Pass those books that your child has outgrown to our Library.  Any books that do not find a home in our library will be shared with our St. Francis of Assisi Parish ministries.
 
Our most popular series are:
 
Heidi Heckelbeck by Wanda Coven
Daisy Dreamer by Holly Anna
Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
Nancy Drew Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene
Dog Man by Dave Pilkey
 
Accelerated Reader
 
SUMMER AR TESTING:
 
Accelerated Reader testing is available to all registered students for at home testing in 2nd- 6th Grades (based on the 2020-2021 school year). Students entering 1st Grade for the 2020-2021 school year are not required to take AR tests over the summer.  Please click the link below to take an AR test.
 
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

 

 

The App to check if a book is AR is called Points Scan Free Image result for point scan free app

 

This app works well but not all books will show a test.  If a book does not come thru with a test, you can go online to https://www.arbookfind.com  This website will have all the books that have an AR test using the title, author, and/or reading level of a book.  If a book shows no matches, check back each Thursday as that is when they update their site with more tests.  If you have any questions, please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Cynthia Lopez at cynthia.lopez@sfawolves.org or 901-388-7321.


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://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/86036
 
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.
SFA Library
Mrs. Cynthia Lopez
SFA Librarian
cynthia.lopez@sfawolves.org
 Library Catalog
 
sfacs.follettdestiny.org