September has come and gone, and we are well on our way to becoming passionate library users! These first few weeks of school were spent creating an enjoyable community. We talked about how to make our library a safe and comfortable learning space for ALL students.
Here is an update on the learning taking place in the library!
Kindergarten- We had a chance to read our first Elephant and Piggie book of the year. In We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems, students were able to experience the power of reading out loud. This was a wonderfully interactive book that had my students laughing out loud, especially when Gerald and Pigige had us shouting the word "Banana!" We talked about how good readers make predictions using clues from the story. We also talked about the importance of being a good friend.
First, Second, and Third Grade- We watched a video reinforcing the rules and expectations of the library. The video used animated minions to show examples of the right thing and the wrong thing to do. We shared quite a few laughs while watching the video. We then reviewed proper book care practices and completed our first quiz. Students did an excellent job remembering safe places to keep books and how to handle books with care!
The third graders also made posters about the library rules for younger students to follow. They did a great job demonstrating creativity and depicting specific rules.
Mrs. Keohane is the School Librarian at the P.A. Shaw. She loves hockey, going to the beach, and reading (obviously!)