My name is Tina Baggio and I am the Library Media Specialist/Technology Teacher at Erin School. I teach information literacy to students in grades PreK-5, and computer technology to students in grades 6-8. I have a degree in Elementary Education/School Library Science from UW-Whitewater. I have attended graduate school at Cardinal Stritch University and UW-Milwaukee and I am an Intel Master Instructor.
The goal of the Erin School library media program is to provide a wide range of instructional and leisure reading materials, and to ensure that all students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Students in grades K4 through grade 5 are introduced to a variety of literature through weekly story time, book selection, check out, and story extension activities. Emphasis is placed on supporting the reading and language arts curriculum standards. Information literacy skills: locating, evaluating and effectively using needed information, are woven throughout the elementary library program by means of collaboration with colleagues. First and second grade students extend their weekly library time for a 30 minute technology lesson taught in conjunction with the classroom teacher. Students in middle grades 6-8 utilize the library on a weekly basis during their reading – language arts block. Middle school students select reading materials with the assistance of their core reading teacher and the school librarian.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COURSES
6th Grade Computer Concepts - Students will become efficient with Office Suite applications, analyze which application best "fits the job", explore the history of computers and technology, research the biographies of technology pioneers, and create a technology museum.
7th Grade Research - Students will become effective consumers of information as they explore databases, search engines, online encyclopedias, and other resources to engage in "real-life' research.
8th Grade Web 2.0 - Students will discover, analyze and evaluate a wide variety of Web 2.0 resources and determine the educational purpose and personal applications of those resources. Students will write, plan, and film a public service announcement with an anti-cyberbullying theme, and design a website for a small business or service organization.
The Erin School Library uses Destiny Library Manager to circulate and search for books in our library catalog. Click the link below to search for library books in the Erin School Library.
Erin School has an online subscription to World Book that you can access from home. The subscription includes World Book Student and World Book Kids for younger students. Follow the link below and sign in to World Book Web with the username and password.
Click Here for World Book Online.
Badgerlink is a free site funded by the State of Wisconsin that has many helpful research links. The two most commonly used at Erin School are Student Research Center and Access Newspaper Database. Using Student Research Center you can search for information in magazines, newspapers, reports, and primary sources. Access Newspaper Database is an excellent source for historic newspaper stories. For example, you can view front page stories about the Titanic or Pearl Harbor. Try it for fun!
Click here to go to Badgerlink.
Erin School utilizes FOLLETT SHELF to download and check out eBooks. eBooks can be checked out for up to 10 days. Browse, check out and read an eBook from our collection on your personal device, tablet, laptop or PC.
EXPLORE THESE WEBSITES...
1st Grade Favorite Sites:
Animal Planet site about nocturnal animals.
Enchanted Learning site about nocturnal animals.
- Scale of the Universe - How do we compare in size to things in our world? Amazing!! Slide in and out to explore.
2nd Grade Technology Links:
Author and Favorite Book Sites:
- Visit this site to listen to The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter: wiredforbooks.
- Who loves toast with a great deal of butter? Mercy Watson!
Visit author Tomie dePaola's website and find out all about Tomie.
Visit author Dav Pilkey's website and play fun games.
- Visit Beverly Cleary's website and listen to an interview with the author.
- Visit the Snowflake Bentley website and view his beautiful snowflake photos!
- Visit PBS Kids to learn with Arthur from the books by Marc Brown.
- Visit the San Diego Zoo, learn about animals, play animal games and watch amazing animal videos.
- Visit the Bronx Zoo , watch more animal videos, and learn about your favorite animal friends.
- Cool Math 4 Kids
- Math Fact Cafe
- Multiplication.com. Play Snowball Fight, The Ants Go Marching, and lots of other fun multiplication practice games.
- Vist shodor.org and practice math skills from addition to algebra and geometry and everything in between...excellent interactive activities.
- Math Magician is a favorite math fact practice site!
Just For Fun:
- Remember Lite Brite? Try it online...litebriteonline.com
- Practice your knowledge of countries and states at Ilike2learn.com.
- Visit WORDLE and turn your writing into awesome word art.
- Visit Tagxedo and creatively shape your writing.
Science, Spelling, and 4K and 5K Learning:
- Go to Edheads to perform virtual surgery...so amazing!!!
- Visit Peep and Friends for fun learning games for 4K-1
- Visit Spin and Spell and have fun with spelling.
- Visit Kerpoof! and make word pictures, cards, animated cartoons and more!
Language Arts and Math:
- Visit abcya for math, language arts, and typing practice.
- Typingtest.com is a great site for tracking your typing progress.
- Dance Mat Typing...a fun way to learn, level by level.
Book Reviews and More:
- Visit Book Trailers for Readers to watch short book promotional videos.
- Meet Me at the Corner to view kids reviewing books for kids at The Big Apple Book Club.
- Kids Reads! The place for reviews and more...