Another week has flown by. All of our classes were very busy, and with the help of parent volunteers I was able to get new books on the shelves!
Kindergarten – We went over our class routines, and how to take care of books with help from Mr. Wiggle the library bookworm. They know they need clean hands, keep food and drinks away and if they find a tear, to show Ms. Huber. I have special book repair tape. Next week they will all have the opportunity to check out 2 books. Please send a sturdy library bag with your child.
Grade 1 – This week was another opportunity to decorate library keys, and then find books. Many students enjoy non-fiction books! They are eager to learn.
Grade 2 – Ms. Chan, Ms. Yen and Miss Hesmert all helped me out with our story, This is My Book! by Mark Pett. I was the narrator and each teacher filled in as the adorable panda named Spike. While a very funny story, it also reminded students that they need to take care of the books they borrow.
Grade 3 – The Skunk by Marc Barnett is a story about a man who is continually followed by a Skunk. The wild chase was thoroughly entertaining for our students. You will have to ask them if he ever got caught!
Grade 4 – This was their first week with library keys, so most of class was spent working on name designs while I read most of the first chapter of The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt. This is a great series about a nanny who is, you guess it, a pig! Next week we will be continuing the book to give the students a better taste. This series is in process of getting new cover designs, so I have not been able to get many more for the library yet. Hopefully soon!
Grade 5 – This year I am changing our library keys into library cards. Each key has the student’s barcode on it so they can scan the key instead of me having to look for their name on the list during class time. I’m hoping it leads to a more efficient checkout time. In grade 5, I am allowing them to scan and check out their own books. So this week we practiced scanning their keys and books. This new found independence was very exciting for them. After school we don’t use keys so the regular class binder will still be used.
Happy weekend and happy reading!