Monday, September 18, 2006

News from the Library- September 18

It was a busy week in the Library as students settled into their second week of school. Each week, I'll try to post what each grade level has done to give you a little snapshot of the Library program.

Kindergarten--(Mrs. Campbell's class) We had fun reading Kevin Henkes Chrysanthemum and talking about names (as I continued to learn all the students' names!). We also visited a great website for beginning readers called Starfall. Check it out when you have time. I'm looking foward to seeing Mrs. Sickafoose's class when they begin the all day program next week.

First Grade--We enjoyed two books, Book, Book, Book by Deborah Bruss in which the farm animals, saddened that the children have returned to school decide to go to the library with humorous results, and Hunter's Best Friend by Laura Elliot in which Hunter has to decide whether to follow his friend Stripe's mischievous ways or try to help him be a better student.

Second Grade--Oh, that Miss Nelson! We had fun reading what happened when the kids in Room 207 misbehaved and had to suffer through their time with the scary substitute Miss Viola Swamp! Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard is always a favorite.

Third Grade--We learned how to use the catalog to find books in our Library and read A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. We all agreed we like our very own fine, fine school with no school on holidays, or weekends, or the summer!

Fourth Grade--We reviewed how to use the catalog to find books and students helped create a "word wall" above the computers with commonly used words for searches. We also played a game in which students found specific sections in the library.

Fifth and Sixth Grade--This week students were introduced to the "Battle of the Books" which will take place in April 2007. Such a great program, it requires students read as many of the 30 books on the "Battle List" and then "compete" with students from all over the country in a great event at the County Schools Auditorium. For the list of books, see this link: Battle of the Books 2007

See you next week!

1 comment:

msmac said...

Janet,
Great blog. School has been so hectic that I have yet to post on mine. This is exactly what I want to do.
My blog site is: http://maclibrary.libblogs.net/
I look forward to reading more.