Online Book Fair
Due to our current social distancing procedures, our fall Book Fair will be online November 8th-21st. We will send out details on how to order books for your children. Books will be delivered to homes.
Book fairs are integral to the funding of many vital resources for our students. They help purchase new books, magazines, PebbleGo, library supplies and support our Spelling Bee.
Online Library System
Grades 2-5 learned how to use our library system, Follett's Destiny Discover, which students use to check out books. View this video or these Google Slides for directions. They're also available on our library website's home page.
Students may still check out two books each week and can check out two more once returned. Remote students may pick up books they have put on hold (if they're available and if they've been put on hold by the end of the day on Wednesday) on Fridays between 11:00-2:00.
The LMC will quarantine library books for 72 hours before they are available again for check out.
Digital Citizenship in September: Digital Footprint and Identity
In September, we taught students how online activities leave behind a digital footprint. Our digital footprint, or online presence, has long-lasting implications. Children need to understand digital footprints are often public and potentially accessible by anyone. This month, you can help your child(ren) learn how to contribute to a positive digital reputation, both for themselves and for others.
Discussion Question for School and Home: How can I cultivate my digital identity in ways that are responsible and empowering?
Digital Footprint & Identify Family Activities: Grades 3-5 English - Spanish
Tips for Families
Digital Citizenship in October: Cyberbullying
During October, we will be learning to be safe, responsible, and respectful online. Unfortunately, many students will encounter mean behavior at some point in their digital lives. Some of these experiences can have profound, long-lasting effects. For families, the key is staying involved in your children's lives -- both in the physical and online worlds -- so you can step in and offer help if necessary. You can help your child(ren) learn how to avoid drama and stand up for others by using these resources:
Discussion Question for School and Home: How can I connect positively, treat others respectfully, and create a culture of kindness?
Cyberbullying Family Activities:
Tips for Families
Meet your Digital Teacher Librarians
Fairmount has 2 Digital Teacher Librarians job-sharing the position again this year in our Library Media Center. Andi Johnson will begin her 6th year in the Fairmount LMC and 22nd year in Jeffco school libraries. Suzie Veldman will start her 2nd year in the library but the 7th year at Fairmount. She taught 5th grade here and has been a K-2 teacher in Florida for 15 years.
Together we plan to collaborate as Digital Teacher Librarians (DTL). The Digital part represents our roles in integrating technology into instruction. The Teacher part reflects our teaching roles, and Librarian means we still manage the library's resources, both print and digital. We are excited to work together to help students use tech tools to enhance their learning and foster a love of reading, an essential key to being a lifelong learner. Though things in the library look a little different, we are still looking forward to another great year at Fairmount!