The Media Center was a beehive of activity during the last two weeks as all classes attended Media Center Orientation. During orientation we reviewed behavior expectations, book care, and checkout policies – including lost and damaged books. Students were also introduced to the exciting new library centers and contests available this year.
We have three contests: Reading Bingo, Legofied Book Covers, and Mad Gab
Reading Bingo (Grade K-2, Grades 3-5) – students are encouraged to read a variety of books and magazines from different genres and sections of the Media Center. Students must write the title of the book and have an adult initial as verification that the item has been read. Bingo is achieved when all books in a row, column, or diagonally have been read. Student will be awarded a Golden Ticket for each bingo.
Legofied Book Covers – books have been covered by Legos and students must determine the title of the book and the name of the series the book belongs to. A Golden Ticket will be awarded for a correct answer.
Mad Gab – students must take a nonsense phrase and determine what it is really saying. A Golden Ticket will be awarded for a correct answer.
We created quite a buzz with our Library Centers by decorating them with balloons and not advertising them until orientation. Students quickly figured out that something exciting was going on. We opened five centers: Puzzle, I Spy, Make a Bookmark, Making Words (grades 1-3)/Boggle (grades 3-5), and Let’s Tweet About It! (our very own Twitter!). Students were able to utilize any center after they checked out their books – most chose to Make a Bookmark and several decided to respond to the Tweet prompt. It was amazing how excited they were to explore the centers!
Some of our Kindergartners and 1st grade Picasso’s at the Make a Bookmark center!