What are we learning?

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Happy New Year! I just got back from an amazing trip to Disney World with Mr. Lodge and am feeling refreshed for school tomorrow…although I wouldn’t mind a snow day Friday! One of my resolutions is to get back in the habit of blogging, even if it’s just small things going on in the library. I’ve been feeling like I don’t have much to share because most of the year has been spent teaching routines, reviewing call numbers, library neighborhoods, and Destiny catalog.

One thing I meant to post about earlier in the year is my “What are we learning?” board.  It fills an empty wall next to my Smartboard/Center Choices board.  I made it out of construction paper in my grade level colors (I color coordinate everything so it’s easier to keep track of 6 grade levels), borders, and dry erase sentence strips.  Each week, I update the sentence strips with the learning objective for each grade level.  For example: At the end of library, I will know how to do an author search in Destiny.

what_were_learningTo be honest, I’m not sure the kids look at it that often anymore.  It’s next to our Smartboard where our agenda with the objective is posted at the beginning of each library class.  However, I’ve seen parents, teachers, and administrators reading it over, which is also important because it shows all the things students are learning when they are in the library.  There are also many meetings in the library – staff, library department, committees, PTO – so there are a lot of adults who see the board on a weekly basis.

Do you post your learning objectives in the library?

5 Responses to “What are we learning?”

  1. Ms Jess

    I like to post agendas at the beginning of class because that staves off the inevitable “when are we going to do check out” question

  2. Nancy

    Could you post a close up of the lower section? Can’t read it…

    • mrslodge

      I will try to remember to take a closer picture! It is one line per grade and states the objective of the lesson. For example: At the end of library I will know how to get to PebbleGo. Or At the end of library, I will know how a glossary helps me as a reader.

  3. TJ Kelly

    I was wondering if you have a place where all of the information from the bulletin board you show with What we are learning in the library by each Grade level anywhere?

    • mrslodge

      I based the posters on our district library curriculum, technology tools I know I will use in each grade, and the big ideas I want students to take away each year.
      K: library citizenship, PebbleGo, library routines, nonfiction, authors, illustrators, ask questions, book care, browsing, poetry, picture books, fiction, plan do review, kidpix, collaboration, early readers, alphabet books
      1: collaborative research, independent check out, early readers, poetry, kidpix, authors, plan do review, characters, illustrators, nonfiction, picture books, computer routines, library manners, PebbleGo, Tumblebooks
      2: just right books, text features, illustrators, authors, ask questions, kidpix, fiction, library manners, poetry, biography, collaboration, series, PebbleGo, Plan Do Review, AUP, ABC order, informational text
      3: call numbers, locate information, genres, plan do review, fiction, blogging, digital citizenship, poetry, word clouds, encyclopedias, kids infobits, collaboration, citations, nonfiction, Destiny
      4: accessing information, databases, mock Caldecott Award, plan do review, AUP, plagiarism, Destiny, website evaluation, bibliography, independent check out, call numbers, digital citizenship, take notes, book buzz, poetry
      5: Research, nonfiction, dictionaries, kidpix, book discussions, library ownership, citing sources, databases, authors, nonfiction, collaboration, blogging, fiction, word clouds, book reviews, internet safety, Destiny

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