Kindergarten through third grade students are participating in the NH Ladybug Picture Book Award selection process for 2014. In library, we have been reading the nominated books together. In December, students will vote for their favorite and their votes will help determine the winning book for this year!
So far we have two book reviews on our bulletin board for If I Built a House by Chris van Dusen (both 5 stars!). Students, it's really great to see what you are thinking! Let's add more reviews to our board!
The last week of school, I asked the students to share their thoughts with me about library class. I received some very positive and insightful feedback. Thank you students! Some of the ideas you gave me included:
buying more sports, humor, animal, and history books
keep reading books aloud (I'm so happy so many of you said you enjoy that!)
do more craft activities
develop more free-choice centers
have a way to search for books (WHOO-HOO! Very soon, you will be able to search our library's book collection online to see what books we have and where they are in the library. I will teach you all about it next year!)
Third to fifth grade students have been discussing online safety in library. Here is one great example of some of the ideas one third grade class shared on the topic:
Fifth graders will have a special guest speaker on Wednesday, February 19th. Officer Rondeau from the Manchester Police Department will be visiting to talk more with fifth grade students about the importance of being safe online.
Starting this week, we are using a new behavior system in library. It is an upside down stoplight. Green is on top because we want to be on top, the best!
Our crocodile clips will be moved to yellow and then red if students need to be given warnings about their behavior as a whole class. If students do the right thing after receiving a warning, the clips will be moved back to green.
If the class ends library with the clips on green, we will put a sticker on their class reward sticker chart.
10 stickers = iPads for a whole library class with free choice to play any app