I think people often don’t realize the many, varied ways we can be a support to classroom teachers and to students. Having only been in my school this year, I’m still building relationships with my colleagues and it is still hard to convince some people to sign up for flex time to do research and use the resources we have available. These are some of the ways I try to advertise all the library can be. One easy way I have found to advertise/publicize is by using the space around the entrance to my library. This is where teachers line their classes up to enter the library and where they wait for their classes to be dismissed from the library. Any … Continued
Grace Lin is coming to visit my school next Monday! Very exciting! In preparation for her visit, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders have been doing an author study. We have read many of Grace Lin’s books, such as Lissy’s Friends, Dim Sum for Everyone, Olvina Swims.We have been documenting our learning on a collaborative poster: After we read books, I asked students what characters we met or if they noticed anything we should add to the poster. I wrote their ideas on sticky notes and added them to the poster. Students could add anything they wanted to the poster on their own – questions, comments, characters, drawings, origami, facts we learned. I think the kids did a great job! Here … Continued
This is a bulletin board I made using 5th grade work in the beginning of the year. To review parts of a book and fiction call numbers, students created their own book spines. They needed to make up a book title and design a book spine. They also included their call number. Some of their titles were very creative!