This week in the Media Center:
Kindergarten: We learned more rules. We have lots of rules in the Media Center that we have to follow. The most important rule is to find a book that you really enjoy reading! This week, the Kindergartners and I read a story called No, David by David Shannon. We practiced saying “NO!” in a really loud voice (they are really good at that!) and we even sang a “NO!” song! I used this book because the majority of them know it and I want to be able to cover rules without having to explain the story too. We went over what we can do and what we shouldn’t do. Your students have gotten really good at saying their first and last names and the extra special “thank you!” that comes with checking out a book. It is so much fun to watch our kindergartners learn change after only a week or two!
1st grade and 2nd grade: We read Are we There yet? by Dan Santat and talked about having to wait, using our imaginations and just generally being kind people. It’s an amazing book full of imagination and perspective from a child’s point of view.
3rd, 4th and 5th grade: This week we worked on finding items on our Non-Fiction shelves. We looked at our online catalog (Destiny) and figured out how to find the call number, how to write it all down and then find the book on the shelves. Your students were amazingly good at it! We had a quick verbal survey and it seems that most of them get it. I think I even converted some of them to be Dewey lovers like I am
As your students continue to come into the Media Center, whether alone or with a class, we will have the Dewey helper notebooks out and call slips available for them to write down their call numbers. This is an important map skill in life. To be able to see on the map and find what you want is necessary. There’s no Siri to help you in the library…YET!
As always, your students are always welcome to come check items out. We love to see them and catch up with what they are reading.