“As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.” ~Erma Bombeck
Another busy week has come and gone at Riverside Elementary….Kindergartners left the library this week with their first library book. We discussed the importance of good library citizenship and I am confident we will have some very careful and respectful library citizens!
1st graders reviewed good book care with our Yes/No game, with many more positives than negatives. Many students were checking the inside of their library books for tears and writing. It is great to see such conscientious readers!
2nd graders reviewed the importance of choosing at least one book that is “just right” for them. We also reviewed how using library buddies to select books off the shelves helps us keep books in the right spot on the shelves.
3rd graders reviewed each area of the library with our online library tour. We also used our online library catalog to review how to look up books by subject, author and title. Remembering to look at the call number helps us when we are looking for those books on the shelves.
4th graders and 5th graders practiced logging in as themselves with their own district login and password. We discussed the technology agreements each student signs at the beginning of the year and why those agreements are so important. After logging in students took my student survey as a way to help me get to know them better.
5th graders started helping in our Library Crew – This year we have 54 members! We appreciate everything they are doing to make our library run efficiently.
Our computer labs were busy places also….Kindergartners using Starfall to practice their ABCs, 1st graders using ABCya, 2nd graders using EducationCity, 3rd graders practicing keyboarding, 4th graders word processing poems and 5th graders word processing student interviews. It is great to see all of the wonderful resources the library has to offer being used so effectively!