Ms. Racheal Derrick
Awesome Things to Try at Home
Username: MISIS Number (lunch number) | Password: student’s first name all lower case
Junior Library Guild Digital
Free eBooks and audiobook resources.
Username: JLGMID | Password: JLGFREE
World Book Online Encyclopedia
Free access to verified and trustworthy resources for all grade levels.
Username: wbsupport | Password: distancelearn
Free eBooks and audiobooks for all grade levels.
Username: tumble735 | Password: books
Mississippi residents have free access to reliable, academic peer-reviewed journals, and age appropriate information for research. Email Mrs. McIntyre or the contact the public library for the access code.
First Regional Library
Our local public library is part of a library system that covers North Mississippi giving us access to 14 libraries. Overdrive offers free eBooks and audiobooks.
A great way to read ebooks!
Free pdfs of classic documents and books.
Idea labs and other fun ways to explore the Smithsonian Museums.
Readers can find book recommendations and discover great book titles.
Library of Congress
Online exhibitions and primary sources including videos.
Brainpop is a great place to watch cool videos about various topics!
This museum site has an incredible art timeline that allows anyone to see art and artifacts by selecting a time period and region of the world. There is also a Museumkids area that has lesson plans and a podcast for families.
Interactive site that contains video and audio clips and primary documents on the Holocaust.
Allows you to create your own graphs.
Allows you to turn googlesheets into flash cards or games
Create word clouds using any type of text!
Biographies on Athletes
Username: firstname.lastname@example.org | Password: march_madness
Cool videos about science and social studies
Username: groliergo46 | Password: blue
Bookflix is geared towards elementary age students and has both fiction and nonfiction.
Username: bookflix45 | Password: pink
This site is perfect to read articles or watch videos on science. It is geared towards middle school and high school age students
Username: lixsci45 | Password: pink
This site contains nonfiction books on history, science, and social studies. It is geared towards students in middle school or intermediate school.
Username: trueflix45 | Password: pink
This site contains videos and books about American History, politics, economics, and World History.
Username: freedomflix45 | Password: pink
Library Wish List Ongoing
- 3 x 5 index cards
- gently used or new books appropriate for preschool-5th grade
- gently used or new kid friendly magazines
- gently used or new jigsaw puzzles
- gently used or new board games or card games
- new or used Christmas cards
- new or used calendars (kid friendly) / any type of calendar
A little about Ms. Derrick
I graduated from Collierville High School in 1995.
I graduated from the University of Memphis with a B.A. in English in 1998 and a Master's of Arts in Teaching degree in 2002.
I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program pursing a degree in cognition and instruction.
I began my teaching career with Mrs. Love at Chickasaw Elementary. I taught third grade there for five years. Next, I worked as a TST Intervention Coach, and then I taught fifth grade for five years at Overpark. I have also been a private tutor for about 15 years. In 2019, I begin my third year as librarian at Overpark.
Dear New Friends and Students,
Welcome to our library at Overpark Elementary School. I am so excited to begin a new year, and so honored to have you as part of my life. I have one son named Steven who is a student at Center Hill Middle. I have lived in Olive Branch for about seventeen years.
I enjoy hometown sports like Memphis Tiger basketball and Memphis Redbirds baseball, and I love watching all of my Mustang former students play at the middle school and high school. I also love traveling, reading, and watching movies. My favorite hobby is to read a book, and then watch the movie that goes with it to compare and contrast the two.
I want to equip my students to Believe anything is possible, Achieve the goals they set for themselves, and be Leaders among their friends and communities.
You will find that I have an open-communication policy. I appreciate comments, suggestions, and feedback at all times. I know that by working together parents and teachers can truly give children the best experience possible. I expect this to be a safe, productive, and really fun year.
Mrs. Teresa Spiers is the children's librarian.
The Magnolia Award is a children's choice book award decided upon by the children in MS.
From the Scholastic website. There are videos and articles to read.http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/ab/booktalks.htm#F
Newbery and other award lists includedhttp://www.ala.org
Using Lexile or Grade Level to find appropriate bookshttps://fab.lexile.com/fab/MS/
Resource from our public library with additional books to read online.http://www.firstregional.org/accessebooks.html
Type in the name of a book to find parental reviews and ratings for the book. Info such as language, violence, etc....http://www.theliteratemother.org/
Learning or Having Fun?
Kid friendly video lessons with online quizzes, games, and puzzles.http://www.brainpop.com
Wimpy Kid Books are Online!
Library Shelf Game
Dewey Decimal Game
Hour of Code
Typing Practice and Learning to Type
Really fun and user friendly site covering many subject areas.http://www.abcya.com
Great, short videos on lots of math skills.http://www.khanacademy.org
Margaret Peterson Haddix is a very popular author with fourth and fifth graders.http://www.haddixbooks.com
Gordan Korman is a great writer with suspensful stories. Beware that some of his books are for an older audience.
Not all of Erdrich's books are suitable for an elementary audience.
Warning: there are normally 1-2 curse words in his books.http://www.rolandsmith.com/
All about poetry for kidshttp://www.poetryforkids.com
Random but Important
ALA Freedom to Read Statement