All students K-7 visit the Library/Media Center weekly. Students check out books, develop essential library location, reference, and literacy skills, and utilize technology to enhance their learning. The California Model School Library Standards and Common Core Standards guide the Library/Media Center curriculum and instruction K-8.
Technology skills are aligned with Common Core, ISTE Standards, and 21st Century Skills. Students use iPads in a 1:1 learning environment as well as netbooks, chromebooks, and SmartBoard technologies. They also participate in online webinars throughout the year expanding their online learning community beyond our local school site to a global community of learners.
Library activities are launched from our Bay Farm Virtual Learning Commons (VLC) website. You can learn more detailed information about our activities from our Library Blog launching this fall.
We celebrate reading throughout the year through our weekly activities and lessons, Fall and Spring Book Fairs, Dr. Seuss Day, Library in a Box, International Dot Day, and many more all-school events sponsored by the Library/Media Center.
Come read and learn with us!
Here’s what our middle school students say:
I think Media Center is absolutely great. In Media Center, we learn about what’s going on the internet, local news, and important events. We also get to use our wonderful technology like ipads, chromebooks, and smartboards. Jackie M.
In Media Center, 6th Graders, like me, bring in our Netbooks and use 1:1 iPads. But that’s not the only thing we pay attention to.
We also pay attention to books in our Library/Media Center. We have over 14,000 books in our collection. In the Media Center there are so many types of books that sometimes it’s hard to choose one. That’s how great our library collection is.
At Bay Farm School we use iPads and netbooks during Media Center. We use alot of technology at Bay Farm. We go on websites like Edmodo, DigitWhiz, and Tagxedo.com.
We have BookFairs two times every year. We also do the Library in a Box project when we collect books to send to schools that that have had an earthquake or a hurricane. Malia C
Book Fairs at Bay Farm are awesome! Every year, at the beginning and end of the year, we have a Book Fair! Ms. Clement and volunteers from the PTA help organize the BookFair. Ms. Clement makes a website for each Book Fair for us to use and learn more about authors and book titles of each Fair. Some awesome features are the Book Fair Give Away and Can’t Wait to Read it projects. Matthew D.
Bay Farm is an amazing school, and you should come here if you want to learn faster and better. An awesome activity in the Library/Media Center we have here is called Book Fair. I know every school has a Book Fair, but this one is off the chart.
You get to sign up to win a free book from the Fair,
make a Wish List, select books from the Fair to go into the library collection, and on one of the nights, we have Karaoke Night. It’s super fun. There is ice cream, singing, and when all your friends are there, you can all play tag around the whole school! Book Fairs here are just plain awesome!
I like the Media Center because I love to look for books to read. I love the way our library is organized and how neat the room is. When I enter the room I feel like I am entering a world of books. I really like to read and I hope that you do too. I also hope that if you come to visit Bay Farm you will visit the Media Center. Paulina L.
We have Media Center once a week. We also check in and out library books, and we check them in and out and out by ourselves using our digital circulation program. 6th graders also bring our net-books with us. We usually use our net-books and the iPads and use the Media Center web pages to complete activities linked there. For one thing, tools like Wall Wisher tell what books we are reading and what we recommend to others. You just have to come and visit to see all that we are working on, or go on our website to see our activities and projects. When we use our iPads we use them to answer questions from table teams and to create presentations to publish. If you like to read and use technology, you should come to Bay Farm! Natalie D
The Media Center is a "Book Temple". The library part has literally thousands of books, actually around 14,000 total books. We have Graphic Novels (comics), Sci-fi, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, and many more. Twice a year we have a Book Fair where we sell tons of cool books and we even give some away. If reading is your paradise, Bay Farm is the school for you. Gabe M.
During Media Center visits we use lots of different types of technology. We also get to work on fun projects like this QR Code Tour. We also take part in projects like "Library in a Box" where we send boxes of books to schools that need them or have been damaged by natural disasters. This project gives students a chance to contribute to a great cause. Mrinalini S
During Media Center we get to use a lot of technology, like ipads, netbooks, computers, and the internet. Mrs.Clement, our Media Center teacher librarian, comes up with many great projects for us to work on. Our Media Center has more than 14,000 books we can check-out! At Bay Farm School we love to read! Katie G
I think Media Center is absolutely great. In Media Center, we learn about what’s going on on the internet, local news, and important events. We also get to use our wonderful technology like iPads, Chromebooks, and Smartboards. Jackie M.