Cindy Duncan-Library Media Specialist & Tech Lead

Library Media Specialist & Tech Lead-Madisonville Intermediate School
District Administrator of Accelerated Reader Program-Monroe County Schools

BS-Early Childhood Education Certified K-8
1997 - Tennessee Wesleyan College
 
MLIS-Masters in Library & Information Science & Certified Pre-K-12 & Sp.Ed. Library Media Specialist
2002 - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 
Hi! I'm Cindy Duncan and I have been the library media specialist at Madisonville Intermediate School since 2003. I began my teaching career in 1998 and taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Vonore Elementary School and 8th grade math and science at Madisonville Middle School, where I became their library media specialist before finally transferring to MIS. I am married, have 4 grown children, 3 grandchildren, 6 cats, 2 dogs and I love everything about education and technology! I have an awesome job because I get to see every student in our school at least once a week when they have library class and some I get to see more than that when they visit the library to exchange their books each morning because they love to READ! I'm always here to help our students, faculty and parents with lots of things, from using Accelerated Reader and our library's OPAC to finding resources for research, or even how to use most of the technology our school uses in the classrooms. Feel free to email me anytime if you need help, have a question or just have a suggestion to help me improve our library and school. 
 

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Free ebooks on myOn app in Clever Portal

Dear Families,

Our students will have free access to the myON digital library and daily news articles they can access from home during the current COVID-19 school closure period.

This will help them continue reading and learning—and provide additional opportunities for them to explore topics they are interested in.

What’s available

Thousands of digital books with optional reading supports for students from pre-K through grade 12.

Five daily myON News articles, which are written by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist, along with an archive of previous issues.

These resources can be accessed on any digital device that is connected to the Internet and are available 24/7.  myON books can also be downloaded onto mobile devices for offline reading.

How to log into myON 

Login to Clever and find the myON logo in there

Login with the following credentials: username is MIS and the password is books

Resources to support reading with myON at home

 

Thank you for the important role you play every day to support our students’ learning.

 

MIS Book Club for April-The BFG by Roald Dahl

Click the link above to download or view the book in pdf format. Read in your spare time. This is not a required reading, it is only for fun but once Mrs. Duncan has received emails from students who have read it, we will schedule a Zoom video meeting to talk about the book together!
 
TIPS FOR FAMILY BOOK CLUB: The BFG is filled with wonderful, strange, and unusual words. When you’re reading together, think about how the author uses language to describe people, places, and events. Use this opportunity not only to talk about the story, but also to consider how we use language every day and how the words we choose impact our understanding of the world.
 
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. Roald Dahl creates a whole new vocabulary for the BFG including words like scrumdiddlyumptious, frobscottle, and telly telly bunkum box. Did you ever have trouble understanding what was going on? What was your favorite made-up word?
2. The BFG said he never got to go to school and that’s why he uses so many mixed-up words. Does that make you think about school differently?
3. What is the witching hour? Have you ever been up at that time of night? If so, was it anything like what Sophie described?
4. How are the BFG and Sophie alike and how are they different? Are they friends?
5. How did the BFG react to being bullied by bigger giants? Did he always make good choices? Have you ever been bullied or seen someone else being bullied? How did you handle those experiences?
6. Compare two of the giants in the book. Talk about what their names mean and how they act.
7. What types of dreams were in the The BFG and how did they behave? If the BFG could give you a dream, what dream would you want to have?
8. Why is Sophie excited to meet the Queen of England? If you could pick one person in the world to meet who would it be and why?
9. After the BFG meets the Queen, he tastes delicious food for the first time. Why did he only eat snozzcumbers for so long? Are there certain foods you or your family don’t eat? Why?
10. Were you satisfied with the ending of the book? If not, how would you have changed it? Did the giants get the punishment they deserved?
 
Write your answers down and email or send a picture to Mrs. Duncan at duncanc@monroe.k12.tn.us. You can even video your answers and send the video to Mrs. Duncan, or just discuss your answers with a grown-up! 

Harry Potter at Home!

We know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives. Click HERE to check it out for FREE!!!

Need help?

I'm here to help with any technology questions you may have for our apps in Clever or navigating our website. Contact me at duncanc@monroe.k12.tn.us