GCSL Spring 2016 Newsletter
Wonderful things happening at a library near you!
Thank You Retirees!
Susan Dicey: Summer seminar
LeAnn Kiser: Book Club
The Greer High Book Jacket Book Club meets twice a month during all three lunches. Students had to read a minimum of three SC Young Adult Book Award (YABA) books and attend 3 meetings to participate in the field trip on 2.1.2016 to see the movie, The Fifth Wave, one of the SC YABA book nominees.
75% of all Greer High English teachers had their students complete research projects using IE Scholar to create their works cited, notecards, and outline. Teachers used the analytics tab online to monitor their students’ work in IE Scholar. Students used the Google Docs Add-on to insert their IE Scholar outline, notes, and works cited into a google document. Students shared their first draft and final paper with their English teachers using Google Classroom.
Freshmen students use their "QR" readers from their electronic devices to find information during a Media Center scavenger hunt. Students learned information about the library's resources during the lesson.
Amanda Jackson: Career Research
Sally Nuss: Wax Museum and Author Visit
Taylors Topcats researched historical figures by reading biographies, working on DISCUS and found information in their textbooks about these characters they had been studying in social studies and in library classes. Students became wax museum characters in the library media center. Parents and other classes came to hear them speak. We were very warm with all of the visitors, but we had so much fun and learned so much!
Greenville author, Jeff Lefko, visited, talked about being an author, and read his books to 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade students. His two granddaughters attend Taylors Elementary. Two of his books are Morrie and Dorothy and Solomon Squirrel’s Amazing Washington, D.C. Adventure. Our fifth grade students researched monuments, memorials, historic places, and museums in Washington, D.C. and they will be going to Washington, D.C. this week.
Deanna Klump: Wobble Chairs
Augusta Circle Elementary
Diane Morris: Blackout Poetry
Janet Allen: Open Mic Night
The Greenville High School media center also hosted their own open mic event. Moody Black returned to listen to Greenville High students and, in his own words, get some inspiration. We plan to make his guest appearance and open mic events a tradition a Greenville High School during poetry month.
Lindsay McCutcheon: New stuff!
Dry Erase Table
Here the students are utilizing the dry erase station to work on a collaborative science project. Above is a video of our students from a math class working with a Furman Tutor. When we asked Elizabeth Garcia, Furman Tutor and Wade Hampton High graduate, about the difference from using the little square dry erase board to using the table she said, “
The board table has been a very helpful and practical learning tool for the girls. It provides a way for them to write down and map out their thoughts to get a clear picture of the problem they're working on. It has also encouraged them to work together more often and learn from each other."