Woodstone Library

Riders are Readers

Our Elf on the Shelf is Back!

Last year, Seuss, made his appearance at the Woodstone Library and many students enjoyed guessing the books that he read the night before. Well this year, Seuss has changed it up on us. Each night he is visiting a NONFICTION section of the library and leaving us a clue to which section he visiting. He wants the students to look up the call number of the book and enter it on the Library Libguide Elf Page for a chance to win a book. Click on the link above for more details and information about how to look up the nonfiction section.

Some of Seuss's Clues

November Recap

Kate Klise was a huge hit when she visited on November 6. The students really loved seeing pictures of her when she was little and she gave them great strategies for how to write stories. Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders came for their weekly lessons. 3rd graders received some research mini-lessons to get ready for their big research project in January and 5th grade participated in Energy Makerspaces.

Makerspaces

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Makerspaces are just what they sound like... a space for kids to "make" things. A place for students to use their own knowledge and ideas to construct. I showed the 5th graders this poster before we started because I think it is a great representation of what I was expecting them to do. I hope to be able to do more makerspaces throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who donated boxes, paper rolls, buttons, etc.


In our makerspace, each station had a task related to energy.

1. Build a Pom-Pom Launcher

2. Make a Marble Run

3. Construct a Light Maze

4. Build a telephone

5. Invent a Musical Instrument

6. Make a Lego car that moves using a rubberband

7. Create a drawing tool

8. Make a Brush-Bot (a tooth brush robot)


I wrote on my blog about one of my favorite experiences with this makerspace and the creativity that it allowed our students. Check it out here.

The Power of Makerspaces


makerspace poster from venspired.com

Statistics

Program Participation
  • Bluebonnet: 56 quizzes take to date
  • Birthday Books: 7 handed out


Library Books Checked Out


  • K - 273
  • 1st - 427
  • 2nd - 701
  • 3rd - 826
  • 4th - 721
  • 5th - 730



Instruction

  • Nonfiction Neighborhood: Grade 2
  • Water Research: Grade 1
  • Energy Makerspaces: Grade 5
  • Research Mini-Lessons: Grade 3
  • Storytime and ABC Journal: Kinder

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About Us

You can find more library happenings on Mrs. Romine's blog, Lessons from a Laughing Librarian and by following the Woodstone Library on Twitter and Instagram @laffinglibrary.