A space that encourages exploration, creation and collaboration between students, teachers and the community.
The Learning Commons
The Christ Church School Learning Commons is a dedicated space for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students and their families. The Learning Commons includes an open floor plan with flexible furnishing to allow for a variety activities. A collection of approximately 8,000 volumes including electronic books, more than 15 periodical subscriptions, and a comprehensive list of online databases are available to students and faculty.
Students in grades pre-kindergarten through second participate in weekly library classes to foster a love of reading, learn how to use the library and find information for research. Students in Grades Third through Fifth have weekly library classes for the first half of the year then continue the year with scheduled book check-out time and flexible use of library resources. The library programs include the Florida Reading Association and Sunshine State Young Readers' lists.
Open Library Hours for Parents
M, W, F 8:00 - 8:30am and 2:30 – 3:30pm
TU, TH 8:00 - 8:30am and 3:00 – 3:30pm
- Students and parents are encouraged to borrow materials.
- Books may be checked out by students for one week and may be renewed twice.
- Kindergarten and first graders may check out one book. Second through fifth graders may check out two books. Additional books for research may be checked out as needed.
- Reference books and periodicals must be used in the library.
- Materials are expected back by the due date so that they will be available to others.
- Materials should be returned in the same condition as received. Damaged and lost materials must be paid for before report cards are issued.
The students will uphold their RESPECT pledge and honor a Christian community of caring in the Learning Commons.
Library Media Classes
The library media program fosters a love of reading that renders a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. Students in Pre-Kindergarten 2 through Second Grades participate in weekly library classes to learn how to use the library and find information. Library story time is also part of the media program where students practice listening and comprehension skills while developing literacy and their imaginations. Students in Third through Fifth Grades have weekly library classes for the first half of the year then continue the year with scheduled book check-out time and flexible use of library resources. Students learn efficient information literacy skills including evaluation and effective use of resources to prepare for an increasingly global community.
The goal of the library curriculum is to enable students to collaborate with each other in asking wonder questions, finding high-quality information, developing products and reflecting on their learning. Students will develop lifelong learning skills to become effective users of information while developing an appreciation for literature. Students will develop an understanding that the library is a lifetime resource for personal, educational and recreational materials. Students will cultivate an appreciation for a variety of cultures through exposure to diverse literary formats and genres.
Library and information skills are taught to students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Every attempt is made to integrate the teaching of these skills to lessons being taught in the classroom and in collaboration with classroom projects. The objectives focus on students developing skills needed to access, evaluate, and interpret information for a variety of purposes and use a variety of critical thinking skills to determine the information needed.