The Webster Media Center is staffed by Hilaree Hudson, media specialist and Kathy Fazio, media technician. We are a flexible access facility. This simply means that the media center is available to students and staff everyday. There is no fixed schedule of classes. The media center is open from 8-2 for students and during building hours for staff. Our goals are to compliment, enrich and supplement the curriculum, and to provide appropriate materials to staff and students. We provide instruction, help and encouragement for all Webster students to become independent media users. Available library services include storytime, storytelling, library skills instruction, cooperative teaching of research and subject units, gathering materials for the classroom and basic AV instruction. Students produce a short news program each morning that is viewed in the classrooms. Our entire collection is matched to the Accelerated Reading program. With a weekly circulation average of 997 we are the second highest elementary school in the county. District average is 657. Our per pupil checkout is the highest for SJC elementary schools at 32.77 books. The district average is 18.64 books. We pride ourselves on having a friendly, open facility that the students love to visit. Media Center Homepage
Kindergarten, first, and second graders start the school year off with moving to a steady beat, as well as discovering musical and environmental sounds around us. The students develop their vocal skills and techniques by learning to sing alone and with others with a varied repertoire of music. The Sunshine State Standards are part of the basic instruction. Soon, they are familiarized with percussion family instruments including rhythm sticks, tambourines, drums, woodblocks, etc., which are played by tapping, shaking, or patting on a steady beat. Melody bells are introduced the last half of the year to familiarize the students with the concept of tonal movement and further develop their listening, playing, and reading skills Third, fourth, and fifth graders enhance their reading skills as they continue to develop their singing voices. Rhythm patterns are reviewed with percussion instruments and soon reinforced with melodic instruments including melody bells, barred percussion instruments, and the keyboards. Instruction is guided by the Sunshine State Standards and incorporates all academic areas including mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science.