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Jackson Elementary School


Brent McBride, Principal

Mrs. Webb
I'm super excited about our year at Jackson Primary!  We participate in many fun programs to create enthusiasm for reading, along with a passion for visiting the media center!
We use Accelerated Reader to read and take comprehension quizzes on specific, customized leveled books.

I give rewards to keep 1st graders excited about reading. Prizes for those who meet their quarterly AR goals while maintaining an 85% accuracy rate on quizzes are:
  • 1st Q-shiny new quarter
  • 2nd Q- shiny 50 cent piece
  • 3rd Q- cool "money" eraser from the bookfair
  • 4th Q- reading medal which represents earning 100% of annual AR goal!
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Our birthday book club will continue this year.  This is a fundraiser for the media center and with a $20 donation, your child may come to the media center on his or her birthday and select a new Junior Library Guild book to be dedicated in his or her honor.  A bookplate is placed in the cover and your child is the 1st to check out the brand new book!



We host many author/illustrator visits at Jackson Primary such as Tammy Bronson with Tiny Snail; Diane Shore with Bus-A-Saurus Bop; Shana Corey with Here Come the Girl Scouts; Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glass with Fancy Nancy; Eric Litwin with Pete the Cat; Brian Biggs with Everything Goes by Sea....the list goes on!!
We learn how to use the library, focusing on literacy skills and IB lessons.  We learn about tall tales, fairy tales, and folktales.  In the process, we increase our knowledge of dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and encyclopedias, and read all those Georgia Book Award nominees! We also enjoy Read-A-Thon and Scholastic Book Fair events.

We use the computer lab and iPad cart to access many Orton Gillingham inspired sites and apps.  We also enjoy our Promethean board, watching books come alive with Tumble Books and other e-book sites.  

The main objective of the W.T. Jackson Primary library media program is to instill a love of reading in each child, teaching information literacy skills which lead to lifelong, independent learning. Students visit the media center for Accelerated Reader and other instructional tech. lab use, read-alouds, literature promotion, library skills instruction, research projects, and book selection.

I really enjoy little ones and look forward to a fabulous year! 

 “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.”

 “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Dr. Seuss