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Welcome to the Rockland Woods Elementary Library Media LibGuide

The book fair is over.  We made close to $2,000 to support our media and technology program!  Thank you so much for your support and help.

Thank you for visiting the most POSITIVE place on earth, Rockland Woods Elementary!  We appreciate you stopping by and checking out all the amazing things we are using and doing in our media program.  Rockland Woods is all about 21st Century learning and using technology to enhance the learning process.  We engage in Big 6 and Super 3 research processes to gather information and then come up with out of this world ways to share it.  Using databases to research, Google drive to collaborate, and making videos to share our knowledge just scratch the surface of what we are doing. We also follow the ENERGY BUS rules for our media center environment.  We believe in staying positive and having a positive vision for our learning.  We do not tolerate bullying or shaming of any kind in our media center.  Stop by and visit us anytime, we love to share our positive vibes with you!!

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Use this search box to search the Rockland Woods Elementary Follett Destiny catalog!  Type what you are looking for in the box and it will take you directly to our Rockland library and let you know if we have it or not.  We have 20,000 books, and if we don't have it, ask about getting it from another school library.


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What's Happening?

We are making great progress in November, we have been learning about MakerSpace stations, doing some basic research, and preparing to kick off our Cybercurriculum!  It has been a busy 8 weeks already, and as the holiday's approach, I am sure it will only get busier. We are starting with rings of responsibility and learning about our roles online and offline too.

We will be having maker space stations with Ozmos, Spheros (we now have 12), We Do Lego, duct tape, IO blocks, robotics, and all kinds of other stuff!  We have added a Go PRO camera to our arsenal of technology tools, and I can't wait to try it out with students. And we have a new Ozobot, a spa station, and Power Clicks, so it will definitely be a busy year for sure.  We also made enough money from our book fair to add COZMO to our arsenal.  This little guy is super cool and really easy to code.  I just can't wait to get a few more into the hands of our students.

All students in grades K-5 will be given typing lessons and practice throughout the year, especially in the next few weeks in preparation for PARCC and the final MAP tests.  They have been logging in to typing agent and can use this at home.  The site is and the log in is 5 and3@wcps and password is lunch number.

Students in grades 2-5 will check out books every other week, and K-1 every week.  The number of books usually matches the grade level, K will get 1 book, 1-2 will get 2 books, grade 3 will get 3, grade 4 a maximum of 4 books, and grade 5 can check out 5 books, but sometimes we get extra just because!

Any student who finishes their library books prior to the time they have media, may stop into the library in the morning and drop their books off and grab new ones.  The library is open from 7:10-8:00 for students to exchange materials.  You simply need to stop in and see your teacher, so they know you aren't absent, then come on down and get new books!



Featured Book

Read the book before you see the MOVIE in November.

The featured book is Wonder by R. J. Palacio. August "Auggie" Pullman is a 10-year-old who lives with his family in Manhattan.  He has a rare medical facial deformity, known as Treacher Collins syndrome, and a cleft palate.[7] Auggie up to this point has been home-schooled by his mother because of all of his extensive surgeries, but his parents decide to enroll him in Beecher Prep, a private middle school to start the fall.  This is a human relationship story that you should not miss.  Read Wonder today!  We have the sequel Auggie and Me in our collection as well.  There is lots of anticipation of the new movie coming out, so read this book before seeing the film!

To see the videos make sure you are logged into your google drive on your device!

Library Media Specialist

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Pam Rubisch
18201 Rockland Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740

More About Me

I love to learn new things!  This is me with my 1954 Chevy Lead Sled.  Mr. Rubisch and I love the 1950s era, the cars, the music, and the lifestyle!  We are swing dancers who just like having fun. I went to Clarion University of Pennsylvania for my Elementary Education and Library Science degrees.  I am a National Board Certified Teacher of Library Science and I was Teacher of the Year in 2001! So I am always trying to add new knowledge and skills everyday of my life. I love technology and using it with students.