Students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade visit the Library and the
Computer Lab weekly. While in the Library, students are encouraged to develop
their thinking skills and knowledge through fostering their love for reading. In the
Computer Lab, students are challenged to advance their skills and develop their
understanding, through the access of the latest technology.
Students in Pre-K visit the Library once a week. In the library, we sing songs, listen
to stories, and take part in discussing the characteristics of a book. Twice a month
students visit the Computer Lab. While in the Lab, they are introduced to the parts
of a computer and learn to manipulate the mouse while reinforcing letter and
number recognition via educational websites.
In the Library, students in kindergarten through second grade listen to stories and
participate in discussions of various genres of literature. Additionally, students are
introduced to the organization of the Library, how to check out books, and other
pertinent library skills.
Third through eighth-grade students develop their library skills. They learn the
Dewey Decimal Classification System and how to successfully locate information in
the library to assist them in their studies. The students apply their researching skills
in the Computer Lab and create digital products that demonstrate their computer
In the Computer Lab, students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade take part in
projects that reinforce skills and topics that are focused on in their daily classes.
They are learning to sharpen their word processing skills, navigate the web
responsibly, use other specific software, and participate in an introduction to
coding. Middle school students are utilizing Google Classroom and learning how to
use Google Drive. The students of Saint Charles are actively involved with activities
in which they are required to confirm their understanding.
Finally, in individual classrooms, teachers and students alike are embracing their
love of technology. Through the utilization of iPads, SmartBoards, and multiple
classroom computers, students are becoming engaged in their learning, and in turn,
are becoming responsible and active members of our global society.