Preschool

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

7th & 8th Grades

Special Events

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PowerSchool

Last updated 1/21/08
Exploratories -> Library
Preschool
  • Students have been listening to Christmas stories.  
  • Before reading the story, we look at the title page and I point out the title, author (person who wrote the story), and illustrator (person who draws the pictures). 
  • I  have also been reading some real stories. They try to figure out what makes the stories real or pretend.
Kindergarten
  • Students have been listening to some seasonal stories. 
  • We have discussed characters, problem, and solution in these stories and reviewed title page contents (author, title, and illustrator). 

First Grade
  • I select stories from mystery, folktale, and fairy tale types to read aloud. 
  • We discuss the title page contents, characters, problem, and solution. 
  • Nonfiction and fiction are also shared.
  • Some of the "easy readers" and chapter books are available to students to check out. 

Second Grade
  • We continue to find books using call numbers. 
  • Students work with partners to find books that are listed in the Accelerated Reader packet. 
  • When I read a story aloud, we discuss characters, problem, solution, and setting of the story.

Third Grade
  • We talked about the Dewey Decimal system and how this system helps put subjects in order.
  • Each group is given a call number of a non-fiction material and asked to find this material. 
  • Students continue to find books at their Accelerated Reading level.  They are getting very good at this skill. 

Fourth Grade
  • After finishing work on using the atlas, the students practiced using the World Book Online resource by looking up an animal and a place of their choice.  They examine the information that is available here.
  • At this point, students are using the World Almanac reference to practice for the World Almania game.  This is a challenging game that uses many different sections of the Almanac resource while working in groups to find the answers.

Fifth Grade
  • Students reviewed organization of a nonfiction book using a Scavenger Hunt list.
  • This was very challenging and provided a different way of looking at nonfiction.
  • The hunt provided students with a review of some library vocabulary and introduction of other new words.
Sixth Grade
  • Students selected a Christmas picture book to share with a preschooler. 
  • They practiced reading the story to classmates and then they were able to share with the younger student. 
  • As they reviewed the experience, students found out that it isn’t always easy to capture the interest of a preschooler. 
  • They are now working on a series of situations in which they are asked to use a copyright packet to decide if copyright has been followed or not.



Seventh and Eighth Grades
  • Students used a game format to review various library vocabulary words. 
  • The games were not as easy to play as the students originally thought. 
  • Students are now working on a series of situations in which they are asked to use a copyright packet to decide if copyright has been followed or not. 

Special Events
  • There will be a Scholastic Book Fair from March 25 through March 27.
  • Money made in the fair will be used to purchase new library materials. Come see what is here!

Librarian

Mrs. Younce

Mrs. Rosemary Younce