The PBS Elementary Library supports the entire curriculum through diverse lessons every week. We read aloud to the children and we coordinate a lesson extension on a wide variety of topics, including such things as engineering, architecture, and genealogy. We also reinforce ELA skills during our lessons. Additionally, we help develop spiritual connections with our reading selections so our students can develop a closer relationship to the Lord.
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that helps teachers monitor children’s independent reading practice. The students select a book according to their own interests at their own level and read it at their own pace. When they finish the book, they take a short quiz on the computer. Each book is worth a certain amount of points based on the complexity of the text, and they earn up to 100% of the book’s point value according to their score on the quiz. This is an additional tool that teachers can use to measure the student’s comprehension as it promotes independent reading so that our precious children develop into lifelong readers and learners.
The Elementary Division encourages participation with Principal Shout-outs of individual recognitions and classroom recognitions, and mid-semester and semester achievement celebrations for students who attain their point goals set by their teacher. They can also achieve recognition for going above and beyond their goals.