― Mildred D. Taylor, The Land
Week 2 - Book Fair, Curriculum Night, Library Responsibilities ... Oh My!
What I love about our library are the possibilities for the space! It's uses are many .... book store, "sound stage" for weekly newscasts, a venue for school events, and so much more! The students have seen tthe library as book store this week. They have come to browse, wish, and buy. I love seeing what they purchase and being able to talk to them about it.
Book Fair News - a Raffle for Curriculum Night
The Book Fair will be packed up on Friday, but it's not too late for parents to browse and support our library because it will be open on Curriculum Night. Your purchases that night will qualify you to enter a raffle for a box of books and other goodies offered by Scholastic. For every $10 spent, you receive a raffle ticket to win one of three boxes. AND .... you don't need to be present to win! Please join me in the library Wednesday night from 6:30 until 8:00.
Today in the Library
5th graders and 8th graders visited the library today as per the weekly schedule. I was wondering how I could keep them engaged while surrounded by shelves of books. Well... I found it.
The 5th graders began what it is going to be a long term project based on the Washington Library Media Association's book contest, Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award. This contest is geared for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Students are read the books and complete activities for each book and then, in March, they vote for their favorite book. The 5th graders will be reading the books and working in teams to create a book commercial for the WCCPBA nominees in order to convince the K-3 grade students to vote for a particular book.
8th graders were asked to browse the book fair shelves and find a book that they could "sell" - today - to their peers. They were given 25 minutes to browse, select, and then prepare a one minute skit to present to the class. Fun to watch, but they wouldn't let me film the skits ;-(.
Below are pictures of 5th graders and 8th graders engaged in today's activities.