Library newsletter- November 2015
My ultimate long-term goal is to turn our reference room into a large Makerspace that kids can use to build things and/or teachers can reserve to do projects that go along with their lessons.
Before I begin to plan, I want to do a trial run with our kids this year. Starting in January we will have a Makerspace area open for 30 minutes-1 hour at various points throughout the week. If you have a student that showed great leadership skills or maybe they demonstrated something in class that deserves a positive reward- you will be able to send them to the Makerspace area to tinker around with different supplies for 10, 15, or even 20 minutes if you choose. Information with more details will be sent out in coming months, but if you're interested in helping me kick start this project, I would love to have some input and/or volunteers.
Makerspaces for Hermes/Intermediate
1. Marble Run
2. Duct Tape Crafts
If you have anything at home that you would like to donate to help with supplying these projects, we would greatly appreciate it. "Marble Run" needs tape, paper towel tubes, etc.. The duct tape station will need...duct tape :) The "Engineering" makerspace needs anything you could build with (toothpicks, decks of cards, straws, etc...) If you have any other knick-knacks at home that students can build or create projects with, we would gladly take them off your hands!
- The library is closed during our lunch time 11:40 to 12:10- thank you for honoring our time. Students can come in with a pass any other time or before and after school.
-Story quilts are available for teacher check-out. There are many fun titles to choose from!
-The book fair will be November 16th-20th at the 7th-12th library!!!
Kinder: Predictions, sequence, poetry
1st grade: Fiction vs. nonfiction, context clues, sensory details
2nd grade: Fables/Myths/Legends, poetry
3rd grade: How to do a library catalog search, text features, author's purpose
4th grade: Text features, fact vs. opinion, antonyms/synonyms
5th grade: Drama, text features, procedural texts
6th grade: Figure 19, dictionary skills, procedural texts
**Due to the Thanksgiving break, November 23rd and 24th will be check-out only for classes.**