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
Monday, March 30, 2020
You are missed and loved! Can't wait to see your sweet faces again! And I can't wait to hear about what you've been reading. I plan to update my website each Monday to give you lots of resources to keep you having fun while learning and reading and writing at home.
Read in three different places in your home/yard this week and share on our Overpark Elementary Facebook page.
OES Mustang Challenge March 30
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.
Ms. Derrick's Schedule 2019-2020
7:55 - 8:25 Cafeteria/ Breakfast Duty or Gym/ Choir Duty
8:30-9:15 4th grade (preschool Wednesdays)
9:20-10:05 3rd grade
10:10- 10:55 2nd grade
10:55-11:25 Cafeteria/ lunch duty
11:30-12:00 Open Circulation
12:00-12:45 Planning/ Administrative
12:45- 1:30 1st grade
2:25-3:10 5th grade
3:15-3:45 car rider duty / front line K-2
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.
Odyssey Award for Audiobook
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
To view OES or district report card: select the assessment for which you would like to view.
To view OES or district accountability reports: click accountability and choose "district and school-level resultshttp://ors.mde.k12.ms.us/