York Center LRC
York Center LRC Specialist: Mrs. Rachel Schwarz
Stop the Summer Slide
This is a collection of leveled books for listening and reading for fiction and non-fiction books. Log on using your teacher's username as you did at school.
Click on blue rectangle when you get there.
Click on Chapter Books, Poetry or Children's Classics.
This website has famous actors and actresses reading quality children’s fiction.
This site has hundreds of poems for kids to read and rate.
Go to these sites to play games to help with math and language arts skills. Click on your grade to find the best games for you!
Be a Park Ranger as you explore this site about our National Parks.
Select your grade and click on eGames or Extra Practice.
Read a book in English and then in Spanish here. Choose a reading level and press search./ Lee un libro en ingles y luego en espanol aqui. Escoge un nivel el libro y apreta search.
This is a fun site where you can type words and change them into art!
If you have trouble working with Tagxedo, you will need to download Silverlight on your computer. It's a free download from Tagxedo. Click here for the Tagxedo home page.
Play with Math and give your brain a workout!
Practice your math facts. Use your school username and password to log on.
Typing Club - Keep your typing skills sharp! Log on as you did at school: firstname.lastname@example.org and your school password. Work hard and have fun practicing the lessons you completed or continue on to new lessons.
Illinois Readers' Choice Awards Lists 2014-2015
Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award
Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award
Illinois' Children's Choice Award Grades 4-8
Are you a parent, grandparent or community member who is able to volunteer in the LRC for 30 minutes or more each week?
As a volunteer you would help check out books and assist students in the computer lab.
No experience or special skills are required.
Thank you to all our volunteers who work to help the LRC run smoothly and efficiently.
- provide materials to promote the love of reading.
- support the curriculum and Illinois State Learning Standards.
- provide resources for students and teachers in order to ...
... complete assignments,
... explore ideas, and
... find a wide variety of recreational reading on many levels and topics.
- have our students become...
... lovers of reading,
... independent library users,
... informed users of information, and
... life-long learners.
- work closely with the classroom teachers to accommodate the needs of the students in a positive environment.
York Center/Stevenson School's Learning Resource Center is a library and computer lab. LRC materials include books, magazines, reference materials, video tapes, computers and computer software.
Each week the students have an opportunity to check out new books if the previous week's book has been returned to the LRC. We have increased our nonfiction, fiction, and reference materials. The LRC continues to grow and expand.
THE COMPUTER LAB
Each of our LRCs have 27 Gateway computers. All students have regularly scheduled times to work in the computer lab each week.
LRC computer software programs are aligned with the curriculum and meet the needs, abilities, and interests of students at each grade level. This allows students to learn technological skills and reinforces concepts being taught in the classrooms. Students use teacher approved Internet sites to research subjects.
Kindergarten, first and second grade students work on a variety of programs, including "Wiggleworks." This is an inspiring reading program that provides a variety of activities designed to build reading skills. Students can listen to a story, record a story, complete word building skills on the magnetic board, and develop writing skills. The students seem to really enjoy this program.
Third through fifth grade students work on a variety of programs including Inspiration, Graph Club, TimeLiner, KidPix, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point.
At each grade level, students are taught the basic technology skills that should be mastered at that grade. These technology competencies have been established by the District 45 Technology Committee. In District 45, technology is used as a tool to enrich the teaching and learning in all curricular areas.