Library Wish List
- 3 x 5 index cards
- gently used or new jigsaw puzzles
- gently used or new board games
About Ms. Derrick
I graduated from Colliverivlle 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 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 beign 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
1:35-2:20 kindergarten (library helpers 2:00-2:20)
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.
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/
The Magnolia Award is a children's choice book award decided upon by the children in MS.http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival/magnolia-award
ALA Freedom to Read Statementhttp://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/freedomreadstatement
Kid friendly video lessons with online quizzes, games, and puzzles.http://www.brainpop.com
Wimpy Kid Books are Online!https://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoriaLogonForm
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.http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/2905/Louise_Erdrich/index.aspx
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/
Warning: there are normally 1-2 curse words in his books.http://www.rolandsmith.com/
All about poetry for kidshttp://www.poetryforkids.com
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
Printable math drills of all sorts.http://www.math-drills.com