Jackson Elementary School

for parents

Search our catalog from home!

Does your Jaguar complain that s/he does not have enough time at school to search the library catalog?  Or does s/he bring home books which are too easy or too hard?  Here's an idea to help me help them:  Search the online catalog together at home! The "reading level" limiter on the search box allows you to identify books by grade level. That way, your student can come to the library armed with a call number and ready to go to the shelves. 

Free online reading resources

Looking to read online?  Try these free sources:


Ranger Rick Magazine

This award-winning nonfiction source includes monthly articles on its web site.

 

Storyline Online
Presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online showcases picture books read aloud by professional actors.

Jackson Library Updates

The Jackson library is enjoying a makeover. Updating the furniture will better meet the needs of our expanding school population, increased use of mobile technology, and child-centered instruction practices. 

 

 

Internet Safety

Per District 205 curriculum, Jackson students receive Internet safety instruction in grades 3-5. 

 

Elmhurst CUSD Internet Safety Resources
http://www.elmhurst205.org/ISk-12

 

BrainPOP
http://www.brainpop.com
Use our BrainPOP subscription to view videos and take quizzes on digital citizenship. Find them in the technology section.

 

Disney Wild about Safety
https://disneywildaboutsafety.com/blog/dwas-video/internet-safety/

 

NetSmartz
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
http://www.netsmartz.org