These are the maps that our teachers use to guide instruction and pacing. They are derived from the Sunshine State Standards. The timelines are a guide and may be adjusted slightly as needed. Parents can use these maps to assist their children.
Be aware that these maps are updated and tweaked regularly.
The mission of Pride Elementary Media Center is to provide a peaceful and nurturing environment in which all members of the school community are empowered to become effective users of ideas, information and technology.
The library media center at Pride contains over 6,000 items including print, non-print and audiovisual equipment. In addition, there are 20 computers available with electronic and online learning resources. The library is staffed with a full-time media specialist, Linda Rice.
The media center operates on a fixed schedule. Students in grades K - 5 come to the Media Center each week for 40 minutes. Instruction comes from the media specialist and the classroom teacher co-planning to create lessons that will incorporate information literacy skills with the Common Core State Standards. Students are encouraged to visit the library to check out books and do research as needed.
Students in Kindergarten and First Grade may check out one book a week. Second through Fifth grade children may check out two books at a time. Books may be kept for one week; however students are encouraged to return the books to the media center if finished early. New books may be borrowed at that time. We do not charge fines for overdue books, but students must return an overdue book before additional items may be checked out from the library. Students who lose or damage books beyond repair will be charged the replacement cost of the book.
We strive to teach our students to be independent reading consumers. If you notice your child is bringing home materials at an inappropriate high or low level of difficulty, please discuss this with your child.
The media center is open daily during the regular school hours.
Scholastic Reading Counts is a reading motivation and management program that helps encourage and monitor independent reading. The features work together to verify student comprehension and match students with their reading level. Students select and read a book, then take a short quiz on the computer to verify comprehension. Students earn points after successfully answering at least 7 of the 10 questions about the text. Prizes are awarded for points earned during the school year.
The Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award Program is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3 – 5. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for personal satisfaction, based on interest rather than reading level. Sunshine State books are selected based on their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections and/or multicultural representation. The FRA Children’s Book Award is a program sponsored by the Florida Reading Association and is for students in Pre-K through second grade. Students read or have read to them eight quality books, and then vote on their favorite book. The votes are tallied at the state level and the author of the winning book receives recognition.