A busy time of year
One of the best parts of this job is that it allows me to get to know and work with every student in the school. I love that I am a part of everyone's learning and growing. We have spent this week seeing everyone for the first time, sharing the changes we have made to the Learning Commons, and reminding everyone of expected behaviors in the Learning Commons. With over 900 students, it has been a very busy week!
In this blog I will share some of the changes we have done as we continue to move to a Learning Commons model.
We have moved a lot of our books. In a Learning Commons, it is ideal to have a lot of open space in the center of the room. This is so the space can be used for a variety of purposes. We are also arranging our books in a Book Store fashion. We are putting similar books together. This is know as Genrification.
This week in:
Kindergarten: We read the book Library Doors. It is a story written like Wheels on the Bus, so we all read it together. We learned how to use shelf markers and check out a book. We learned to always keep our books in our book bag when we aren't reading them to keep them safe!
1st Grade: We read What Happened to Marion's Book. This is a cute story about the Marion the Hedgehog who loves books, but doesn't always take care of them properly. We learned how to take care of library books when we check them out.
2nd Grade: We read Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians. This is a fun twist to the classic fairy tale. It tells us how to find a "just right" book. Ask your 2nd grader about the five finger rule!
3rd Grade: We used the iPads to complete a scavenger hunt in the Learning Commons. In 3rd grade, students will start to the use the Learning Commons as an extension to their classroom, so this gave them a chance to see the library differently.
4th Grade: I am so excited to do a read aloud with 4th grade this year! We are reading Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library. This is one of my favorite stories